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What Separates Deep Learning from General Artificial Intelligence?

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by Angela Guess Joe Castaldo of Canadian Business recently wrote, “Artificial intelligence is one of those concepts that seems to be perpetually around the corner. The results have been fairly unspectacular and confined to university laboratories—until recently. One branch of AI, known as deep learning, has made huge advances in the past couple of years,…

In the SQL v. NoSQL Battle, Everyone Wins

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by Angela Guess Rasmus Johansson, VP of Engineering at SkySQL recently told TechRadar, “I think this is a very exciting time in the evolution of IT, where the value that technology professionals can deliver to a business has simply never been greater. The debate around the merits of SQL and NoSQL is just a symptom…

Big Data v. Deep Data

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by Angela Guess Otto Scharmer of the Huffington Post recently opined, “While big data has certainly opened up a whole new range of possibilities, I would like to suggest a distinction between surface big data and deep data. Surface data is just data about others: what others do and say. That is what almost all current big data is…

Why Your Business Needs E-Discovery And Information Governance

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by Angela Guess Bassam Zarkout of CMS Wire recently wrote, “The difference between e-discovery and information governance is the difference between reactive and proactive. When documents shifted to digital format, companies needed a solution to help find and identify the electronically stored information necessary for legal procedures. Enter e-discovery. E-discovery allows companies to identify information assets,…

Familiarize Yourself with the Latest Cloud Terminology

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by Angela Guess Nick Hardiman of Tech Republic recently put together a detailed list of cloud technology terms. Some of the terms have been around for a while, and some are on the cutting edge. Here’s the list: “Bare metal IaaS – Physical machine rental rather than virtual machine rental. Like dedicated-server hosting with added cloud…

The Big Data Conundrum

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by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “One of the biggest new ideas in computing is ‘big data.’ There is unanimous agreement that big data is revolutionizing commerce in the 21st century. When it comes to business, big data offers unprecedented insight, improved decision-making, and untapped sources of profit. And yet ask a chief…

MDM v. Information Governance

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by Angela Guess Andrew White of Gartner recently wrote, “Periodically I get this question from users: what is the difference between MDM and information governance?  Normally I respond with, ‘MDM is information governance (at a high level), but focused on master data only’.  This response tends to work OK when the term, ‘governance’ really means…

Data Buzzwords Defined for Business Users

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by Angela Guess Michael Koploy of SoftwareAdvice.com has turned to several data experts for definitions of three of the most prevalent data buzzwords: Big Data, data warehouses, and data mining. Koploy gathered definitions that would be useful for business users. On the topic of Big Data, Bob Scott offered this explanation: “Big data references that…

The Difference Between Data Governance & Data Management

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by Angela Guess Pete Stiglich recently wrote for the Perficient Health IT blog, “When you hear some talk about Data Governance, it is hard to decipher whether they’re really talking about Data Governance or if they’re really talking about Data Management or some ambiguous conglomeration of the two. The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management defines…