Digital transformation — that perennial tech buzzword — what does it mean, anyway? Essentially, digital transformation describes the fundamental, all-encompassing change that technology brings to organizations’ key strategies, processes, products, skillsets, and culture. According to the leading pundits, if your company is not digitally transforming, you’re doomed to be disrupted. Sound overwhelming? Join Mission Data and other business and technology leaders at Forrester’s Digital Transformation 2017 conference to learn practical strategies for effective change to your company’s business model.
Last week we talked about trends we were seeing unfold with artificial intelligence. Although still in its very early infancy, AI is the trend to watch in 2017 as businesses look to incorporate the technology into their operations. This week we’re turning our attention to an emerging technology that’s a little further along on its growth curve, the Internet of Things (IoT). Numerous companies are applying the tech to real business problems and are already receiving returns on their investment. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)is leading the way, but enterprise and consumer IoT products are catching up. In this post we will focus on enterprise and consumer IoT use cases.
The first quarter of 2017 has come to a close, and a lot of tech trends and predictions made at the beginning of the year are already being realized. Emerging technologies are maturing with more defined use cases and strategic direction. In this post, we focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), looking at how automation technologies have begun to unfold in the business world.
It’s been a little over a week since the Mission Data team returned from SXSW, the annual mecca for innovators in tech, music, and film. We met with clients and partners, squeezed into capacity-crowd discussions, and drank spicy cocktails.
While some members of our team were attending the conference for the first time, it wasn’t the first rodeo for team members Cindi Ramm and Todd Budnikas. We asked them to fill us in on all the big ideas worth writing home about.
This was my first trip to the vaunted SXSW festival in Austin and my first impression was, omg, there are a ton of people here! And everyone spends most of their day in some sort of line. A line for the taxi stand, a line for the sessions, a line for drinks, for food, well, you get the idea. As someone who doesn’t like lines, this was frustrating at first but then you kind of get used to it.
In developed nations, our collective understanding of the workplace has been redefined by waves of technological innovation.
The steam era advanced mechanical production and transport. The Industrial Revolution brought mass production and distribution of labor. Workplace efficiency bolted ahead during the mid-century’s computer age, before taking a qualitative leap in the past two and a half decades with the Internet age, which has forever changed the ways in which we connect, collaborate, and communicate.
Emerging technology is transforming the world economy and disrupting established business models. Speech, the Internet of Things, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are the primary emerging technologies responsible.
Machine learning has the potential to disrupt every aspect of business as we know it, yet the application of machine learning in the enterprise world is nascent. Here are some of the industries using this disruptive technology to stay ahead of trends.