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Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]

Places, perception, people and networks: What connects it all?

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The world of social media is changing our sense of place, our perception of people and expanding the networks that connect us. At the beginning of February, I had more than 1,426 connections on Linkedin, 726 Twitter followers (small compared to the 6.6 million some people and bots have) and 23 blogs published in 2016 and 4 in 2017. Around 2,000 […]

Thoughts from a data scientist: Becoming competent may be easier than you think

The difference between a beginner and someone who is experienced is confidence, which seems circular because confidence is built through experience. But that is because we use “experienced” as a synonym for competence, and there is a misconception in the amount of experience needed to achieve competence. One of my favorite, favorite, favorite TEDx Talks […]

The softer side of ROI in healthcare data strategy

I found myself disoriented recently as I sat researching a conference on big data and analytics in the healthcare information technology (HIT) sector. I spent many years in my career developing feasibility studies to justify the return on investment (ROI) for expenditures in business units and procurement departments. But as I listened to Chief Medical Information Officers and […]

Constructing a continuum of trust in healthcare IT

Having spent the last 5 months firmly entrenched in the healthcare technology marketing sector, I’ve learned how important the word “continuum” is to patient care. Most often, it’s used in the context of “continuum of care,” referring to a seamless patient experience, regardless of where care is being dispensed. But that continuum of care can only work if […]

How to get started with machine learning in manufacturing

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Smart machines are changing the way we manufacture. Machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence that gives machines the ability to learn without human help, creates new connections between manufacturing design and technologies like augmented reality. But it also changes the actual practice of manufacturing. Today, machine-learning technology is relatively easy to acquire, but getting started with real-world applications in manufacturing can be […]

¿Por qué los comercios deben centrarse en el análisis de sus clientes?

El análisis de Big Data está transformando muchos sectores, y el comercio minorista no es una excepción. Sin embargo, las tiendas a pie de calle tienen una peculiaridad; a diferencia de algunas industrias, deben extender sus programas analíticos para no centrarse sólo en su operativa interna, sino también en el consumidor en general. Si lo […]

La distribution a tout à gagner à se concentrer sur l’analyse des données clients

Le Big Data transforme de nombreux secteurs, et les distributeurs ne sont pas en reste. Il y a néanmoins quelques nuances qui marquent la différence. Contrairement à certains secteurs, la distribution doit élargir ses programmes d’analyse afin de se concentrer, non seulement sur les opérations internes, mais également sur les consommateurs. Bien exécuté, cela peut […]

What’s trending in healthcare IT based on HIMSS17?

The same week the stars assemble for the Oscars, there’s a similar gathering of luminaries in the healthcare technology (HIT) sector. HIMSS, the largest trade association in the world for HIT professionals, is now the 5th largest trade show in America, with over 45,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors. There’s already a waiting list to exhibit at […]

Recruiting new hires with Artificial Intelligence

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The task of reaching, screening and selecting the right talent to fill the right position in the workplace intensifies each day for businesses around the globe. A recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management, found that companies spent, on average, $4,129 to hire someone and the process took an average of 42 days. […]