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Why a “design for operations” approach is essential for service-based IT

To deliver on digital transformation and improve business performance, enterprises are adopting a “design for operations” approach to software development and delivery. By “design for operations” we mean that software is designed to run continuously, with frequent incremental updates that can be made at scale. The approach takes into consideration the end-to-end costs of delivering […]

4 steps to more efficient autonomous car data processing

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Autonomous cars promise to change the face of transportation, offering many more mobility options for individual motorists and companies alike. In moving forward with this new technology, our automotive clients have a very important challenge to overcome: processing the petabytes of data that gets collected during the development and testing of autonomous driving systems. KPIs […]

How to benefit from cutting edge AI technologies

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In contrast to the popular belief that technologies such as AI are going to leave skilled and unskilled workers high and dry, recent research into the effects of automation indicate it can lead to increased demand, creating new job opportunities. But without the right enterprise building blocks in place your organisation will not be able […]

How to prepare your enterprise for the arrival of artificial intelligence

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Is your enterprise machine ready? If it isn’t, you need to act. Make no mistake, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies – such as machine learning (ML) and robotic processing automation (RPA) – are coming and coming fast. In this article and the two that follow, I will provide some thoughts about the impacts these new technologies […]

5 ways airlines can turn flight delays into positive experiences

Airlines know all too well that disruptions will take place. But while they are inevitable, there are ways for airlines to turn these travel downers into positive experiences. Airlines have valuable data for merchants at the airport or in the local areas where travelers are congregating. They know how long the traveler will be stuck […]

Find real business insights with a data processing pipeline approach

I love beach vacations. It is a great time to relax, have fun and let time slow down. However, nothing spoils a beach vacation like losing car keys. It happened to me recently. Aside from the inconvenience and disruption, the one thing that struck me was the monumental task of searching for the keys in […]

Transforming pharma’s customer value chain with digital technologies

by Satish Nair and Manjunath Shanabag Pharmaceutical companies struggle with a complex and, often, poorly managed partner, customer and distribution network. It’s not surprising, given the makeup of most large pharma companies. Large, often disconnected product portfolios are built through discovery — both internally and externally with academia and biotech partners — and global clinical […]

AI-empowered business: Five foundational elements

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Successful AI implementations rarely hinge on the unique innovation of a specific algorithm or data science technique. Those are important factors, but even more foundational to successful AI enablement are the core data operations and enabling platforms. These act as the fuel and chassis of the AI machine that a business must build and evolve […]

The ethics of AI are up in the air, and that’s dangerous

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If you had a super power, would you use it for good or evil? That’s a question every organization faces as they begin to use artificial intelligence (AI) to do business. And though AI isn’t a super power per se, it is like having the Batcomputer or Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. on hand to thwart the […]

There’s no good way to transport autonomous car test data — yet

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Behind the scenes at locations around the world the auto makers are running tests on autonomous cars for literally thousands of hours. The industry has poured more than $80 billion into R&D on autonomous cars over the last four years, so they are serious about making this happen. Those of us working on these tests […]