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Top Five Use Cases for Data Enrichment

Customer data comes from varied sources such as website forms, social media, email lists, and more. We all come across fake lead information, every now and then. Therefore, as a marketer, this data is not enough. You neither know if the prospect falls under your target industry, organization size, job title, revenue, etc. nor do you know where they are in their purchase cycle. This is where data enrichment as a practice comes into play. Data enrichment apps fill up the gaps of inadequate data or inaccurate information. 

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How To Get Your First Job As A Data Scientist or Analyst

You’ve arrived here because your goal is to get your first job as a data scientist. Currently, there are more data science jobs than there are people to fill them, so these types of jobs are in big demand today. Now becoming a data scientist is not going to happen overnight, but there are some core skills and education that you will need to land that first data scientist job. Here are my thoughts on what you can do land the first role as a data scientist or data analyst.

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Avoiding industrial IoT digital exhaust with machine learning

Industrial enterprises typically look to systems integrators to bridge the gaps with custom software development.  A few IoT vendors are now beginning to build more fully-integrated IoT service creation and enrichment platforms (SCEPs), designed to support an AFML IIoT architecture. SCEPs allow complex IoT architectures, applications and orchestrations to be efficiently created and evolved with minimal programming and administrative effort. These next-generation IoT platforms will help companies eliminate IoT data exhaust and harness IIoT data for use as a strategic business asset. 

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Big Data and VR Are Rebuilding Architecture

Data is providing feedback to every corporation, which can then use the data to better themselves and get more business. Architects are no different and are coming to use technology in the same ways. With VR improving daily, they can even show clients exactly what they're paying for before any construction begins. In short, now is a special time to be an architect. Technology working for you and becoming a tool for business is exactly what the world has been waiting for.

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The Seven NLP Techniques That Will Change How You Communicate in The Future (Part 2)

In part 1, we introduced the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and the deep learning movement that’s powered it was introduced. We also walked you through 3 critical concepts in NLP: text embeddings (vector representations of strings), machine translation (using neural networks to translate languages), and dialogue & conversation (tech that can hold conversations with humans in real time). In part 2, we’ll cover 4 other important NLP techniques that you should pay attention to in order to keep up with the fast growing pace of this research field.

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Product Strategy: IT + OT = IoT

Internet of Things is partly about value creation, using the ability to communicate and control things over connections and automating how we get work done. Products with embedded intelligence talking to the cloud bring the power of remote control to everyday things, much like the iPhone and iCloud has done. All this requires information technology (IT) to be embedded in our business systems that let us operate our businesses. In other words, it is operational technologies (OT) with IT inside. Ergo, IT + OT = IoT in a technological sense.

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Five Tech Innovations Behind Modern IoT Security Solutions

The Internet of Things remains one of the most revolutionary forces in today’s high-tech society. Along with its impressive growth rates and numerous deployments across different industries, IoT security remains the primary issue. 5 technological breakthroughs namely blockchain, PKI, IoT analytics, IoT authentication and IoT network security are making huge changes in terms of data privacy, seamless connectivity and manageability of IoT devices. This results in the emergence of innovative IoT security solutions which help global leaders embrace the digital trend without any risks.

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Despite Risks, Nearly Half of IT Execs Don't Rethink Cybersecurity after an Attack

Most IT security pros say that protecting an IT environment starts with safeguarding privileged accounts. The automation that is part and parcel of the cloud and DevOps mean privileged accounts, credentials, and secrets are being created at breakneck speed. If breached, these provide attackers with an ideal platform from which they can gain access to sensitive data across networks, data and applications, or cloud infrastructure they can use for illicit cryptomining activities. More organizations are acknowledging this security risk but nevertheless adopt a lax approach to cloud security.

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Machine learning in finance: Why, What & How

Machine learning in finance may work magic, even though there is no magic behind it. Still, the success of machine learning project depends more on building efficient infrastructure, collecting suitable datasets, and applying the right algorithms. Machine learning is making significant inroads in the financial services industry. It helps reduce operational costs thanks to process automation, increase revenues thanks to better productivity and enhanced user experiences, and better compliance and reinforced security.  Let’s see why financial companies should care, what solutions they can implement with AI and machine learning, and how exactly they can apply this technology.

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Evolving Role of Machine Learning and AI in Healthcare Litigation

Machine learning can help streamline the delivery of healthcare services, and one of the biggest issues that need to be addressed is the future role of machine learning in healthcare litigation. The real benefit of machine learning is that it can process massive data sets to help healthcare professionals make better decisions to improve patient treatments, yield more accurate diagnoses and minimize costs without compromising the quality of care. Healthcare litigators have realized that big data is changing their profession in countless ways. They are exploring new ways to use machine learning algorithms to find the most lucrative cases and develop winning strategies. 

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How data (and buzzwords) can make money for your manufacturing business

The business landscape changes daily and with that comes new “buzzwords.” You know those ones that really bug you – those where you kind of know what they mean, but they can mean lots of things and different things to different people. One such word is “servitisation.” This term captures so many of the other current industry terms and buzzwords around Industry 4.0, digitisation, IoT, mobility and much more. What is needed is a focus on the data, the foundation of servitisation, and how to extract value from that data quickly through an “analytical life cycle.” 

