Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe is a freelance journalist who has been covering technology for over two decades and has written about everything from programming languages, early versions of Windows and Office and the arrival of the web to consumer gadgets and home entertainment. She’s been using mobile email since 1993 and taking handwritten notes on a tablet PC since 2003 and vastly prefers the earlier versions of VBA to JavaScript (Prolog is also a particular favorite). The shortest description might be: warning, contains opinions. 

7 projects primed for predictive analytics

7 things IT should be automating

7 things IT should be automating

Automation can reap efficiencies, reduce errors, and free up staff for higher-value tasks — especially when undertaken as part of a companywide strategic effort. Here’s where to start.

9 AI project mistakes to avoid

9 AI project mistakes to avoid

From building isolated proofs of concept to not defining how to measure success, a wide array of gotchas can derail your AI project’s prospects for delivering business value.

7 IT projects primed for augmented reality and virtual reality

7 IT projects primed for augmented reality and virtual reality

From training to data visualization, AR and VR are proving to be bona fide business enabling technologies. Here are areas to consider putting augmented reality and virtual reality to work.

Microsoft Managed Desktop: All your Windows 10 devices, managed by Microsoft

Microsoft Managed Desktop: All your Windows 10 devices, managed by Microsoft

With Microsoft Managed Desktop, Microsoft is betting your organization has better things to do than endpoint management. Early customers like the Seattle Reign show what to expect.

How AI is revolutionizing business productivity

How AI is revolutionizing business productivity

Rather than replacing staff, current AI tools and services are boosting employee productivity by improving workflows, expediting search and discovery, and fine-tuning collaboration.

How AI will revolutionize inventory management

How AI will revolutionize inventory management

AI is already optimizing every stage of inventory management and supply chains for early adopters. Here’s how your organization can get started.

12 data science mistakes to avoid

12 data science mistakes to avoid

Well-managed analytics initiatives can reap organizational gold. But succumb to one of these common mistakes, and your data science operations can quickly go wrong.

9 machine learning myths

9 machine learning myths

When technology is as hyped as machine learning is, misunderstandings and misconceptions abound. Here’s a clear-eyed look at what machine learning can and can’t deliver.

How AI could revolutionize project management

How AI could revolutionize project management

Estimation, resource management and KPIs are just a few of the key areas where machine learning and predictive analytics can have a positive impact on project outcomes.

7 power tips for Microsoft Power BI

7 power tips for Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft’s Power BI service can visualize a lot more than chart data; from asking questions to analyzing the services you use, here’s how to make the most of it.

9 IT projects primed for machine learning

9 IT projects primed for machine learning

With AI quickly becoming strategic, look for projects that can give you some quick business wins and help you gain the skills to apply machine learning more broadly.

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