CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization

CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization

In the years since data scientist was declared the sexiest job, the role itself has evolved. As ha Historical approaches to IT funding and the mechanisms used to prioritize and track technology spending do not support the changes that new technology initiatives require. Most organizations realize that digitization means change. Not just to products and channels, but also to operations …

Do you need a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO)?

Do you need a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO)?

Do you remember 1996? DVDs were launched in Japan, Travelocity became the first online booking agent, eBay and Ask Jeeves opened their online doors, and the Spice Girls had their first UK number one. It was an inflection point in technology. I spent a lot of time back then trying to convince executives that the internet was going to change …

Analytics “at” the edge

Analytics “at” the edge, on the device, in real time

It takes time for information to travel from the edge of the Internet of Things ( IoT ) to the cloud and back. That’s what happens every time a node takes a measurement, sends it to the cloud to do some sort of analytical calculation, then sends it back to the edge for an action to occur. Unfortunately, there are …

5 Misconceptions Small Business Owners Have About Big Data

5 Misconceptions Small Business Owners Have About Big Data

Data is not a new conversation, yet small businesses still have many misconceptions about how data may be valuable to their business. In the past, only large brands could afford to implement data into their business efforts. Today, however, data is accessible to businesses of all sizes — including yours. Overlooking this new reality occurs far too often and for all the wrong …

Why great chief data officers are hard to find

Why great chief data officers are hard to find

Chief data officers (CDOs) are among the most highly sought-after executives among corporations for whom data analytics has become a cornerstone of digital strategies. But the rush to promote data-crunching experts to the CDO role has created a new challenge: Finding a leader who can use data to help drive a business transformation. Companies eager to establish data analytics have …

How CIOs can master key tech trends to drive change

How CIOs can master key tech trends to drive change

Technology is changing at an unprecedented pace. The convergence of business and technology across everything we do is both exciting and challenging to business and technology leaders. But CIOs don’t have to get swept up in the maelstrom. Rather than thinking about how technology will change the way we work, CIOs need to think about harnessing that technology and using …

Big data analysis is the future of forex trading

Big data analysis is the future of forex trading

Big data is the future of many forms of technology, including the world of forex. Big data could change the way we trade, the way we make decisions and the way that we reinvest our earnings. In short, it could change our entire way of trading. In this post, we look at why big data is the future of forex …

Defining a Data Risk Strategy for an Organization

Defining a Data Risk Strategy for an Organization

Risk and Value are two sides of the same coin. Value realization along with benefits management is vital to appreciate the strategic goals of an organization. A balance between realization of these benefits along with effective management of Risk is required to enable these benefits. How about Charlie from Chocolate factory saying “I would want to enjoy the benefits that dark chocolate brings to my health, but …

Ready or not

Ready or not, the digital economy is coming

The digital economy is coming, says IDC, and traditional organizations will need to adapt in order to stay relevant—and fast! This new economy, which is facilitated by technologies such as the cloud, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and augmented and virtual reality, is rapidly changing the way business is done both here in the U.S. and abroad. According to …

A New Smart City Model Is Emerging

A New Smart City Model Is Emerging

IBM got the ball rolling a decade ago when it began suggesting that emerging technologies could dramatically change the way cities served their populations. A new wave of sensors, meters, data collection and data processing tools: All these would come together to radically change the urban landscape, to create what came to be known as the “smart city.” It was …