Author: Marlene Jia

A Detailed Vendor Sourcing Framework For Enterprise Solutions

In Part 1 of our “how to evaluate enterprise software” series, we looked at desirable qualities in software vendors and covered the basics like software capability, integration, price and ease of use. There were other qualities discussed as well like credibility, agility and innovativeness. Before you assess these qualities in a vendor, you need to have a list of vendors to evaluate. Part 2 is going to look at an effective sourcing framework to help you come up with the right list. Sourcing vendors is half the battle and isn’t easy. Implementing the solution costs about twice as much...

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7 Important Factors To Consider When Choosing Enterprise Software

Shopping for enterprise software today can be complicated with the number of vendors and wide range of offerings. A good practice before you go looking at solutions is a quick introspection into exactly what you’d like to gain from this purchase. A lot of companies go with a “due-diligence” checklist that covers everything from general information to financial records, security certifications to product and service capabilities, and even customer feedback. Getting feedback from previous customers is an invaluable practice that needs to be on everyone’s checklist. The CEB or Corporate Executive Board Company (now Gartner) has an extensive due...

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XPerception Acquired By Baidu To Boost Computer Vision Capabilities

The vision wars are heating up. Google and Salesforce recently announced enterprise scale vision APIs. Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon already had them on offer. Incredible investments in computer vision have also been made by Detroit automakers, robotics firms, and university laboratories. The applications of powerful visual intelligence are nearly infinite, with impact that ranges from self-driving cars to augmented reality to brand visual intelligence. Baidu is not about to be left behind. Today they acquired xPerception, a software and hardware vision startup founded by Dr. Bao Yingze and Dr. Chen Mingyu, former engineers at AR start-up Magic Leap. XPerception’s core technology is...

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Hate Recruiting? These 10 Companies Automate Hiring For You

Chatbots in the enterprise are already working side by side with their human counterparts and employees like Uber drivers spend their entire day reporting to an algorithm. Probably won’t be long before we’re interviewed and managed by robots. With human resources, AI and machine learning can take away the heavy lifting involved with recruiting. HR personnel with more free time can deal with delicate issues that require personal attention and a human touch. Here’s a quick look at the top ten companies leveraging AI and machine learning in HR management.   1. Entelo Entelo searches for candidates based on how well...

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The Essential Landscape of Enterprise A.I. Companies

Enterprise companies comprise a $3.4 trillion market worldwide of which an increasingly larger share is being allocated to artificial intelligence technologies. By our definition, “enterprise” technology companies create tools for workplace roles and functions that a large number of businesses use. For example, Salesforce is the primary enterprise software used by sales professionals in a company. Also known as a type of customer relationship management software, or CRM, it is the system of record for sales professionals to enter in their contacts, progress of leads, and for sales metrics to be tracked. Any company directly selling their products and services...

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