It's a win-win situation in its best sense: Migrating to the cloud, while doing good for society – a German food charity is doing just that. While this may set a precedent for other NGOs, each organisation – whether big or small – must find its own data model and ensure that the asset is always available, trusted, and secure.
Different people need and work with different data. Having an understanding of the different datasets that exist across an organisation and the characteristics and quality of the data that could be used to train and run AI systems is key, not just to unlocking the insights and power from data that exists, but also to realising the full potential of the latest data-driven technologies.
Gone are the days when an IT department alone was able to protect a company’s systems. Given the enormous risk, fending off cyber criminals must be of central concern to all employees, from the receptionist to the CEO. But that brings its own risks, which can be curtailed by emerging technologies.
Data today is as valuable as money. While investors seek to protect their portfolio from currency fluctuations, IT leaders must aim for the highest possible data quality and security. Treating it like cash under a mattress is not an option. New technology will help to build up trust in cloud solutions.
Data may be invisible, but its effect on your business when something goes wrong is all too tangible. As the team that feels most accountable managing data, IT can teach us a great deal about the power of information and how to approach it more ethically.
Whether it is speeding up your next rental car order or supporting scientists recreating the Big Bang that started our cosmos – Autonomous solutions can be a game changer at any company or institution tackling the on-going need for innovation.
Innovative ideas have no actual value: it’s only by acting on them that they earn value. And effective action is only possible with the right tools for the job. Thankfully, in a digital business world, the IT department can hand us a fully-equipped toolbox.
Automation is definitely in fashion. IT leaders are wise to the opportunity to save time and resource, but need to deal with the variety of automation projects, how to showcase their value to the rest of the business but also, fully reap the benefits of this latest technology for their own department.