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How Data Visualizations Can Boost Your Organization’s Productivity

There is no shortage of data in today’s world. We are creating 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 (2.5 quintillion) bytes of it each day, according to IBM. Every action people take online leaves a footprint. The challenge for businesses is in identifying the data relevant to them, understanding it, and using it to improve their productivity. With an overwhelming amount to sort through and analyze, you need smart tools, which is where data visualizations come in.

For the uninitiated, a data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format, turning it into a landscape you can explore with your eyes. It simplifies information making the process of learning easier and, some might say, more enjoyable.

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5 Ways Bots Can Help Your Business Processes

As AI technology continues to improve, more and more businesses are using bots to optimize their processes. Why? Where to begin; they allow you to automate all sorts of tasks, they never sleep, they can get you information quickly, they save you money, and, generally, save you a lot of time. Bots are enabling new levels of productivity that weren’t previously possible. But how exactly can they help your business? Here is a closer look at 5 specific use cases.

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5 FinTech Companies Using Blockchain Tech

The influence of FinTech is growing quickly, and it is disrupting many industries. According to the 2017 Global FinTech Report by PwC, 55% of respondents in the financial services sector expect to adopt blockchain as part of an in-production system or process by 2018 and 77% by 2020. We can already see familiarity with the technology is increasing, especially in North America.

With mass blockchain adoption on the horizon, let’s take a look at 5 FinTech companies that are ahead of the curve.

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Mattermost vs. Hipchat/Stride

Are you looking for a communications solution for your team, organization, or enterprise? If so, Hipchat and Mattermost are likely on your radar. Similar to our review of Mattermost vs. Slack a few weeks ago, here we will break down the editions, features, and pros and cons of both options. Figure out if one is a better choice for you, based on your needs.

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Conversational UI

Conversational UI and Why It’s Awesome!

Conversational UI (CUI) isn’t actually anything new. However, what is new is that the technology behind it has developed to the point where it’s become practical. For instance, artificial intelligence and natural language processing (NLP) enable over 90% accuracy in machine parsing and understanding requests that are typed or spoken. With this ability, it’s time to seriously consider how CUI can help your business.

Here’s a closer look at what CUI is exactly, and why it’s awesome!

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Mattermost vs. Slack – What’s Right for my Business

In today’s digital world, the ability for businesses to connect and collaborate in an online environment has become a necessity. To meet this growing demand, Slack created a digital workspace back in 2013 for private and group messaging, sharing files, and integrating third-party programs.

While helpful in many ways, it falls short of serving all of the needs of an enterprise, even with their Enterprise Grid offering. That’s where the open source, private-cloud messaging platform Mattermost comes in to fill the gap. Mattermost is designed specifically for enterprises and offers all that Slack does and more.

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Top 10 Most Popular Mattermost Integrations

Mattermost’s workplace messaging solution increases productivity by bringing people, conversations, and tools together in one place.

It can connect with hundreds of systems and 3rd party applications via methods such as private cloud open source integrations, incoming/outgoing webhooks, language specific drivers, RESTful APIs, CFI, and Public Cloud Connectors.

The question is, which add-ons are the most useful?

Here we reveal our picks for the top 10 Mattermost integrations.

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