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TechTarget: Google settlement heightens focus on data practices

Yet some experts believe the fine and Google’s commitments aren’t enough to change location tracking practices at Google or other companies. “$400 million is around 0.1% of Google’s annual revenue,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder of market analysis firm Deep Analysis. “More importantly, it’s actually incredibly costly and complex to eliminate tracking of users once it’s …

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TechTarget: Whistleblower risk rises with AI policy adoption

Whistleblowers can impact not just a company’s profitability but future employees and partners, said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder of market analyst firm Deep Analysis. Whistleblowers have an impact “by informing others of the true nature of the business,” he said. He added that the tech sector is “rife with issues” that many employees are many employees are …

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ReWorked: Microsoft Syntex Gets a Relaunch, Leaders Are Stressed, More News

The release isn’t only important, it’s potentially a game changer according to Alan Pelz-Sharpe, the founder of Deep Analysis. He explained in a newsletter update that the analyst firm had “stuck our neck out this week” and described it as “the biggest [news] since SharePoint in our industry.” He offers a more detailed analysis of the release elsewhere, …

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Microsoft: “Microsoft Syntex: Content AI in the flow of work” 🎙 – The Intrazone podcastMicrosoft:

On this episode, Chris and I chat with Ian Story (Principal GPM for Syntex) and Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Founder of analyst firm, Deep Analysis) to go behind the scenes of this exciting new “Content AI” category and solution. You’ll hear more about what’s new for Syntex, insights into what’s most valuable for customers, and a breakdown of the direction and …

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TechTarget: Microsoft releases SharePoint Syntex content AI services

“Building on the massive market that they have, Microsoft comes along and adds — pretty much in one fell swoop — all the tools you actually need to automate document processes. That’s huge,” Pelz-Sharpe said. “Even things that seemed simple — time and expense claims forms, accounts payable, contract management — today you need to …

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TechTarget: OpenText enhances CX package, customer data platform

OpenText was mum about the planned acquisition because the company is in a regulatory quiet period. While acquiring Micro Focus may look like a financial stretch on paper, the deal will pay for itself in just a few years through services renewals, according to Deep Analysis research. Cross-selling OpenText security, content management and ERP to Micro …

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TechTarget: New AI ethics advisory board

“The challenge is that few AI systems are designed to operate unethically, rather they can be trained or used to break ethical boundaries, oftentimes unknowingly,” Pelz-Sharpe said. “Until it’s doing something in operation it’s hard to know if it’s doing the right or wrong thing.”

TechTarget: OpenText bolsters secure file sharing with Teams integration

Microsoft cooperating with competitors on Teams document-sharing is good for business, despite its own competitive interests with OneDrive and SharePoint secure file sharing tools, said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder of Deep Analysis. The document cloud market is so enormous, companies such as Box and OpenText — which respectively work medium-to-large and the largest of companies — …

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KMWorld: The Law and AI

It seems only yesterday that cutting-edge technology in the legal sector was defined by souped-up search engines (e-discovery) and document management systems (matter management). Genuine innovation and true high technologies seemed out of place in law firms. Even today, many law firms remain paper-centric and look askance at things such as cloud computing and AI. But …

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Dell Technologies: Enter the library of semantic fingerprints

These small startups are saying that it doesn’t make sense to always use that sort of sledgehammer approach of deep learning. By taking a very narrow approach, they’re able to train on a much smaller data set, be up and running much more quickly and, frankly, be much more accurate. “—Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder, Deep Analysis

Northern Light: The role of AI in knowledge management

Industry analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe shared his thoughts on this topic in a recent KMWorld article.  For starters, Pelz-Sharpe summarizes the all-too-typical corporate information environment this way: “We have multiple disconnected silos of information, mountains of duplicate files, poor search functionality, and often little-to-no structure or governance applied to knowledge or information assets.”  Sadly, this is the case at …

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