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Data: It’s not Gold or Oil, but its Value can be Huge. Businesses Weigh the Benefits of Build versus Buy

By Dick Weisinger

Machine learning, Big Data, and analytics.  The potential of these technologies is undeniably huge.  When applied correctly. To achieve good results with any of these new generation data-based tools, you need data, and lots of it.  Data is the new

AI and Empathy: How Close to Humans Can AI Apps Evolve?

By Dick Weisinger

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to be routinely used in consumer applications.  Think Siri and Alexa.  16 percent of Americans have a smart speaker in their homes.  Because interactions with bots and speakers are becoming more common, some are questioning

Blockchain: What Do Businesses Hope to Gain by Using it?

By Dick Weisinger

Blockchain is still a mystery to many.  Many know that it’s the algorithm behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but why is there so much hype around it and what do people plan to do with it? There are a lot

Security: Data is the Best Weapon to Defend Against Data Breaches

By Dick Weisinger

“Companies are LOSING the cyberwar.  And it gets worse every year. Equifax is now in the news where records for 143 million Americans—that’s about half of us—were stolen,” said Larry Ellison, executive chairman of Oracle, in October 2017. Hackers have

Cloud Analytics: Analytics will be Primarily Cloud Based within Five Years

By Dick Weisinger

As businesses migrate their data and applications to the cloud that it’s also logical for them to include analytics.  Cloud analytics refers to cloud-based data analytics or business intelligence.  A survey by Teradata found that as many as 83 percent