Data Management

6 Best Practices for Successful Last Mile Delivery

Posted: 06/28/2019 - 06:07
The continued growth of e-commerce is fueling the parcel delivery market. Millions of parcels are delivered daily in the U.S. alone. E-commerce and delivery companies have optimized most of the supply chain to deal with the higher workload. For example, businesses have started to process orders in minutes instead of hours. However, many companies fail to optimize their last mile deliveries, which can result in unnecessary expenditure.   
 

Cognitive Procurement is Trending and Cognitive Outsourcing is Up Next

Posted: 05/25/2019 - 01:29

There has been a lot of buzz about “cognitive procurement,” the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to support buying goods and services to free up humans to handle valuable procurement functions that AI cannot manage.

The same advanced technologies that are making procurement smarter, more efficient and more data-driven, can be used to make outsourcing relationships leaner, more profitable and more advantageous. 

When the Future You Anticipate Never Arrives: Ensuring Your Expected Outcomes Are Accurate

Posted: 05/10/2019 - 01:33
Today, where machines make decisions, the notion of the “right set of data” becomes a lot harder to understand. This is because machines learn differently than we do. In addition, the rationale for the output that they produce is more difficult to reconstruct. Machines do not have the intuition or the critical reasoning that can help to elevate or discount one data point over another. Input data must be free from bias, representative and as accurate as possible. 
 

Patterns of Innovation in Business and Biotechnology

Posted: 02/08/2019 - 04:13
In the past few years, six decades after Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the chemical structure of DNA, scientists have developed CRISPR technologies that prevent disease by pinpointing unhealthy genetic sequences and replacing them with healthy ones. These technologies locate and repair errant mutations to the lengthy, repeating patterns of genetic code that form DNA’s double helix. In so doing, they cure disease.

How Security in the Cloud Differs from the Traditional Enterprise - and What This Means for IT Multi-Sourcing

Posted: 11/06/2018 - 05:45
Cloud computing has impacted IT in many ways, including (not the least of which) security. One decade ago, in a less “cloudy” world, an enterprise would either manage IT itself or delegate much of it to a large consulting or IT services firm. Either way, one or two persons (the CIO and/or outsourcing firm’s lead) would take charge of security, which typically involved setting up barriers to internal resources.  
 

Blockchain...The Answer to the Financial Service Industry's Prayers?

Posted: 05/15/2018 - 04:14

Since the financial crisis of 2008, the financial services industry has been inundated with new rules and regulations that have consumed resources and increased spend on compliance. All of this is occurring at a time when the industry has also been under increasing competition from financial technology (fintech) firms. Whilst the fintech industry is booming by providing new innovative products at a rapid pace, traditional incumbents have appeared less agile at adopting these.

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