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Analysing the distributed workforce

For organisations new to workforce productivity tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams, the reaction is pretty much universal: How did we manage before? 

These collaboration tools and others take the snappy, efficient qualities of instant messaging and place them at epicentre of working life, unifying the previous patchwork of applications into something more like a tapestry. Employees can talk, discover, act and share with speed. Companies become infinitely more productive.

Many, particularly your “cloud-first”, companies have been using these tools long before Covid-19 and have found the remote working transition seamless. A great many more were forced to spin them up overnight. 


Enabling AI with edge computing and HCI

There is a constant stream of innovation happening in storage technology, and the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market is leading the way. According to this report, the HCI market is expected to be worth $17.1 billion by 2023. This projected growth could be put down to the myriad of advantages that HCI offers, including single-pane-of-glass management, reduced rackspace and power which means greener data centres, and improved disaster recovery capabilities to list a few.


TrueCue wants a piece of the cloud data warehousing market

Global technology firm Concentra has announced a newly-formed analytics product and services brand, TrueCue, to challenge the $40 billion dollar cloud data warehousing market.

TrueCue combines TrueCue Services, a 25 person-strong consultancy offering, and the TrueCue smart data warehouse automation platform itself, which was previously known as DataPlus.

Launched 12 years ago, Concentra offers a range of SaaS offerings, including OrgVue, a popular analytics platform which helps Finance and HR understand and optimise the workforce through organisational modelling.


Digitalising healthcare: the key to being secure and agile

As enterprises go digital and integrate new technologies into their business, public sector organisations have been left scrambling to keep up with the new digital age. This is a mammoth challenge for a public institution like the NHS which operates across a massive scale and hosts huge amounts of data.

It’s not as simple as moving away from legacy infrastructure to a cloud platform in a few easy steps. It’s a complicated project that encompasses different areas including cyber security, networking, data and cloud. The issue facing the NHS and other public sector organisations is prioritising one area without compromising another. It’s a careful balancing act to ensure that the NHS can achieve its aim of becoming digital and agile, whilst deploying a stringent cyber security strategy in order to protect its new digital system, critical services and confidential data. 


Q&A: AI’s transformation of the energy industry, with Shell’s Dan Jeavons

Global energy giant Shell has invested heavily in AI and analytics as part of a digital strategy that has saved it over a billion in cost reductions, production increases and additional customer margins. Heading up the company’s data science team is Dan Jeavons, a data expert and digitisation enthusiast who has been repeatedly recognised for his contributions to the field. Ahead of his keynote session at London’s Big Data World next week, we asked Dan about Shell’s hugely successful data strategy and where AI’s benefits are being most keenly felt


Delegate like a boss: Employ AI for your business

As of 2017, only 20 per cent of organisations were using artificial intelligence (AI) in their daily operations. While AI algorithms are still being developed and optimised, this technology already helps companies significantly improve the way they perform routine business tasks. And by allowing mundane tasks to be done more consistently and accurately, AI can provide employees with more time and mental space to perform cognitively sophisticated tasks.

Among the 20 per cent of organisations using AI, many have developed useful methods for deploying it in their operations. Here are some intriguing cases of AI deployment to encourage you to delegate your own repetitive tasks to the technology.


CDO Q&A: Fostering an agile data strategy with Nirali Pitel, AXA PPP Healthcare
As Chief Data & Analytics Officer at AXA PPP Healthcare, big data expert and thought leader Nirali Patel leads a team of 70+ data experts in developing data capabilities for AXA's health insurance business. Ahead of her Keynote session at Big Data & AI World, Techerati asked Nirali to detail AXA's data successes and the... Read More

The road to AI – speedy and full of blind spots
Before organisations rush to exploit AI, they must be aware of the blind spots that can develop It is fair to say that artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. Newspapers and magazines are littered with articles about the latest advancements and new projects being launched because of AI and machine learning (ML) technology. In the last... Read More

Sharing is caring: Surviving the AI economy through Data Trusts

The future data economy will be a mostly collaborative economy, and this can happen only when there is a win-win for all stakeholders.


“Fake news!” How AI is countering a major threat to democracy

In August 2019, Russian media reports began to emerge that orphans were being brought to summer camps in Lithuania and taught to kill. The catch? The story wasn’t true – it was ‘fake news’. Although summer camps do exist in Lithuania (as they do the world over), the young attendees weren’t being taught warfare techniques.

Misinformation campaigns have long been used by hostile governments against enemies and competitors, yet in the past few years the problem of ‘fake news’ has grown dramatically in scale. Facilitated by social media, it’s easier than ever to spread lies and confusion online. But concerned citizens are starting to take a stand – and they’re using AI to help.


Q&A: Director of Digital Engineering Transformation, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

In this exclusive Q&A, Geoff Willis, Director of Digital Engineering Transformation for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, explains how Mercedes is using data science and visualisation to stay ahead of the pack


A healthy outlook – healthcare technology is bringing the future into the present

“As a society we are now experiencing a tsunami of new technologies,” says Jorge Velázquez, Director of Business Transformation at Spain’s BUPA-Sanitas Hospitals. From stem cell therapies to the bio printing of human tissues, exoskeletons to bionic implants, ‘Big Data’ to AI, a dizzying range of new technologies is coming to the healthcare sector. All these new technologies could help doctors and patients treat illnesses better.



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