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Digital Business Transformation Requires Collaboration

Digital Business Transformation Requires Collaboration

The evolution of information technology (IT) leadership — sometimes driven by the line of business (LoB), sometimes by the legacy IT organization — is reaching a state of balance where business-IT collaboration sets the stage for meaningful digital transformation.

via Digital Lifescapes

Next-Gen App Platforms Embrace Digital Innovation

Next-Gen App Platforms Embrace Digital Innovation

Cloud-based application platforms are becoming the pacemakers in the software industry. Pure cloud platform providers such as Salesforce, Workday, and ServiceNow have been getting a lot of attention, and this will continue and even intensify.”

via PAC

Artificial Intelligence Use Cases in CPG and Retail

Artificial Intelligence Use Cases in CPG and Retail

“AI raises the analytical capabilities of CPG manufacturers and retailers to a new level and helps to optimize decision-making and to automate processes and actions. This includes optimizing internal processes such as logistics, inventory, and supply chain management.”

via PAC

Davos 2020: Why Your Data is a Valuable Currency

Davos 2020: Why Your Data is a Valuable Currency

Data has become the world’s most valuable currency. It is being produced at an unprecedented scale and pace. In just one day, roughly 500 million tweets are posted. Around 294 billion emails are sent. Five billion searches are made. Every day, we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of information.”

via World Economic Forum

U.S. Federal Government IT Security and Privacy

U.S. Federal Government IT Security and Privacy

“The most obvious place the government excels is in the area of encryption. The reason for this is largely due to a mandate from the Homeland Security Department that all U.S. Government sites be encrypted, but the standard should still be the same for any site.”

via Internet Society

Point-of-Sale Terminals Upgrade to Contactless Payments

Point-of-Sale Terminals Upgrade to Contactless Payments

Contactless transactions at POS are increasingly displacing cash in multiple markets. The study found that the average value per contactless transaction will grow from under $19 in 2019 to over $23 in 2024, with mobile payments and increasing contactless card issuance in the U.S. driving transaction growth.

via Digital Lifescapes

Why Artificial Intelligence Creates a Digital Disjuncture

Why Artificial Intelligence Creates a Digital Disjuncture

“Although much of AI hardware and software investment is being driven by the private sector in industries such as retail, banking and manufacturing, its development is unfolding against the backdrop of an increasingly contested geopolitical and geotechnological environment.”

via World Economic Forum