Want innovation in your enterprise? Put someone in charge of it

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Back in January I wrote about ways that organizations can build cultures of innovation, citing three specific tips culled from an article by consulting group LEAD Innovation Management: Communicate a vision Educate and train Reward successful outcomes But there’s another valuable piece of advice that neither I nor LEAD Innovation Management mentioned: If your goal […]

The soft skills that enterprises desperately need

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By definition, disruption is an inherent component of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, mobile devices, and other technologies have dramatically impacted how organizations do business and how employees do their jobs. For many organizations, however, digital transformation efforts are being undermined by a widening talent shortage and skills gap. In a study […]

The changing nature of work

Long anticipated, digital transformation is redefining jobs and roles. Digital technologies have transcended simple process acceleration and are deconstructing our old notions about work and the workplace. Multiple gigs instead of one role Mobile technologies in particular have catalyzed the development of the gig economy. What constitutes a job, who is an employee and how […]

Leveraging global centers of gravity for digital disruption

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Those of us who have spent our careers in global industries used to face the “not invented here” challenge of resistance to ideas from the outside.  Americans traipsed around the world trying to convince their international counterparts that they had all the answers related to marketing and technology. Sometimes it worked. In many cases, it […]

Tips for building a culture of innovation

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Organizations remain competitive by continually improving performance in business-critical ways. That’s why disruptive technologies such as the internet, wireless networking, mobile devices, and automation are invaluable: They allow enterprises to do something dramatically better than they were doing it before, such as making it easy for consumers to purchase goods and services without visiting a […]

Simplify IT – Modernizing today’s IT infrastructure while building for the future

Pursue these quick-hit strategies to focus IT resources on business growth and innovation Digital transformation is reaching deeper into companies and industries every day. As it does, CIOs will need to spend more time on new technologies to drive corporate growth and innovation. But how? For many companies, nearly 70 percent of the IT budget […]

How internal “Shark Tank” competitions drive organic innovation

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Never can one underestimate the role of a competition for driving innovation. Surely it can and should happen organically. But anyone who’s been to a middle school science fair knows that bragging rights can produce some very impressive results. This concept has not been lost on applying “Shark Tank”-style innovation competitions within the corporate world. […]

DXC Labs demonstrates drones, machine learning, AR and more at the DXC Technology 600

For the first time, a drone delivered the green flag to the starting line at a major sporting event, at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9. DXC Labs — which focuses on development of emerging technologies used in digital transformation — was there every step of the way. We worked on planning through execution, and […]

Taking a leap into quantum – Hello World with Q#

Back in December 2017, Microsoft announced a Quantum Development Kit which uses Q# (Q Sharp) as its language. It is designed to be used with Visual Studio 2017. I decided to install the development kit and have a go at the usual “Hello World” example. The development kit is explained as being capable of developing […]

Demandez à Ally, l’assistant vocal hospitalier de DXC Technology

Les assistants vocaux débarquent au chevet des patients. Rendus populaires par Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google Home et d’autres, ils sont simples, intuitifs, multiusages et les mieux adaptés lorsque l’accessibilité et la disponibilité sont requises. En tirant parti de ces avantages, DXC Labs a développé Ally, l’assistant hospitalier à commande vocale de DXC Technology. Faites la […]