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Some enterprises are already reaping the benefits of Machine Learning

This article is made out of excerpts from a joint Survey made by MIT & Google conducted in late 2016, and which you can download here.

Machine Learning is for many enterprises the new proving ground for Competitive Advantage. A recent survey conducted by MIT Technology Review Custom and Google Cloud reveals that while the majority of businesses are struggling to apply Machine Learning, others are hard at work developing strategies for the technology — and are already realizing genuine ROI.

The survey included 375 qualified respondents representing a variety of industries, with the preponderance coming from the technology industry (43%) but also business services (13%) and financial services (10%). Most qualified respondents were either C-level executives (39%) or enterprise developers (37%), rounded out by vice president-level executives (23%).

Almost half (48%) of respondents come from organizations with fewer than 50 staffers; 22% from companies of 50 to 1,000 employees and 32% comes from companies with more than 1,000 employees. While the survey was global, respondents came mostly from the United States and Canada (40%), Europe (13%), India (6%) and the U.K. (5%).

In terms of technology adoption, nearly half the respondents considered their company cultures to be innovation-driven, with “agile, collaborative, even ground-breaking” cultures (45%). In the vast majority of cases (95%), respondents either plan to or have implemented some online analytics processing BI program and visualization tools or traditional Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and cloud-based analytics.

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Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, it’s now; is your organization ready?

The day is not far off when every company will integrate features of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to its processes, there is no doubt about it.

The question is: where is your business today? Are you ready?

Technology now provides us with virtual assistance, it allows us to generate ideas and analyze unstructured data – allowing entrepreneurs to focus on growing their business. Bu that’s already yesterday!

Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business

And now with AI’s ability to analyze a problem faster than a human mind could, you will be sure that you will have considered all possible scenarios for a given situation.

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How Artificial Intelligence will transform your enterprise

Artificial Intelligence is only beginning to penetrate the workplace, and it’s causing leaders to rethink how their businesses run or so they should. But the thing is, far from killing the jobs of knowledge workers, Artificial Intelligence tends to free them up to do what they are paid for: innovate, model, refine, and improve on the expertise of their business.

“AI is not eliminating jobs, it is creating a shift in the type of jobs by eliminating tasks of jobs, and creating new jobs that are more human jobs,” says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. Bersin defines “more human jobs” as those that require traits robots haven’t yet mastered, like empathy, communication, and interdisciplinary problem solving.

The integration of early artificial intelligence tools is causing organizations to become more collaborative and team-oriented, as opposed to traditional top-down hierarchy.

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Security features enticing the enterprise to migrate to Windows 10

Damage from security attacks are all over the news and here comes Microsoft boasting unprecedented protection from malware and advanced security threats with security features more than convincing for the enterprise to migrate to Windows 10, such as Windows Hello, Microsoft Passport, Windows Information Protection, Device Guard and Credential Guard.

Although everyone will agree that Windows 7, the most successful OS in Microsoft history, has served enterprises well for the last five years, it doesn’t offer adequate protection features needed to face today’s security threats and, nor will third-party products.

New challenges require new abilities or at least, a new vision; having doubts, just chat with IT executives who are still running Windows XP for which Microsoft is no longer offering security updates as of April 2014.

Here are security features convincing enough for the enterprise to migrate to Windows 10:

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Mobile App Development Best Practices

Enterprise Mobile Application Development Best Practices

In this post, we will concentrate on enterprise mobile application development best practices including notifications system and mobile application design; we are talking here about a mobile application of service to the employees of an enterprise whose main functions revolve around sharing and communicating data and / or information.

Considering that mobile applications and mobile navigation are now part of our everyday life, one should not underestimate the impact of a good design on the rapid adoption of a mobile application.

Mobile Application Development Best Practices should apply whether you are developing a mobile application from scratch to answer a specific business need or from an actual enterprise application.

Before You Even Start, Consider Your Audience & Your Business Need or Problem

Before you take any time to develop a mobile application, consider your audience and build a solid Business Case around the business need or the problem you want to solve. You’ll find more about building a business case in our recent post: You need to develop a new application?  Fine, do you have a Business Case?.

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Estimate the development cost of an enterprise mobile application

We are talking here about the development cost of an enterprise mobile application, that which will serve the enterprise itself as part of its operations, and the impact on this development cost of design and software architecture choices therein; including interactions with the technology environment, functionality, testing and deployment, maintenance and updates.

The question is not simple and to seize its complexity, we can make the comparison with a process as complex but more familiar to us; how well to estimate the construction costs of your new house?

You got it; there will be impact choices in terms of plans, materials, land, floors, etc.

Then to estimate accurately the development cost of an enterprise mobile application, we are going to try to confine the main factors at play and especially, to highlight critical choices you’ll have to face.

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Will we save our tech jobs, and avoid turning into the next third world?

You think: come on you! Right? Ok, read on. We live in North America and still think that we have the lead on technology. This creates a safe feeling for our tech jobs. We have exported the manufacturing jobs in Asia because manufacturing became just too expensive and the manpower grew unwilling to work for low wages. We probably also hoped that by creating wealth in a very populated area of the world, we would create a big new customer base.

 

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Multi-level cybersecurity or how to better protect yourself in 2017

We need multi-level cybersecurity in 2017 including double authentication to better protect ourselves from threats, attacks, hacks and frauds of all kinds that have happened over the Internet these last years and which all of the major Web Services,  Applications and Social Networks have suffered from: Twitter, Spotify, LinkedIn, Windows, Apple, Android, Facebook, Gmail, Netflix, Reddit, The Guardian, The New York Times, CNN, etc.

It’s huge… way too much!

So, just to make sure everybody gets a fair chance at starting 2017 on the right foot; here are key excerpts from a few ZDNet articles suggesting 5 basic privacy and security measures and utilities to be installed on your 3 environments (mobile, computer and browser). And a few bonuses…

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3 Software Development avenues in the age of Integrated Productivity

Microsoft talks a lot about Intelligence, Big Data, AI and Machine Learning and it is moving ahead at a pace on all fronts by enhancing its new Office 365 + Dynamics 365 Integrated Productivity Suite with some of these tools; it is worth asking how you should align your Software Development to make the best of this new offer?

Microsoft promises to add to its Integrated Productivity Suite such tools as Power BI, Cortana Intelligence Suite, MyAnalytics, Tap for Word, QuickStarter for PowerPoint, etc.; one has to admit that it’s a pretty powerful combination of business tools for any enterprise, no matter the size. But is your IT Department ready to benefit from it?

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Align Software Development with Microsoft Integrated Productivity offer

Your Software Development is based upon and targets enhanced Productivity perfectly integrated with your business process? Well then, the new Microsoft offering should please you.

Clearly, Microsoft intends on positioning itself in the VSBs (Very Small Business) and SMBs market segments by deploying, far beyond Office automation, a new business offering around Integrated Productivity encapsulating both Collaboration and Business Development (CRM & BD,  Clientele Service and Sales and…).

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