Sat.Jan 20, 2024 - Fri.Jan 26, 2024

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8 data strategy mistakes to avoid

CIO Business Intelligence

Organizations can’t afford to mess up their data strategies, because too much is at stake in the digital economy. How enterprises gather, store, cleanse, access, and secure their data can be a major factor in their ability to meet corporate goals. Unfortunately, the road to data strategy success is fraught with challenges, so CIOs and other technology leaders need to plan and execute carefully.

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How to handle a ransomware attack 

IBM Big Data Hub

It’s the news no organization wants to hear―you’ve been the victim of a ransomware attack, and now you’re wondering what to do next. The first thing to keep in mind is you’re not alone. Over 17 percent of all cyberattacks involve ransomware —a type of malware that keeps a victim’s data or device locked unless the victim pays the hacker a ransom.

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4 Keys to Generative AI Success in 2024

Dataiku

Let’s face it — Generative AI will continue to be the star of the show in 2024. Our commissioned study with Forrester surveyed 220 AI decision makers at large companies in North America in November 2023, and a whopping 83% of them are already exploring or experimenting with the technology.

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It’s Not Magic if it is Producing Real Global Benefits and Business Value

Rocket-Powered Data Science

Source: [link] When I was young, my dad told me about an incident that he experienced at work. He was a US Air Force officer. On that particular day, there was an unannounced (surprise) drill – a simulated national defense emergency. Though it was just a drill, it was still important to get it done right and efficiently. One of his responsibilities was to contact certain high-ranking officers and communicate with them about the situation (in this case, the simulated emergency).

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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How Generative AI Can Help You Improve Your Data Visualization Charts

KDnuggets

Using Generative AI to speed up and enhance data visualization.

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What is your data strategy for an AI future?

CIO Business Intelligence

As enterprises become more data-driven, the old computing adage garbage in, garbage out (GIGO) has never been truer. The application of AI to many business processes will only accelerate the need to ensure the veracity and timeliness of the data used, whether generated internally or sourced externally. The costs of bad data Gartner has estimated that organizations lose an average of $12.9m a year from using poor quality data.

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The dynamic forces behind data center re-transformation 

IBM Big Data Hub

Data centers are undergoing significant evolution. Initially, they were massive, centralized facilities that were complex, costly and difficult to replicate or restore. Now, advancements in hardware and software as well as increased focus on sustainability are driving rapid transformation. Catalysts and conundrums A dramatic shift in development and operations is making data centers more agile and cost-effective.

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How to minimize remote access cyber security threats in 2024

CIO Business Intelligence

Remote work began as a temporary measure during the pandemic but has long been a permanent fixture in our new way of working. Organizations have shifted to remote desktop work environments at an increasing speed since then – simultaneously expanding their attack surface and exposing themselves to greater cybersecurity threats. The remote work revolution has pushed companies to rethink their security and data protection practices amidst hybrid work and cloud environments.

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4 industries where chatbots will have the biggest impact

CIO Business Intelligence

Enterprise spending on consumer-facing generative AI tools will grow from $40 billion in 2023 to $1.3 trillion by 2032, according to a Bloomberg Intelligence analysis. Where will companies pour those hundreds of billions? More than 80% of business leaders believe that the best bang for their gen AI buck is in chatbots for automating customer service and improving knowledge management, according to a Capgemini survey of 1,000 companies in 13 countries.

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Ultimate List of Generative AI Resources

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction The rise of Large Language Models (LLMs) like ChatGPT has been revolutionary, igniting a new era in how we interact with technology. These sophisticated models, exemplified by ChatGPT, have redefined how we engage with digital platforms. Think about it – how often have you used tools like ChatGPT to effortlessly write an email or […] The post Ultimate List of Generative AI Resources appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Generative AI in the Real World: Chip Huyen on Finding Business Use Cases for Generative AI

O'Reilly on Data

O’Reilly’s Generative AI in the Enterprise survey reported that people have trouble coming up with appropriate enterprise use cases for AI. Why is it hard to come up with appropriate use cases? Chip Huyen, co-founder of Claypot AI and author of Designing Machine Learning Systems , will talk about why many companies have trouble coming up with appropriate use cases for AI, how to evaluate possible use cases, and the skills your company will need to put these use cases into practice.

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The Business Analyst Competency List

BA Learnings

Being a business analyst is a journey filled with challenges and triumphs, where the treasure is not just data but insights that transform businesses. Fundamentally, we do our best not only to understand information but also to think of how we can use that information to lead transformation, efficiency, and improvement. In this article, we’re looking at some of the most sought-after competencies vital in navigating the intricate world of business analysis.

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SAP announces $2.2B restructuring program that’ll impact 8,000 jobs

CIO Business Intelligence

German tech major SAP has announced a 2 billion euro ($2.17 billion) restructuring program for 2024, impacting 8,000 employees as it focuses on AI. “In 2024, SAP will further increase its focus on key strategic growth areas, in particular Business AI. It also intends to transform its operational setup to capture organizational synergies, AI-driven efficiencies and to prepare the company for highly scalable future revenue growth,” SAP said in a press statement.

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Quiz of the Day (Scikit-learn) # 14

Analytics Vidhya

Welcome to another exciting edition of the AI Quiz of the Day! In today’s edition, we delve into the fascinating world of machine learning with a focus on the popular Scikit-learn library, commonly known as Sklearn. Sklearn is a powerful tool for data analysis and machine learning, offering a wide range of modules that simplify […] The post Quiz of the Day (Scikit-learn) # 14 appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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The Only Free Course You Need To Become a Professional Data Engineer

KDnuggets

Data Engineering ZoomCamp offers free access to reading materials, video tutorials, assignments, homeworks, projects, and workshops.

