In our First IT Origins Survey, we’re asking the community on of our standard interview questions: What are the best and worst trends in IT right now? We’re pulled together some early responses, but we’d love your feedback as well.
The phrases “Machine Learning” and “Artificial Intelligence” get thrown around a lot in enterprise IT. Every solution seemingly has one of the two baked in. But what do those terms actually mean? How can be tell the difference between actual implementations and marketing bluster? We talked to mathematician Dr. Rachel Traylor to find out.
It’s become common now for IT companies to list deep learning algorithms as a major platform feature, from analytics to automation. But home does deep learning compare to actual human intelligence? Ray Lucchesi looked at some of its issues in the context of the MIT Intelligence Quest.
Technical debt is more than the cost of not adopting a new technology. Dr. Rachel Traylor points out that it can also be the cost of hastily adopting a new technology without considering how it will fit into your bigger strategy.
If you’re not familiar with ioFABRIC, they make Vicinity, a data fabric solution that lets you get better utilization of all your storage. It does this by presenting applications with a virtual data plane that amalgamates all available storage. This is governed independently by their own control plane. Essentially, the virtual data plane presents to the application as whatever kind of storage it natively needs (block, file, SMB, etc.).
Up to date, ioFABRIC Vicinity has supported storage in your data center, whether it’s a SAN, SSDs, NVMe, or emerging NVDIMMs. But with their 3.0 release, they are fundamentally changing the product.
In this iteration of Gestalt Server News:
– A look at AMD and Intel’s surprisingly competitive server platforms
– HyperGrid’s on-demand on-site solution
– How VMs are still more portable than Docker containers
Today, the term artificial intelligence is a lot like a baseball at a tee-ball game, it gets thrown around a lot, albeit not very accurately. Often in the rush to brand something as trendy, all meaning gets tossed out the window. So when I saw Trove in the iOS App Store claiming to bring AI to email, I was skeptical.
To be clear, the answer to “what is big data?” isn’t the On-Premise IT Roundtable. Nevertheless, our panelists discuss what exactly they mean when they use the term, why it’s the new hotness, and how they’ve seen it impact organizations.
Nvidia’s data center division made $296 million in revenue for the quarter. In the exorbitant world of technology, this might not seem all that notable as a raw figure. But compared to Q4 2015, its a 205% increase. This isn’t just a one-time blip either, in Q3 they saw year-on-year growth of 193%. If anything this is accelerating.
The rise of the virtual assistant points to the important element that’s been added to voice recognition, artificial intelligence. This is really what can turn it from a minor convenience, into something that can shape lives and businesses. That’s what Next IT is banking on.