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Born and bred in Boston, Chuck's first computer was a Timex Sinclair 1000 with 2KB of memory, a tape recorder, and a Fortran compiler. Other computers included the Texas Instruments TI99/4A, the Commodore 64, a bevy of classic 8 bit game consoles, and finally for college the Macintosh SE/30. Needless to say, he got beat up a lot. At Dartmouth College, he was the unofficial tech support for his dorm, and typeset books for professors instead of working in the cafeteria for work study. Initially a Spanish and Chemistry major, he switched to Film Studies, finished the major by junior year, and spent his senior year working on a year long independent senior fellowship. After graduation, he worked for a while in design, and then for a pharmaceutical packaging consulting firm (bet you didn't know there was such a thing) before moving to Seattle and joining a biotech startup, first in IT, then marketing and operations. In 2001, he moved to Palo Alto to study at Stanford Business School with every intention of moving back to Seattle or Boston. That hasn't happened. Now, he is living his dream, working for Red Hat as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (that's a mouthful). He is now tech support for his family, which includes his intrepid oenophile husband Jeff, his fearless monster cat Harry, and his favorite nephew Danial who just graduated from college and is looking for his first job in the Bay Area. In between product launches and business trips, he expounds on technology, food, wine, politics, and other trivialities most often while sauteing something in rendered goose fat.

From the WWW: 12 technologies that will disrupt business in 2018

In 2018, disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and computer vision are maturing, going from game-changing ideas to foundational tools for business. This year, we’ll see these and other technologies drive how business gets done and what new products will launch in the near future.

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From the WWW: Security Think Tank: Humans and AI machines in harmony

Learn how security analytics is helping to keep pace with cyber threats and how it can help provide serious value to your business.

For example, AI could anticipate questions that a human might ask such as:

In addition, AI systems could take alerts or reports from detection systems and corroborate them to remove

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From the WWW: IT Priorities 2018: Datacentre infrastructure investments show no signs of slowing

Who doesn’t love building blocks? Following the burst of cloud computing, containers are becoming a necessity for all organisational transformation and development. Follow us as we go through the technologies that complement and enhance their use, and outline a first-hand insight into the impact.

In the

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From the WWW: ESG survey: Storage spending habits become ‘hybrid-cloud-defined’

Get a complete run-through of the main choices in data storage for containers, look at the essentials of virtual server storage and learn about storage performance in virtual server and desktop environments.

These are some of the key findings of a survey by analysts

(ESG) which involved 412 respondents in mid-size (33%) and enterprise (67%) organisations across the UK and Europe.

The findings have led ESG to characterise such customer behaviour as “

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From the WWW: Intelligent Automation: The Key to Enterprise Digital Transformation

This IDC Perspective provides an overview on the evolution of traditional robotic process automation (RPA) to artificial intelligence (AI)–led RPA in Asia/Pacific and some of the pressing questions in the minds of tech buyers. It also highlights key benefits derived from AI-led RPA and provides specific guidance that buyers need to consider before implementing RPA.

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From the WWW: One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

You know cloud computing is here to stay when the accountants take notice. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Emerging Issues Task Force plans to propose new rules for how to deal with cloud computing service costs.

The updated guidance means that a customer under contract with a cloud computing provider would consider the current processes of leveraging internal-use software to determine how to recognize implementation costs as an asset.

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From the WWW: What Changes When AI Is So Accessible That Everyone Can Use It?

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Mazin Gilbert has an ambitious goal. As vice president of advanced technologies at AT&T, Gilbert wants to make AI technologies widely available throughout the corporation, especially to those who might not have a computer science background and may not even know how to program.

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