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Deep Reinforcement Learning

While neural networks are responsible for recent breakthroughs in problems like computer vision, machine translation and time series prediction — they can also combine with reinforcement learning algorithms to create something astounding like AlphaGo. Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is a machine learning method that extends reinforcement learning approach using deep learning techniques. Recent advances in Deep learning area has also fueled in Reinforcement learning as it doesn’t need hand-engineered features any more because of this ability. After appropriate many backpropagations, deep neural network knows which information is important to do the task.

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The Rise of Women Leadership in The Tech Field

Women encompass half of the world’s population. However, their numbers are not reflected in technological fields and corporate boardrooms. Data science is one of the highest-ranking careers for employee satisfaction. Big data leadership opportunities can offer women a successful career path. Hopefully, positive career prospects and salaries will encourage more women to pursue prosperous technology careers. By following the example of great women leaders in technology, aspiring female executives might one day take on the role of empowering their coworkers and organizations.

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The Seven NLP Techniques That Will Change How You Communicate in The Future (Part I)

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field at the intersection of computer science, artificial intelligence, and linguistics. The goal is for computers to process or “understand” natural language in order to perform tasks that are useful, such as Performing Tasks, Language Translation, and Question Answering. It is certainly one of the most important technologies of the information age. Understanding complex language utterances is also a crucial part of artificial intelligence.  This 2-part series shares the 7 major NLP techniques as well as major deep learning models and applications using each of them.

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Essential beginners’ Q/A for machine learning/data science: Part I

Here are some useful advice and questions and answers for machine learning/data science ‘starters’. We cover key books, foundation knowledge, mathematics, and programming tools needed to kickstart the journey. A curiosity to learn new things and a passion to work hard for it is necessary. You have to acquire knowledge, practice, and internalize concepts as you go. Do your own reading, understand what it is and what it is not, where it might go, and what possibilities it can open up. Then sit back and think about how you can apply machine learning or imbue data science principles into your daily work.

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Driving AI Revolution with Pre-built Analytic Modules

Analytic Modules are pre-built engines that can be assembled to create specific business and operational applications.  They produce pre-defined analytic results or outcomes, while providing a layer of abstract that enables the orchestration and optimization of the underlying machine learning and deep learning frameworks. One example of an IoT analytic modules would be Anomaly Detection.  Anomaly detection is the identification of items, events or observations which do not conform to an expected pattern or other items in a dataset. A number of different machine learning techniques can be used to help flag and assess the severity of detected anomalies.

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Does Your Product Have Multiple Persona Disorder?

 “Multiple Persona Disorder” occurs when you force all user personas through a single user experience even if they have different requirements. There’s a good chance it’s always been done that way for your product. Enterprise software users are typically provisioned based on role, meaning that each role logs in, accesses and interacts with the application in the same way. Role-based access defines the data each sees but the experience is the same. Whatever you call it, MPD is a major issue in enterprise applications. Forcing too many different user personas through a single user experience inevitably adds complexity and hinders adoption.

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Impact of IoT on Mobile App Development Process – Revealed

The mobile app development domain is exciting and challenging at the same time. It is interesting to see how IoT impacts the mobile application development. The mobile domain always provides scope to access the IoT-enabled devices. Mobile apps are useful to access IoT ecosystems. Both IoT devices and mobile apps are two sides of a coin. They complement each other to create the third product, which is highly useful for the enterprises and enables entrepreneurs to stay ahead of the curve. Find a few ways in which IoT can affect the mobile app development.

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Take your manufacturing business to the next level with AI

The level of complexity, speed and detail in modern manufacturing processes has become almost impossible to manage via manual or human effort alone. Assistance from technology and engineering have been prevalent since the introduction of the steam engine, but as we navigate through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a common theme. When we apply artificial intelligence or machine learning to the manufacturing process, what do we mean? This is about understanding data, extracting insight and learning from the outputs.

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"So, if I may ask you. What is the business value of IoT?"

IoT is rapidly emerging as the next giant technological leap towards global integration and interconnectivity. Combining the expansive geographic reach of Internet with the pervasiveness of everyday objects makes the Internet of Things a truly global network, where everything can communicate with everything else. The applications of this technology, or rather a phenomenon, though not fully realized, are already emerging everywhere around us.

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Customer data – are you turning into intelligence?

A part of our customer understanding comes from what we think is valuable to our customers, average deal size, repeat purchases, etc. But usually, these insights are narrow and not in real time. While it is one thing to capture data, ingest and get insights – the accuracy of data becomes more important. To create a long-term customer isn’t only about catering to their needs but also being able to pick up their buying signals, understand their behavioral patterns and more importantly, being able to use the insights to personalize their customer experience (CX).

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Should the AI industry fear the coming of GDPR?

One of the domains where the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will leave its mark prominently is the artificial intelligence industry. Data is the bread and butter of contemporary AI, and under previously lax regulations, tech companies had been helping themselves to users’ data without fearing the consequences. That will change on May 25, when GDPR comes into effect. GDPR requires all companies that collect and handle user data in the European Union to be more transparent about their practices and more responsible for the security and privacy of their users. 

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How to Ensure Information Security When Outsourcing Software Development

Realizing the growing security risks in the legally complex and increasingly regulated global economy, software development outsourcing companies put a lot more emphasis on complying with industry regulations, policies, methodologies, and technologies used to protect data. They conclude well-thought-out service-level agreements (SLAs) with their clients and look for more efficient solutions for responding to potential vulnerabilities in the development process and tackling the security challenges. We understand the importance of information security when working with international clients. Therefore, we’d like to share our knowledge and experience in the most effective information security procedures when outsourcing software development.

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