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Building a Digital Transformation Framework

20 Nov, 2018

A digital transformation framework is not something an organization can buy. It needs to be built around a series of technology initiatives spanning everything from mobile computing devices to ERP.

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How to Create a Digital Transformation Strategy

19 Nov, 2018

A digital transformation strategy can be created in one of two ways: in a bottom-up approach that relies on initiative of business units or in a top-down approach involving the CEO and board of directors.

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Cisco Lays Out AI Strategy for Unified Communications

16 Nov, 2018

Cisco has outlined a multiyear strategy for layering artificial intelligence (AI) into its unified communications portfolio that spans everything from translation to automatically adjusting smart cameras.

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Cisco to Provide API to Share Analytics Derived from Machine Learning Algorithms

10 Oct, 2018

Cisco revealed that as it relies more on machine learning algorithms to automate IT management, it will make the analytics it collects available to third parties via an API.

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Syncsort to Address Data Migration for Blockchain Platforms

09 Oct, 2018

As enthusiasm for blockchain networks continues to rise, many organizations will soon be wrestling with a broad range of integration issues.

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Cooperation Among Blockchain Projects Advances

05 Oct, 2018

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and The Linux Foundation have agreed to become associate members in their respective organizations promoting rival blockchain platforms.

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Adobe Adds AI and Editing Tools for PDF Documents

03 Oct, 2018

Adobe moved to make it simpler to construct workflows around editable PDF documents via an update to Adobe Document Cloud that has also been infused with additional AI capabilities.

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Workday Infuses Machine Learning Algorithms into HR Apps

03 Oct, 2018

The Workday People Analytics application is based on predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms.

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Blockchain Poised to Transform HR Talent Management

28 Sep, 2018

A nascent effort is underway to employ the immutable attributes of blockchain database technologies through which the skills and work experience of job candidates can be verified long before they are hired.

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FinancialForce Aims to Enable AI to Be Applied Across ERP and CRM Apps

27 Sep, 2018

FinancialForce has previewed a Fall edition of its namesake enterprise resource planning (ERP) SaaS application that adds support for the Einstein AI framework developed by Salesforce.

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Microsoft Partners with SAP and Adobe on Ambitious Data Model Project

26 Sep, 2018

The Open Data Initiative will initially focus on creating a common set of terms to be employed across applications that will make it simpler for organizations to create a more unified digital customer experience.

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Univa Survey Finds Wide Chasm for AI to Cross

21 Sep, 2018

Given the complexity and compute resources required to run AI models, a high correlation exists between organizations investing in AI that also have access to HPC platforms on-premises or in the cloud.

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Coming to Terms with Fear and Loathing of AI in the Workplace

20 Sep, 2018

It will not take long for employees to discover what kind of organization they work for in the age of AI. Some organizations will invest in AI and retrain workers; others will seek to maximize profitability wherever possible.

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Microsoft Moves to Embed AI into CRM Portfolio

19 Sep, 2018

Microsoft is embedding a range of AI functionality within Dynamics 365 for Sales, Dynamics 365 for Marketing and Dynamics 365 for Customer Service.

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DarwinAI Applies AI to Make AI More Efficient

18 Sep, 2018

A Darwin Generative Synthesis platform promises to significantly optimize the performance of artificial intelligence (AI) models developed using deep learning algorithms.

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Salesforce Expands Range of Tools to Democratize Digital Business Transformation

17 Sep, 2018

New Salesforce Lightning Platform offerings are designed to enable business users to automate processes on their own with minimal to no assistance from an internal IT department required.

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The Linux Foundation Adds Blockchain Training and Certifications

07 Sep, 2018

Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals is now open for enrollment. That course complements an existing Professional Certificate Program - Blockchain for Business, launched earlier this year by The Linux Foundation.

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Salesforce Tightens Business Process Integration Within Sales Cloud

06 Sep, 2018

Salesforce today extended the reach of its Sales Cloud platform to provide tighter integration with finance and marketing processes.

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Oracle Updates Transportation App Portfolio

30 Aug, 2018

Enhancements to the Oracle transportation applications include the ability to route shipments based on factors such as historic traffic patterns, hazardous materials, and even tolls.

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VMware Launches Blockchain Project

28 Aug, 2018

VMware has launched Project Concord, an open source blockchain project that it promises will provide a more efficient approach to processing smart contracts based on distributed ledgers.

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