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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.

Written by Mary Branscombe11 Oct. 17 21:00

A practical guide to machine learning in business

Machine learning is poised to have a profound impact on your business but the hype is sowing confusion. Here’s a clear-eyed look at what machine learning is and how it can be used today.

Written by Mary Branscombe08 Sept. 17 20:00

How to create a company culture that can weather failure

In technology, things go wrong all the time, sometimes catastrophically. But if you stop paying attention after you fix the immediate problem, you’re missing out on the benefit of learning from experience.

Written by Mary Branscombe09 Aug. 17 19:52

Legacy processes are holding back your digital business

Having a digital business model isn't about online sales, and it’s not just about technology; it’s about using technology to support a flexible, connected operating model. But in many organizations, technology has outpaced process.

Written by Mary Branscombe01 June 17 19:56

How HoloLens lets you collaborate in context

Going hands-free and heads-up is good for productivity, but the real-world context that you get with HoloLens can improve collaboration in profound and unexpected ways.

Written by Mary Branscombe18 April 17 23:45

Why enterprises are upgrading to Windows 10 faster than expected

When Windows 10 came out in July 2015, many enterprises said they’d adopt it in 18-24 months. That would be right about now. All indications are that Windows 10 is hitting its stride in business, in many cases ahead of schedule.

Written by Mary Branscombe04 April 17 23:55

9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

In 2016 IT departments received technology that disappointed, didn’t deliver, took the wrong direction or didn’t arrive at all. Here’s what your IT team is still waiting for as we head into 2017.

Written by Mary Branscombe28 Dec. 16 23:35

PowerShell for Linux makes it easier to mix clients, servers and clouds

Multiple platforms are now the norm for IT infrastructure. To address that Microsoft is bringing its key configuration tools to Linux and Mac OS to make it easier for customers and partners to handle their workloads, which also positions Operations Management Suite as the future of configuration management.

Written by Mary Branscombe19 Aug. 16 01:14

It’s 10 p.m. — do you know what your APIs are doing?

Do you know what cloud services and APIs your systems are relying on? And do you know how to tell how reliable they are, and whether your vendor’s service level agreement (SLA) covers the performance you need?

Written by Mary Branscombe11 May 16 23:38

Why you need DRM for your documents

From protecting merger discussions to everyday document management, enterprise DRM is a mature, mainstream enterprise technology. So why aren’t more companies using it?

Written by Mary Branscombe03 May 16 21:01

Why machine learning is the new BI

Get ready for artificial intelligence and automation that helps you make business decisions rather than just understanding what happened in the past.

Written by Mary Branscombe20 April 16 21:37

Are you failing Security Basics 101?

Patching, backups, firewall configuration … when it comes to security, make sure you take care of your infrastructure before you invest in next-level tools.

Written by Mary Branscombe06 April 16 21:09

Azure IoT Suite gets down to business

Forget two-year IoT pilots. Prebuilt solutions and fast prototypes mean you can ascertain the business value of IoT quickly enough to stay competitive.

Written by Mary Branscombe23 March 16 23:17

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