Tue.May 14, 2024

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Private cloud makes its comeback, thanks to AI

CIO

Private cloud providers may be among the key beneficiaries of today’s generative AI gold rush as, once seemingly passé in favor of public cloud, CIOs are giving private clouds — either on-premises or hosted by a partner — a second look. At the center of this shift is increasing acknowledgement that to support AI workloads and to contain costs, enterprises long-term will land on a hybrid mix of public and private cloud.

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AI Helps Businesses Save Money with Better Financial Management

Smart Data Collective

AI can help small businesses improve their financial management practices, which helps them save money.

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Adobe introduces AI assistant to help enterprises exploit data held in PDFs

CIO

Adobe has unveiled a new artificial intelligence assistant that integrates with its widely used Acrobat PDF software, promising to help enterprise workers save hours each week by making it easier to extract insights and information from digital documents. Acrobat AI Assistant for enterprise is an add-on to Adobe’s Acrobat product that will enable employees to quickly generate summaries of lengthy, complex documents, get answers to specific questions, create initial drafts of written content, and

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Migrating From Power BI P-SKU Premium Capacities To F-SKU Capacities Is Not The Same Thing As Enabling Fabric

Chris Webb BI

Since the announcement in March that Power BI Premium P-SKUs are being retired and that customers will need to migrate to F-SKU capacities intead I have been asked the same question several times: Why are you forcing me to migrate to Fabric??? This thread on Reddit is a great example. What I want to make clear in this post is the following: Moving from P-SKU capacities to F-SKU capacities is not the same thing as enabling Fabric in your tenant No-one is being forced to migrate from Power BI to F

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Are Your Impact Comms Resonating With Stakeholders?

Whether your organization is at the start of its sustainability and impact journey or years into it, many brands share a common concern: the uncertainty of whether they are sending stakeholders mixed messages. Creating content that speaks to your audience's “love language” can be a tricky dance. But, worry not! 3BL has put together tips to ensure that your content not only finds its rhythm but also resonates with your target audiences.

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NASA appoints first chief AI officer as the technology’s importance rises

CIO

NASA has appointed David Salvagnini as its first chief AI officer (CIAO) in a move that underlines the expanding role artificial intelligence is expected to play in the agency’s programs. According to the official release , his role will involve developing the agency’s AI programs in conjunction with academia, industry partners, and other parts of government.

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What most CIOs get wrong about strategic IT plans

CIO

Wonder why Elon Musk wants to land people on Mars? It’s because any Martian business will enjoy an insurmountable advantage: With a 687 earth-days long year, Martian enterprises will go through about half the number of budgeting cycles their terrestrial competitors do. In my younger and more sarcastic days I used to needle my friend the budgeting manager, who was also responsible for reviewing capital project proposals to ensure their projected ROI exceeded the hurdle rate.

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U.S. Telecom Operator Outlook: Public Sector Revenue Growth for 2024 [Infographic]

TBR

U.S. Telecom Operator Market Overview TBR estimates public sector revenue from U.S.-based service providers grew 6.1% year-to-year in 4Q23 to $5.4 billion (highlighted in the TBR infographic below). Total public sector revenue growth was driven by wireless revenue, which increased 9% year-to-year to an estimated $2.8 billion. First responder initiatives such as AT&T FirstNet and Verizon Frontline are the main drivers of public sector wireless revenue growth as these units are attracting publ

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He aquí las prioridades actuales de los CEO para los líderes de IT

CIO

Lawrence Bilker puede desgranar fácilmente los valores empresariales que deben aportar sus iniciativas de TI: mejores experiencias para empleados y clientes, más información a partir de los datos para permitir una toma de decisiones más inteligente y más inteligencia para mejorar las operaciones. En general, los proyectos de TI pretenden crear una empresa más ágil y rentable, afirma Bilker, CIO del fabricante Lift Solutions Holding.

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In the Age of AI, How Can We Empower Everyone to Automate Work?

Dataversity

From boosting efficiency to making data-driven decisions faster, the benefits of using AI and automation in the workplace are numerous. But understandably, there’s also plenty of apprehension among some team members. According to new research, around 80% of those who work in a digital setting and use AI say that it’s already improving their productivity.

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7 Strategies to Gather (and Actually Use) Competitive Intel from Employees

Leaders in competitive intel know that the employees who interact with customers and prospects every day hold valuable competitive insights that could help win sales. But they don’t have a good plan or system to gather, organize, and share these insights with the stakeholders who need them. In this eBook, we outline 7 strategies to make it easier to build and scale an employee sharing program that will drive competitive advantage.