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How Indigenous perspectives can guide climate innovation for a just transition: IBM teams up with Net Zero Atlantic in Canada

IBM Big Data Hub

The windswept province of Nova Scotia lies on Canada’s Atlantic coast, and comprises part of Mi’kma’ki, the traditional districts of the Mi’kmaq First Nations people. In recent years, Nova Scotia has become a promising site for the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s fastest offshore wind speeds and potential for hydrogen development.

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Top 5 industry trends in strategic portfolio planning for 2024

CIO Business Intelligence

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with contacts in many leading enterprises, including businesses across a wide range of industries and regions. This experience has given me a unique vantage point, enabling me to see those specifics that are unique to each team and organization—as well as common themes that apply to broad swaths of the market.

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Open-Source BI Tool Metabase for Data Visualization and Analytics

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Are you a passionate data professional exploring new tools? Try Metabase, an open-source Business Intelligence (BI) tool for creating interactive dashboards from large datasets. In today’s data-driven world, BI platforms like Metabase are essential for extracting insights and facilitating informed decision-making. Discover the power of Metabase in this guide tailored for data professionals.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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7 Steps to Landing Your First Data Science Job

KDnuggets

Want to make a successful career switch to data science? From learning data science concepts to cracking interviews, read this guide to move one step closer to your first data science job.

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Networks unchained: the shift toward intent-based autonomous operations

IBM Big Data Hub

Telecommunications industry, a cornerstone of global connectivity, has been going through a technological renaissance for some time, driven by innovations such as 5G, IoT, cloud computing and AI. As a result, networks have become increasingly hard to manage. There is a need for automation to handle routine tasks, monitor network health and respond to issues in real-time.

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Ford’s high-tech business transformation, fueled by cloud

CIO Business Intelligence

Ford Motor Co.’s wholesale pivot to technology has transformed not only the automaker’s business operations but its corporate identity. “We have become much more of a software company than we were 10 to 20 years ago,” says John Musser, director of engineering for Ford’s commercial division, Ford Pro. “People don’t think of a large, 100-year-old manufacturing company as high tech.

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25+ Tableau Interview Questions

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Tableau is a powerful data visualization tool that allows users to analyze and present data interactively and meaningfully. It helps businesses make data-driven decisions by providing easy-to-understand insights and visualizations. In this article, we will explore some 25+ Tableau interview questions and provide detailed answers to help you prepare for your next Tableau interview. […] The post 25+ Tableau Interview Questions appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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KDnuggets News, January 24: 5 Free University Courses to Learn Data Science • Convert Unstructured Data into Structured Insights with LLMs

KDnuggets

This week on KDnuggets: Here are five free university courses to help you get started in a data science career • Understand the unstructured data dilemma • And much, much more!

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Balancing AI: Do good and avoid harm

IBM Big Data Hub

Growing up, my father always said, “do good.” As a child, I thought it was cringeworthy grammar and I would correct him, insisting it should be “do well.” Even my children tease me when they hear his “do good” advice and I’ll admit I let him have a pass on the grammar front. In the case of responsible artificial intelligence (AI), organizations should prioritize the ability to avoid harm as a central focus.

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6 signs you might need an executive coach — and 2 signs you don’t

CIO Business Intelligence

IT leaders are more integral to a company’s business success than ever and that brings pressure to expand their roles, better understand and collaborate with the business, and launch major initiatives. To master the various aspects of leadership, it’s often helpful to get professional help. That’s where executive coaching comes into play. As technical people move up the ranks, going from coders and admins to managers to CIOs, they need to learn how to do a lot more than build great software, con

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Leveraging GenAI to Enhance Coding Skills

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Coding skills have become increasingly valuable in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape. As the demand for skilled coders continues to rise, developers constantly seek ways to enhance their coding abilities and stay ahead of the curve. One emerging technology that holds immense potential in this regard is GenAI. In this article, we will explore […] The post Leveraging GenAI to Enhance Coding Skills appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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Powering Up with Predictive GenAI

KDnuggets

Learn what Predictive GenAI does and how it can make predictive analytics far more accessible, efficient, and meaningful for your business.

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Use Amazon Athena with Spark SQL for your open-source transactional table formats

AWS Big Data

AWS-powered data lakes, supported by the unmatched availability of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), can handle the scale, agility, and flexibility required to combine different data and analytics approaches. As data lakes have grown in size and matured in usage, a significant amount of effort can be spent keeping the data consistent with business events.

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IT services spending signals major role change for CIOs ahead

CIO Business Intelligence

Analyst firm Gartner has released its 2024 worldwide IT spending forecast, and the topline is eyepopping: Overall IT expenditures are projected to grow 6.8% this year to a hair under $5 trillion. That growth more than doubles what the firm pegs as 2023’s growth rate (3.3%), doldrums Gartner attributes not to macroeconomic forces but largely to what it calls “change fatigue among CIOs” — that is, IT leaders’ hesitance to sign new contracts or commit to long-term initiatives.

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Automated Fine-Tuning of LLAMA2 Models on Gradient AI Cloud

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Welcome to the world of Large Language Models (LLM). In the old days, transfer learning was a concept mostly used in deep learning. However, in 2018, the “Universal Language Model Fine-tuning for Text Classification” paper changed the entire landscape of Natural Language Processing (NLP). This paper explored models using fine-tuning and transfer learning.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr