Crossing the Legacy-Digital Divide

The relationship between legacy and digital systems – and those who work with them – is often misunderstood. Businesses talk about phasing out and automating the former to free up budget and resources for the latter, with the assumption that they’ll need to tolerate some level of coexistence, at least for the foreseeable future. Additionally, […]

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To Get Business-Changing Outcomes, You Need Next-Gen Data Storage Services

Relying on data to stay ahead of the competition used to be a nice-to-have; today, however, it’s a must-have. However, enterprises face a unique set of challenges in terms of securely storing, managing and analyzing the data they create. Enterprise storage consumption is growing at more than 50% year-over-year, with industries such as media, technology, […]

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Drones in Human Health: Transforming Life Sciences in the Wilds of the Healthcare Jungle (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed Dian Fossey’s approach to gaining groundbreaking insights on primate behavior by directly observing and documenting the daily activities of gorillas in their natural environment. I described how applying and combining digital technologies such as drones and artificial intelligence (AI) could enable Fossey-style research at scale to improve […]

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How Platforms Can Automate Business Workflows and Deliver New Value

At the same time that technology has improved our lives, it has also increased our expectations proportionately. In healthcare, for instance, patients who have historically been responsible for their medical reports and prescriptions now expect hospitals to have all their data available at the click of a button. Customers across industries today expect the businesses with […]

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Drones in Animal Health: Transforming Life Sciences in the Wilds of the Healthcare Jungle (Part 1)

In the 20th century, the world gained industry-changing insights on primate behavior when researcher Dian Fossey went to the remote forests of Rwanda to study the daily activities of gorillas in their natural environment. How can we reimagine this model of observation and understanding of the animal world with the digital tools we now have […]

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Cognitive Computing Systems: How They Learn, How We Make Them Unlearn

Like humans, cognitive computing systems learn from an ever-growing collec­tion of knowledge. And clearly, business interest is high in adopting these systems to accelerate decisions and improve their accuracy. Businesses need a plan, however, for when intelligent systems learn in expected ways. The fact is, cognitive computing systems do sometimes learn in ways their designers […]

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There’s Nothing Small About the Rise of Microservices

Sometimes, big things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to developing with microservices. Microservices architecture is a distinctive approach to software development that – according to IDC, at least – will account for 80% of application development on cloud platforms by the year 2021. In another recent survey, more […]

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Distributed Manufacturing: Next in Line for Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain has already disrupted business processes in the financial sector, and is poised to impact companies across industries. Because the technology can provide an immutable digital record of contractual interactions and transactions across an ecosystem, we believe that manufacturing is likely next in line.  Blockchain is a mutually shared ledger of all transactions in a […]

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