Author: John Basso

Read John’s Post ‘The Cloud is Growing Up’ on InfoWorld

Our CIO John Basso has posted a new entry on his blog ‘Cloud Business Insights‘ on InfoWorld. Following his prior post ‘Why Microsoft Azure is king of the hill‘, this post ‘The Cloud is Growing Up‘  addresses the maturing cloud technology market. What are the 3 impacts the cloud market maturation will have on your business? Give the post a read to find...

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Futurecasting: Impact of Self-Driving Cars

Unless you don’t use the internet, don’t live in California, or haven’t been paying attention to the recent news… you should be aware that self-driving cars are on their way to becoming a reality.  I have seen them – they are real. If you believe in the future reality of self-driving cars, then continue reading on. If you don’t believe in the future possibilities, then I am not sure what to do to convince you other than discuss the very real changes that will roll out with the consumer production of self-driving cars – as well as the fact...

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Machine Learning – A Lesson Learned

Google self-driving car finally causes an accident – a lesson in AI. According to The Verge, Google had recently performed a software update that changed the behavior to be more human like. “So several weeks ago we began giving the self-driving car the capabilities it needs to do what human drivers do: hug the rightmost side of the lane.” The truth is that one of the complaints about self-driving cars is that they are too cautious so Google adapted the software so the car would move to the far right of the lane so two cars could fit in the...

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Business Impact of SIP Trunking

If you are very familiar with the world of telecommunications the term “SIP trunking” should be familiar but for the rest of us it is just starting to show up as an alternative to phone service carriers. This could mean big things for your business because SIP trunks are now starting to be integrated into web and mobile applications. But before we dive into that, let’s start with the basics. What is SIP? SIP, aka Session Initiation Protocol, is a communications protocol for signaling and controlling multimedia communication sessions. The most common applications of SIP are in internet voice and...

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Machine Learning: What is it Good For?

What is machine learning? Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence that provides computer programs with the ability to learn. This is done not by giving the program explicit instructions but by teaching the program to recognize features and patterns. Features and patterns exist in a huge variety. Features are individually measurable properties within the data that indicate a pattern. Algorithms and models are created and used to identify a subset of target features and patterns within datasets. Datasets are then fed into the program to train the algorithm. Generally, training starts with data that has been validated...

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