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.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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