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Why CIOs back API governance to avoid tech sprawl

CIO

Most companies have transitioned to become more software-centric, and with this transformation, application programming interfaces (APIs) have proliferated. At the same time, API standards are becoming difficult to enforce among ballooning technology catalogs, influencing a greater emphasis on API governance: the practice of defining and enforcing policies that ensure they’re consistently designed, versioned, and have access control in place, says Mark O’Neill, VP analyst and chief of research f

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Performance Implications Of Using Calculated Columns In Composite Models On Power BI Semantic Models

Chris Webb BI

I don’t have anything against the use of calculated columns in Power BI semantic models in general but you do need to be careful using them with DirectQuery mode. In particular when you have a DirectQuery connection to another Power BI semantic model – also known as a composite model on a Power BI semantic model – it’s very easy to cause serious performance problems with calculated columns.

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The Great Debate – Angular vs React – Which Remains Supreme in 2024?

Smart Data Collective

Introduction In the dynamic realm of artificial intelligence (AI), programming languages play a pivotal role in shaping the future of innovative applications. Among them, JavaScript stands out as a versatile and powerful language, traditionally associated with web development but increasingly finding its place in the AI landscape.

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Join us for the Recompete Revolution event on February 27!

FedSavvy

We have teamed up with G2Xchange and BD Squared to bring to you some MORE great information on some of your favorite IDIQ contracts! FedSavvy Strategies will go over some big re-competes happening in SeaPort NXG and ITES-3S that will factor into your pipeline in the next two years. Join us using the sign up below. Register on Eventbrite The post Join us for the Recompete Revolution event on February 27!

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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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How AI is helping the NFL improve player safety

CIO

From the initial kickoff at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, an artificial intelligence platform will be tracking every move on the field to help keep players safer. Like many other professional sports leagues, the NFL has been at the leading edge of data-driven transformation for years. For example, in 2015 the league dramatically increased its data collection efforts by equipping all players with RFID sensors that pinpoint every player’s field position, speed, dis

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Blockchain Advances Lead to Breakthroughs in CBDCs

Smart Data Collective

Blockchain technology has disrupted the financial sector in interesting ways. Therefore, it is no surprise that the market for blockchain in financial services is currently worth over $7 billion and that figure is likely to keep growing in the coming years.

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Three Ways AI Will Change in the New Year

Dataversity

In the fast-paced landscape of 2023, organizations embraced artificial intelligence (AI) and its related technologies, experiencing a surge in diverse AI applications. According to data from McKinsey, there was a significant 55% adoption rate of AI across global industries by employees. However, as we step into 2024, organizations recognize that while AI is critical for competitiveness and […] The post Three Ways AI Will Change in the New Year appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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6 best practices for better vendor management

CIO

Vendor partnerships are becoming increasingly vital to IT agendas today. And how well an IT leader deals with and orchestrates vendor relationships can mean the difference between a well-organized and efficient IT operation and a mess that costs an organization millions of dollars without delivering positive results. To ensure vendor relationship help their organizations achieve their goals, IT leaders should establish a comprehensive technology vendor management strategy focused on maximizing f

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Conducting Healthcare Investment Research with Expert Insights

Alpha Sense BI

Within the ever-evolving realm of the life sciences industry , fast-paced healthcare investment research plays a crucial role in providing timely insights on valuable opportunities for financial investors. Staying informed on healthcare trends , drug developments, clinical trials, and treatments with relevant healthcare market research is essential for financial professionals to maximize their full investment potential.

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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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Data Migration Salesforce: What is it and How Does it Help?

Smart Data Collective

In Salesforce data migration, the source data’s size, format, and accuracy will determine the difficulty level. In data migration, data is transferred from one system to another, but the most difficult part is the work that takes place before the actual transfer. Professionals have spent time thinking about what makes data migration successful.

