Enterprise business intelligence software and big data
- August 02, 2019
In a quest to be the 'Amazon of state services,' Colorado's chief data officer is rolling out an API integration platform. Challenges abound. Here are the lessons learned.
- July 11, 2019
Adobe is widely known as one of the digital transformation winners. Its journey was, in large part, enabled by thoughtful data governance, data exec Mark Picone says.
- June 21, 2019
Google and Salesforce's recent multibillion-dollar BI deals have put analytics in the spotlight. What's the import for CIOs -- aside from the fact that data rules?
- June 07, 2019
Crafting a data strategy is hard. Use cases help. At the MIT CIO Symposium, four IT leaders share how they're forging data-driven strategies that'll pay off in the algorithmic economy.
- December 21, 2018
What were CIOs focused on in 2018? Cutting-edge AI was top of mind. IT disruption and industry bombshells loomed large. Here are the top 10 CIO articles of the year.
- December 20, 2018
Did you hit the road in 2018 to learn about IT trends? We did. This photo roundup takes a look back at some of the notable moments from SearchCIO's tech event coverage.
- November 12, 2018
In this Q&A, Ashok Kumar made one thing clear for CIOs: Before they touch an AI project, they need to get their data house in order.
- October 22, 2018
Executives from Legendary Entertainment and Microsoft explain how their customer engagement strategies rely on the power of analytics and a core set of social principles.
- September 28, 2018
Do you know why you're hiring data scientists? A lot of companies feel pressure to hire one, but a lot of companies aren't ready for them or don't know what to do with them, said Stephen Gatchell, ...
- August 16, 2018
The 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium was all about making good on an enterprise digital transformation strategy. Explore the strategic advice, emerging technologies and big ideas from this year’s roster of CIOs, MIT faculty and experts.
- July 30, 2018
Augmented reality is making its way into the enterprise. Here, experts detail six AR use cases and how AR headsets are helping boost productivity and reduce errors.
- July 26, 2018
Data science research has become an essential element of modern companies' success in the digital economy. Here's how to build a data science team to get the most bang for your buck.
- July 23, 2018
Forrester Research analyst Martha Bennett gives CIOs a cogent framework for thinking about distributed ledger technology and potential blockchain projects for the enterprise.
- June 29, 2018
A data science development pipeline is critical for digital business. But the sequence of the pipeline must be monitored closely to ensure the output reflects the business goal.
- June 22, 2018
IoT and autonomous systems expert Ella Hilal, a speaker at the upcoming Real Business Intelligence Conference, connects the dots between convenience and BI innovation.
- June 11, 2018
Explore the major sessions and themes of the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium through the lens of the SearchCIO team.
- June 07, 2018
Four IT practitioners at the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said edge computing, real-time analysis and Lambda architecture help them in managing large data sets.
- May 31, 2018
At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, four IT executives shared lessons they've learned from building an intelligent enterprise and paid homage to the tech that helped them do it.
- May 31, 2018
To keep up with the ever-quickening pace of enterprise tech development, companies need the right combination of brains and brawn, says Equinix exec Ryan Mallory in this Q&A.
- April 27, 2018
It's immature, misunderstood, untested in the enterprise, risk-laden -- and needs to be on the CIO agenda. Gartner's Nick Heudecker frames the blockchain questions you should be asking.
- March 27, 2018
Top-notch hospital systems are filled with smart, knowledgeable people eager to use data. But first, they must improve their data literacy, as this case study shows.
- March 19, 2018
Fake facts, discrimination, complexity and illiteracy are four challenges CIOs and data experts must overcome to reap the value of data analytics. Also, forget about bimodal IT.
- March 16, 2018
Data scientists offer insight into why the age-old problem of siloed data persists and some concrete advice to CIOs on how to break down the walls.
- March 14, 2018
Intelligent tutoring systems that track how a student learns become smarter and more useful with practice, according to Carnegie Mellon University's Ken Koedinger. It's all about the data.
