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Why opening spend analytics data to all decision makers will reduce costs

by Martin Bolden Spend analytics information has traditionally been closely guarded by procurement. But this approach is arguably a lost opportunity for both procurement and the wider business. Spending decisions are regularly made by other functions, so for a business to derive the best value and outcome from those decisions, spend analytics information must be […]

What is operationalized analytics?

Organizations with a high “Analytics IQ” have strategy, culture and continuous-improvement processes that help them identify and develop new digital business models. Powering these capabilities is the organization’s move from ad hoc to operationalized analytics. Seamless data flow Operationalized analytics is the interoperation of multiple disciplines to support the seamless flow of data, from initial […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How AI is revolutionizing business process transformation

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The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive business value has been truly incredible in recent years. Enterprises that recognize the power of AI and know how to effectively apply it to their business can reap significant rewards in a quickly evolving and hyper-competitive marketplace. Just a few years ago, analytics was all about gaining […]

Accelerate the digital transformation agenda with AI

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Rapid innovation and productivity breakthroughs require an accelerated digital transformation strategy that melds people, business processes, advanced analytics, and new human/machine interaction technologies. Today, it is the supervised machine learning segment of AI that is generating the most economic value. But as digital transformation accelerates, the abundance of data that AI can consume will drive […]

The patient as a customer: Using IoT to deliver new models of care

There’s so much talk across healthcare about electronic medical records (EMRs). For many, it seems to be the answer to every question, solving all problems of healthcare. At a recent Health Information Technology WA (Western Australia) conference in Perth, for example, three plenary speakers on the main stage were touting its benefits. Unfortunately, the reality […]