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Digital Transformation Behind the Currents By Ved Sen, Head of Digital, Cognizant Business Consulting My good friend and colleague at Cognizant, Ved Sen wrote this article about the definitions of terms around the topic of digital transformation.  It is an important piece that gives us the language to discuss the huge impact technologies are having today on both business and IT. Enjoy! ****************** Despite working in the digital space for years, now I was quite stumped a few weeks ago when I was asked to define it. Sometimes you can get away by circumlocution or to use the technically correct term, waffling. But given all the hype around digital transformation, I felt that it was a good time to try and get a working definition going. For one it helps to cut the hype. And two, clarifies what is NOT digital at a time when the label is being slapped around with ab... (more)

Mobile Commerce Strategies By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

In the early 1990s major retailers began investing in data analytics to better manage their stores and warehouses by analyzing individual store sales.  This insight gave them a perspective on the needs of the local market. Retailers soon advanced in their use of analytics and added external factors for consideration and planning like demographics, weather, geography, local events and competitor's promotions and campaigns. When customer loyalty programs tied to POS (point of sale) systems were implemented, retailers were able to start understanding individual customers through the... (more)

What Has Happened to Enterprise Mobility - An Update | @ThingsExpo #IoT

My colleague and mobile expert Peter Rogers, shares his insights into the fast changing world of enterprise mobility and fondness for acronyms with us today.  Please add your thoughts and comments!  Enjoy! ***** Four years ago, if you asked me for recommendations on the best solution for a mobile application on multiple platforms, I would have doubtless told you to use a MEAP (Mobile Enterprise Application Platform) or a MCAP (Mobile Consumer Application Platform) depending on the business case. Three years ago, it would have been a MADP (Mobile Application Development Platform) ... (more)

Mobility, Sensors, Robotic Process Automation By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Mobility, Sensors, Robotic Process Automation and the Principle of Acceleration If you have spent any time working on IT projects you would have heard the comment, "The system is only as good as the data." It's an accurate and necessary statement, as it describes a prerequisite for many technological innovations. Many system designs fail in the face of reality. Reality is often a cloaked term for implementing a digital solution in a physical world without a sufficient understanding of how the physical world operates. This is one problem where sensors can really help. Sensors fi... (more)

Laws for Mobility, IoT, Artificial Intelligence By @KRBenedict | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Laws for Mobility, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Process Automation If you are the VP of Sales, it is quite likely you want and need to know up to date sales numbers, pipeline status and forecasts.  If you are meeting with a prospect to close a deal, it is quite likely that having up to date business intelligence and CRM information would be useful.  Likewise traveling to a remote job site to check on the progress of an engineering project is also an obvious trigger that you will need the latest project information.  Developing solutions integrated with mobile app... (more)