Don’t use your data as a doorstop

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Enterprises have access to more data than ever before, data that can provide valuable information about customers, markets, and business processes. Leveraged effectively, data (both structured and unstructured) can be used by enterprises to drive decision-making. But most organizations fail to use data to inform their strategic decisions or innovation initiatives. A recent poll of […]

Want a business edge? Share IoT data with your employees

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Enterprises will continue to invest heavily in Internet of Things (IoT) technology in 2019 and beyond to take advantage of the cost and process efficiencies provided by machine-to-machine communications and automation. A recent survey by Zebra Technologies shows that enterprises increased IoT investments by 4% in 2018, averaging $4.6 million annually. Nearly nine in 10 […]

The essential edge to leveraging IoT data

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating unprecedented amounts of digital data that enterprises can use to learn more about customers, monitor network and equipment performance, optimize processes, and enable machine-to-machine communications. But that treasure trove of digital data also creates huge management, security, and cost concerns for enterprise IT professionals, whether their organizations are […]

2018: The quantified enterprise — Stop guessing and start measuring

Predictions for 2018: Companies will use the data from digital systems to quantify the business and become more productive The desire to quantify the business will emerge as a primary driver of digital transformation Companies, forced to rethink big data, will turn to advanced machine-learning techniques (like deep learning) to make high-quality decisions Last year we […]

As data becomes the new currency, here’s how to tap into its value

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Companies thriving in the digital age don’t see data as mere “digital exhaust” belching out from transactional systems. Instead, they view data as a prized enterprise asset that can help them to monetize opportunities, improve productivity, engage more meaningfully with their stakeholders, and respond to threats. Data has become the new currency, but how can […]

The data was unclear until something occurred

Whenever a tragic event occurs, data wonks appear on the news shows to either confirm or second-guess the signs that certain aspects of the tragedies could have been predicted. In the case of last month’s attack in Barcelona, there was the “lost in translation” challenge when many of the local city authorities were interviewed about […]

How big is a gigabyte (GB)?: Putting units of data into tangible scale

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Data permeates our lives. And, while data is measurable, it is also abstract, making it difficult for people to grasp its size or scale. This video shows data units re-imagined as more tangible objects, so we can more easily comprehend their scale. Logan Wilt is a data scientist for DXC. She is interested in practical […]

The digital workplace: Making the magic happen

Globalization and the growth of the “outside-in” digital enterprise have thoroughly disrupted the workplace. The company-employee equation has changed dramatically, with the “task” becoming the primary focus. Collaboration happens intuitively and digitally across boundaries. As workers exercise more independence, taking jobs they’re truly interested in, businesses reduce traditional benefits and brick-and-mortar office space to free […]

F is for fitness trackers

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This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]

Data lakes, hubs and warehouses — when to use what

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Often in any “technical” field (and I use that term very loosely), it can be quite hard to differentiate between the facts and the fiction — the latter normally created either by over-zealous product marketing or an over-increasing circle of folklore. One particular area that has a lot of attention is the whole big data […]