Data Analytics by the Numbers
This month, Business Impact explored how leaps in technology are enabling countless data mining possibilities. The challenge facing companies is to figure out how to crunch the numbers so they can better serve their customers. One way of trying to solve this challenge is by tapping software, such as “business intelligence” applications.
When IBM recently asked 3,000 chief information officers what they sought most, 83 percent said data-analysis technologies were a top priority.
As we saw in the first story this month, data analysis has taken off largely because the cost of storing information has become nearly negligible. “Enterprise disk” refers to large storage drives used in data centers.
Source: Credit Suisse and Gartner
A recent report (PDF) from the McKinsey Global Institute, citing figures from IDC, examined which sectors of the economy have stored the most data, in petabytes.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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