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Coming Next in Smart Farming Agronomy —Digitizing the Microbiome

In this contributed article, Bob Gunzenhauser, Agronomy Science Manager for Granular, part of Corte, explores how AI-driven tools are digitizing the soil microbiome and will eventually become another layer of data to drive precision farming. Bob shares his insights as a fifth generation farmer in Iowa who has been involved in the development of Decision Agriculture over the last 25 years, from its early days of yield monitors to today’s predictive analytics and crop modeling.

Why Modeling Languages are the Key to Data-Based Decision Making

In this contributed article, Angshuman Guha, CEO and Co-Founder of bipp, discusses how businesses are now looking at data in different ways, with CIOs forecast to spend more on data and business analytics than any other technology. This creates an urgent need to build trust in the data to realize the return on this investment. Data modeling languages ensure everyone uses the same vocabulary to represent critical KPIs and data. They improve data quality, collaboration, productivity while reducing inconsistencies, which all lead to trust.

ITOps and Big Data Come of Age

In this contributed article, Bhanu Singh, SVP of Engineering and DevOps at OpsRamp, discusses how there are new demands on IT operations to deliver more inclusive data intelligence that can support decision-making at large across IT and the business. ITOps teams have a growing mandate to positively influence business and customer-related outcomes; their ability to collect, analyze and use data to support many types of decision-making is now top-of-mind.

Book Excerpt: Minding the Machines

The following article is an excerpt from the new book Minding the Machines: Building and Leading Data Science and Analytics Teams by AI and analytics strategy expert Jeremy Adamson, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Organize, plan, and build an exceptional data analytics team within your organization

Tableau Extends Augmented Analytics, Bringing the Power of AI to Everyone

Tableau, a leading analytics platform (NYSE: CRM), is bringing data analytics and AI together in a suite of new and expanded augmented analytics features. Tableau’s latest release will empower more people with the right technology to make smarter and faster decisions regardless of their role and skill level.

eBook: How to Use Third-party Data to Make Smarter Decisions

Your business is reliant on data. The insights gained by using third-party data to complement your internal data can help you make smarter decisions when used with your internal data. At AWS Data Exchange can accelerate that capability. To help, we put together an eBook of our technical blogs that focus on using data from third-party providers to make informed decisions faster.

The Era Of Continuous Intelligence

In this contributed article, James Corcoran, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Kx, discusses the era of ‘continuous intelligence,’ namely the ability for organizations to make smarter decisions derived from insights gained from analysis of data – whether real time, historic or both in as short a time frame as possible.

How Yum! Brands Uses Location Data from Foursquare to Make Smarter Decisions

Join this virtual event with a compelling panel of technology leaders to discuss to discover how Yum! Brands and other organizations are leveraging location-based data to boost in-app location accuracy, increase in-store foot traffic, and expand e-commerce business.

COVID-19 Has Underscored the Need for Brands to Harness the World of Signals Around Them

In this contributed article, Gil Sadeh, Co-founder & CEO of Signals Analytics, says that COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – in fact, the future seems uncertain, leaving brands trying to find ways to adapt and strategize in order to stay afloat and satisfy their customers’ ever-changing needs. During this time, in order to stay ahead of the competition, many brands are turning to advanced analytics.

Qlik Announces Inaugural Professor Ambassador Class to Celebrate Educators Helping to Create a Data-Literate World

Qlik® announced its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program, that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom and preparing students for the data-driven economy.