Blockchain Health

Blockchain in Health IT Interoperability

Blockchain in Health IT Operability

Blockchain interoperability needs time and momentum to mature toward a wider scale of adoption and to truly impact healthcare. However, the future is now and the market clearly reflects much buzz around the technology and its potential for hard-coding change. Blockchain interoperability could pave the way toward forming a next-generation vehicle for data exchange that contributes to digital transformation in provider organizations through its network effect.

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IT Spending

Economic Risks Are Rising Amidst Looming Trade War, But A Tech Crash Is Unlikely

Looming Trade War, Tech Crash Unlikely

The global economy may be slowing again. A trade war between the US and its largest trading partners is threatening to disrupt short-term projections for the second half of 2018 and 2019. Even if the current tensions give way to new trade agreements in the interests of stability, most economists expect the US economy to post a contraction by 2020, as interest rates increase and cyclical factors come into play. Historically, the US economy is overdue for a contraction, having posted a long streak of growth since 2009.

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Leadership Strategies

The Digitally Determined Blueprint

The Digitally Determined Blueprint

This past Spring, I spoke with numerous digital leaders who are feeling distraught. They know what needs to be done but feel a lack of empowerment. Either their CEO is not making the difficult organizations moves, or their organization has multiple strategies, or their investors are taking a short-term view when it comes to funding decisions. These are some of the challenges they feel they cannot overcome on their own.These digital leaders are distraught because they sense their organization is wavering on digital. At the same time, they see other organizations going all in with digital and overcoming these issues – they see their digital determination.

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IT Spending

Digital Transformation (DX) – Are Businesses Missing the Mark?

Digital Transformation - Are Businesses Missing the Mark?

Read this blog for an overview on where the conversation surrounding the massive DX Spending trend is taking us — to a more granular and focused discussion, in which the size of the market is far more relevant. Learn why those that speak of DX only in the context of business model change are missing the mark.

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Government IT Spending

A Call for Change: Moderate Federal IT Spending Growth Masks the Ongoing Burden of Legacy Systems

Moderate Federal IT Spending Growth Masks Burden of Legacy Systems

Unlike a few years ago, U.S. federal civilian agencies are not seeing double-digit annual growth in information technology spending. But moderate growth is still underway. Some of these spending increases are happening because agencies face significant ongoing expenses related to maintaining legacy systems.

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Cloud

Evaluating Enterprise Content Management Maturity

Evaluating Content Management Maturity

To help organizations evaluate current content management infrastructure and capabilities and identify the steps they need to take to advance to the next stage of maturity, IDC developed the IDC MaturityScape for managing enterprise content. IDC has also established a benchmark study on content management maturity to offer a systematic and rigorous approach for organizations to assess their content management competency and maturity. This article provides a high level summary of key findings.

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Data Leadership Strategies

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Data Monetization

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Data Monetization

It’s been said that all businesses are technology companies in the age of digital transformation. It’s also true that many are becoming information businesses as the amount and value of data they produce and consume continues to increase. In fact, business leaders and CIOs will find themselves not only missing opportunities but also at a competitive disadvantage if they don’t leverage data assets before markets are crowded with competitors.

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Manufacturing

Is 100% Customer Satisfaction Worth it for a Manufacturer?

Customer Satisfaction and Manufacturing

This past week, I came across an article which explored how one luxury auto manufacturer looked to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. To me this seems like a goal off a billboard or one found on a motivational poster in a contact center. But this manufacturer truly believes it can and should have this as its target to be measured and be held to account.

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Robotics

Robotic Technology Goes Beyond Automation

Automation is a clearly a top reason for companies looking into the use of robotic technology within their business processes. However, it is important to realize that, while many robots are designed for automating tasks, there are others that are designed to augment human capabilities rather than automate tasks. We tend to think of robots as either robotic arms or autonomous mobile robots operating autonomously in business settings. Such devices often focus on improving productivity and efficiency in business operations. On the other hand, there are several elements of robotic technology that are focused on improving human safety or giving humans increased strength, stamina, or precision. This post will take a look at a few examples of how robotic technology is enhancing human operators rather than automating tasks.

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IT Spending

Economic Benefits of 3rd Platform IT Spending Are Not Always Equal

While it’s no surprise to learn that ICT spending continues moving to the 3rd Platform, or that new technologies like AR/VR and cognitive AI continue to deliver double-digit rates of growth during the current early stages of deployment and prototyping, there are many geographic differences in the way that new categories are gaining traction (or not) in different country markets and what this means for the likely economic benefits in the next 5-10 years.

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