Check out our top 6 posts this week!

  1. Infrastructure as Code Provides Advantages for Proactive Compliance
  2. Growing Your Data Science Team: Diversifying Beyond Unicorns
  3. Market Milestone: ServiceNow Buys VendorHawk and SaaS Management Comes of Age
  4. Amazon Aurora Serverless vs. Oracle Autonomous Database: A Microcosm for The Future of IT
  5. Managing IT Complexity through Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  6. The Brain Science of Effective Corporate Soft Skills Training

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Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing Lowers Barriers to Entry for Data-Driven Business

I recently wrote a Market Milestone report on Oracle’s launch of Autonomous Transaction Processing, the latest in a string of Autonomous Database announcements made by Oracle following announcements in Autonomous Data Warehousing and the initial announcement of the Autonomous Database late last year. This string of announcements by Oracle takes advantage of Oracle’s investments in …

Area9: Leveraging Brain and Computer Science to Build an Effective Adaptive Learning Platform

I recently received an analyst briefing from Nick Howe, the Chief Learning Officer at Area9 Learning who offer an adaptive learning solution. Although Area9 Learning was founded in 2006, I have known about area 9 since the 1980s and it was first “discovered” in 1909. How is that possible? In 1909, the German anatomist Korbinian …

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Growing Your Data Science Team: Diversifying Beyond Unicorns

If your organization already has a data scientist, but your data science workload has grown beyond their capacity, you’re probably thinking about hiring another data scientist. Perhaps even a team of them. But cloning your existing data scientist isn’t the best way to grow your organization’s capacity for doing data science. Why not simply hire …