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When asked about technology purchase regrets, veteran tech exec Sanjay Macwan digs deep for a classic hyped technology that has yet to pan out: smart glasses.

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Does your capture team want to try a trick play to get a competitive advantage? This can work (perhaps) if you clear it with the referee (a.k.a. your customer), but it can go very badly. Being creative in capture strategy and solution development can help your prospective chance to win (a.k.a.

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The State of Artificial Intelligence at the Manufacturing Edge


As the chief engineer and head of the department for digital transformation of manufacturing technologies at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) within RWTH Aachen University, I’ve seen a lot of technological advancements in the manufacturing industry over my tenure.

AI Can Amplify Benefits and Temper Risks of Bitcoin Investing

Smart Data Collective

AI technology has been invaluable to the financial industry. The amount of money that fintech companies are spending on AI is projected to grow by 16.5% a year from 2022 and 2030. AI is changing the alternative financial sector as well.

7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.


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Deferred Annuity Sales. Total 3Q2022 deferred annuity sales were $72,438 million, compared with sales of $59,889 million for the third quarter of 2021.

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We first examined Palantir in April 2021, outlining the company’s history, products, and core U.S. government customers. Included below are updates on their financials, work with top customers, and several noteworthy company developments. Developments over 2020 and 2021.

Is Artificial Intelligence Setting A New Standard For Web Design?

Smart Data Collective

Artificial intelligence is playing an important role in modern creative professions. There are a lot of reasons a growing number of companies are turning to AI technology. One poll showed that 61% of companies found that AI and machine learning were their best data investments.

Inbound Leverages Digital Marketing for Manufacturers: 3 Case Studies!

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It’s no secret that industrial buyers do plenty of independent research while considering a product or service. In fact, they spend about 27% of their time online compared to 18% offline1. Further, 62% of buyers identify internet searches as a primary research tool.

The State of Business Intelligence in 2022

Speaker: Howard Dresner & Chandrashekar (a.k.a. LSP)

In this session, Howard Dresner will examine the latest end-user trends surrounding the business intelligence and analytics market, cutting through the hype to focus on what's really happening and why it matters. This interactive session will cover BI drivers, targets, and success factors, as well as the increasing importance of data leadership.

Web.Contents, Text Concatenation And Dataset Refresh Errors In Power BI/Power Query

Chris Webb BI

One of the most popular topics I’ve ever written about here is the dataset refresh errors you get with dynamic data sources and the Web.Contents function in Power BI (see here and here for example).

5 pitfalls to avoid when partnering with startups


Enterprise technology leaders are actively partnering with startups to help make their organizations more innovative and agile.

The 2022 Holiday Gadgets & Games Report is Here!


If your ideas of gaming and gadgets are limited to the 1980s, it’s time you hit the restart button! Gaming has grown, with the overall market expected to be $321.1 billion by 2026 as detailed in our Consumer and Market Intelligence Report: Gadgets and Games Gift Guide 2022.

Machine Learning is Invaluable for Mobile App Testing Automation

Smart Data Collective

Machine learning technology has transformed countless fields in recent years. One of the professions affected the most by advances in machine learning is mobile app development. The market for mobile artificial intelligence is projected to be worth nearly $9.7

A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

Automation With A Human Touch: Balancing Agility And Standardization

Timo Elliot

Simon Jarke is the Head of Corporate Digital Business Innovation at Freudenberg, a family-owned global technology group headquartered in Germany and founded in 1849.

Developing Large Power BI Datasets – Part 2 – Partitioning

Paul Turnley

Partitioning Large Tables Table partitioning has long been an important task in semantic model design using SQL Server Analysis Services. Since SSAS Tabular and Power BI models are built on top of the SSAS architecture, the pattern of partitioning remains the same as it has been for twenty years.

13 Essential Digital Marketing Metrics & KPIs to Measure Performance


Marketing metrics are a competitive advantage. They allow you to create and optimize campaigns based on actionable evidence rather than intuition. But to turn data into insights and money, it’s not enough to simply collect information. You have to track metrics you can act on.

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What Data Scientists Must Know About Italy’s Tech Credentials

Smart Data Collective

The demand for AI and data science professionals is growing all over the world. Many data scientists are pursuing careers in Europe and Asian, which means that they have to be aware of the opportunities and requirements abroad.

Happy Thanksgiving! Unless You’re a Turkey…

Timo Elliot

Some predictive analytics for Thanksgiving… Past performance is not indicative of future results! Uncategorized Cartoon Humor Thanksgiving Turkey

Developing Large Power BI Datasets – Part 3 – Detail Tables

Paul Turnley

Power BI is architected to consume data in a dimensional model, with narrow fact tables and related dimensions. Introducing a big, wide table in a tabular model is extremely inefficient. It takes up space and memory resources, impacts performance, and complicates measure coding.

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What is enterprise architecture? A framework for transformation


Enterprise architecture definition Enterprise architecture (EA) is the practice of analyzing, designing, planning, and implementing enterprise analysis to successfully execute on business strategies.

CXL Live 2022 Recap: Main Takeaways From 6 World-Class Marketers


CXL Live 2022 was a blast. Over 300 old and new faces flew to Austin to spend two days full of networking and talks on growth and experimentation. Add to that breakfast tacos, a lot of beer, and three parties.

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Intellectual Property Law Becomes Murkier As More Creations Are Created with AI

Smart Data Collective

Last September, various news outlets picked up the story of an AI-generated painting taking first place at the Colorado State Fair’s art contest. To create the winning piece, the contestant entered some text into Midjourney, an online app that creates images based on text input.

Three Pillars of Sustainable Low Code


It’s not exactly a secret that many organizations are implementing some form of low-code technology to help speed innovation and increase efficiency. And while low code can be truly transformative, it can also cause problems down the line if not implemented correctly.


The Top 25 Social Media Tracking Tools for Brands in 2023


Even as many of us try to break free of social media for various reasons, it has become clear that there is immense value for consumers to be connected with others. And for brands to track their social media activity! Let’s see how that will look in 2023.

What is outsourcing? Definitions, benefits, challenges, processes, advice


Outsourcing definition Outsourcing is a business practice in which services or job functions are hired out to a third party on a contract or ongoing basis.

One Click Innovation: More Magic Needed

Timo Elliot

The power of artificial intelligence is showing us what the prescriptive future of computer systems should look like. This Diffuse The Rest algorithm lets you scribble a picture, add a description, and it paints what you imagined.

Accessible Business Analytics Set to Be a Boon for Small Businesses

Smart Data Collective

It’s hard to overestimate the value that data insights have come to represent to today’s businesses. Investments in analytics tech have risen commensurately, with some 73 percent of respondents telling IDC that they expect to spend more on data-focused software than any other category in 2023.

The CXL Guide to TikTok Ads: How to Use Them to Acquire New Customers


Here’s an interesting statistic: Eight out of 10 TikTok users say they enjoy TikTok Ads. At a time when more people are using ad blockers and paying for ad-free experiences, TikTokers are embracing advertising.