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The GraphTech Ecosystem 2019 - Part 3: Graph visualization

Visualization tools represent an important bridge between graph data and analysts. It helps surface information and insights leading to the understanding of a situation, or the solving of a problem. Graph visualization tools turn connected data into graphical network representations that take advantage of the human brain proficiency to recognize visual patterns and more pattern variations. Graph visualization brings many advantages to the analysis of graph data. When you apply visualization methods to data analysis, you are more likely to cut the time spent looking for information.

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Five Effective Methods for Building and Keeping Customer Loyalty

Customers’ returning to your business is much more profitable than gaining new buyers. Always remember that if your ultimate goal is to retain customer loyalty, you need to make sure your customers enjoy interacting with your brand so much that they won’t be tempted to leave even if the competitor’s price is lower. Here are some ideas on how you can enhance customer loyalty based on the latest trends in consumer behavior.

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Big Data Minimizing False Positives in Consumer DNA Testing

DNA testing is evolving at an incredible pace. Scientists are using big data to develop clearer insights into the human genome and subsequently improve the quality of DNA testing. Big data is playing an important role in reducing false positives in DNA testing. It is also making the reduction of false positives more necessary. Preventing false positives with consumer DNA testing is also crucial. Millions of people are depending on DNA testing for identifying health risks and potentially identifying heirs to property. The problems associated with false positives in these instances could be just as problematic.

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These 4 Major Shifts Will Drive The 21st Century

The truth is that every disruptive era is not only fraught with danger, but also opportunity. Every generation faces unique challenges and must find the will to solve them. Today, at the beginning of a new century, we are seeing similar shifts that are far more powerful and are moving far more quickly. Disruption is no longer seen as merely an event, but a way of life and the fissures are there for all to see. Our future will depend on our determination to solve problems faster than our proclivity to continually create them.

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The CTO view on AI: business critical or hype monster?

It’s clear the umbrella of artificial intelligence has advanced in areas like machine learning, which is already impacting areas such as image recognition, one of the biggest current viable use cases of AI-based technology. Any CTO looking at the technology will have to define a relatively narrow use case — ‘what problem will AI help me solve’, they should ask?, and  focus on making sure there is enough data, and the right kind of data, to support that use case.

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How automation can help people add value

Automation - and specifically robotic process automation (RPA) - is indeed seeing back office processes and procedures handed over to machines (or bots). The front office of many companies, however, is often still very manual and very human. The trick to creating jobs, improving operational efficiencies and unlocking staff value lies in freeing up people in the front office so they can focus on the customer. How do you do that?

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How to help a non-technical audience understand their readiness for Data Science

This post helps you consider how to communicate Data Science through your internal events. It shares the content choices to answer challenges needed to communicate about Data Science to a non-technical audience within your business. Understanding the breadth of Big Data types and their potential relevance and challenge for legacy systems is also important. Non- technical audience need to carefully manage their relationship with the IT department and ensure they have clarity on goals to achieve, and the software/tools that Data Scientists need.

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Cloud Computing Architecture: What Is Front End and Back End?

The cloud system architecture is not limited geographically. One of the main attractions to cloud computing is the ability to provide robust cloud-based services from various widely dispersed locations. In this way, if one of the server facilities goes offline for any reason the other facilities in the cloud-services network can handle the processing work until the offline system comes back up. Opportunities exist and should be explored for every part of the process that connects the front end to the back end in cloud computing.

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The Business Value of Cybersecurity

It is now becoming crystal clear that cybersecurity – beyond good practice and good ethics – is quite simply good business. Following cybersecurity best practices is a problem. In fact, it is an important reason why the issue is still shifting in and out of most boards’ radars. Gut feeling alone does not make for a strong-enough case: Top executives are increasingly asking to show the data. Being able to show key stakeholders in business terms what exactly is the tangible value-added of cybersecurity will be key in finally anchoring the topic at the right level of organizations.

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Fifteen Small Business Cyber Security Statistics That You Need to Know

Unfortunately for consumers, many business owners still convince themselves that their businesses are “too small” to be of interest to hackers. However, Small businesses are a favorite target of cyber criminals. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the small business cyber security statistics you should know in one convenient resource. We’ll also discuss why SMBs make such attractive targets and what you can do to protect your business

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Four challenges to AI adoption and their solutions

A few barriers to AI adoption have slowed down the mainstream adoption and full-fledged applications of this technology. With time, investment, and continued experimentation, these obstacles will eventually be overcome, giving rise to a whole new generation of advanced AI applications. These barriers to AI adoption, mostly stemming from the rapid and the exponential growth of AI capabilities combined with the lack of preparedness of businesses as well as governments, must be addressed before we transition to an AI-driven future.

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The GraphTech Ecosystem 2019 - Part 2: Graph Analytics

The field of graph theory has spawned multiple algorithms on which analysts can rely on to find insights hidden in graph data.  This article covers the graph analytics landscape. Graph analytics, or computing, frameworks. They consist of a set of tools and methods developed to extract knowledge from data modeled as a graph. They are crucial for many applications because processing large datasets of complex connected data is computationally challenging.

