Category: Big Data And Analytics

Zoho Ups the Ante on Data Privacy

Most people are well aware that we are actually paying for the “free” applications we use with our data. From Facebook to Google to Pinterest, vendors monetize user data through advertising and by tracking and selling our data to third parties. But many people are not aware of the increasing scope of these practices. In November, for instance, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google had...

Intuit: Democratizing AI and ML for Small Businesses

Intuit wants to democratize artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for small businesses—many of whom lack the time and expertise to take advantage of these technologies on their own. To that end, the vendor has been steadily turbo-charging its solutions with AI and ML capabilities to make them “smart”. In 2019, Intuit increased the number of employees working in AI by 60%. Th...

Three Emerging Technologies Poised to Reshape Accounting and Financial Management

Businesses that can effectively harness data to identify trends, streamline operations, and make better business decisions have always had an edge over competitors. Today, as technology advances make it easier to digitize data at a seemingly exponential rate, this gap is widening. As the Economist put it in 2017, data is the new oil. Businesses that can use data to create business value and opp...

Will Your Business Disrupt—Or Be Disrupted?

“Digital transformation” may sound like a buzzword, but the drivers behind it are very real. In an era where technology is reshaping businesses and industries, companies that harness technology can reap big advantages over those that don’t. Businesses must first determine how to adapt their businesses for the digital age and then put technology to work to bring these changes to life.

BI and Analytics for Mid-Market Businesses: My Podcast with SAP

I recently participated, with Paul Clark from SAP, in a thought leadership podcast on the topic of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence(BI) and Social Analytics for Midmarket companies. Brief Overview: We discuss the various aspects and uses of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Social Analytical tools within...