Less than a week apart, Google announced the acquisition of Looker and Salesforce announced the acquisition of Tableau. Both large companies have begun to realize they’ve never really addressed the need for analytics. They’re great at saving and organizing data, but neither has a suite worth anything to provide easier to use dashboards and analytics that are key component of business intelligence.
I have two brief articles on forbes.com discussing the announcements.
In a move joining the children of two famous early tech companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced they are going to acquire Cray Inc. It’s a smart move, but it brings a bit of nostalgia to my emotions. Read my latest Forbes.com article.
Last week I posted another Forbes article, this one focused on how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help companies in mobile marketing. The ad ecosystem is complex and there are a number of ways, from demographics to fraud protection, Where the advanced techniques can help. Check my articles page for a link.
While at SAP TechEd in October, I talked with people about artificial intelligence and other leading technologies. One conversation took me out of my core zone and into how the company is looking at blockchain and other ways of providing distributed ledgers. My latest Search Data Management article discusses what I learned.
There are a couple of recent examples of provider fraud in healthcare. One came from a conversation I had with Alteryx at the Tableau conference. The result of my investigation is my latest forbes.com article.
ThoughSpot is an analytics company and they made a number of announcements at their conference this week. One that caught my eye was about SearchIQ, a new product for natural language processing (NLP). It layers text and voice query on top of their platform. Read more in my latest article on forbes.com.
A couple of new articles over on the article page.
The first it almost a counter argument to the data problem I’ve previously discussed. It’s not enough to have good data if people can’t trust the algorithm.
Then, at SAP TechEd 2018, Bernd, Leukert’s keynote speech had one key element that showed me that the company was finally internalizing the ecosystem focus needed to thrive in the cloud versus the on-premises model they’ve used for decades.