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TechTarget: Box strikes back with solid quarter

“You can share files with your Slack colleagues, but keep the security and compliance levels that you have from your Box environment,” said Deep Analysis founder Alan Pelz-Sharpe. “It takes the power of the content cloud and brings it into the collaborative environment of Slack, which is super powerful.”

Yahoo Finance: Veritone Launches AI-Driven Intelligent Distributed Energy Resource Management Solution (iDERMS)

“Veritone’s launch of the intelligent distributed energy resource management system (iDERMS) addresses head-on the challenges of green energy,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder of analyst firm Deep Analysis. “With green energy’s inherent unpredictability, there is a clear need for AI-powered predictive energy solutions to balance supply and demand, lower energy costs and ensure grid reliability and resilience in the face of our fragile grid infrastructure.”

TechTarget: Box Integration with Slack

“You can share files with your Slack colleagues, but keep the security and compliance levels that you have from your Box environment,” said Deep Analysis founder Alan Pelz-Sharpe. “It takes the power of the content cloud and brings it into the collaborative environment of Slack, which is super powerful.”

TechTarget: IBM offloads Watson Health business data, analytics

“It comes as no surprise at all as Watson Health was described long ago by IBM as a moonshot, but it failed to take off,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder of Deep Analysis. “That it has been sold to an investment firm means that this is likely not its final resting place, but will likely be tidied up, restructured and then resold at a later date.” The sale of the Watson unit could foreshadow IBM selling off more of its divisions and technology assets, Pelz-Sharpe said.

Big Data Quarterly: AI and Automation Bring Opportunities—And Challenges

In other words, what worked in the late 1990s and early 2000s does not work so well today. Now, we live in an agile world; we live in a world where we all have had to accept and deal with unexpected upheaval and change. There is a dawning realization that business process activities need to be equally agile and adaptable; few have any appetite to be locked in again to a fixed way of working. Business attitudes and approaches to automation are also evolving, embracing a philosophy of adaptable, beneficial, and affordable over the now-dated philosophy of faster, cheaper, and better. Although the organizations I talk to in both the public and private sectors understand that, albeit often unconsciously, it’s a more difficult shift for technology vendors to embrace.

LeMagIT(France) AI: a certain awareness of the consequences on the environment

Businesses can get carried away with the idea that they need an advanced deep learning system that can do it all, according to Alan Pelz-Sharpe. However, if they want to tackle a targeted use case, like automating an invoicing process, they don’t need an advanced system. These systems are expensive and use a lot of data, which means they have a high carbon footprint. A specialized system will have been trained on a much smaller amount of data while still being capable of fulfilling a specific use case just as well as a more general system. “Because it is highly specialized, this AI has been trained on the most precise data possible” while keeping a small set of data, says Alan Pelz-Sharpe. A deep learning model , on the other hand, has to stir up massive amounts of data to achieve anything.

ReWorked: 8 Strategies for Effective Knowledge Management in the Workplace

“Knowledge management has a long history by IT standards, but the methodologies defined by Nonaka and others in the late ‘90s still hold strong,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder and principal analyst of Deep Analysis. “But at its heart, knowledge management is the art of bringing order to chaos, to bring structure and efficiency to the sharing of organizational knowledge. Everyone needs access to organizational knowledge. We know it’s there, but often can’t find it.”

TechTarget: U.S. infrastructure bill aims to close the digital divide

Pelz-Sharpe said the nationwide push toward cloud and mobile work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has further prompted interest in ensuring that all Americans have internet access. Still, the underlying internet infrastructure has not had the investment necessary to support and drive such a transformation, he said. While roughly 90% of Americans have access to the internet, the speed, quality and cost of that service varies widely, he added. “Many rural areas are underserved; some remain essentially off the grid,” he said. “Equally, the high cost has meant many are unable to afford it.”

ReWorked: 8 Strategies for KM

“Knowledge management has a long history by IT standards, but the methodologies defined by Nonaka and others in the late ‘90s still hold strong,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, founder and principal analyst of Deep Analysis. “But at its heart, knowledge management is the art of bringing order to chaos, to bring structure and efficiency to the sharing of organizational knowledge. Everyone needs access to organizational knowledge. We know it’s there, but often can’t find it.”

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