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When I ask people what they think the Internet of Things (IoT) is all about, the vast majority will say “smart homes,” probably based on personal experience. If I say that it is also about industries making using of data from sensors, then most people’s immediate reaction is to think
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Much of the discussion about AI centres on what the algorithms can do, as well as the potential for change and/or disaster. But what about the team behind the algorithms? Few discussions have focused on this most essential group, and not just the modellers, but the data sources, the trainers,
Analytics platforms have a lot to live up to. The scope may be fairly straightforward, but expectations can be high, and there is a wide range of users and customers, all of whom have slightly different needs. This post explores what IT decision makers can expect from an analytics platform.