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Grupo Bimbo adopta la IA para empoderar a su fuerza laboral

CIO

Grupo Bimbo adopta la inteligencia artificial (IA) con el firme propósito de continuar innovando, en esta ocasión también de puertas para adentro. El gigante de la industria alimentaria buscaba reunir las políticas de cumplimiento del Grupo en un solo lugar y facilitar a los empleados su consulta de forma rápida y sencilla a través de un buscador que les permitiera también interactuar, hacer preguntas y llegar a la información gracias a una experiencia personalizada y en los diferentes idiomas q

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The importance of social listening research

Infegy

Why your brand needs a social listening tool Successful marketers and brand managers understand how important it is to remain apprised of consumers’ preferences and needs. After all, many spend millions of dollars conducting focus groups and surveys in order to better understand their target customers.

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2024 CIO50 Saudi Arabia Awards: Nominations are now open

CIO

CIO is proud to launch the third edition of CIO50 Awards in Saudi Arabia, recognising the top 50 senior technology executives driving innovation, strengthening resiliency and influencing rapid change. Reflective of Foundry’s (formerly IDG Communications) increasing commitment to the region, CIO50 is aligned to a global awards program and viewed as a mark of excellence within the enterprise.

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Oracle5: Live Event 2024

Splash BI

June 13th, 2024 County Hall, London Advancing excellence within the Oracle community Join us at O5 LIVE 2024, an exclusive event dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of Oracle Applications, both Cloud and On-Premise solutions. As proud sponsors, SplashBI is thrilled to showcase the latest in reporting and analytics, featuring compelling customer stories that highlight transformative successes.

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What Regulations Will Impact Sustainability Comms in 2024?

Navigating the waters of sustainability reporting disclosures and regulations can be intimidating, to say the least. With various measures set in motion in 2023 to keep companies accountable, there is a lot in store for brands’ impact communication in the upcoming year. 3BL is kicking off this January with our Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Capricorn Edition by highlighting the impact of: The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Climate disclosure rules The European Commission

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La nube privada vuelve a entrar en escena gracias a la IA

CIO

Los proveedores de nube privada pueden estar entre los principales beneficiarios de la actual fiebre del oro de la IA generativa, ya que los CIO, que antes parecían estar pasados de moda en favor de la nube pública, están echando un segundo vistazo a las nubes privadas , ya sean locales o alojadas por un socio. En el centro de este cambio está el creciente reconocimiento de que, para soportar las cargas de trabajo de IA y contener los costes, las empresas se decantarán a largo plazo por una comb

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AlphaSense Named to the 2024 CNBC Disruptor 50 List!

Alpha Sense BI

AlphaSense is proud to be named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for 2024 ! Now in its twelfth year, the CNBC Disruptor 50 list is a highly prestigious award, recognizing 50 fast-growing, innovative private companies disrupting their industries and solving critical business problems. See AlphaSense featured on the list here. This recognition is a reflection of AlphaSense’s strong revenue growth and the rapid adoption of its innovative AI and search capabilities by more than 4,000 enterprise c

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King County enlists AI to reduce drug overdose deaths

CIO

Like many public health agencies across the US, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office tracks drug overdose deaths to target interventions for populations at risk and save lives. In past years, reporting fatal drug overdoses has largely been a paper- and human-driven process in King County, which shares the information with state and federal agencies.

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Let’s End the Annuity Commission Smear

Wink Intel

In today’s video, I set the record straight on an annuity commissions. Agents are not overpaid. Commissions are not a bad thing. In fact, they’re very good thing…for consumers. “Sheryl Moore was kind enough to share some stats with me, from her Wink’s Sales & Market Report. “ The post Let’s End the Annuity Commission Smear appeared first on Wink, Inc.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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China-US AI talks Tuesday have absurdly low expectations

CIO

When key players from the US and China meet today in Switzerland to discuss AI, the stakes couldn’t be higher, and the expectations couldn’t be lower, observers say. Officials from the White House, the US Department of State, and the US Department of Commerce will meet Chinese representatives in Geneva for the talks, which are aimed at exchanging views on understanding and addressing the risks of advanced AI systems.

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Newsletter – May 2024

Fuld

In this month’s newsletter, we describe how a global food company leveraged competitive intelligence to evaluate a partnership opportunity. Our energy expert, Rauf Mammadov, discusses BP’s latest moves in its evolving energy transition strategy, and Nilesh Sharma shares first-hand insights into the prospects for global M&A activity in 2024, based on his observations at DealMAX 2024.

