113 enterprise AI companies you should know

113 enterprise AI companies you should know

Enterprise companies comprise a $3.4 trillion market worldwide of which an increasingly larger share is being allocated to artificial intelligence technologies. By our definition, “enterprise” technology companies create tools for workplace roles and functions that a large number of businesses use. For example, Salesforce is the primary enterprise software used by sales professionals in a company. Also known as a type …

The Value of Hiring a Chief Data Officer

The Value of Hiring a Chief Data Officer

The title “Chief Data Officer” has grown in popularity over the past few years, as more and more businesses seek to harness the power of big data. However, some companies throw data tasks under the responsibility of the CIO or even CEO, adding to that person’s already heavy workload. What is clear is that companies value data, whether they are …

Using big data to improve customer relations

Using big data to improve customer relations

It is common knowledge for companies today that harnessing the power of big data it essential for building a successful business model. The rapid growth of digital communities and automation in the workplace has led to major changesin the way that companies communicate with consumers. From understanding market trends and fluctuations to segmenting consumer data to create more personalized marketing …

Accelerate Business Outcomes With A Connected Data Architecture

Accelerate Business Outcomes With A Connected Data Architecture

For most businesses data is the foundation upon which they wish to build better customer experiences, deliver new innovative products or improve operational efficiencies. However, for many showing the return on their data investments remains illusive. Arecent McKinsey reportindicates only some 30% of proposed benefits were achieved over the past 5-6 years. In February Hortonworks commissioned Forrester Research to explore challenges …

3 ways AI will change project management for the better

3 ways AI will change project management for the better

If you’ve read any tech media recently, then you’re probably hearing a lot about artificial intelligence (AI). Some people herald it as the promise of the future, while others are skeptical — even fearful — of its impacts on society, culture, and our workplaces. As it turns out, the buzz around AI has mostly resulted in a lot of conflicting emotions. A …

Data-Driven

Data-Driven, Analytics-Driven Decisioning

Slowly but surely, businesses are starting to realize the importance of offering more data-driven, analytics-driven techniques in order to render more real-time decisions for their customers. No longer is the old “set-it-and-forget-it” approach to decisioning enough. Across various industries and use cases, the interest in data analytics and decision management as a tool for keeping pace with the competition and …

Unlocking Business Value with Open Source GIS

Unlocking Business Value with Open Source GIS

It has been estimated that 50 to 80 percent of modern enterprises aren’t using their location data to aid in making business decisions. And yet, the global geographic information system (GIS) market is anticipated to reach $14.6 billion by 2020, signaling massive opportunities for growth. At the same time, organizations are moving away from proprietary software and the burden of …

When machine learning and streaming data meet

When machine learning and streaming data meet

I recently started using a task automation app on my smartphone to automate many of the settings I had been changing manually. Most of these settings revolved around my current location. When at home, I connect to my wireless network to avoid monthly data overages on my smart phone plan. I also connect to my Bluetooth earpiece for hands-free talking, turning …

Digital disruption and challenges of the smart city

Digital disruption and challenges of the smart city

Tech entrepreneurs, futurists and professionals shared their visions of tomorrow at a digital disruption event. With change occurring more rapidly then ever, experts at the pro-manchester business conference examined ideas of the living city, jobs of the future and the growth of virtual reality. Futurist Tom Chessewright kicked off predicting that ‘the smart city as currently imagined is doomed to …

Data Gathers in a Cloud. It Takes off from the Edge

Data Gathers in a Cloud. It Takes off from the Edge

In a way, the exponential growth of machine-to-machine communications and connected sensors, what we call Internet of Things (IoT), is rapidly becoming an example of too much of a good thing. Fortunately, edge computing can help make that wealth of data a good deal more usable. IoT allows for communication between connected machines, devices and sensors that is creating data …