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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Drones By New Numbers

  The United States drone market is expected to exceed $18 Billion in 2020                                                                                  …

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The Legal and Regulatory Landscape For Data Usage and Privacy

Facebook and Equifax Privacy Failures Put Businesses and Consumers On Notice In The Beginning In 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation GDPR  laid the cornerstone for all other jurisdictions to build similar legal and regulatory data usage and privacy frameworks. GDPR’s global scope set a new level of usage obligations and privacy…

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