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Register Now for our Workshop on Foundations of War Gaming!

SCIP

TRAINING & CERTIFICATION FOUNDATIONS OF WAR GAMING May 14, 15, 16, 2024 (10am - 1pm ET each day) WORKSHOP OFFERINGS! 9 hours of live training SCIP Certification eligible Detailed Briefing Book Highly interactive - not a lecture Post-workshop coaching session Register Now LEARNING OBJECTIVES This workshop will develop your understanding of the concepts of war games and how to implement the competitive success playbook in your company.

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Osaic Closes Lincoln RIA and BD Acquisition

Wink Intel

Osaic, formerly Advisor Group, says it has successfully closed its acquisition of broker-dealer Lincoln Financial Advisors and Lincoln Financial Securities, its partner registered investment advisor firm. Osaic revealed its acquisition plan in December , noting that the dual transaction would bring about 1,450 advisors and $115 billion in client assets to the firm.

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What Questions Are Brands Asking About Their ESG Initiatives Ahead of 2024?

Temperatures are rising (and not just metaphorically) as key stakeholders anxiously anticipate the outcomes of COP28. While companies reconsider their 2024 environmental sustainability strategies, there is another aspect of ESG that deserves exploring, the social sector. In the latest edition of "Navigating ESG Comms Through the Cosmos - Sagittarius Edition", 3BL hones in on this sign’s bold quality of asking questions others are burning to know the answers to.

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Athene commits to FIAs and ‘custom indices’ as it dominates annuity sales

Wink Intel

Athene Life and Annuity maintains a Secretariat-like lead over the field in annuity sales, but the insurer still sees turbulence within its product mix. Athene executives met with Wall Street analysts Thursday to pull back the curtain on its first-quarter financial numbers. In 2023, Athene nearly lapped the field with $35.5 billion in annuity sales, with MassMutual ($24.7 billion) and Corebridge Financial ($23.6 billion) rounding out the top three.

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Gen Z clients may be the right fit for the new breed of IUL products

Wink Intel

Do you remember when you were 25 years old? For some of us, it’s a more recent memory than others, but we can all identify with the 25-year-olds who are finally finding their financial footing. Their student loan debt may be decreasing, their salary growing and they may be wondering what’s next. Click HERE to read the full story via INN The post Gen Z clients may be the right fit for the new breed of IUL products appeared first on Wink, Inc.

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Bestow to sell its life insurance company to Sammons

Wink Intel

Bestow Inc. announced Thursday it will sell its life insurance company to Sammons Financial Group. Bestow Life Insurance Co. will transition to Sammons as soon as the state of Iowa approves the deal, following the required hearing scheduled for May 28. Bestow Inc. will continue to leverage its technology and platform as part of the company’s strategy plan “to become the dominant technology platform for the life and annuities industry,” Bestow CEO and cofounder Melbourne O’Banion said in a statem

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F&G Annuities & Life Announces Appointment of John Currier to President

Wink Intel

DES MOINES, Iowa , May 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — F&G Annuities & Life, Inc. (NYSE: FG ) (F&G or the Company) a leading provider of insurance solutions serving retail annuity and life customers and institutional clients, today announced the appointment of John Currier to the position of President, continuing to report to Chris Blunt , Chief Executive Officer.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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How much of an income edge could retirees get from annuities?

Wink Intel

TIAA, a provider of lifetime income solutions, has introduced a new metric designed to illustrate the potential income boost new retirees could achieve from incorporating an annuity strategy into their financial planning compared to just following the 4% rule. Click HERE to read the full story via InvestmentNews The post How much of an income edge could retirees get from annuities?

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Major insurance company moving to downtown Des Moines, a boost for office market, restaurants

Wink Intel

Downtown Des Moines received a big boost Thursday when American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. announced that it will move its headquarters to the city center from the suburbs. The company, acquired last week by Brookfield Reinsurance in a deal valued at $4.3 billion, will move from its West Des Moines offices by the time its current lease expires in fall 2025, CEO Jeffrey Lorenzen said.

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Lincoln Financial Meets Shifting Customer Need for Growth and Flexibility With Revamped MoneyGuard® Product

Wink Intel

RADNOR, Pa.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) is meeting shifting customer preferences for growth over guarantees 1 with the launch of Lincoln MoneyGuard Market Advantage® (2024), issued by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN , and providing consumers with trusted long-term care protection, increased investment options and flexibility, and a tax advantage their portfolio might be missing.