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AI predictions: how AI is transforming five key industries

Over the next three years, embedded artificial intelligence (AI) will dramatically reshape the customer experience across nearly all industries, with most major businesses providing some type of AI-centred customer experience. AI is a way of providing new, novel experiences that are useful and helpful to people. While every industry will be affected by AI, specifically this technology will drive the greatest transformation over the next three years in healthcare; travel, transportation & hospitality; and manufacturing, banking, and insurance. 

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Let’s Face Facts, The Digital Revolution Has Been A Huge Disappointment

While it is true that technology can do some wonderful things, the measurable impact has been relatively meagre. At the same time the power of digital technology is diminishing. Without advancement in the underlying technology, it is hard to see how digital technology will ever power another productivity boom. Perhaps the biggest reason that the digital revolution has been such a big disappointment is because we expected the technology to largely do the work for us.

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Is your marketing agile?

Marketing has changed and the change has been so rapid, it demands that marketing people have to change the way they learn, adapt and operate in order to cope with this ever-changing landscape. Is agile a practical method for marketing?  In this post, an attempt is made to capture what has accelerated the change and how the marketing professional can cope with this change. At a broad level, the changes can be captured under three headings.

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More Data Science methodology options – has much changed? - Part 2

Data Science methodologies is definitely still an evolving field. Data Science teams may routinely need to draw data from a variety of database structures including column and even graph databases. They may also need to use their wider data access to load data into Data Lakes and spend longer on sourcing data than previous generations. For all these reasons, it is not surprising to see an explosion of more varied options. It is impossible to be comprehensive in this post, but let me share some exemplars that typify different approaches to this challenge.

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Why Machine Learning Matters To B2B

B2B companies can benefit from machine learning in numerous ways — generate more leads, gain a better understanding of customers, establish high-quality omnichannel relationships, and so much more. While the number of B2C companies using machine learning is skyrocketing, adoption by B2B companies has yet to take off. It’s time for B2B companies to get their game on. Here are some of the ways machine learning can make a significant difference for B2B companies.

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Securing Robotic Process Automation is the new business priority

The clear business benefits of a strong privileged access security programme can be realised across numerous digital transformation initiatives – from RPA and cloud to DevOps. Effectively conveying the value of privileged access security in enhancing the business will help in gaining critical executive support and obtaining necessary budget and resources. From there, executive leadership can help rally employees to make it an organisational priority, impart a sense of urgency and ownership, and prevent it from being derailed.

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Five Ways IoT Will Revolutionize the Transportation

IoT is one of the thrilling technologies that is based on the concept of Artificial intelligence. IoT is revolutionizing the transportation industry. In short, it could be said that this technology is helping a lot in taking care of both the mode of transport and the driver in order to avoid mishappenings.  Well, in this piece of article, we are going to discuss what is the impact of IoT in the transportation industry.

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The Role of AI in Cryptocurrency Market Forecasts

The Cryptocurrency market is currently being shaped by a perfect storm of technological breakthroughs. While a number of technological advances are influencing the industry, artificial intelligence is arguably driving the biggest impact. One of the reasons that cryptocurrency trading platforms and investors have been slower to use artificial intelligence for asset valuation and forecasting is that they didn’t think it would be so reliable. But, AI technology could be essential for dictating future cryptocurrency prices.

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Data Analysis – It Is a Kind of Magic

Data analysis and visualization can be understandable, discoverable, and manageable for the average person. The number of new, modern visualization tools on the market is increasing. Nowadays, everything is turned into data. Data mining and data digitalization are much more easily achieved nowadays. An organization has to be data-driven because there are many ways to optimize success or increase income. Be data driven! Everyone should use data analytics and data visualization during his or her work.

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How Companies Are Using Big Data to Boost Sales

The data generated across the globe every day is growing by an astounding rate every year, and each small part of this data is essential for businesses. Though it might seem to burden, Big Data has been designed to make things more relevant and turn analytics into a goldmine of information. The faster businesses adopt Big Data, the more hope they have to stand in this highly competitive market.  Big data technologies have been helping marketing and sales professionals better define products and services and managing sales network.

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How Data Science teams can be more methodical – Part 1

Do you see a need to have more methodical processes in Data Science teams? Does your team have the common methodology, process or workflow it needs? A tip for success with your Data Science team is to be more methodical. By this, establish and use a consistent methodology, process or workflow. This will enable repeatable results, simpler collaboration & knowledge transfer. If it is a well–designed methodology, it should also ensure appropriate QA stages and reduce the cost of rework.

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The Two Factors Killing GRC Practices

In many firms, the equation between Governance, Risk and Compliance around cyber security is becoming heavily weighted towards the G, and GRC functions must adjust as a result, both in terms of internal structures and in terms of interactions with other stakeholders. In particular, first line and second line must work together on this. They must trust each other and look beyond absurd and arbitrary “separation of duties” concepts, to produce meaningful data for the business, around which meaningful decisions will be made to protect the firm.

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