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AI of the future — ‘Generative Adversarial Networks’ (GANs)

AI of the future — ‘Generative Adversarial Networks’ (GANs)

Advancements in AI in the past decade have been tremendous. Machines can now differentiate between humans (even twins!), recognize your voice with utmost precision, and can model any data you provide for analysis and prediction of future trends. But all of this is meagre compared to what the next generation AI can do. Machines can now generate text, images, and even music that is indistinguishable as fake to an average human. This is possible using a breakthrough idea called the…

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PeopleSoft–End of the road…where to from here?

PeopleSoft–End of the road…where to from here?

I will never forget the excitement I felt when I was pulled into the office of my Sr. IT Director and given the opportunity to participate in an implementation project for a new client/server HR application called “PeopleSoft.” That was some 25 years ago, and to quote the Grateful Dead, “What a long…strange trip it’s been…” You see, to reflect upon that area, so long ago, is truly a step back in time. Back then, the people on the other side…

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Oracle Business Intelligence – 10 common issues and what to do about them!

Oracle Business Intelligence – 10 common issues and what to do about them!

OBIA Overview Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) is a complete, pre-built business intelligence solution with sample dashboards and reports, self-service framework, dimensional data model, and data integration adapters all available out-of-the-box. With a well-defined path for installation, pre-install, and post-install configurations, a complete data warehouse solution can be made up and running in matter of days. Based on industry-leading tools like Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), and Oracle Database, OBIA provides a foundation for enterprise…

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Blockchain Doesn’t Matter To Your Business!

Blockchain Doesn’t Matter To Your Business!

Have you heard this comment before? There are no shortage of authorities stepping forward to argue both for and against Blockchain. In case you haven’t heard (perhaps you’ve been traveling in the Arctic or on a submarine in the Aleutian trench for the last few years), Blockchain is the technology that powers Bitcoin (and all other cryptocurrencies currently on the market). It was proposed along with Bitcoin in a magical, mystical white paper published October of 2008 by Satashi Nakamoto….

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Important lessons to ponder as you move your data center to the Cloud…

Important lessons to ponder as you move your data center to the Cloud…

Every CIO wants to get out of the data center business. It’s the most common thing I hear when meeting with any IT strategist. “I’d like to use the economies of scale of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, etc.” And it’s tempting to just want to “lift and shift” or “move and improve” your data center into the omnipresent Cloud. You should save money. But will you? We have all heard of the pitfalls of cloud migrations. “I had no idea…

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