Rena is a Director of Custom Research at Current Analysis, specializing in Delivery Management. She is responsible for ensuring the delivery of actionable recommendations and guidance to clients to assist them in formulating their market development and execution strategies. Her expertise is in telecommunications and IT services, including business networking , communications, data center, security, and business continuity services.
The announced IBM and Unity partnership has the potential to expose a larger audience to the world of AI.
The implications of the deal go beyond gaming; it could change both the way consumers expect to interact with software – at home and at work – and the way developers design software in the future.
Last week, Unity and IBM announced a partnership that could have significant implications for the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in both consumer and business applications. The two companies launched IBM Watson Unity SDK, which enables developers to integrate Watson’s cloud-based AI features into Unity applications. Developers can include features such as Watson’s speech-to-text, visual recognition, language translation, and language classification capabilities in their programs, changing how users issue commands and how software responds to them. Continue reading “The Unity and IBM Partnership Is as Much About Business Apps as It Is About Gaming”→
• Many organizations are unsure of how to best incorporate AI to meet their industry-specific challenges – often because the use case options are so vast and so varied.
• Organizations – particularly mid-sized businesses, companies starting out on their analytics journeys, or those rolling out IoT solutions – should explore the services available from their telecom provider, many of which have built out their professional services capabilities around digital transformation.
Recent survey results reveal that companies have high expectations when it comes to artificial intelligence; close to half expect the technology to bring new capabilities to their organization.
Vendors are bringing new solutions to market to help companies implement their AI vision, offering solutions that speed and ease adoption of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning in particular.
Businesses are looking at artificial intelligence (AI) as a truly disruptive technology, with the potential to change the way they run their organizations. Unlike many other new solutions, which are often adopted because of their promises to cut costs, companies are embracing AI so they can to bring new capabilities to their teams or to improve the support they provide to their customers and partners. Continue reading “New Capabilities, Not Cost Savings, Are Biggest Driver of AI Adoption”→
Cloud collaboration brings together two of the hottest trends in the IT industry. It marries the productivity enhancements of collaborative solutions with the benefits of a cloud-based consumption model.
A recent Current Analysis survey shows that 64% of organizations use cloud services; of those, 26% already use cloud collaboration and another 15% plan to within two years.
Cloud collaboration is taking off – these services foster effective communication by bringing together real time communication such as voice, chat, video, and presence with persistent collaboration such as groups, messaging, activity streams, file editing/sharing, blogs, wikis, etc. To be most effective, solutions must be easy to use, provide business analytics/intelligence capabilities, and integrate with line of business applications. They should support the creation of a vendor ecosystem and deliver an integrated experience across applications and workflows. Continue reading “Overcoming the Obstacles to Cloud Collaboration”→