The ways of doing roadmapping have existed for some time, but supporting software has not. Motorola is credited with the development of roadmapping in the 1970s to support integrated product and technology strategic planning. Unfortunately, many have struggled with drawing, and coloring boxes and connecting lines in different tools for over 20 years. This doesn’t have to be the case today. ... Added analytical capabilities in this group of strategy and innovation roadmapping tools may cover techniques such as scenario planning , Delphi, Blue Ocean and more . Such analysis may be disconnected from in-flight efforts; but, such analysis may also allow for future plans to be considered in light of current state results. Analysis techniques for the Marketplace are also integral to creating and delivering strategy and innovation in many organisations. The marketplace we’ve profiled in our Market Guide for Strategy and Innovation Roadmapping Tools supports many of these techniques
Digitally transforming enterprises (63%) is the leading factor driving greater public cloud computing engagement or adoption today. 66% of IT professionals say security is their most significant concern in adopting an enterprise cloud computing strategy. 50% of IT professionals believe artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a role in cloud computing adoption today, growing to 67% by 2020. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning will be the leading catalyst driving greater cloud computing adoption by 2020. These insights and findings are from LogicMonitor’s Cloud Vision 2020: The Future of the Cloud Study. The survey is based on interviews with approximately 300 influencers LogicMonitor interviewed in November 2017. Respondents include Amazon Web Services AWS re:Invent 2017 attendees, industry analysts, media, consultants and vendor strategists. The study’s primary goal is to explore the landscape for cloud services in 2020.
Artificial intelligence is transforming our lives at home and at work. At home, you may be one of the 1.8 million people who use Amazon's Alexa to control the lights, unlock your car, and receive the latest stock quotes for the companies in your portfolio. In total, Alexa is touted as having more than 3,000 skills and growing daily. In the workplace, artificial intelligence is evolving into an intelligent assistant to help us work smarter. Artificial intelligence is not the future of the workplace, it is the present and happening today. Time is not far when AI will be contributing to every business function to make transactions effective & efficient. Human Resources will not be able to stay form it for a long time and all HR professionals should embrace this change gracefully and make the most of it. Artificial intelligence is all about analysing, breaking down and transforming data into humanized format, which is easy to interpret and study. A good example of AI is the suggestions and predictions that we get from our smartphones without having to be reminded for the same.
These and many other insights are from the recently published study, Global CIO Point of View. The entire report is downloadable here (PDF, 24 pp., no opt-in). ServiceNow and Oxford Economics collaborated on this survey of 500 CIOs in 11 countries on three continents, spanning 25 industries. In addition to the CIO interviews, leading experts in machine learning and its impact on enterprise performance contributed to the study. For additional details on the methodology, please see page 4 of the study and an online description of the CIO Survey Methodology here. Digital transformation is a cornerstone of machine learning adoption. 72% of CIOs have responsibility for digital transformation initiatives that drive machine learning adoption. The survey found that the greater the level of digital transformation success, the more likely machine learning-based programs and strategies would succeed. IDC predicts that 40% of digital transformation initiatives will be supported by machine learning and artificial intelligence by 2019.
Finding Alexa or Google Assistant (or even both) inside a television or speaker is no longer a surprise. But as the smart home of the future finally becomes an attainable reality, artificial intelligence is appearing everywhere. At CES it was in fridges and ovens, washing machines, dryers and even light switches. Yes, we are at a stage where even the most humble of household devices — the light switch — has been given a microphone, speakers, and a blue pulsating light to indicate when it is listening and thinking. Somehow, while our backs were turned, our light switches became intelligent. The revelation of widespread surveillance efforts by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ are still a recent memory. Yet the giants of Silicon Valley are fitting microphones and cameras in every room of our house. The Amazon Echo Spot is designed as a bedside alarm clock — yet it has a small camera, an always-listening microphone and an always-on internet connection.
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