16 Free and Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools

16 Free and Open-Source Business Intelligence Tools

Real-time analytics is becoming increasingly important as businesses are processing more and more information about their operations and customers. In just one example, Gartner projects that in three years, the average person will interact more with bots each day than they will with their romantic partners. But it is not enough to collect all of this information. Companies will need …

Bringing AI to enterprise integration

Bringing AI to enterprise integration

Driving long distances (or using New York City’s subway system) used to be a much more complicated affair, generally requiring maps, a sense of direction, some luck and the occasional stop to ask questions of strangers. Turn-by-turn navigation apps have changed all that: You may still take a wrong turn along the way, but the apps usually get you back …

Announcing Azure Time Series Insights

Announcing Azure Time Series Insights

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Time Series Insights, a fully managed analytics, storage, and visualization service that makes it incredibly simple to interactively and instantly explore and analyze billions of events from sources such as Internet of Things. Time Series Insights gives you a near real time global view of your data across various …

Brands see visual intelligence as key part of AI strategy

Brands see visual intelligence as key part of AI strategy

Ever since neural networks began their renewed renaissance in 2012, computer vision has been a ripe field of study and innovation for AI researchers and a fruitful area of applied AI for enterprises. Deep learning enables incredible feats of machine vision, such as classifying image subjects at human parity and dynamically generating completely new imagery. Brands have quickly recognized this …

The CIO Imperative: Customer Experience

The CIO Imperative: Customer Experience, Agility and Scale

I was pleasantly surprised when my DisrupTV co-host Ray Wang, CEO and founder of Constellation Research, informed me that Dion Hinchcliffe had joined his firm. I consider Ray and Dion as two of the very best and most respected software enterprise analysts and thought leaders. Both are also two of my favorite follows on Twitter because of the incredible quality …

How APIs Drive Company Performance

How APIs Drive Company Performance

Here’s a new way to explain what “API” stands for: “a profit increase.” Initial findings from groundbreaking research reveal that the amount of data that flows through an organization’s modern web APIs is positively and significantly associated with sales, net income, and market capitalization. This shouldn’t come as a shock. Digital transactions, whether with Amazon or Netflix, Walgreens or theBBC, are …

Here’s a reality check for AI in the enterprise

Here’s a reality check for AI in the enterprise

When Slack introduced its new Enterprise Grid product in January, it pledged to bring “much of the same day-to-day Slack experience that users have come to know and love” to large organizations. Similarly, CRM giant Salesforce unveiled its new Einstein artificial intelligence service this past fall to great fanfare, touting it as “AI for everyone.” But, as many enterprise leaders …

Amazon turns to location-based APIs for Alexa

Amazon turns to location-based APIs for Alexa

On Wednesday, Amazon released a new application programming interface (API) that lets Alexa developers build skills that use real-time user location data, reports Fortune. Users must first give Amazon permission to share their location data with developers. This new API is part of the online retailer’s larger strategy of broadening the reach, and strengthening the capabilities of, its popular voice …

A Platform for Intelligent Environments

A Platform for Intelligent Environments

In this post, I’ll explain the architecture of Current by GE’s intelligent environment platform. The key differentiator is that it’s open at the top and at the bottom so we can integrate with best-of-breed hardware and software to provide the most innovative solutions to our customers. The bottom layer of the architecture consists of three types of data sources: The intelligent …