7 master data management certifications that will pay off

As data and analytics become the beating heart of the enterprise, it is increasingly critical for the business to have access to consistent, high-quality data assets. Master data management (MDM) is required to ensure that the enterprise’s data is consistent, accurate and controlled. Customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and compliance all have…

8 master data management certifications that will pay off

As data and analytics become the beating heart of the enterprise, it is increasingly critical for the business to have access to consistent, high-quality data assets. Master data management (MDM) is required to ensure that the enterprise’s data is consistent, accurate and controlled. Customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and compliance all have…

AI's dark secret? A desire for data without bounds

AI offers the potential to help humankind in many ways. Driverless cars and smart infrastructure hold the promise to reduce congestion by facilitating the movement of people through cities. Improved diagnosis and treatments are increasing lifespans. In the enterprise, AI can help improve hiring decisions, make the factory floor safer, automate routine tasks, produce more…

Robotic process automation is on the rise

More automation and AI capabilities are coming to business process management (BPM) in the form of robotic process automation (RPA). By automating rules-based business processes, RPA can help streamline business operations. In some ways, however, RPA represents incremental progress rather than a revolutionary breakthrough. Moreover, many RPA tools still rely on significant upfront human effort…

Get Salesforce admin certification on the first try: A 5-day study plan

Salesforce certification is becoming increasingly important as a mechanism for vetting SFDC consultants and prospective employees. While there’s no reason to overdo it with certifications on parts of the system you actually don’t work on, Salesforce admin certification is really your first essential step no matter what your role. SFDC’s certification program has grown significantly,…

7 things to know about AI in the data center

Most IT leaders like to believe they have a complete grasp on data center management, operation and planning. Actually, they don’t. There’s no way any IT leader or team of IT experts can exert second-by-second (or even more granular) control over essential data center tasks. Humans — even highly educated and trained ones — also…

Skills CIOs will hire for in 2019

The skill gap is growing fast. Seventy-five percent of organizations are going to experience visible, risky business disruptions thanks to skill gaps by 2020, says Gartner. That’s an increase of 20 percent from just two years ago. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) are creating obvious gaps in hard technical skills, but companies are…