- March 09, 2018
Analyst Jim Hare of Gartner offers five ways to turn your company's data and analytics strategy into a competitive advantage by studying what our spy agencies do.
- February 27, 2018
Analyst Bern Elliot encourages CIOs to approach AI the way a financial advisor approaches an investment portfolio -- with a mix of high-risk and low-risk projects.
- February 05, 2018
Top-notch recruiters, organizational structures that engender trust, and attention to ethics are key to ensuring your AI team succeeds.
- January 31, 2018
Digital transformation and underlying technologies -- cloud, AI, DevOps -- dominate CIO strategies this year, but it's unclear whether CIO budgets are up to the task.
- January 30, 2018
John Brownstein of Boston Children's Hospital explains how his team is 'putting the public back in public health' by mining troves of nonclinical data culled from social media.
- January 05, 2018
SearchCIO interviews with leading IT executives suggest continued strong investment in AI projects -- and an important role for CIOs in developing an enterprise-wide AI strategy.
- December 28, 2017
For AI virtual assistants to become truly useful, they need to perfect natural language generation and image recognition, said Forrester's Julie Ask.
- December 22, 2017
In this end-of-year photo roundup, take a look back at some of the most notable moments from SearchCIO's coverage of 2017 tech events.
- October 31, 2017
In this photo roundup, we chronicle the SearchCIO team's experience at the 2017 Gartner Symposium and highlight some key sessions and themes from the event.
- October 26, 2017
Let me guess. You want to find AI talent to build a self-thinking artificial intelligence platform that will revolutionize your business and catapult your organization to the forefront of your ...
- October 20, 2017
Understand the problem first, then invent the technology -- unless you're Google and the technology is its Google Glass device. Also: KRACK attack, AlphaGo Zero, IoT security strategies on the rise.
- October 17, 2017
Components of AI, such as machine and deep learning, will be part and parcel of every enterprise. When devising a machine learning strategy, CIOs should think of it as the next wave of analytics.
- October 13, 2017
Innovation at Starbucks is served up in many forms. EVP and CTO Gerri Martin-Flickinger breaks down the coffee giant's latest technology investments.
- September 29, 2017
The new L'Oreal chatbot helps customers find the perfect gift -- and requires an enterprise-grade marketing stack to do so.
- September 22, 2017
Welcome to the dawn of conversational computing. A big part of this week's Google-HTC deal is about building smartphones -- and other AI-powered devices -- that talk to us. Also: Facebook turns over Russian-linked ads.
- September 21, 2017
In this video, Nvidia's Jesse Clayton gives an overview of the business applications of UAVs and highlights the technologies that are shaping the future of drones.
- September 15, 2017
ARKit, neural engine, Face ID -- here's how CIOs should be looking at Apple's iPhone X. Also: Equifax sued, Microsoft and Intel's Confidential Compute, Samsung's $300M bet.
- September 14, 2017
In this SearchCIO video, learn how e-commerce company ALDO is using its data governance initiative to support the company's business intelligence processes and spur growth.
- September 07, 2017
LAS VEGAS -- For an example of the transformative role drones -- or unmanned aerial vehicles, as they're known in the industry -- will play across industries, just consider, said Michael Huerta, ...
- August 30, 2017
What's in a name? The power to make your KPIs actionable, according to BI consultant Mico Yuk, who has devised a KPI methodology she calls WHW.
- August 30, 2017
In this SearchCIO video, Wayfair's Nathan Kollett enumerates ten self-service BI best practices for organizations to adhere to when implementing a self-service BI initiative.
- August 08, 2017
The 'decision science' center of excellence at Monsanto is outfitted and overseen by IT. It's also the heart of the company's data culture. CIO Jim Swanson explains.
- August 07, 2017
Machine learning helped Monsanto slash carbon emissions; 'decision science' is disrupting its business processes: CIO Jim Swanson talks digital upheaval with SearchCIO.
- July 31, 2017
CIOs who want machine learning capabilities first need to get oodles of data to the algorithms. Not to worry -- they can mail or truck it in.
