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Prediction 2021: Few telcos will Keep Up with the Elite Adopters of AI

It’s not just AI, of course. It’s the effects of the combination of the intertwining of analytics, automation and AI (A3) and the different ways and paces various telcos experiment with and embrace the revolutions that A3 will bring. The differences in ways and paces will create three new and different classes of telcos –…

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Salesforce: Where’s the Payback for Slack?

Salesforce is buying collaborative software vendor Slack to counter two massive threats, and to grow business. Salesforce might succeed in countering some of one threat and more of the second. I am more optimistic about Salesforce using Slack to develop enough business data to pay for the $28B price tag, possibly within three to five…

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AI verticals on the horizon?

Harsh criticisms of the scientific foundations of AI are accumulating and the trend sped up steeply in 2020. This may delay AI deployment by some years but it will do the technology (and you) well.

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Why IBM’s Spin-off is Off by 180 Degrees

    IBM’s strategic rationale behind its recently-announced re-organization is a repositioning that enables the firm to profit the most from increasingly complex, multi-cloud, hybridized business IT environments. This is exactly the kind of thinking that IBM needs to survive and thrive. A solid rethinking and reinvention of IBM has been in order for several…

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Informatica Adds GreenBay for AI-driven Analytics Boost

Less than 12 months after Informatica announced that it was the sole investor in GreenBay Technologies Inc., Informatica has announced its acquisition of GreenBay, effective 17 August 2020. GreenBay’s tech will become embedded into Informatica’s CLAIRE engine, beginning with the Intelligent Data Platform Fall 2020 release. GreenBay develops and owns some cool data management IP,…

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Space-X’s Starlink Starting Beta Tests: Sign Up Now!

Broadband Internet access to rural and under-developed areas has been a “Holy Grail” for decades. Today, this market is primarily served with communications satellites in geosynchronous orbit using Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), but those services are very limited and expensive. Compared to their geosynchronous satellite brethren, low earth orbit (LEO) satellite services promise Near-universal…

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