Finance

Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems Hold the Power to Transform Insurance Industry for Good

AI Systems to Change Insurance Industry for Good

This blog from Sabitha Majukumar (Senior Research Analyst, IDC Financial Insights), Philip Carnelley(Research Director, European Software Group) and Arun Dani (Senior Research Analyst, IT Services) highlights IDC’s recent research on cognitive systems and its impact on insurance industry.

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Health

Digitally Transforming Patient Engagement to Patient Winning Strategies

Digitally Transforming Patient Engagement to Patient Winning Strategies

Patient engagement is a journey that offers an advantageous paradigm for healthcare digital transformation strategies. Conceptually, it builds on an appreciation of the changing role for patients (and their families) in modern day healthcare and the importance of generating efforts that organize towards engaging them as care-seeking consumers. In application, patient engagement and its underlying technologies can transform care-seeking consumers into new patients and empower existing patients to become more involved in their health and care. With time this journey can culminate into a digital transformation end state, which combines a mix of patient engagement technologies that collectively achieve an inimitable, competitive, and highly necessary advantage for the provider organization that is conducive to success.

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Leadership Strategies

Lead Digital Transformation (DX) with New IT Capabilities

IDC Blog Digital Transformation Capabilities for IT

Welcome to Part 2 of this 5-Part series on digital transformation (DX) in the enterprise. Read on to learn the new IT capabilities required for DX and how enterprise leaders can help implement them.

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Leadership Strategies

Goals, Strategic Priorities, and Bold Bets for Digital Transformation (DX)

IDC Digital Transformation in Enterprise

The new blog series from IDC will inform IT and business leadership teams of the priorities of a digital transformation strategy and required digital capabilities. Part 1 identifies the top goals of digital transformation for enterprise executives and their leadership teams.

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Blockchain Energy

Blockchain: What’s in it for Utilities Beyond the Hype

Blockchain: What's in it for Utilities Beyond the Hype

The intersection of Blockchain and the energy industry looks like a great place to be today. A technology that promises to bring order and automation in a distributed world could be the perfect match for a system (the energy system) and an industry (utilities) that are slowly but relentlessly decentralizing. Almost like a marriage made in heaven.

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Energy

New Model Capacity Markets Expected to Drive Operational Excellence

New Model Capacity Markets Expected to Drive Operational Excellence

PJM’s “pay for performance” Reliability Pricing Model (RPM) capacity market is expected to drive operational excellence from traditional fossil fuel generators. FERC’s Order 745 being upheld in the courts earlier this year and puts the demand response (DR) at the forefront of capacity market model changes. FERC 745 will provide demand response participants the opportunity to participate in capacity markets and receive capacity payments on an equal level playing field with generators. This ruling should have some independent power producers and traditional utility generators concerned.

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