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The Cool Kids Corner: CLEAR Communication 

Dataversity

Hello! I’m Mark Horseman, and welcome to The Cool Kids Corner. This is my monthly check-in to share with you the people and ideas I encounter as the data evangelist with DATAVERSITY. (Read last month’s column here.) This month, we’re talking about communication. Communication is the cornerstone of socializing anything you do with data, whether that’s […] The post The Cool Kids Corner: CLEAR Communication appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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10 ways to improve IT performance (without killing morale)

CIO

Every IT leader wants to create a fast, efficient, and innovative IT organization. After all, in today’s rapid-paced business world, a creative, productive IT team is vital for staying ahead of the competition, increasing revenue, and becoming a market leader. To establish a high-performing IT culture, IT leaders must be able to push their teams to the limit without crippling morale.

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Microsoft Fabric: Automating Fabric Capacity Scaling with Azure Logic Apps

BI Insight

In a previous post I explained how to manage the capacity costs of a Fabric F capacity (under Pay-As-You-Go pricing model) using Logic Apps to Suspend and Resume it. A customer who read my previous blog asked me “Can we use a similar method to scale up and down before and after specific workloads?” This … Continue reading Microsoft Fabric: Automating Fabric Capacity Scaling with Azure Logic Apps The post Microsoft Fabric: Automating Fabric Capacity Scaling with Azure Logic Apps

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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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Outsourcing Your Web Design Work: Pros, Challenges, and How To Get the Most From It

E2M

Design projects play a crucial role in the success of any digital marketing agency. Whether it’s website design, visual guides, wireframes, or UI/UX, design can make or break your client’s brand identity and marketing strategy. The challenge of delivering top-notch design work is constant for most agencies. Yet, even the most talented in-house design teams can face limitations – be it in bandwidth, specialized skills, or fresh perspectives.

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Embracing HR Analytics: Shaping the Future of Human Resources

Splash BI

Upcoming Webinar Embracing HR Analytics: Shaping the Future of Human Resources THU, MAR 07, 2024 01 PM ET Jump to abstract Register Now Abstract Join us for an enlightening panel discussion where leading HR experts delve into the significant trends and metrics of 2023, offering crucial insights for HR Professionals. This session aims to provide a thorough analysis and engaging dialogue on how the past year has influenced the Human Resources landscape and its implications for the future.

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Salesforce’s Einstein 1 platform to get new prompt-engineering features

CIO

Salesforce is working on adding two new prompt engineering features to its Einstein 1 platform to speed up the development of generative AI applications in the enterprise, a top executive of the company said. The two new features, namely a testing center and the provision of prompt engineering suggestions, are the fruit of significant investment in the company’s AI engineering team, said Claire Cheng, vice president of machine learning and AI engineering at Salesforce.

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The FAAR Framework for Consuming Insights from Data and Analytics 

Dataversity

Faced with overwhelming amounts of data, organizations across the world are looking at leveraging data and analytics (D&A) to derive insights to increase revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. McKinsey found that insight-driven companies report EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) increases of up to 25% [1].

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Maximize Productivity and Simplify IT Management with Conversational AI

ChatGPT has dominated boardroom conversations for months now. From drafting a stock trading program, to creating a SQL query to model data, there are practically no limits to the applications of the AI language model assistant. At ManageEngine, we have been working on our own AI-assistant, Zia. Zia is a fully-trained analytics assistant that can perform a range of functions such as creating and adding reports to dashboards, providing conversational support to data analysis, insight discovery, bu

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What Are White-label Digital Services: and When to Use Them?

E2M

Growing a digital agency is the common goal that every owner shares – but the growth path is a unique, bumpy ride for everyone. You built your agency’s reputation for providing high-quality work – your brand name is synonymous with it. The thing about delivering A-level work is it takes a lot of time, dedication, and diligence. As your agency grows, you can’t do everything by yourself.

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How Data Analytics Is Transforming Due Diligence

TDAN BI

Due diligence is the complex process of assessing a potential investment and ensuring it is a sound one. It involves the gathering, classifying, and analyzing of large volumes of data. Given its very nature, it’s the perfect field for data analytics, which can speed processes up and assess the quality and reliability of data.

