Kiril Kirilov

Corporate Chatbots

Can Corporate Chatbots Survive AI?

By Kiril Kirilov | October 18, 2017

Corporate Chatbots We read a lot of news about chatbots reshaping entire industry sectors by utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and natural language processing. Some chatbots are good in assisting consumers in buying tickets or finding good food nearby.

Digital Twins: Benefiting All Stakeholders in Virtual Environments

By Kiril Kirilov | October 12, 2017

Digital Twins and Virtual Environments Engineers utilize the concept of digital twins for centuries. You design an apparatus, then track its performance on paper, find points you can enhance, and then make the necessary tweaks to processes or components. Digitization

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North Americans: “Yes” to Driverless Cars, “No” to Automation

By Kiril Kirilov | October 9, 2017

Driverless Cars and Automation Americans have no worries about autonomous vehicles roaming their roads but most of them are deeply worried about automation of tasks across a growing number of industries. According to a research by the Pew Research Center,

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous? AI Will Not Outsmart Humans Anytime Soon

By Kiril Kirilov | October 4, 2017

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous Overly optimistic news on artificial intelligence and deep learning progress are everywhere. Some news stories offer rational analysis; others are just media buzz on trending topics. With all the AI rumors surrounding us, it is worth

Selecting a Free or Cheap VPN May Hurt Your Privacy

By Kiril Kirilov | October 2, 2017

Cheap VPN May Hurt Your Privacy Virtually any government on Earth tracks your Internet browsing history or online searches while corporations are eager to show you ads depending on your browsing habits. Using a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is

AI Startups Funding Part III: Bootstrapping Is A Viable Option

By Kiril Kirilov | September 26, 2017

Bootstrapping Is A Viable Option Venture capital investors, accelerators, and incubators are queuing up to fund promising artificial intelligence startups. You need not be located in California or the Silicon Valley, investors are looking for AI technology everywhere and big

Record Number of VC Funds Target AI

AI Startup Funding Part II: Record Number of VC Funds Target AI

By Kiril Kirilov | September 21, 2017

Record Number of VC Funds Target AI Roughly 550 startups whose core activity is artificial intelligence attracted over $5 billion in venture capital funding in 2016, a report by CB Insights reads. It appears that AI startups will receive the

AI Startup Accelerators

AI Startup Funding Part I: 23 AI Incubators and Accelerators

By Kiril Kirilov | September 19, 2017

AI Startup Accelerators It looks like securing funding from AI startup accelerators is a child’s play these days. Artificial intelligence is buzzword of the day among angel investors, VC funds, and journalists alike. Finding funds and resources for developing AI

Mobile App Usage Shifts to Business and Technology

By Kiril Kirilov | September 15, 2017

Mobile Business Apps Mobile apps used to be a dream come true for game developers and studios but the latest consumer surveys show a lasting shift to travel, business and technology applications. In the first half of 2017, mobile apps

Initial Coin Offering

Startup Fund Raising Through An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

By Kiril Kirilov | September 14, 2017

What Is An Initial Coin Offering (ICO)? Do you possess Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency? If so, you can easily invest in a growing number of startups raising funds through Initial Coin Offering (ICO) instead of Initial Public Offering (IPO). IPOs

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ARCHIVE

Consumerization Is Revolutionizing “File Sync And Share” Services

By CloudTweaks

The highly regulated asset management industry The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has gained significant popularity in the corporate world and is rapidly changing how enterprises share information. Consumerization of devices in asset management – the migration of features,

CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears 

5 Ways CIOs Can Tackle Cloud Fears

By Robert Grazioli

CIO Cloud Fears  CIOs are tired of hearing about cloud computing concerns. They’ve spent years reading about how cloud resources are subject to risks, and wonder – what can they do to help people trust the cloud?  The truth is

Green Cloud Computing – Green Power Usage Effectiveness

By Eirikur Hrafnsson

  A few years back the Green Grid developed the Power Usage Effectiveness metric or PUE for short to measure a data centers’ effectiveness of getting power to IT equipment. What the PUE tells you in simple terms is how

How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

By CloudTweaks

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Crime Prevention According to a study released by FBI, there is an annual increase of 4.1% in violent crimes and 7.4% in motor-vehicle thefts in the United States in 2016. Despite having stringent laws and intense

Preventing Disastrous Events Through The Power of Anomaly Detection In Machine Data

By CloudTweaks

Preventing Disastrous Events Through the Power of Anomaly Detection in Machine Data In August, a single server failed and the NASDAQ went down for three hours. In January, GlobalPayments reported that a hack compromising millions of credit card accounts cost

Cloud Based Service Level Agreements – Two Different Worlds

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Service Level Agreements A common theme in the chatter about cloud computing is the need for Cloud Based Service Level Agreements SLAs around performance and availability. These SLAs simply don’t exist or are specified in a way that makes them

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

By Mary Stanhope

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

By Allan Leinwand

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it

Do You Have The Right IT Monitoring And Management Strategy?

By CloudTweaks

IT Monitoring And Management Strategy As more organizations embrace hybrid IT, the task of monitoring and managing these environments becomes more complex. Virtualization and cloud add layers of abstraction, making detection and resolution of a performance/availability issue extremely challenging for

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

By Tom Dibble

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the customer” may be more powerful. Two recurring revenue imperatives highlight the importance of responding to, and cherishing customer interactions. Technology

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Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Record Breaches Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT ...
How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How artificial intelligence and analytics helps in crime prevention

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Crime Prevention According to a study released by FBI, there is an annual increase of 4.1% ...
Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

Is Machine Learning The Future? Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete

Is Machine Learning The Future? In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were ...
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Getting ready for Europe’s new data protection rules

Europe’s New Data Protection Rules Next May, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, replacing the 1995 ...
5 Industries That Will Be the Most Affected by GDPR

5 Industries That Will Be the Most Affected by GDPR

5 Industries Most Affected by GDPR The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation — or GDPR as it’s being tossed around ...