How the Meaning of Digital Transformation Has Evolved

How the Meaning of Digital Transformation Has Evolved

Think back to 2007. A young senator named Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president. The housing bubble started to burst. Apple released the first iPhone. It wasn’t long ago and, yet, in technology terms, it’s almost an eternity. A decade ago, companies were mainly focused on data mining, search technology, and virtual collaboration. Today, executives are directing their energy …

What Digital Transformation Means for Miners

What Digital Transformation Means for Miners

Just as sophisticated telescopes have achieved methods of discerning the elemental makeup of a distant planet, so mining sensors are transforming the exploratory processes. If you’re familiar with the mining industry, you know that worldwide, miners are experiencing unprecedented pressure. Commodity prices are dropping, while at the same time, yield and ore grade are declining. Opening further portions of existing …

How AI And Machine Learning Are Helping Drive The GE Digital Transformation

How AI And Machine Learning Are Helping Drive The GE Digital Transformation

General Electric (GE) was co-founded in 1897 by Thomas Edison. Today, 120 years later, GE is the single company with the longest continual presence in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and is undergoing one of the most dramatic transformation initiatives of any major company.  Mainstream legacy businesses should take note. In a matter of only a few years, GE has …

How to move beyond digital transformation

How to move beyond digital transformation

Business has always been Darwinian: the organisation has had to adapt, evolve or die and there are countless examples of businesses that have failed to do so. In retail, think Blockbuster, HMV and Woolworths – all failed to see fundamental changes in customer appetite, consumer patterns and delivery mechanisms and paid the ultimate price. But they were also victims of …

Big Data Privacy Issues that Should Worry Every Internet User

Big Data Privacy Issues that Should Worry Every Internet User

Big data has been one of the most promising developments of the 21st-century. It has opened the door for a massive technological revolution, encapsulating the Internet of Things, more personal brand relationships with customers and far more effective solutions to many of her everyday problems. However, there is also a dark side to big data. It has created a number …

Most Influential Brands in Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Cities by Right Relevance

Most Influential Brands in Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Cities by Right Relevance

Right Relevance (RR) provides curated information and intelligence on ~50 thousand topics. This includes: Topic relationships including related topics & semantic information like synonyms. Topical influencers (~2.5M) with score and rank. Topical content and information in the form of articles, videos and conversations. Additionally, Right Relevance provides an Insights offering that combines the above Topics and Influencers information with real …

What is data profiling and how does it make big data easier?

What is data profiling and how does it make big data easier?

Data profiling, the act of monitoring and cleansing data, is an important tool organizations can use to make better data decisions. Learn how it helps with data problems – big and small. In our increasingly connected world, the amount of data – and the sources of this data – continue to rise. Data profiling is an often-visual assessment that uses …

Advanced Analytics in Order to Cash Process

Advanced Analytics in Order to Cash Process

In a previous article, author Sibanjan Das focused on advanced analytics in procurement. In this article, I will pick up where Sibanjan left off, taking a look at the cases where advanced analytics can be implemented in an Order to Cash (O2C) process. Similar to the Procure to Pay process (P2P), O2C is also a business process which mostly concentrates …

Want digital disruption? Don't use the same people from traditional IT

Want digital disruption? Don’t use the same people from traditional IT

Plenty of large businesses are, justifiably, embracing innovation of all kinds. But, cautions HPE’s Craig Partridge, consider whether IT staff from old-school backgrounds (and their “think conservatively” cultural values) are the right people for a successful digital transition. Every business wants to enhance what it does to make its products more valuable to customers (and thus more profitable to the …

What smart cities and vision zero initiatives are getting wrong

What smart cities and vision zero initiatives are getting wrong

Today, car accidents are a tragic, but common part of our cultural experience. Living in a commuter city, you’re likely to pass an accident on the road at least once per week, and chances are you’ve been involved in accidents yourself in your lifetime. If you were lucky, you walked away without a scratch. Of course, that’s not always the …