- July 27, 2017
GE's digital thread connects the data and systems around processes, creating a path to more than $1 billion in productivity gains.
- June 28, 2017
In this SearchCIO video, Tom Davenport encourages CIOs to take an incremental approach when rolling out cognitive or artificial intelligence technologies.
- June 27, 2017
BI is not dead, says Howard Dresner -- but machine learning? It's definitely overhyped. He explains why and talks about his upcoming Real BI Conference in this SearchCIO podcast.
- June 15, 2017
For all the intense interest in AI investments, the ROI for AI is not well-understood. Rather than make bad guesses, CIOs should treat AI projects like venture capital investments.
- June 01, 2017
Data literacy is at the heart of new computing programs at two of the country's premier private research universities. The Data Mill reports.
- May 31, 2017
SearchCIO's Instagram snapshot of the 2017 MIT CIO Symposium explores the major sessions and themes of the event.
- May 30, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Universal basic income, a monthly stipend given out by a government to help cover its citizens' basic needs, is getting a lot of attention as advances in automation exceed what ...
- May 12, 2017
MIT's Sam Madden said machine learning algorithms are more dark art than science. A new initiative at MIT hopes to change that. The Data Mill reports.
- May 08, 2017
Validity, consensus and immutability are the core components of blockchain, and all three have failed. Cornell's Emin Gun Sirer explains why that's not such a bad thing.
- April 29, 2017
BOSTON -- Sam Madden, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, is hoping to help advance the field of machine learning from dark art to principled science with an open ...
- April 28, 2017
Blockchain use cases are cutting across industries and making use of a spectrum of technologies. Is it time to talk standards?
- April 24, 2017
Grace Simrall's smart city vision includes more than an open data portal; she wants data to be useful and user-friendly.
- April 19, 2017
Building an innovation culture remains the biggest challenge companies face in their digital transformation efforts. The public sector offers a model.
- March 27, 2017
In this photo roundup, SearchCIO chronicles our time at the 2017 Gartner Data & Analytics Summit and explores its major themes, including data centricity and the rise of AI.
- March 24, 2017
IBM InterConnect and other news from the week.
- March 17, 2017
Incorporating game mechanics into daily tasks has proven to be an effective way to motivate workers. As it turns out, gamification techniques don't just work on us. Google DeepMind is applying the ...
- March 15, 2017
Michael Vapenik, the enterprise data governance officer at American Express, expounds on what it means to be a data-driven organization.
- March 10, 2017
Is your organization suffering from data analytics scarcity? This week's Gartner summit on data and analytics offers a path to abundance. Also: WikiLeaks releases CIA hacking files.
- February 20, 2017
One of the head scratchers city CIOs are trying to work through is what the smart city platform should look like. To flesh out their requirements for an analytical data platform, 120 members of the ...
- February 20, 2017
Alfred Essa from McGraw-Hill and Mike Gualtieri from Forrester on serving the customer of one at Spark Summit East.
- February 08, 2017
Many companies have invested in the analytics infrastructure that helps turn data into a business asset. Now what? Gartner's Debra Logan offers insight.
- January 31, 2017
The head of the CIA's data science program told corporate data chiefs that it's important to give decision-makers the information they need to hear, not what they want to hear.
- January 20, 2017
The outcome of the Oculus trial is up in the air, but VR is gaining ground. Also in Searchlight: Oracle faces discrimination suit; Twitter sells Fabric to Google.
- January 12, 2017
The International Institute for Analytics recommends embracing AI, clearly defining roles, and finding a balance between experimentation and deployment.
- January 10, 2017
AI classification systems will be created, predictive models will be scrutinized and analytics teams will be decentralized. Welcome to analytics 2017.
- January 06, 2017
A bevy of new consumer technology products were unveiled this week at CES 2017, but what does it have to do with CIOs? A lot, according to industry analysts. But it's not so much the fancy gadgets ...
- January 03, 2017
CIOs tell us what they're hoping to accomplish in the next 300-plus days.
- December 29, 2016
CIOs are on to the next new thing. From virtual reality technology to artificial intelligence to digital business, CIOs are educating themselves on all of it, according to this list of the ...
