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Digital Transformation Projects Continue to be at Risk, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite rising optimism in digital transformation, the vast majority of organizations are still suffering failure, delays or scaled back expectations from digital transformation projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 73 percent of organizations have made “significant” or better improvements to the end-user experience in their organization through digital innovation. Twenty-two percent say they have transformed or completely “revolutionized” end-user experience, representing a marked increase over Couchbase’s 2017 survey (15 percent).

The Massive Risk of Lock-In: How Wall Street Future-Proofs their Move to the Public Cloud

In this contributed article, Matthew Baird, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of AtScale, highlights how few statements strike fear in an IT leader’s heart like “lock-in” because in most cases you’re not aware you’re locked in until you encounter a problem big enough that you are forced to reconsider your original decision. It’s at that point one of your architects drops the bomb: Changing that code/system/vendor is going to be a year-long multi-million-dollar project.

Streaming Cloud Integration: Key Data Considerations for Hybrid and Multicloud Architectures

This new white paper from Striim, “Streaming Cloud Integration: Key Data Considerations for Hybrid and Multicloud Architectures,” is a timely guide for enterprise decision makers who have accepted the benefits of moving to the cloud: elastic scalability, agility to launch innovative solutions quickly using modern technologies, better cash flow management, and lower expenses with a pay-as-you-go model, just to name a few.

Data without Borders: How Synthesis Enables Ethical Sharing

In this special guest feature, Mike Capps, CEO of Diveplane, discusses why organizations should consider synthesizing their data, what that process entails, what the benefits and use cases of synthesized data are and why he believes synthesized data is the key to not only a successful data/AI project, but also to a successful data-driven future.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for August 2019

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Track Birds’ Dark-of-Night Migrations

On many evenings during spring and fall migration, tens of millions of birds take flight at sunset and pass over our heads, unseen in the night sky. Though these flights have been recorded for decades by the National Weather Services’ network of constantly scanning weather radars, until recently these data have been mostly out of reach for bird researchers.

Big Data Platforms and AI Tools for Your Small Business

In this contributed article, Sheza Gary, a technical director at Algoworks, discusses how small businesses can start to seamlessly incorporate AI and big data to help reduce business overheads and increase profitability. Implementing big data and AI platforms doesn’t need to involve hiring teams of data scientists or analysts. At this point in 2019, small businesses have a wealth of out-of-the-box solutions available to them, covering a variety of use cases.

How Big Data Is Changing the Job Market

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter explains how big data has had a significant impact on the way candidates look for jobs, as well as on how employers make hiring decisions. Also provided are some of the ways in which big data has changed the job market.

The Modern CMO: Advancing Marketing from Reactive to Predictive

CMOs have always been expected to predict the future. But, now they actually can. Today, emerging technology with artificial intelligence (AI) enables CMOs to see patterns and anticipate client needs at a scale and speed never before possible. Our friends over at Intapp recently released a new whitepaper on the topic, “The Modern CMO: Advancing […]

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 8/27/2019

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.