Betting on Data: Eight Game-Changing Digital Technologies for Enterprise Transformation (Part 2 of 3)
Continuing where we left off last time, this second of three posts on technology trends covers those trends (Adaptive Security and Data Governance, Data Lakes, and Interactive Analytics at Scale) that relate to the lifeblood of today’s software-driven business – data, along with the analytics performed on this data to obtain insights and drive business actions. The full report, which includes additional material on how businesses can leverage these trend to drive their digital transformation, is available for download here.
2016 will see a significant increase in the volume, velocity, and variety of enterprises creating and executing on their digital strategies. This change will only serve to accelerate the shift of business spending from IT Modernization to Digital Transformation. At Persistent Systems, we see eight digital technology trends as game changers for software-driven enterprises in 2016 and beyond. The trends fall into three major categories.
- The first two trends (Mobile User Experience and Internet of Things) pertain to the interactions among the enterprise, people, and devices.
- The next three trends (Adaptive Security and Data Governance, Data Lakes, and Interactive Analytics at Scale) relate to the lifeblood of today’s software-driven business – data, along with the analytics performed on this data to obtain insights and drive business actions.
- The final three trends (Machine Intelligence, Blockchain, and Containers) describe enabling technologies that are broadly applicable to various aspects of digital transformation across different industries.
(The topic is covered in a series of 2 parts. Part 1 talks about the challenges in US healthcare. Part 1 also talks about ‘Customer Experience’; a significant area of focus for better customer engagement, satisfaction and outcomes. Part 2 will be about another focus area which is ‘Outcome based Quality Care’)
A business exists in this world, primarily to provide services or to create products for customers to make their life easier and better. The healthcare industry is no different. Like every enterprise in the world though, their primary goal is to provide quality products and services to their customers and thus grow their market position. How to do this? Process, technology, operation, are but a few of the means to achieve the primary goal.
The old saying, “You are what you eat,” or is it, “You are what you measure?” Life is just too confusing sometimes! The point is every organization needs to have an understanding where they are. They must derive a sense of; are they improving and heading toward their goals. A colleague, Mark Hatfield and I were talking about value based measurements and he inspired me to capture it in this blog.
Not to dog pile on, since so much has already been written about Carly Fiorina’s now infamous Rose Bowl tweet (pictured above), but it really does offer a clear cut example of how insincere communications can be the KISS of death. And it’s so easy, and so common sense it’s hard to believe it needs to be pointed out, except of course, it does… Because for some reason, both people and organizations fall into the trap of telling people what they think they want to hear instead of just telling them the truth.