QA Advances for the Digital Enterprise

In the customer-centric digital age, every organization is in the business of producing quality code. Code quality, in fact, is an integral part of everything a business does today. And the job of quality assurance (QA) isn’t finished once a digital solution is brought to the market. IT must monitor performance in terms of how […]

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Modernizing IT Service Management in an AI-First World

Anyone who’s worked in IT service management is well aware of the disappointment that often follows the inflated promises of process automation. The only way ITSM professionals will ever be able to focus on the growing demand for more strategic digital initiatives is to fully automate IT and business processes, not to mention meeting the […]

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Drones: More Than a PR Stunt

For many people, the word “drone” conjures futuristic – and so-far unrealistic – ideas of aerial vehicles that program their own flight courses, act on their own volition and autonomously navigate around all environmental obstacles. For others, drones are an unneeded (and even unwanted) plaything, a superfluous way to get a pizza delivered to their […]

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On a Scale of 1-10, How Secure Are You?

A colleague of mine – a lawyer whose IQ is stratospheric – confesses to feeling terrified 99% of the time. Now, this is a guy who’s very well read, very savvy, a guy I’ve known for a long time and appears as serene as a summer lake. He snowboards and cycles without a helmet and […]

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Blockchain as a Design Thinking 2.0 Tool

I recently participated in an IDG-sponsored roundtable discussion on blockchain with representatives from the technology, consulting and academic worlds. All panelists agreed that we will see widespread adoption of blockchain technologies in business and beyond – but likely in ways we haven’t yet thought about. One common observation was that the business relevance of blockchain […]

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In the Age of Interconnectivity, How “Connected” Are You Really?

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men …” ― Herman Melville Not to get too touchy-feely, but how connected are you? Most likely, you’ve got every techno-gadget available – laptop, tablet, mobile, maybe even a business-personal split between a Galaxy, droid and iPhone. And I’d guess your […]

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A New Role for Medical Device Field Service

My first experience in service and repair came in the early ‘90s, working with leading telecommunications companies in the U.S. and Europe.  With deregulation, cost pressures and new technologies, telcos needed to completely change how they planned, dispatched, delivered and managed field service work. It was a tough mandate: Maintain service quality while increasing the […]

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Platform Business Models Win- 4 Reasons Why

Across myriad enterprises, digital platforms are becoming more widely accepted but vary on business need. Some support broad, horizontal markets; others target business functions or industry sectors. For example, a company like Airbnb  empowers trust between market participants and reduces information asymmetry. This can drive down the cost of delivery the service. And the platform can […]

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The Need for Quality at Speed

In the digital universe, customer experience is the be-all and end-all, making businesses reinvent themselves to deliver faster and better services. In an era of ‘born digital’ companies like Uber and Amazon, which have turned customer experience into a matter of software quality and speed, enterprises need to digitally step up.

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