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Introducing Multilingual Narrative for Tableau 10

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Narrative for Tableau

Whether you work in finance, retail, marketing, or anywhere across the service sector, chances are you spend a large amount of your day looking at dashboards. While dashboards are a helpful tool, users still need to manually draw insight from the data, which is too expensive, too slow, and can lack consistency depending on the background of the person looking at the data.  However, as we’ve talked about on this blog before, including real-time, written narrative to complement data visualization tools can help improve accuracy, customer satisfaction, and higher margins. By pairing the two together, insight can be drawn with just a click of a button.

This technology is available today.

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Workplace Automation: Making Data Visualization Smarter

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Dashboard Visualization

How is the automation of report generation helping to improve data visualizations?

Lately, we’ve been looking at automation in the workplace and how it can fix problems we all face daily. Today, we are going to look at data visualization. The goal of data visualization tools was to make understanding data easier, but more often than not it doesn’t quite go to plan. Read more…

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The Next Industrial Revolution: Automation of Knowledge Work

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Automation of Knowledge Work

Automation isn’t new, so why is everyone talking about Automation of Knowledge Work?

We tend to think of automation and innovation in business as something new, maybe beginning in the last thirty years. While it is true that automation in the service sector is relatively new, automation in manufacturing is much older. There is some argument on the specific date of the beginning of the industrial revolution, but the general consensus is the mid-18th century. Obviously, the means of industrializing and automation were much more limited then, but by the mid-20th century, the manufacturing sector was a leader in the adoption of new technology. Read more…

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A Faster Horse: Top 3 Innovations Businesses Should Adopt but Might Not Know About

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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What new technology can help your company take the next step?

Henry Ford famously said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” When Ford introduced his cars to the U.S. market, this was no doubt true. In innovation, it often seems there is a tipping point where technology becomes ubiquitous. This tipping point is obvious in consumer technology, as you can literally see people using new technology on the street or read about it in the press. But what about in enterprise technology? When businesses find new innovation that gives them a competitive advantage, they don’t want to tell the world about it, nor should they.

This lack of sharing of new ideas is beginning to change with public corporate incubators for start-ups and more, but fundamentally it is not in a company’s interest to share strategic technology advances. The lack of openness can lead to stagnation in productivity as the sector waits for consumer tech to be adopted. However, there are successful use cases publicly available that show successful new innovations in the enterprise today. Read more…

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Chatbots Top 3 Limitations

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Chatbots

Is there an alternative to chatbots?

Chatbots are gaining popularity across the business world, providing a new way for companies to reach out to customers. Since last April, over 11,000 chatbots are available on Facebook Messenger. Companies from Barbie to the Washington Post are looking to capitalize on this new method of communicating. But do chatbots add value to Customer Experience? Read more…

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Star Trek: Artificial Intelligence, Dialoguing Machines & Innovation

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Star Trek Artificial Intelligence

Some Sci-Fi is more fiction than science but some is rooted in sound science.

Star Trek has always been a driving force for innovation, from Captain Kirk’s communicator in the original series, which looked remarkably like the flip phones of the early 2000s, to the laptops used in Star Trek: The Next Generation (broadcasted first in 1987, at least 10 years before laptops were really available). The Star Trek universe is full of examples of technology rooted more firmly in fiction than in science (the transporter for example). Setting those aside, there is a technology that seems firmly set in the future, but may be closer than we think: Read more…

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Workplace Automation: The Centennial of the Autopilot

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Workplace Automation

How has autopilot technology impacted the aviation industry?

Workplace automation often conjures up a futuristic image: virtual reality, robots, and more. The truth is much more mundane. In fact, automation of the workplace has existed for two centuries in manufacturing. After all, what was the industrial revolution but the automation of manufacturing? To raise awareness and dispel some myths, we will be discussing over the coming weeks the history of automation in the workplace and will highlight some successes in the service sector today. Read more…

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Yseop Patents Technology That Ensures Non-Robotic Language

By John Rauscher, CEO of Yseop
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Non-robotic Language

Yseop was awarded a critical US Patent that provides the user more options of how to present lists of information

On this blog and on Yseop’s website in general, we’ve discussed various applications of the technology and highlighted ongoing use cases. We’ve focused on the 50,000 daily users of the software and discussed what natural language generation (NLG) and Artificial Intelligence mean for business today. However, we rarely talk in detail about how the software works, because as the old saying goes “no one likes to see (or hear about) the sausage being made.” Today however, we will briefly discuss the technology because we’ve just been awarded another critical US Patent. When it comes to patents, it is not about how many you have, but what you have patented. Read more…

Top 3 Automation Myths

By Arden Manning, SVP Global Marketing
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Automation Myths

What are some common misconceptions about AI and automation?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are both very popular topics in the media today, which comes as no surprise. Recent developments in AI and robotic technology have encouraged an increase in adoption of automation tools rates across the world. With all this coverage, it’s common to hear myths and hyperbolic statements about how this new technology will impact our lives and careers. So in order to help you keep the facts straight, here are some of the most common myths about robotics and automation that we’ve heard recently. Read more…

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Big Data in Sports: From Professional Leagues to your Smart Phone

By Xavier Rauscher, Project Manager
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Big Data in Sports

How far have we come from the days of baseball trading cards?

Sports is about a lot of things: physical prowess, game intelligence, and sportsmanship, among many other things. But sports are also more and more represented and perceived through numbers, data, and statistics. Statistics in sports is nothing new: pretty much every American kid has at least once in their lives exchanged baseball trading cards covered with player’s statistics. But today, we’re going further with data in sports than ever before: Read more…