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Will Companies Embrace Box’s Enterprise Key Management Service?

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by Angela Guess Francesca Sales of Search CIO reports, “Box thinks it might have just the thing to put your cloud security worries to bed. This week, the cloud storage and file sharing company, based in Los Altos, Calif., announced a new service, called Enterprise Key Management (EKM), which would give companies more control of…

An Argument for the Software-Defined Data Center

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by Angela Guess In a new report out of GigaOM Research, Ben Kepes writes, “The software-defined data center lets users control their data center resources with software instead of hardware. It does so by moving organizations from physical storage, networking, and compute to a programmatically accessible infrastructure that offers the flexibility and efficiency to tailor…

The Most Advanced Face Detection Algorithm Yet

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by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “Back in 2001, two computer scientists, Paul Viola and Michael Jones, triggered a revolution in the field of computer face detection. After years of stagnation, these guys’ breakthrough was an algorithm that could spot faces in an image in real time. Indeed, the so-called Viola-Jones algorithm was…

Do Deep Learning Algorithms Actually Mimic the Human Brain?

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a loud-and-getting-louder debate about whether its algorithms actually operate like the human brain does. The comparison might not make much of a difference to developers who just want to build applications that can…

Financial Institutions Need to Go On the Offensive with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Pedro Hernandez of eWeek recently wrote, “Banks and financial services firms will be spending more in IT this year, according to Marcelo Marquez de la Garza, director of Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft. Some investments will deliver a bigger bang for the buck, however. Big data will loom large over IT spending…

Data Governance and Your Company’s Legal Department

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by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm of Information Management recently wrote, “As data governance becomes increasingly part of the business (rather than an offshoot of IT), it must proactively seek to build links with other areas of the enterprise. Two paradigms dominate the IT mindset: the drive to build and maintain a technical environment; and reacting…

A Look Into the Future of Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess David Karger, a professor of Computer Science at MIT, recently wrote on Forbes, “I think that the long-term future of machine learning is very bright (and that we will ultimately solve AI, although that’s a separate issue from ML).   Machine learning is already an incredibly powerful tool that can do a surprisingly…

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Stephanie Baum recently discussed four different ways that artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used in healthcare today. She writes, “It’s worth a look at the diverse applications for AI across healthcare including biotech and health IT, since these are some areas where it is having a significant impact from informing…