Stop the Insanity of NOT Designing Technology Solutions Around Humans

Stop the Insanity of NOT Designing Technology Solutions Around Humans

As a senior executive with a say over what technologies and software your company will employ in its business processes, this is finally the moment to stop the insanity!

Stop the insanity of deciding in a “vacuum” what technologies your employees need to do their jobs better. Stop the insanity of reinventing your business processes to fit the software that was supposed to make your existing workflows easier, but instead introduced a whole new set of challenges and obstacles to overcome...which is really just new work—cleverly disguised as “onboarding” or “integration” activities—that never seems to end...

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Paradigm Shift Alert! Unstructured Data Will Soon Become a Valuable Business Asset

Paradigm Shift Alert! Unstructured Data Will Soon Become a Valuable Business Asset

Businesses ingest enormous amounts of data from a multitude of sources, and it's only going to increase in the years ahead.

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), 90 percent of all digital data is unstructured, which means only 10 percent gets delivered in standardized formats with metadata that enables smooth translation from a sender's business process outputs to a receiver's business process inputs.

Yet, there's a ton of value to be harvested from this mass of unstructured data, and being able to extract that value is going to be a huge factor in the success of countless companies in the near future, once technology catches up with our imaginations...

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The 'Big Bang' of Data Will Vaporize You (If You're Unprepared)!

The 'Big Bang' of Data Will Vaporize You (If You're Unprepared)!

We are at the flashpoint of what many have described as the "Big Bang" of data. In just a few short years, 2020 will seem like the "good old days" as the world accelerates through a trajectory of global digital transformation. It's time to get onboard now, or get left behind!

To put some numbers to this prediction, the International Data Corporation (IDC), a premier provider of global market intelligence, expects the global "datasphere" to rise from 33 zettabytes (one ZB equals a trillion gigabytes) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025.

According to IDC’s The Digitization of the World From Edge to Core white paper, this growth is happening within two types of computing infrastructures:

  • Core: All varieties of enterprise, public, and hybrid and cloud providers...along with enterprise operational data centers, such as those operated by electric grids and telephone networks.
  • Edge: Enterprise-hardened satellite servers and IIoT-empowered devices that do not reside in core data centers. Server rooms, field servers, cell towers, and smaller local or regional data centers are all considered part of an edge computing infrastructureMeanwhile, according to the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM), businesses expect to see a 450% increase in the volume of data they generate in the next few years.

Considering these predictions, where should companies be investing their IT budgets to support such exponential growth in data?

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Business Process Reengineering: It's Time to Get Off That Old Horse

Business Process Reengineering: It's Time to Get Off That Old Horse

Anytime you "reengineer" something, it's usually because technology has advanced to a point where it makes sense to totally reinvent how you do it. Example: the automobile replacing the horse and buggy as the standard in human ground transportation.

When we talk about business process reengineering, we're talking about a similar paradigm shift-level change to core business processes and workflows that results in undeniable business benefits to an organization.

In this blog, we'll touch on our method of business process reengineering and the benefits that can be expected by three important departments in most companies.

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Digital Transformation Helps Healthcare Providers Solve Big Challenges

Digital Transformation Helps Healthcare Providers Solve Big Challenges

Late last year, the Mayo Clinic and Google inked a partnership that may prove to be a primary harbinger of what the future confluence of healthcare and technology will look like. The alliance, set to last decades, focuses on developing healthcare applications for advanced cloud computing and AI-powered analytics. The goal is purposefully open to interpretation: develop innovations in the delivery of care.

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