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6 Tips to Improve Content Curation and Delivery

by Kari Walgran on September 20, 2018

Strategies to Transform Online Content into a Valuable Intelligence Resource. Part 2 of 5 in a Series.

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Along with the growing volume and availability of information, an increasing reliance on data and analytics has raised the profile of information itself. Information management has become a crucial part of management in general, as data and information are now central to decision-making. Keeping up with the latest news, information and analysis on key topics can seem impossible, especially as organizations become geographically dispersed and more employees work remotely. For example, over 2 million articles are published every day - just on blogs. Targeted Intelligence offers solutions to these challenges, but implementing an intelligence plan may seem daunting.

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Topics: content curation, Competitive Intelligence, targeted intelligence

What is Targeted Intelligence?

by Kari Walgran on September 13, 2018

With Businesses Under Pressure to Deliver Timely Information, Targeting Intelligence is More Critical than Ever. Part 1 of 5 in a Series.


Every day, organizations must balance complex, competing demands: making sense of overwhelming volumes of information, investing in content and technology, using data and analytics to support business decisions and delivering critical information to users when and where they need it.

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Topics: content curation, Competitive Intelligence, targeted intelligence

Why "Augmented Intelligence" is Trending

by Phoebe Allen on July 6, 2018

What is Augmented Intelligence and why has it become a business buzzword?


2018 finds many sectors making a vernacular shift away from Artificial Intelligence (AI), but not merely to allay people’s growing trepidation surrounding the term. Humans remain necessary for AI to be effective. Unsupervised machine learning is still prohibitively complex and expensive, and supervised machine learning can only go so far. AI has other limitations; Natural Language Generation (NLG) technologies are not being employed to write novels or legislation, but rather to summarize complex data sets or churn-out rote descriptions for websites. At present, AI largely revolves around its capacity to assist human intelligence rather than replace it. As such, the spreading prevalence of the term “Augmented Intelligence” makes sense.

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Topics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, augmented intelligence, Natural Language Generation

Intuition and the Limits of Natural Language Generation

by Phoebe Allen on June 8, 2018

Natural Language Generation lacks the insight that participation provides


Natural Language Generation (NLG) is a software process that converts complex systems (data) into text (prose) that is comprehensible to humans. NLG is a relatively new use for Artificial Intelligence (AI) that, since its advent, has helped accelerate operations across multiple sectors by quickly translating and summarizing datasets that would otherwise take thousands of working hours to interpret.

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Topics: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, augmented intelligence, Natural Language Generation

3 Things Executives Should Know About Data Breaches

by Leonard Hancock on October 3, 2017

When the next data breach occurs, executives who know the facts will have an advantage.


1) Data Breaches Will Continue to Escalate

After the Equifax data breach, companies now fear that the question is when, not if, their data will be compromised. U.S. companies and government agencies experienced a record 1,093 data breaches in 2016, a 40% increase from 2015. Moreover, this may be the tip of the iceberg; a significant portion of cybercrime goes unreported.

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Topics: Cybersecurity

Understanding Semantic Search

by Leonard Hancock on August 17, 2017

Semantic search technology creates challenges and opportunities for businesses retrieving, optimizing and publishing content.Fotolia_136877852_XS.jpg

In today’s world, businesses have come to expect immediate, relevant answers to their queries, whether on the Internet or searching in-house repositories of data. Receiving these answers provides competitive advantage, allowing companies to leverage information for actionable intelligence. The ability to manage and share relevant data can determine business success or failure.

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Topics: semantic search

Why CEOs Should Have a Blockchain Strategy

by Leonard Hancock on July 27, 2017

Oversight from senior executives can ensure blockchain benefits entire organizations.


A company’s executives can establish its culture as one of integrity. Often, what leadership needs to accomplish their vision is an atmosphere of trust: trust between employees and leadership; trust between the company and its customers; and trust that a company’s operations are proceeding securely – especially its financial operations.

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Topics: blockchain

The Uber Disruption

by Leonard Hancock on May 31, 2017

While transforming transportation, Uber has offered a model for innovative companies to cause disruption throughout the economy.


The success of Uber, which is now the fastest growing company in the world, (in 2015 it announced a USD$51 billion valuation), is a bit of a mystery at first glance. Uber is a personal transportation company that doesn’t own any cars. The company makes it fortune by connecting those in need of a service, in this case transportation, with those offering a compatible service, by using a peer-to-peer business model. The transaction is digital; you use an app to summon or schedule an Uber-driver, and as soon as your ride arrives, off you go.

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Topics: disruption

HPC and Data Lakes Lower Cost and Increase Flexibility of Big Data

by Leonard Hancock on May 12, 2017

When leveraged for big data projects, high-performance computing and data lakes are an attractive alternative to structured data warehouses.


Businesses today have found that managing big data presents its own set of challenges; when thousands of sources are accessed and collected, the process of handling information becomes difficult. The older method of storage—filing information in a directory that ranks it according to its relative importance (referred to as a data warehouse)—is an expensive way to treat large data volumes. Enter the data lake as a solution.

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Topics: Big Data, Unstructured Data, Data Lakes

Information Security of Containers Still in Development

by Leonard Hancock on April 27, 2017

Security concerns around container-based virtualization continue to haunt a promising technology

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Container-based virtualization has emerged as one of the top trends in enterprise IT over the last five years. Containers offer a level of flexibility and efficiency that is lacking in Virtual Machines (VMs), allowing cross platform integration. But in certain and crucial respects, container-based VMs lack the security of a VM running a dedicated operating system. 

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Containers

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