Resolving the Cloud Security Conundrum

Cyber criminals are relentless in their willingness and ability to go after companies of all shapes and sizes around the globe with an ever-increasing quantity and sophistication of cyber attacks. Simultaneously, companies are rushing to the cloud to better enable remote work and take advantage of the cost savings, fast deployment options, flexibility and scalability […]

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Accelerated Cloud Migration Is Essential to Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis – and Beyond

The world as we know it has changed irrevocably, caught in the grip of COVID-19. As businesses cope with the operational challenges of the crisis, many have accelerated their adoption of digital tools and techniques, particularly the cloud, to stay engaged with both employees and customers. This move to turn chaos into a catalyst is […]

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Four Lessons Learned on Using Agile Analytics to Thrive in Crisis

With sales dropping rapidly due to COVID-19 lockdowns, a leading international convenience store needed recommendations on how to increase its revenue – and it needed the answers quickly.   Within five days of starting our analysis, we assessed how the business’s “basket” of top-selling items had changed. This would allow managers to ensure stores had […]

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AI in Life Sciences: Faster and Surer Diagnosis of Disease

While COVID-19 is extracting a terrible price on human life and causing significant economic hardship, it is helping to catalyze a transformation in care delivery.  As noted in my prior post, AI is improving and accelerating the discovery of new therapies. Beyond this, AI and machine learning (ML) are also transforming clinical diagnosis, by improving […]

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Beating the Next Pandemic with a Resilient New Healthcare Supply Chain

The U.S. healthcare supply chain has been caught off-guard by the impact of the novel coronavirus. Shortages have ranged from personal protective equipment (PPE) to pharmaceuticals to ICU beds in some cities. For instance, large healthcare supply distributors warned customers about historic back-order rates and low inventory. Several reportedly turned to allocation, or partial fulfillment, […]

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AI & Data: Our Best Hope for Infectious Disease Prevention, Treatment, Mitigation & Cures

Great challenges require great tools. And in a world where a virus such as SARS-CoV-2 has had a huge global impact in just a matter of months, its complexity and speed require new methods for finding solutions. Advanced forms of artificial intelligence (AI) are already playing a critical role in our pandemic-fighting efforts, and they’re […]

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Truly Portable, Personal & Shareable Health Records Could Prevent Future Pandemics

Go forward in time with us for a few minutes. In late 2023, individuals in gateway cities around the U.S. begin to complain of flu-like symptoms at their monthly telehealth check-ins or when they visit drugstore-based clinics. Whether engaging virtually or in-person, patients authorize their caregivers to have immediate access to their longitudinal health records. […]

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Data, Privacy and the Health of Nations

Numerous governments around the world have started using citizen-generated data in their efforts to understand, and ultimately stop, the spread of the coronavirus. In China, a sophisticated cell phone-based “traffic light” system is being rolled out that indicates whether an infected person is clear to move around as normal, or should continue to self-isolate. In […]

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A Waze-Like Way of Navigating Infectious Disease with Precision Epidemiology

Thanks to a convergence of technology and scientific developments, we’re on the frontier of predicting, treating and mitigating infectious disease at an individual level, as well as across broad mass demographics. Key advancements in realizing this future state include immersive visualization techniques and personalization technologies, open scientific collaboration and data on everything from genomic sequencing […]

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Novel Coronavirus Will Spark a Whole New World of Healthcare

Imagine a world in which a pandemic such as COVID-19 is not a once-every-100-years occurrence but a once-a-decade event. This is not a prediction; neither is it beyond the realm of possibility. A 500-year flooding event has a 0.2% chance of occurring in one year; Houston, Texas, experienced three such events three years in a row. […]

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