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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IIoT Is Redefining Manufacturing Efficiency—Will You Get Left Behind?

IIoT Is Redefining Manufacturing Efficiency—Will You Get Left Behind?

One major German automaker claims they lose over $40,000 a minute if they have to take a machine offline for maintenance or repairs. How much do you lose? 

Machines break down and need to be fixed. That much is unavoidable...as are the costs of downtime. But new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-powered machinery, combined with digital transformation technologies like cloud and edge computing, are helping manufacturing companies—both similar and different from yours—redefine the standards of efficiency. It truly is a new industrial revolution...

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The Future of Business (and Society) Is Forming in the Clouds

The Future of Business (and Society) Is Forming in the Clouds

Large, multi-purpose business application suites are on their way out, and honestly, that’s not a very bold statement. The true needs of business vary immensely. Very similar companies may do things very differently. Even in the same company, different business units usually need vastly different tools and capabilities to support their role. And as business conditions change, tools and capabilities need to be adjusted or changed. 

Cloud provides instant adjustment, customization, and scalability at the click of a button. Swap out one SAAS for another! Never before have the capabilities of a business been so open to interpretation and experimentation. The “cloud” might as well be called a “canvas.” 

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Can You Become a Player in the Data Economy?

Can You Become a Player in the Data Economy?

By now, I think it’s safe to say that Facebook has become something of a standard-bearer in several industries, especially media, advertising, and in the monetization of data. While not everyone is OK with how they accomplished it—transforming massive amounts of user data into a product—we think there’s plenty for us to learn from pioneers of data monetization like Facebook, both good and bad.

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Preparation Is Key for Entering the Data Business

Preparation Is Key for Entering the Data Business

If you’re a company executive who’s been considering getting into a business that deals in monetized data, you should be considering the possibility with eyes wide open. As with any new thing in business—and the monetization of data represents an entirely new industry—you should focus on taking measures to mitigate risk before going all-in.

It's really important that you take this preparation seriously. While the specifics of what you'll need to do will vary according to the type of company you currently are, there are definitely some basic steps you should take before putting together and executing your plan to enter the data business.

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