Ronald van Loon

Google Deepmind: The Importance of Artificial Intelligence

By Ronald van Loon | April 24, 2018

Developments in Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) are happening faster today than ever before. However, the nature of progress in A.I. is such that massive technological breakthroughs might go unnoticed while smaller improvements get a lot of media attention. Take the case of

Blockchain Potential to Transform Artificial Intelligence

By Ronald van Loon | April 5, 2018

Blockchain Potential The research on improving Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has been ongoing for decades. However, it wasn’t until recently that developers were finally able to create smart systems that closely resemble the A.I. capabilities of humans. The main reason for

Cognitive computing: Moving From Hype to Deployment

By Ronald van Loon | February 15, 2018

Cognitive computing Although cognitive computing, which is many a times referred to as AI or Artificial Intelligence, is not a new concept, the hype surrounding it and the level of interest pertaining to it is definitely new. The combination of

AI’s Impact on Retail: Examples of Walmart and Amazon

By Ronald van Loon | February 5, 2018

AI’s Impact on Retail Artificial Intelligence or AI is expected to be in major demand by retail consumers due to its ability to make interactions in retail as flawless and seamless as possible. Many of us do realize the potential

Smart Society: How to Trust Artificial Intelligence

By Ronald van Loon | January 26, 2018

How to Trust Artificial Intelligence The concept of a smart society has been around for a long time, but the progress we have seen towards achieving it in the last decade has really been a giant leap for mankind. For

Machine Learning Explained: Understanding Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

By Ronald van Loon | January 17, 2018

Machine Learning Explained Once we start delving into the concepts behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), we come across copious amounts of jargon related to this field of study. Understanding this jargon and how it can have an

The Difference between Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Statisticians, and Software Engineers

By Ronald van Loon | January 3, 2018

Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Statisticians, and Software Engineers Finding out the difference between data scientists, data engineers, software engineers, and statisticians can be confusing and complicated. While all of them are linked to data in a way, there is an

What is Big Data And How Does It Work?

By Ronald van Loon | December 29, 2017

Your technology is generating data whenever you use your smartphone, when you chat with your family and friends on Facebook, and when you shop. Anytime you go online, you’re producing data and leaving a digital trail of information. All of

Mobile Data Traffic Explosion: Explore IoT, 5G, & VR Opportunities

By Ronald van Loon | December 4, 2017

Mobile Data Traffic Explosion The technology revolution of the 21st Century has opened the avenues towards many possibilities. We now have a mobile data traffic explosion on our hands, which can end up expanding growth while we move into the

4 Ways How AI Can Augment the Digital Marketer

By Ronald van Loon | December 1, 2017

AI and the Digital Marketer As part of my experience, I have had the luxury of observing the way possibilities regarding AI have drastically arisen during the last decade. What many considered unachievable in the past is now certainly achievable

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Cloud Proving To Be Major Resource For Hedge Funds

By CloudTweaks

Major Resource for Hedge Funds As we near the end of Q1 2013, hedge fund managers continue to generate higher returns. Following several years of sub-par performances from global hedge funds, investment managers have turned to cloud computing and infrastructure-as-a-service

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

Enterprise Adoption

What The Egg McMuffin Teaches Us About Enterprise Adoption

By Bret Clement

Enterprise Adoption On one hand, cloud computing has unleashed a new degree of innovation, enabling line-of-business users to become incredibly nimble. Gartner last year famously predicted that CMOs would spend more on IT than CIOs within the next five years.

Cloud Gaming Is Ready: The Games Industry Isn’t

By CloudTweaks

Cloud Gaming The current perception of cloud streaming technology in the Games Industry, particularly in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) marketplace, is to put it mildly ‘mixed’. Recent comments at Gamescom 2013 have only cemented for some that while Cloud Gaming

5 Ways Cloud-based Tools Can Help Accountants Escape The IT Treadmill

By Kirti Khanna

Accountant Cloud Tools Digital tools and software have become an inseparable part of any accountant’s profession. There are software for almost every need of accountants. From managing payrolls to filing taxes, technology is able to automate them and offer a

Learning From Past Mistakes: Predictions For Cybersecurity

By Larry Jones

Predictions Cybersecurity From Ashley Madison to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), hackers did not discriminate between organizations or industries when it came to unleashing cyber-attacks in 2015. This past year, data breaches affected millions of people with headlines of

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

By Stan Roach

Cloud Migration Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs.

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

Online File Sharing And The Importance Of Security

By Charles Mount

Online File Sharing Security Do you have confidential business files stored on your work computer? Maybe it’s a spreadsheet for a report that must be delivered to management tomorrow. If you don’t work on it from home, you’ll be at

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Industrial IoT will reshape network requirements

By Mark Casey

Industrial IoT The hype around IoT may have been surpassed this year by breathless coverage of topics such as artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies, but there continue to be interesting developments in IoT related technology and services. The possibilities for efficiency

How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

Machine Learning Quantifies Trust Bottom Line: By enabling enterprises to scale security with user behavior-based, contextual intelligence, Next-Gen Access strategies are ...
The Shift from Monolithic to Microservices: What It Means for CTOs.

The Shift from Monolithic to Microservices: What It Means for CTOs.

The Shift to Microservices The shift in application development strategies is moving from monolithic design to isolated and resilient components ...
My Fascination with Amazon Go

My Fascination with Amazon Go

Amazon Go Recently, Amazon unveiled the world’s first completely self-service, no checkout, grocery store — and it’s really captured the public’s imagination. Lines ...
Rainmaking From The Cloud - CIOs Struggle To Keep Pace With IT Demands

Rainmaking From The Cloud – CIOs Struggle To Keep Pace With IT Demands

Rainmaking from the Cloud In the digital era, where customers can select virtually anything with a click of a button, ...
Technology Cloud Contributor

IoT Data Centers – “We’ve Always Done IoT, We’re Just Terrible At Marketing It”

IoT Data Centers An often repeated phrase by many data center professionals is “We’ve always done IoT, we’re just terrible ...
73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business

73% Are Using Internet Of Things Data To Improve Their Business

Internet Of Things Data According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, M2M connections will represent 46% of connected devices by ...
Built to Last: Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner for Your Game

Built to Last: Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner for Your Game

Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner There are millions of gamers around the globe, and according to gaming market research firm ...
Leading Multicloud Strategies

Solving the Complexities of Leading Multicloud Strategies

Leading Multicloud Strategies To avoid the dreaded cloud lock-in, many organizations are now managing multiple clouds to service their business ...
5 Ways the Cloud and IoT Have Transformed the Transportation Industry

5 Ways the Cloud and IoT Have Transformed the Transportation Industry

IoT Transportation Industry The Internet of Things has caused many industries to evolve - but few more than transportation. Here ...
The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl: Nimble Operationalization in the Multi-Cloud

The Cure for Cloud Sprawl Enterprises are shifting to a cloud-first footing. That’s no secret. But just as companies and ...