Depreciation occurs when the value of business assets goes down, often due to wear and tear, but for other reasons, too. Some people quickly assume that because depreciation is an inevitable part of owning things used for a company, there’s no use in trying to minimize it – especially when predictive analytics help with depreciation.
While it’s not entirely preventable, there are ways to decrease the speed at which it happens and take preventive actions that increase an item’s usability and lifespan.
Oracle executive chairman and CTO, Larry Ellison, first introduced the company’s autonomous database at Oracle Open World last year. The company later launched an autonomous data warehouse. Today, it announced the next step with the launch of the Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) service.
This latest autonomous database tool promises the same level of autonomy — self-repairing, automated updates and security patches and minutes or less of downtime a month.
Cowboy Ventures, the early-stage venture firm launched in 2012 by longtime VC Aileen Lee, has lassoed $95 million in capital commitments for its third fund, up from the $55 million that it raised for its second fund and more than twice what it raised for its $40 million debut fund.
That investors are doubling down on the firm isn’t a surprise, given its track record.
Actifio, one of the IT industry's storage unicorns with a valuation of over $1.3 billion, expects the new funding to help it expand its global reach and develop its data management platform.
In the beginning of the year, Strava released a data visualization map that showed all the activity tracked by users of its app. The map was detailed enough to potentially give away extremely sensitive information about military personnel on active service in locations across the world. After reviewing their GPS policies, the Pentagon is banning soldiers and other personnel at sensitive bases and warzone areas from using location features on fitness trackers and other devices.
As organizations evolve from regular business processes to digital businesses, those that do not have a sharp focus on data will fail to keep up with their more advanced peers.
Reltio, Riversand, Software AG and Teradata are among the top master data management platforms profiled in the MDM Institute's top vendors for 2018.
As we all know, the entire automotive industry is continually focusing on connectivity and in-vehicle technologies, so it’s only a matter of time before the driver-specific benefits start expanding on a daily basis. While the concept of connected cars was initially pitched way back in 1996, the idea has evolved into a buzzword with the entire tech industry swearing by its underling ideologies.
There’s something both beautiful and frightening about the slow loss of the human element in the business sector, future job security changes, and its looming inevitability. Humankind has been dreaming of the day when our intervention in the monotony of the daily grind becomes a thing of the past for nearly as long as we’ve been capable of crafting stories.
Yet when it comes to predicting just how wildly the business sector will change, we seem to have a recurring problem with nailing down just how wide-reaching and sudden those changes can be.