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Cloud Perspectives

Helping data scientists help the planet 

Climate change may be the most urgent problem facing humankind. Extreme weather events—heat waves, drought, hurricanes, flooding—are causing loss of life and widespread property destruction. California endured a record-setting fire season in 2017, including the single largest wildfire in state history. That marker has already been surpassed by the Mendocino Fire this year. According to...

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The new business imperative: A unified cloud security strategy 

As more businesses begin to explore the benefits of moving on-premises data and applications to the cloud, they’re having to rethink their traditional approaches to data security. Not only are cybercriminals developing more sophisticated attacks, but the number of employees and users who can access, edit, and share data has increased the risk of breaches. In...

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The three benefits a social selling strategy gives sellers and customers 

Customers have never been savvier. Greater connectivity and access to information has made it possible for them to instantly compare products and services, read reviews and specifications, and confer with friends or family on just about every purchase. As a result, modern customers have become less receptive to marketing pitches and more prone to shopping...

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Improving healthcare, costs, and consistency with data 

Hospitals and health systems around the world are turning to data-driven healthcare to provide better patient care while managing costs and driving operational efficiencies. In the U.S., there’s a movement toward compensating health providers based on patient outcomes rather than just reimbursing for services provided—particularly for Medicare and Medicaid patients. All of these changes require...

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How AI is helping solve our biggest environmental challenges 

Today’s biggest environmental challenges—including climate change, the loss of biodiversity, water quality, and sustainably feeding a growing human population—are vexing issues without easy fixes. Solutions require a systems-thinking approach and sophisticated tools that allow collection and analysis of vast amounts of data to derive new insights and make impactful changes. Artificial intelligence (AI) already is...

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