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Customer centricity: How Mashreq Bank is placing its customers at the forefront of its operations.

CIO

Mohamed Salah Abdel Hamid Abdel Razek, Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head of Tech, Transformation & Information, Mashreq explains how the bank is integrating advanced technologies and expanding its digital footprint. The company aims to provide customers with a banking journey that is not just efficient and secure, but also innovative, engaging, and memorable.

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How To Build Autonomous Agents – The End-Goal for Generative AI

Dataversity

There are lots of numbers being thrown around about the potential of generative AI (GenAI). From trillions of dollars added to the global economy, to significant percentages of work being driven by GenAI, the big picture looks great. But turning this potential into reality is where the hard work starts. Autonomous agents are software programs […] The post How To Build Autonomous Agents – The End-Goal for Generative AI appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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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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Snap, Crackle and Drop: Falling Cereal Prices as Inflation Holds Steady 

Engage3

While overall CPG inflation is holding steady, +2% over the last 4 weeks, Cereal prices have dived 2.7% over the last 3 weeks as the number of promotions has soared 20%. Last month General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening revealed slowing sales as a result “stronger-than-anticipated value-seeking behaviors”. Engage3 found that of the major manufacturers, General Mills had the greatest fall in effective prices (-3.0%), with others close behind.

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Market Insights Strategy: Traditional Research vs. AI-Driven Analysis

WideNARROW

Embracing the Evolution of Market Research In today's digital age, the landscape of market research is rapidly evolving, driven by technological advancements and changing consumer behaviors. This evolution demands a proactive approach from market researchers as they navigate the shifting terrain of tools, methodologies, and data sources.

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Report: AI giants grow impatient with UK safety tests

CIO

Key AI companies have told the UK government to speed up its safety testing for their systems, raising questions about future government initiatives that too may hinge on technology providers opening up generative AI models to tests before new releases hit the public. OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Microsoft, and Meta are among companies who have agreed to allow the UK’s new AI Safety Institute (AISI) to evaluate their models, but they aren’t happy with the current pace or transparency of the evaluati

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From Labs to Leaders: 2024’s Generative AI Predictions for Industry Champions

Dataversity

In the past year, we have witnessed the explosive emergence of generative AI (GenAI) use cases. Its potential to revolutionize how businesses analyze, create, and compete is undeniable, but beyond the hype, a critical question hangs in the air: How will industries move forward with GenAI in 2024? This blog post explores five key predictions […] The post From Labs to Leaders: 2024’s Generative AI Predictions for Industry Champions appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

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

While the proper governance of data is clearly critical to the success of any business intelligence organization, focusing on data governance alone is a huge mistake. Organizations continually fail to generate ROI on their governance initiatives because they are too narrow in scope. To be effective, Business Intelligence (BI) governance must cover both data and visualizations.

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Roller Derby and Testing New BusinessObjects Service Packs

InfoSol

Last night I went to watch a Roller Derby game live on a banked track which I have not done for a long time. I loved the game especially since my team, “The Runaway Brides”, soundly defeated the “Brutal Beauties” but it also reignited my love of the sport. Both teams had great skaters, but “The Runaway Brides” also had very skillful blockers that really made the difference.

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Top 7 Predictions for the Future of Competitive Intelligence

WideNARROW

Introduction: Embracing the Future of Competitive Intelligence In the ever-evolving landscape of business strategy, competitive intelligence (CI) stands out as a cornerstone essential for corporate success. As the business world approaches a new era, CI professionals find themselves at the intersection of innovation and strategy, navigating the dynamic currents of the competitive landscape.

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‘Boomerang’ CIOs: IT leaders level up by coming back

CIO

When Matt Postulka left Arbella Insurance Group as deputy CIO at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, he didn’t intend to look back. Postulka aspired to become a CIO — and he achieved it, landing a job as CIO and senior vice president of technology and operations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. It made sense to leave Arbella because “there was a great leader in place” and “I was feeling that CIO was several years away,” Postulka explains.

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