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10 digital transformation roadblocks — and 5 tips for overcoming them

CIO Business Intelligence

In today’s fast-paced business world, companies are striving to harness the power of digital technologies to reinvent their operations, enhance customer experiences, drive innovation, and thereby create value for stakeholders. But the hard truth is that many digital initiatives fail to deliver results. Transformation efforts can be derailed for any number of reasons, but there are several common themes as to why digital initiatives fall short — and most revolve around leadership.

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7 Essential Data Quality Checks with Pandas

KDnuggets

Learn how to perform data quality checks using pandas. From detecting missing records to outliers, inconsistent data entry and more.

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How to accelerate your data monetization strategy with data products and AI

IBM Big Data Hub

Data monetization is a business capability where an organization can create and realize value from data and artificial intelligence (AI) assets. A value exchange system built on data products can drive business growth for your organization and gain competitive advantage. This growth could be internal cost effectiveness, stronger risk compliance, increasing the economic value of a partner ecosystem, or through new revenue streams.

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Creativity Isn’t Just Remixing

O'Reilly on Data

This is not the first time that I’ve written about AI creativity, and I doubt that it will be the last. It’s a question that comes up repeatedly, and that is very much in the current mind, with events like the strikes by the Writers’ Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild , in which the use of AI to create scripts and to generate images of actors was an issue.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, CTO of Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI prototypes into

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A Comprehensive Guide to Train-Test-Validation Split in 2023

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction A goal of supervised learning is to build a model that performs well on a set of new data. The problem is that you may not have new data, but you can still experience this with a procedure like train-test-validation split. Isn’t it interesting to see how your model performs on a data set? […] The post A Comprehensive Guide to Train-Test-Validation Split in 2023 appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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10 cloud strategy questions every IT leader must answer

CIO Business Intelligence

It’s no longer a question of whether organizations are moving to the cloud but rather how well it’s going. Cloud isn’t that shiny new object in the distance, full of possibility. It’s come down to earth — sometimes with an unexpected thud onto the wrong side of a company’s balance sheet. “There are so many people who bought into cloud without thinking through the real reasons why they were doing this and what they wanted to accomplish,” says David Mitchell Smith, distinguished vice president and

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IBM named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2023

IBM Big Data Hub

Forrester Research just released “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2023: The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up” by Craig Le Clair with Glenn O’Donnell, Renee Taylor-Huot, Lok Sze Sung, Audrey Lynch, and Kara Hartig and IBM is proud to be recognized as a Leader. IBM named a Leader In the report, Forrester Research evaluated 15 digital process automation (DPA) providers against 26 criteria in three categories: Current offering,

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Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

Analytics Vidhya

In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI, the leading artificial intelligence research lab, has announced the termination of its co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman. This unexpected decision, announced on November 17, 2023, has sent ripples through the tech industry, raising questions about the future of the organization and its AI research. Chief technology officer Mira […] The post Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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5 ways to deploy your own large language model

CIO Business Intelligence

It’s the fastest-moving new technology in history. Generative AI is transforming the world, changing the way we create images and videos, audio, text, and code. According to a September survey of IT decision makers by Dell, 76% say gen AI will have a “significant if not transformative” impact on their organizations, and most expect to see meaningful results within the next 12 months.

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Speed up queries with the cost-based optimizer in Amazon Athena

AWS Big Data

Amazon Athena is a serverless, interactive analytics service built on open source frameworks, supporting open table file formats. Athena provides a simplified, flexible way to analyze petabytes of data where it lives. You can analyze data or build applications from an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data lake and 30 data sources, including on-premises data sources or other cloud systems using SQL or Python.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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The 5 Best Vector Databases You Must Try in 2024

KDnuggets

The top vector databases are known for their versatility, performance, scalability, consistency, and efficient algorithms in storing, indexing, and querying vector embeddings for AI applications.

