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As healthcare providers transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models and continue to look for ways to be more efficient in their day-to-day business, they are discovering new and innovative analytic models to identify high-risk patients, deploy evidence-based medicine and reduce adverse effects and infections. Therefore, they have to assemble information generated across the overall health and administrative systems, including...
Have you ever noticed that organizations are increasingly using the terms “big data,” “analytics” and (to a somewhat lesser but still notable degree) “business intelligence” (BI) interchangeably? But they aren’t quite the same thing. Here’s how respected, authoritative sources define the three: Big data is a… “high-volume, high-velocity and/or high-variety information...
Interest in blockchain continues to be high, but there is still a significant gap between the hype and market reality. Only 11% of CIOs indicated they have deployed or are in short-term planning with blockchain, according to the Gartner, Inc. 2019 CIO Agenda Survey of more than 3,000 CIOs. This may be because the majority of projects fail to get beyond the initial experimentation phase. “Blockchain is currently sliding down toward...
The insatiable demand for data continues unabated. We want to gain deeper insights into market trends, customers, competitors and our business performance, but many companies are not making the progress they anticipated. And the promise of big data analytics remains largely out of their reach. Why? Because most companies still don’t take a strategic approach to data integration. It’s laborious and time-consuming. It’s...
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” — Warren Bennis The quest for leadership Competition is increasing everywhere. At school, at the office, in business, in politics, in the international community of nations, in all fields, all over. If you want to tackle competition and be a leader in your own right you need inevitably to gain competitive advantages. Otherwise, you are bound to be...
Your security strategy should begin with the premise that you’re already compromised. Get your head around this, and you can shift your focus from trying to prevent attacks from occurring to resilience when they inevitably do. You’ll be better prepared to quickly identify an attack, contain it from spreading and recover from any fallout – minimizing risk exposure for the business. In this sense, security strategy is...
By the year 2023, 50 percent of the roles that government CIOs will oversee do not exist in government IT today, according to Gartner, Inc.'s latest prediction. A recent CIO survey shows that the transition to digital government is gaining momentum. It found that 53 percent of digital initiatives in government organizations have moved from the design stage to early stages of delivering digitally driven outcomes. This is up from 40 percent...
The digital world did not exist a generation ago, and now it is a fundamental fact of life. The world spawned by the personal computer, the Internet, social media and the smartphone now constitutes the greatest arena of public discussion and debate the world has ever known. Business leaders, on the other hand, can’t wait until evolving technologies are having these effects to determine which developments are truly big things. They need...
The way people use the media and social networks, investing part of their time and attention, has changed dramatically in recent years. A good example is the precious convenience provided by mobile media, which is a strong 21st century attribute to better manage the vast amount of information; advertisers seek quality services, technologies and applications that help organize and make the implementation of programmatic media. We are living...
There are a number of technologies that higher education CIOs should have on their radar this year, especially as they look to enhance their competitive advantage and support emerging business models. “Institutions looking to thrive in the expanding education ecosystem must leverage technology early on that enables them to become more innovative,” said Glenda Morgan, senior research director at Gartner. The top 10 strategic...
(This is Part 2 of a Sports Analytics series. Read Part 1 .) Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski didn't want to look ahead to the future immediately after his defeat against the State of Michigan in the top 8 NCAA Tournament on Sunday evening, March 31, 2019. Zion Williamson was asked whether the Elite Eight loss to the State of Michigan was his last match in Duke uniform. Michigan State defeated Duke for the final in the eastern...
Organizations looking to get on board with the big data movement are hiring the best and brightest to analyze and influence business decisions. Data scientists, architects and business intelligence professionals can get expensive. After hiring the best people and selecting state-of-the-art tools, the failure rate, according to Gartner, is more than 70 percent. For mathematicians reading this, that leaves a mere 30 percent success rate for...