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Ye olde ETL shoppe

New data integration vendors are promising to ETL your data to its destination in minutes. Is the old ETL process, with hundreds of complex stages, completely defunct?

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Open core products: Are they worth the trade-off?

Combining open source and closed-source attributes, open core approaches risk lockin but can provide useful functionality

AI has met a fork in the road; which path will dominate?

While pure AI, or open API, will soon allow robots to become more human-like, pragmatic AI is alive and well today and driving true business transformation

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Failures make Microsoft Office better and better

Microsoft is experimenting with focused tools to let you dip into work as needed. Some experiments end up moving Office 365 to the next level

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What your software developer wishes you knew

Some basic guidelines on how to work with an outsourced software developer to ensure the best possible results.

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What can be uncovered when big data meets the blockchain

As blockchain technology continues to be explode in popularity and be adopted by organizations around the world, new types of data are becoming available for analysis by the most recent big data technologies

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You can't build enterprise AI if you suck at data & analytics

Executives are anxious to jump on the AI bandwagon, but many organizations lack the requisite data & analytics infrastructure or executive culture to build production machine learning systems.

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What you need to know about Power BI now

Power BI is now much more than an Excel query tool. Here’s how to use it for your business data analysis and reporting

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How to tell if AI or machine learning is real

False and misleading claims abound that applications and cloud services are now smart. Here’s how to identify true artificial intelligence and machine learning

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Don’t fall for faux agile

Here are recommendations and guidelines to help your team find a middle ground between impractical purist Agile adherence that helps projects get managed and completed to satisfaction

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Cloud API integration platforms make the digital economy work

Open API platforms and frameworks are essential for expediting successful application development, deployment and integration in the digital economy.

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Reality check: The state of AI, bots, and smart assistants

We’ve made a lot of progress in artificial intelligence over the last half century, but we’re nowhere near what the tech enthusiasts would have you believe

Linux: Is Lubuntu better than Xubuntu?

Also in today’s open source roundup: How to kill a process from the command line, and ReactOS 0.4.5 has been released.

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10 Linux distributions for developers

Also in today’s open source roundup: Is Red Hat a good desktop distro? And why you should run Windows as a VM in Linux.

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Cortana moves way beyond being a personal assistant

Combined with Microsoft Graph, Project Rome, and Bot Framework, the personal assistant technology looks to reinvent work across devices

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Will Linux protect you from ransomware attacks?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu has a login screen security flaw.

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

Don’t believe the fairy tale that the cloud’s auto-provisioning and auto-scaling services make software perform better

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Ubuntu Linux: Which flavor is the best?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux and the Windows desktop, and DistroWatch reviews NixOS.

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Cheat sheet: The must-know Excel 2016 features

Are you getting the most from Microsoft Excel 2016? Familiarize yourself with the key new features

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If you're into Steam Gaming, or know somebody who is, you should consider these deals currently active on Steam gear.

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