- December 28, 2016
SearchCIO rounds up its most popular videos featuring consultants and IT experts. Topics range from the changing role of the CIO to the cognitive enterprise.
- December 02, 2016
Record online holiday sales foretell the arrival of conversational commerce, digital humanism and the omnishopper. Also: AWS goes all-out on AI; San Fran Muni metro hacked.
- November 30, 2016
Opinion polls on the 2016 presidential race went up and down with the campaigns. But Harvard's Gary King says voters don't base choices on events.
- November 30, 2016
Organizations that want to outsource survey research can learn something from the signals pollsters missed in the 2016 election, says Harvard's Gary King.
- November 29, 2016
The surprise result of the 2016 presidential election has raised a lot of questions about how surveys are done in an era of cellphone-only households.
- November 11, 2016
Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win has media, pollsters soul-searching on the predictive power of data. Also in Searchlight: Yahoo hack may mean no Verizon sale.
- November 07, 2016
2016 Gartner Symposium Instagram snapshot: We chronicle our time at the event and highlight the themes of mastering leadership and discovering your place in a digital ecosystem.
- November 07, 2016
Here's what you missed last week on SearchCIO and SearchCompliance: Microsoft Teams is poised to take on Slack. What does that say about the nature of work and the future of messaging in enterprise ...
- November 01, 2016
Enterprise collaboration tools are not new: For almost a decade, Enterprise 2.0 technologies have sought to foster employee collaboration. But with the debut of Facebook's Workplace, will the social platform of choice for 1 billion users conquer the...
- October 31, 2016
Much of the current discussion on the evolution of artificial intelligence -- an umbrella term to mean everything from speech recognition software to robotics -- centers on speed. Machines can ...
- October 28, 2016
AI tech at work: The Data Mill reports from EmTech.
- October 21, 2016
Where should companies analyze their IoT data, and what is AnalyticOps? The Data Mill reports.
- September 16, 2016
Is the Uber self-driving car event this week the start of a total rethink of the auto industry? Also in Searchlight: the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, changes at HP, hybrid cloud rules.
- August 25, 2016
Platform business models will bring old and new challenges to IT, according to expert Sangeet Paul Choudary.
- July 15, 2016
Pokemon Go is officially a phenomenon, with millions of users around the world linked in to its augmented reality interface. What does it mean for the future of augmented reality in the enterprise? ...
- July 08, 2016
Search engine behemoth Google has already put in effort to build up its image and item recognition efforts, but this week the company made a big move: It acquired Moodstocks, a French startup that ...
- July 08, 2016
The future of computer vision looks bright following a string of tech acquisitions in the field, most recently by Google. Also in Searchlight: Microsoft COO exits; Gartner forecasts uptick in cloud adoption.
- June 30, 2016
Cognitive computing will power future software-- but don't expect an overnight change. Tech revolutions are more gradual, says IT consultant Judith Hurwitz.
- June 28, 2016
Today's programming models are things of the past, says consultant Judith Hurwitz. Cognitive computing systems use data to devise applications that reflect the world as we see it.
- May 31, 2016
In advance of the World BPO/ITO Forum on June 13 and 14 in New York, conference speaker R. Lee Coulter talks about the state of AI applications in IT and business process outsourcing.
- May 31, 2016
Cyber strategy: Big data exposes more digital assets to threats, says Gary Scholten, CIO at Principal Financial Group, but it is also a key to better IT security.
- May 24, 2016
Two digital officers weigh in on why the term "failing fast" doesn't work for their organizations.
- May 13, 2016
Virtual assistants are coming of age. Viv, a new virtual assistant with advanced natural language processing skills that allow her to understand complex commands, is set to disrupt the customer ...
- May 06, 2016
IBM is giving the public an all-access pass to its cloud-enabled quantum computing platform. Is it a milestone in quantum computing or just a lot of noise? Also in Searchlight: Facebook rewards 10-year-old hacker; self-driving minivans to hit the ...