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Tech Trend: Designing systems for machines instead of people

For businesses to be agile and respond quickly to changing market conditions, they need to provide business users with real-time and near-time operational data. That means harnessing data from devices and tackling the latency challenge. In 2020, we will see more organisations shift their design thinking from services and systems for people to services and […]

4 action steps to prepare your workforce for the future

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What’s the best way to prepare for the workforce of the future? With news of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and others investing billions in training, you’d be forgiven for thinking the answer is simply “reskilling the workforce.” And yet, reskilling is only one part of the solution. Creating the workforce of tomorrow requires a holistic approach […]

Take these steps to reskill your workforce for the Age of Automation

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By Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory The age of automation is radically disrupting work as we know it. By 2022, seventy-five million jobs in 20 economies are expected to disappear, just as 133 million new jobs are created. And by 2030, McKinsey predicts that 375 million workers will need to find new […]

The rise of low-code/no-code application development platforms

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“Software is eating the world.” That was the bold proclamation renowned innovator and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen expressed in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. More and more businesses are being run by software, he argued, or are differentiating themselves and disrupting their competitors and industries using the same. Today, that article […]

Four questions to ask when scoping out an AI and ML use case

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While many companies are interested in applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help their businesses transform and innovate, few have an appetite for a lengthy project or a large initial investment.  But when companies can see meaningful value in six to eight weeks, they are more likely to expand their usage of […]

How learning helps organizations build an agile workforce

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While forward-thinking companies are rapidly investing in their technology resources, they’re doing the same for their human resources. That’s because these organizations know that the workforce of the future isn’t made up solely of robots. Instead, the workforce of the future is an “augmented” one, where humans and AI work together to drive greater efficiency, […]

Five steps to a successful migration to cloud-based SaaS applications

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A digital transformation can deliver improved flexibility, faster speed-to-market and reduced costs, but only if you go about things in the right way. One path to a successful digital transformation is to move traditional applications to cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, a migration that requires a data-driven approach and using technology in strategic, new ways. Traditionally, […]

4 ways to ease application migration to the cloud

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Many system integrators and cloud hosting providers claim to have their own unique process for cloud migration. The reality is everyone’s migration process is just about the same, but that doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. What really matters is in the details of how the work gets done. Application transformation and migration requires skilled […]

As artificial intelligence and machine learning mature, use cases emerge

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With most innovative technologies, at some point in the solution evolution there’s a tipping point from “this is cool” to “there are real business outcomes to gain.” We are now seeing that shift with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), especially in three major use case patterns: 1. Customer care When it comes to […]

DevOps’ role in reaping the benefits of microservices

In the world of “one-up” IT, it seems like almost everyone is wanting to understand how to integrate microservices into their solution architecture. And rightly so. The benefits of using microservices are numerous and varied. Let’s examine some of these positives and consider if they can help you solve some of the problems that you […]