According to certain industry analysts and software vendors, we are now midway between a stage 10 years ago when few applications used machine learning, and a stage 10 years into the future when apparently, most applications will function with it.
If you thought virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) were just gimmicks for people with too much time on their hands, you could be in for a surprise.
Ever since marketing figured out that companies could do better by asking customers what they wanted, rather than just trying to tell them, businesses have moved massively to the notion of working backwards from the customer.
Business no longer controls all its data, now that the data is spread out over systems that could be in-house, in the cloud, or in somebody’s pocket.
“Give me your gut!” (as in “gut feeling”) has long been the cry of business continuity management in meetings, trying to make sense of complex situations or cut through to the essentials.
Vendors like to go to the movies, meaning they like to see their products and logos in Hollywood productions, and are usually prepared to pay for the privilege.
Do you dream of a work environment in which everybody automatically thinks “business continuity” and acts accordingly?
In this age of big data, business analytics are likely to form an increasingly large part of business continuity planning and management.
Sometimes, IT can teach business a thing or two. In a recent survey on private cloud computing use, there was a statistic on the use of multipathing.
Power blackouts in business can range from a minor inconvenience to a major threat. Diggers slicing through power cables, extreme weather conditions bringing down power lines, or other local failures can all interrupt the supply of electricity.
There are hacks and there are business continuity hacks. Some hacks are bad news, especially when they target IT security and jeopardize business continuity, but others – the other kind of hack – could save the day in certain circumstances.
Machine learning, if you have not already met it, is the capability of a machine (a software application) to modify its rules and algorithms according to new data.