I'm always grateful when people ask me to speak at their events - it's a privilege never to be taken for granted that people are willing to spend their valuable time listening to what I have to say. But I thought it might be useful for some to know the themes of my talks through the… Continue reading Autumn 2019 speaking gig themes
Today marks the official launch of 451 Research's new survey products focused on AI & Machine Learning, called Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) AI & Machine Learning: Adoption, Drivers and Stakeholders 2018. I made a video explaining more about it, which you can see via Twitter here. I'm very excited about this launch because while it's… Continue reading What is the Voice of the Enterprise saying about AI & Machine Learning?
Healthcare IT is hard. I bring this up as the drumbeat of negative press about IBM Watson has been getting louder recently, especially around healthcare. And now comes this comprehensive report from STAT News - a well-respected source in the health sector - on IBM's efforts with Watson for Oncology. The report outlines the struggles clinicians have… Continue reading Healthcare IT is hard – even with AI & machine learning – but we should pursue it
As it readies the 50th release of its software suite, Salesforce says it is on course to be the fastest technology company to reach $10bn in revenue. It is slated to reach just north of $8bn in the current fiscal year, which runs through January 31, 2017. Its European business is thriving, according to the… Continue reading Salesforce reaches 50th software release & touts machine-learning
Of all the places to try out machine learning, the legal market would probably not be the logical choice, given its reputation as a laggard in technology adoption. But about five years ago, machine learning was given a go – in the form of something called predictive coding in a certain area of legal software… Continue reading What’s driving machine learning, and where is it taking us?
Raising large private investment rounds is something of an anomaly in the world of e-discovery software, due to the relative maturity of many of the players and the somewhat modest total addressable market – at least compared to some other enterprise software segments. When kCura, maker of the SaaS-based Relativity e-discovery suite, announced in February… Continue reading Newly minted kCura looks to dominate corporate e-discovery before expanding further
With the whole of IBM now marching to its cognitive computing message, the company's Insight conference in Las Vegas was always going to be heavily influenced by analytics, Watson Analytics in particular. After all, it is the combination of advanced analytics – including text analytics and machine learning – in that product that is likely… Continue reading IBM’s forecast calls for more cloud-based analytics and cognitive computing
One of the announcements that came out of Salesforce's recent Dreamforce conference is that the Internet of Things (IoT) is its latest area of focus. As the poster child for the SaaS model, Salesforce has already changed the application software business. It has racked up a market capitalization nudging ever closer to $50bn, and revenue… Continue reading Dreamforce: a bit Uber the top, but Salesforce drives into new neighborhoods
IBM recently provided an update on its progress with Watson Analytics - a combination of guided analytic discovery and visualization plus predictive analytics all wrapped up in a freemium pricing model. Customers of 451 Research can read my report here, but here's a couple of snippets: IBM is operating in a very crowded analytics market with a… Continue reading IBM Watson adds more visual clues to analyze as it grows its user base