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Past articles by Brian:

Qlik debuts free data literacy certification

Qlik now offers a free data literacy certification -- the latest to come out of the Data Literacy Project, a Qlik-founded organization dedicated to improving data literacy for workers. → Read More

Qlik multi-cloud, Kubernetes options drive cloud-first vision

With new Qlik multi-cloud and Kubernetes-based deployment options and focus on SaaS, the analytics vendor is pushing users towards a cloud future -- but it's giving users plenty of time to switch over. → Read More

Cloud AutoML, BigQuery ML upgrades expand Google stake in ML

With upgrades of Cloud AutoML and BigQuery ML, Google expanded its footprint in the machine learning market, targeting a new generation of less technical developers with a host of automated tools to help create custom machine learning models. → Read More

Users find data preparation tools vital to BI strategies

Data preparation tools not only are essential for enterprise users, but they're also becoming increasingly cloud-based and self-service-oriented -- allowing more business users to take advantage of them, a Dresner Advisory Services study found. → Read More

Tableau-VoiceBase deal brings speech analytics data to users

The Tableau-VoiceBase partnership brings speech analytics data to Tableau users to make it easier for end users to uncover data insights from audio. → Read More

Augmented data management draws more enterprise interest

Much like augmented analytics, augmented data management is an emerging trend. It uses AI and machine learning to automate manual tasks, enabling data professionals to make quicker decisions. → Read More

Attunity acquisition expands data management for Qlik users

With Qlik's Attunity acquisition, the self-service BI vendor hopes to solidify its standing among its analytics competitors and other data management players by bringing new data management and integration capabilities to users. → Read More

MicroStrategy 2019 platform touts 'zero-click' analytics

In the MicroStrategy 2019 platform, voice and vision technologies are helping to make 'zero-click' analytics a reality to allow for real-time decision-making and to open up valuable data to the entire organization. → Read More

What's in it for the enterprise at 2018 Apple event? Apple Watch, AR

Analysts said the 2018 Apple event was lackluster overall. But the new medical-grade Watch Series 4 got their attention -- and it should get the enterprise's attention, too. → Read More

Building an intelligent enterprise: Four experts offer hard-won advice

At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, four IT executives discussed what it takes to build an intelligent enterprise. Their advice ran the gamut, touching on everything from data enrichment and user experience design to cloud diversification and partnering with vendors. → Read More

Edge computing helps IT execs in managing large data sets

IT practitioners at the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium shared how they're using edge computing technology, Lambda architecture and other approaches to help in managing large data sets. → Read More

Build 2018 gives the office meeting a high-tech sheen. Does it matter?

Microsoft's window into the future of meetings at its Build 2018 event was a tour de force, but analysts argue the glitzy display amounted to automating the 'meeting lifecycle' rather than reinventing it. → Read More

Twitterverse debates necessity of chief transformation officer role

Do companies need a chief transformation officer? Not many on Twitter think so, with some arguing the role is not only unnecessary but could actually impede smooth digital transformation. → Read More

Voice computing goes to work with Microsoft Teams addition of Cortana

Voice computing is still nascent in the enterprise. Will Microsoft's integration of Cortana into its Teams collaboration platform acculturate employees to treat their computers like assistants rather than just tools? → Read More

IT Priorities 2018: Network upgrades, automation, cloud make the cut

In the TechTarget IT Priorities 2018 survey, IT pros listed networking, automation and cloud computing as top initiatives for this year. → Read More

Net neutrality ruling requires measured, informed CIO response

After the net neutrality ruling, Forrester's Glenn O'Donnell advises CIOs to educate themselves on the new rules while reassessing key IT strategies. → Read More

'Heavy lifting' ahead for mobile digital transformation: Forrester

A recent Forrester report highlights the long mobile digital transformation journey ahead for IT execs and digital business leaders. → Read More

Will GE stay on digital path following CEO's departure?

Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO that set GE on its transformative digital path, is passing the torch. Also in Searchlight, Amazon scoops up Whole Foods. → Read More

In five years, the CIO will be a digital evangelist, product manager

In this video, the CIO at Stanley Black & Decker Industrial discusses how the future CIO role will shift to a digital evangelist or a product manager. → Read More

CIO: Think business first when facing technological disruption

In this video, Wendy Cofran, CIO at Century Health Systems, warns CIOs not to lean into technological disruption without first considering the business impact. → Read More