Bottoming-Out in the Hype Cycle

It’s not surprising that artificial intelligence experienced a backlash as organizations experimented with a brand-new technology. Like wearables, virtual reality, and cryptocurrencies before them, we rushed into chatbots as “the next big thing” — even at the cost of user satisfaction. The resulting cooling of attitudes in many ways signaled the chatbot’s coming of age.…

Downtown Sacramento’s Renaissance Continues With K Street Makeover

The City - By Hillary Louise Johnson The ripple effect of Golden 1 Center continues to expand as one of downtown's most promising blocks is set to get another boost with the massive renovation of a long-neglected structure and the addition of a fast-growing local tech firm. This afternoon, Sacramento-based real estate group Cassadyne Properties…

What is a Chatbot Anyway?

A chatbot is a service that simulates a conversation with a human by leveraging artificial intelligence and natural language processing. These bots help organizations provide targeted, proactive user experiences while increasing revenue and user engagement. They can range from functional to fun, run on a variety of different platforms, and provide a near limitless number…

The Agile Toolbox

Let’s talk about a common problem that is a very real threat to any Agile company or project. We’ve all heard the term “pounding a square peg into a round hole” when something is misused, and I would be willing to bet that we’ve all experienced it. Some of you might be experiencing it right…