The Power of a Data Value Chain For Your Business

The Power of a Data Value Chain For Your Business

A quick look around the 21stcentury marketplace reveals a simple truth: the value of data has changed. Industries that once stood alone and operated in silos, have become interconnected by sheer necessity – collecting, analyzing, sharing and even selling data. Thus, calculating the value of data has become a rather complex task. Companies supporting critical infrastructures have transitioned from tracking …

Four perspectives on data lakes

Four perspectives on data lakes

Recently I was involved in creating a series of short videos about data lakes with a number of other IBM colleagues. These videos introduce four perspectives which cover the areas of architecture, value, innovation and governance. Data lakes are a very popular concept in the industry at the moment, but definitions of a data lake seem to vary widely  My …

Why the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence Outweigh the Risks

Why the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence Outweigh the Risks

The argument against artificial intelligence (AI) is driven by fear. Fear of the unknown … fear of intelligence. According to Stephen Hawkings we do have reason to beware of the consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) including the possibility of the end of the human race. The rise of the machines won’t be happening imminently. After all, AI is still in …

Will Digital Health Data Lead to Better Care?

Will Digital Health Data Lead to Better Care?

Experts explain how mindshifts and new technologies can lead to smarter, accessible healthcare services. Reports show global healthcare IT could become a $200 billion industry by 2020, but experts say these are challenging times for healthcare organizations navigating regulations and a wave of digital health data technologies. Using technology to improve healthcare quality, safety and efficiency has been an uphill battle. …

How facial recognition is improving security and business intelligence

How facial recognition is improving security and business intelligence

Imagine walking into a store that you frequent regularly and immediately upon entering, a sales person has items that suit your particular taste, size or budget preferences. Or entering a hotel and having the front desk clerk knows precisely your room preference without even having to ask. It’s as if the minute you show your face, the business knows how …

Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers

Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers

Technology is often for destroying traditional working-class jobs in sectors like manufacturing and retail. But blue collar jobs aren’t the only ones at risk. The legal profession — tradition-bound and labor-heavy — is on the cusp of a transformation in which artificial-intelligence platforms dramatically affect how legal work gets done. Those platforms will mine documents for evidence that will be …

Politics will hinder the Government's Transformation Strategy

Politics will hinder the Government’s Transformation Strategy

The much-delayed Government Digital Strategy (GDS), or Government Transformation Strategy (as it has been called) was announced yesterday by Cabinet Office Minister Ben Gummer. He delivered the details of the plan during his keynote speech at the Reform Annual Conference 2017. Gartner’s research director Neville Cannon, a former government CIO, has discussed the planned strategy with Information Age, specifically surrounding …

SAP puts a fresh face on S/4 HANA Cloud with analytics & AI

SAP puts a fresh face on S/4 HANA Cloud with analytics & AI

Cloud, machine learning and digital assistants, are three of the hottest topics in the tech industry at the moment and SAP has decided to go after all three of them in a raft of updates to the S/4 HANA Cloud. For those wondering what S/4 HANA Cloud is, it’s basically S/4 HANA with Cloud added onto it. The ERP suite …

The Future of Cybersecurity

The Future of Cybersecurity

You can’t discuss the future of cybersecurity without considering emerging trends in technology and threat landscapes. As organizations develop and adopt technologies related to big data, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), cyberthreats are growing in both volume and complexity. The race is on to secure these systems and devices before fraudsters figure out how to exploit them. …

AI is not at all like Mobile/Cloud/SaaS

AI is not at all like Mobile/Cloud/SaaS

AI is a hard problem and will take much longer to solve in any scope. The sudden uptick in interest may revert back to normal, but the cycle of work will be longer, much more diverse, and interesting than Mobile/Cloud/SaaS. There’s an undeniable tsunami of hype in the AI space, and many compare it to the preceding waves of Cloud, …