Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems’ first complaint about Facebook’s transfer of his personal data to the U.S. brought down the Safe Harbor data sharing agreement. Now Europe’s highest court is examining his complaint about the use of...

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

Moving ERP to the cloud? Expect delays

Moving ERP to the cloud? Expect delays

Businesses are attracted to cloud ERP systems by their scalability and security patch automation, but compliance challenges and difficulties in moving sensitive data to the cloud are still a concern, a study by the Cloud Security...

Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

With the latest update, Tableau users can type plain English queries to generate data visualizations, further lowering analytics’ barrier to entry

Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

BI vendor seeks to simplify and automate data analysis as part of a growing trend toward injecting AI capabilities into BI tools.

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

The transatlantic data transfer agreement is under review this week.

Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online

Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online

Would you trade your ERP system for QuickBooks? Intuit hopes the answer is yes.

What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

An inventory management system can help streamline your operations by keeping tabs on goods and supplies and by forecasting needs based on a wide array of data.

SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

Data silos are bad, but strategies differ on the best way to break out of them.

SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.

The biggest AI startup deals of 2018

The biggest AI startup deals of 2018

Total investments in U.S. venture-backed artificial intelligence companies topped $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the highest ever. Here's where the money went.

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