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It's early days, but AI will define industry 'winners and losers,' KPMG says

Dive Brief: Just 17% of companies are using artificial intelligence at scale, according to enterprise AI adoption research from KPMG released Tuesday. The report is based analysis of job postings and media coverage and in-depth interviews with…

IBM Expands Cloud Pak for Data with New DataOps Enhancements to Help Clients Get their Data Ready for AI - CloudTweaks

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced enhancements to Cloud Pak for Data that leverage the DataOps methodology to help clients get their data ‘business-ready’ for AI. As corporate data continues…

Network performance falling short of business needs as infrastructure upgrades are forgotten

Dive Brief: Businesses are challenging network capacity with the adoption of advanced technology, but only 36% say their network has the capacity to meet business demands, according to an Accenture survey of 300 enterprise IT and business executives,…

Kohl's names retail-tested executive as CTO

Dive Brief: Kohl's is bringing in Paul Gaffney as chief technology officer and senior executive vice president, the company announced Friday. He is set to start in mid-September and will report directly to Kohl's CEO Michelle Gass.  Gaffney…

Tech giants and 2-year colleges are teaming up to teach in-demand skills

When Howard Stahl, a computer science professor at Santa Monica College, attended a cloud computing summit hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) five years ago, he walked away inspired.  "I called up my department chair and said 'Nobody is…

Cybercriminals rake in billions using email compromise, fraudulent tech support

Dive Brief: Email compromise, extortion, tech support fraud and payroll diversion contributed to a total of $2.7 billion in consumer and business losses in 2018, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center's…

USCIS proposes $10 fee per registration for H-1B visa applications

Dive Brief: The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule change requiring petitioners of H-1B cap-subject visas to pay a $10 fee for every registration they submit…

Alibaba set for ‘big challenge’ as flamboyant chairman Ma departs - CloudTweaks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma will step down from the Chinese firm on Tuesday, leaving his handpicked successor a daunting task of steering the $460 billion juggernaut at a time when the market for its core e-commerce…

MIT Media Lab head Joichi Ito resigns over Epstein donations - CloudTweaks

The head of MIT’s Media Lab has resigned following allegations that the academic centre has financial ties to the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein. MIT President Rafael Reif confirmed the resignation of Joichi Ito on Saturday following…

DMVs Are Selling Your Data to Private Investigators - CloudTweaks

You gave them your data in exchange for a driver’s license. DMVs are making tens of millions of dollars selling it, documents obtained by Motherboard show. Departments of Motor Vehicles in states around the country are taking drivers’ personal…

How one company used analytics to cut procurement costs 11%

As mass-customization giant Vistaprint began to acquire its competitors, it faced a newfound challenge: how to best manage procurement among its new subsidiaries and onboard respective suppliers — all while reducing costs. Each of the brands…

Walgreens Boots Alliance nabs CIO from Kraft Heinz

Dive Brief: Francesco Tinto is departing Kraft Heinz Company to take over as global chief information officer and senior vice president of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA), the company announced Friday.  Tinto spent 17 years at Kraft…