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Data Analytics & Digital Technologies

Is the Sky the Limit? Following the Path of AI and ML

by Curt Hall

AI, in all its various forms — machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), speech recognition, cognitive systems, intelligent agents, chatbots, and robotics — is generating intense interest across every industry. In effect, AI has sparked what can only be described as an explosion in technological innovation worldwide — innovation that is going to accelerate throughout the foreseeable future.

Rob Austin

The Cutter Pod, Episode 2: Managing in the Age of Transparency: The Puddle Fallacy

by Robert Austin

In this episode of The Cutter Pod, Cutter Consortium Fellow Rob Austin talks about — and tells stories of — the impact that a once-unimaginable volume of data flowing around via the web can have on organizations and individuals, and he offers advice to business technology leaders about how they can manage both the positive and negative consequences.


Organizations See Clearly Through the Fog

by Giti Javidi, by Ehsan Sheybani, by Lila Rajabion

Big data is not going anywhere soon. In the next few years, businesses of all sizes will be using some form of data analytics to make business decisions. More­over, as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more widespread, high-speed data processing, analytics, and reduced response times will be deemed more critical than ever. Meeting these requirements through the current centralized, cloud-based model faces a multitude of challenges. This is where fog computing can enhance and complement the cloud.


Business Technology Trends and Predictions, 2018 — Opening Statement

by Cutter Team

As we do each year, we asked Cutter’s team of experts to weigh in on some of the technologies, trends, and strategies that will truly make waves in the months to come. We hope the articles in this issue of Cutter Business Technology Journal help clarify your organization’s path forward in today’s digital economy.


Semantic Ontologies: Be the Shepherd, Not the Sheep

by Dean Crowley, by Oliver Browne

Dean Crowley and Oliver Browne stress the importance of the adoption of an industry-wide ontological standard within the financial industry. They believe this will prove useful for streamlining the reporting process and enabling an improved customer experience. The authors also feel that those organizations using an ontology will secure a competitive advantage over those who choose not to adopt one.

Claude Baudoin

The Year of Data Governance?

by Claude Baudoin

Data governance, although not a new practice, is more critical than ever, according to Cutter Senior Consultant Claude Baudoin. A recent increase in privacy breaches, Internet of Things (IoT) data generation, and data residency challenges enforces the urgency to prioritize and address vulnerabilities and formulate a governance plan to responsibly manage enterprise data.   

Alexandre Rodrigues

AGI and the Ethical Challenges Ahead for 2018

by Alexandre Rodrigues

As a follow-up to his article from last year’s trends issue, Cutter Senior Consultant Alexandre Rodrigues expands on his commentary surrounding AGI — artificial general intelligence. AGI capabilities continue to play an influential role in the business arena but as Rodrigues points out, there are two issues that companies need to firmly address: (1) setting realistic expectations for the technology and (2) various ethical challenges (with a need for more legislation and regulation).

Paul Clermont

Public Policy Coming in from the Sidelines?

by Paul Clermont

Cutter Senior Consultant Paul Clermont updates some predictions he made over the past couple years while adding four more, replete with their implications on our workforce and society. According to Clermont, “While 2018 may or may not be a watershed year for some specific technology or other … the more interesting action will come from the public policy and perception arenas and in the evolution of business models.”