During the next two years, global spending on cognitive systems tools, such as data analytics and machine learning, is set to reach$31.3 billion. Today, tools based on these technologies are popping up in every corner of businesses. We’ve seen them emerging in many areas – from artificial intelligence (AI)-powered customer service bots to trucking routes designed by data scientists. Ironically, there’s one department that has yet to fully leverage the power of machine-learning based analytics — IT.

However, that is changing as IT environments are becoming increasingly complex, they’re moving beyond physical servers to virtual environments. According to a recentstudy from SIOS Technology Corp., 81 percent of IT teams are now running their business-critical applications in VMware environments.

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