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OpenAI Gears Up for GPT-5 Development with Microsoft’s Backing

Analytics Vidhya

In a daring move signalling the next AI frontier, OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman hints at developing GPT-5, the successor to the wildly popular ChatGPT. This initiative, possibly backed by Microsoft’s financial support, is poised to redefine AI boundaries and achieving AGI. The Evolution of Generative AI OpenAI, a leading AI research lab, has led generative […] The post OpenAI Gears Up for GPT-5 Development with Microsoft’s Backing appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Microsoft Ignite 2023: 11 takeaways for CIOs

CIO Business Intelligence

This year’s Microsoft Ignite developer conference might as well be called AIgnite, with over half of the almost 600 sessions featuring artificial intelligence in some shape or form. Generative AI, in particular, is at the heart of many of the new product announcements Microsoft is making at the event, including new AI capabilities for wrangling large language models (LLMs) in Azure, new additions to its Copilot range of generative AI assistants, new hardware, and a new tool to help developers de

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Unlock innovation in data and AI at AWS re:Invent 2023

AWS Big Data

For organizations seeking to unlock innovation with data and AI, AWS re:Invent 2023 offers several opportunities. Attendees will discover services, strategies, and solutions for tackling any data challenge. In this post, we provide a curated list of keynotes, sessions, demos, and exhibits that will showcase how you can unlock innovation in data and AI using AWS for Data.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Generative AI & Dirty Data

Timo Elliott

Data is like children, it’s constantly on the move, and loves to get dirty — but holds out the promise of huge new value in the organization, thanks to Generative AI. I just listened to industry veteran analysts Jon Reed and Josh Greenbaum discuss the recent ASUG Tech Connect Event in Orlando. I strongly urge you to take a listen to the whole thing , but one thing jumped out: that bad data is one of the biggest problems organizations face when trying to take advantage of Generative A

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Microsoft Unveils first AI chip: Maia 100 Chip and Cobalt CPU

Analytics Vidhya

In a groundbreaking move at the annual Ignite conference, Microsoft unveiled the highly anticipated Maia 100 chip and Cobalt CPU. This strategic initiative aims to seize control of technology, establishing dominance in the fiercely competitive AI computing market. CEO Satya Nadella outlined ambitious plans to harness the power of these innovative chips.

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CIO as enabler: Building an ecosystem of innovation partners

CIO Business Intelligence

There’s significant debate about the future of the CIO role , but one thing is clear: Digital leaders who want to be successful must look beyond the firewall and link up with an ecosystem of vendor partners, startups, and other organizations to ensure the enterprise thrives. The reason for this shift is simple: While CIOs can often call on talented teams of internal IT professionals to deliver business solutions, no technology department can be expected to generate every innovation necessary to

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Decentralize LF-tag management with AWS Lake Formation

AWS Big Data

In today’s data-driven world, organizations face unprecedented challenges in managing and extracting valuable insights from their ever-expanding data ecosystems. As the number of data assets and users grow, the traditional approaches to data management and governance are no longer sufficient. Customers are now building more advanced architectures to decentralize permissions management to allow for individual groups of users to build and manage their own data products, without being slowed down b

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Optimizing Data Analytics: Integrating GitHub Copilot in Databricks

KDnuggets

Integrating AI-powered pair programming tools for data analytics in Databricks optimizes and streamlines the development process, freeing up developer time for innovation.

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A Deep Dive into Model Quantization for Large-Scale Deployment

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction In AI, two distinct challenges have surfaced: deploying large models in cloud environments, incurring formidable compute costs that impede scalability and profitability, and accommodating resource-constrained edge devices struggling to support complex models. The common thread among these challenges is the imperative to shrink model size without compromising accuracy.

