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DSC Weekly 2 January 2024


  • Generative AI signifies a pivotal shift in today’s technological landscape. It promises profound insights, streamlined operations, and assistance with data-driven decisions on an unprecedented scale. However, GenAI also brings forth ethical and regulatory considerations that require attention for modern businesses seeking to capitalize on the still-evolving technology. Register for the Enterprise Strategy Group’s upcoming GenAI Summit​ to engage with thought leaders as they navigate the intricate dilemmas, evolving regulatory landscape, and responsible AI practices that maximize the benefits of GenAI technology and mitigate inherent risks and biases.​
  • Ransomware attacks show no signs of slowing down. This year marked a record-breaking year for ransomware attacks, as they surged 74% by the first three months of 2023. Organizations require not only a solid prevention plan, but they need established recovery solutions to ensure they bounce back from attacks that can cause irreparable economic and reputational damage. The newer and more treacherous modern threat landscape forces organizations to take a second look at cyber insurance and the security it can ensure against fallout from an attack. Join the upcoming Ransomware Preparedness: Strategies for a Secure Future summit to hear leading experts discuss actionable strategies to prevent ransomware attacks, mitigate damage, and select the best cyber insurance option for your organization.

Top Stories

  • Eight Techniques for Powering ChatGPT Content
    December 22, 2023
    by Kurt Cagle
    ChatGPT has established itself as a true powerhouse for a broad range of applications, though there are several techniques that you can use to make it indispensable for your workflow. In this article, I will dig into these and hopefully give you ideas about how you can extend its reach and power.
  • Operational, real-time edge analytics for developers
    January 1, 2024
    by Alan Morrison
    Interview podcast with Rahul Pradhan, VP of Product and Strategy at Couchbase Operational and analytics systems are coming together with the help of new database management innovations. A recent step from Couchbase’s point of view has been to bring a real-time analytics capability to the operational applications that developers use Couchbase to create. 
  • GenAI: Synthesizing DNA Sequences with LLM Techniques
    January 1, 2024
    by Vincent Granville
    When people talk about Large Language Models, the most common topics are text summarization, text generation, and answering prompts with GPT. Yet, this is just the tip of the iceberg. What if the language has an unusual alphabet? In this article, I discuss creating meaningful, synthetic sentences — very long ones with millions of letters — in a peculiar language. 


  • Mastering IoT Data Management for Business Success
    January 2, 2024
    by Ovais Naseem
    In today’s tech-driven landscape, the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has revolutionized how businesses collect and utilize data. The interconnectivity of these devices has created an unprecedented influx of data, requiring efficient management strategies to harness its full potential. 
  • Generative AI business model disruption: The NYT lawsuit posturing
    January 2, 2024
    by Ajit Jaokar
    2024 will be all about changing business models due to the massive disruption of generative AI. There will be new winners and many losers. The incumbents especially have a lot to lose – but permissionless innovation has always been the hallmark of American innovation. 
  • GenAI: Beware the Productivity Trap; It’s About Economics – Part 1
    December 31, 2023
    by Bill Schmarzo
    It’s not technology advancements that are the game-changers.  The game-changer is how those technological advancements are leveraged to economically transform industries and society. 2024 is going to be a big year, especially in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • The Best Kept Secret About LLMs
    December 24, 2023
    by Vincent Granville
    GPT can be a great tool to write or summarize articles, and as a chatbot. But one of the most popular uses is to find information. In short, a better alternative to Google search. Yet, all the talk is about deep neural networks, transformers, and embeddings.
  • Data Monetization? Cue the Chief Data Monetization Officer
    December 23, 2023
    by Bill Schmarzo
    It’s the new mantra of many organizations. But what does “data monetization” really mean, how do you do it, and more importantly, who in the organization owns the job of “data monetization” job? The Chief Data Officer (CDO) role is a godsend in answering the data monetization challenge. They should be the catalyst in helping organizations to become more effective at leveraging data and analytics to power digital transformation.
  • Creating a More Fair, Just, and Prosperous Brave New World with AI Summary
    December 22, 2023
    by Bill Schmarzo
    As I completed this blog series, the European Union (EU) announced its AI Regulation Law. The European Union’s AI Regulation Act seeks to ensure AI’s ethical and safe deployment in the EU. Coming on the heels of the White House’s “Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence,” we should expect a steady stream of legislation designed to ensure that AI is being used to deliver meaningful, relevant, responsible, and ethical outcomes.
  • The challenges cloud migration and modernization solve for enterprises
    December 20, 2023
    by Senthilkumar Thirunavukarasu
    With legacy systems, traditional data storage, and integration methods phasing out for many organizations, businesses are rapidly transitioning to cloud-based data to improve operational workflow and ensure a trustworthy data foundation. Cloud migration and modernization resolve numerous challenges commonly faced by modern companies.