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The people with more stuff than they have room for

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The high cost of housing has helped to create a boom in self-storage with many people now renting self-storage units long term because their home is too small. "It's a bit of a rip-off really," laughs Angela Andrew, talking about the £120 she pays a month for a self-storage unit in east London. In the unit, which is packed to the roof with boxes and bags, she keeps her collection of records, costumes from her work as a performing artist and other stuff such as old gas heaters. The items may not have monetary value, but they have "nostalgic value", she says. "I wouldn't say I'm a hoarder, but I do see value in stuff."


10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Helps Business: Uses & Examples

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The importance and uses of artificial intelligence in business are top of mind for leading corporations today. Artificial Intelligence technology benefits big and small businesses as it helps them grow, ensures smarter decision-making, and transforms the field of management. But how exactly AI affects the business world? How AI can help your business growth? Let's start with the definition. Artificial Intelligence is the ability of computers to perform tasks that usually people perform.


10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Helps Business: Uses & Examples

#artificialintelligence

The importance and uses of artificial intelligence in business are top of mind for leading corporations today. Artificial Intelligence technology benefits big and small businesses as it helps them grow, ensures smarter decision-making, and transforms the field of management. But how exactly AI affects the business world? How AI can help your business growth? Let's start with the definition. Artificial Intelligence is the ability of computers to perform tasks that usually people perform.


10 Ways AI Is Revolutionizing Sales

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Predictive opportunity scoring, predictive lead scoring, predictive analytics for forecast ... [ ] management and guided selling are the top four AI-based technologies B2B selling organizations plan to deploy in the next 12 months, according to Gartner. Sales organizations are under increased pressure to reduce selling costs while stabilizing margins and closing only the most profitable deals. Marketing teams across all industries are under increased pressure to increase the quantity, quality and qualification levels of leads that deliver the highest probability of closing this year. AI-based price and revenue management applications and platforms are proving indispensable in keeping sales, marketing, operations, services, accounting and senior management synchronized with real-time updates to achieve more. McKinsey's Global AI Survey: AI proves its worth, but few scale impact survey provides insights into where AI is making its greatest contributions and reducing expenses.


Where Predictive Analytics Is Having the Biggest Impact

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The big data revolution is upon us. Firms are scrambling to hire a new brand of analysts dubbed "data scientists," and universities have responded to this demand by introducing data science courses into degrees ranging from computer science to business. Survey-based reports find that firms are currently spending an estimated 36 billion on storage and infrastructure, and that is expected to double by 2020. Once companies are logging and storing detailed data on all their customer engagements and internal processes, what's next? Presumably, firms are investing in big data infrastructure because they believe that it offers a positive return on investment.