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We’re all becoming software CIOs — a role Red Hat CIO Jim Palermo knows well

CIO Business Intelligence

Whether you sell cars, candy, consulting, or construction, software is moving to the center of your business. Your products and services rely on software and data for nearly everything from product development to aftermarket support. So congratulations! You’ve become (or will become) what is, essentially, a software company CIO. I’ve been writing about how life is different for software company CIOs for years — more specifically, on how they must make clearer distinctions between IT and product

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Your guide to AWS Analytics at AWS re:Invent 2023

AWS Big Data

Join the AWS Analytics team at AWS re:Invent this year, where new ideas and exciting innovations come together. For those in the data world, this post provides a curated guide for all analytics sessions that you can use to quickly schedule and build your itinerary. Book your spot early for the sessions you do not want to miss. You can do this through the attendee portal , and if you cannot make it in person, get a free pass to watch the live sessions online.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Back to Basics Week 2: Database, SQL, Data Management and Statistical Concepts

KDnuggets

Welcome back to Week 2 of KDnuggets’ "Back to Basics" series. This week, we delve into the vital world of Databases, SQL, Data Management, and Statistical Concepts in Data Science.

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OpenAI Faces Surge in Demand: Pauses ChatGPT Plus Sign-ups

Analytics Vidhya

OpenAI, a pioneer in artificial intelligence, grapples with an overwhelming surge in demand, prompting a temporary suspension of new subscriptions for its premium ChatGPT Plus service. CEO Sam Altman, addressing the surge in usage following DevDay, acknowledges capacity challenges and emphasises a commitment to ensuring an impeccable user experience.

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4 steps to connect change management and DevOps

CIO Business Intelligence

It’s no secret that companies are committing to DevOps. In fact, according to a recent survey, three-quarters of leaders have adopted DevOps into their operations. DevOps delivers speed and agility to the development process. By cross-training operations and engineering, development teams can move faster through better collaboration, making continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) a reality for organizations.

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Use custom domain names with Amazon Redshift

AWS Big Data

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. With Amazon Redshift, you can analyze all your data to derive holistic insights about your business and your customers. Amazon Redshift now supports custom URLs or custom domain names for your data warehouse. You might want to use a custom domain name or CNAME (Canonical Name) for the following reasons: A custom domain name is straightforward to recall and use.

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How To Get Promoted In Product Management

Speaker: John Mansour

If you're looking to advance your career in product management, there are more options than just climbing the management ladder. Join our upcoming webinar to learn about highly rewarding career paths that don't involve management responsibilities. We'll cover both career tracks and provide tips on how to position yourself for success in the one that's right for you.

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An introduction to Wazi as a Service

IBM Big Data Hub

In today’s hyper-competitive digital landscape, the rapid development of new digital services is essential for staying ahead of the curve. However, many organizations face significant challenges when it comes to integrating their core systems, including Mainframe applications, with modern technologies. This integration is crucial for modernizing core enterprise applications on hybrid cloud platforms.

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The Next Frontier of Email Efficiency with LLMs

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown significantly in the past few years, mainly because of the rise of large language models (LLMs). These sophisticated AI systems, trained on vast datasets containing abundant human language, have driven myriad technological advancements. LLMs’ sheer scale and complexity, such as GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3), have elevated them to […] The post The Next Frontier of Email Efficiency with LLMs appeared first on Analytics Vidhya

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IHG maximizes hospitality with multicloud

CIO Business Intelligence

For IHG Hotels and Resorts, the cloud provides just the right accommodation for business success. “First and foremost we see our journey to the cloud as the most extremely important part of both our technology and commercial strategies,” says George Turner, chief commercial and technology officer of the British multinational, which relies heavily on its sophisticated cloud infrastructure, chatbots, and AI to drive more digital business at its 19 hotel brands — more so at the edge.

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Master Data Science with the 3rd Best Online Program

KDnuggets

Go beyond business analytics with Bay Path University's Flexible MS in Applied Data Science. Enrolling now for March.

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How Embedded Analytics Gets You to Market Faster with a SAAS Offering

Start-ups & SMBs launching products quickly must bundle dashboards, reports, & self-service analytics into apps. Customers expect rapid value from your product (time-to-value), data security, and access to advanced capabilities. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools can provide valuable data analysis capabilities, but they have a barrier to entry that can stop small and midsize businesses from capitalizing on them.