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Increasingly, in a world of compressed times and distances, humans will be the inventors, designers and managers of digital systems and processes, rather than the operators.  Operations will be measured in milliseconds, an inhumane speed where only the machines can deliver. Professor Paul Virilio, a philosopher of speed, urbanist and cultural theorist, wrote at length about the impact of speed on society.  He wrote that speed compresses both time and distance. Where once it took a letter 6 months to get to the other side of the world, an email can now arrive in seconds.  Today's near real-time communications has changed how nations are governed, markets operate and commerce is conducted.  The distance and time involved in communications has been compressed into seconds. Commanders of Roman armies could once estimate the day and time of battle based upon their soldie... (more)

Speed in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #AI #DX #IoT #SmartCities

Speed as a Competitive Advantage in Digital Transformation The concept of speed as an advantage is not new. Over the course of 700 years, the Romans built and maintained a system of roads extending over 55,000 miles to enable speedy communications and the quick movement of troops across the vast expanse of the empire. What's different today is that digital technologies have warped our perception of time. As an example, a person might say they live five minutes from town, but that can have widely different meanings based on whether they were referring to walking or driving a car. ... (more)

Patterns, Platforms and Automation in #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #DX #IoT #SmartCities

Any significant business process that can be documented and best practices identified - will be.  Any defined process that can be standardized - will be.  Standardized processes that can be codified and automated (through robotic software automation), will be - if the volume justifies it.  If the process is repeatable across many companies it will be offered as a shared service on a platform in a cloud. If you agree with these technology maxims, then you are likely to agree that most existing business processes offer little competitive advantages in the long run, and the advanta... (more)

The Impact of #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #DX #SmartCities #FinTech

Digital transformation is a revenue growth engine according to fifty futurists we surveyed.  Many companies are already experiencing significant benefits and gaining competitive advantages. The futurists predicted the top five impacts of digital transformation on businesses by the year 2020 will be: Speed to market Competitive positioning Revenue growth Productivity New distribution channels Given the importance of these top-five on revenue growth and the future success of a business, who would not want to digitally transform their enterprise?  Non-believers that's who.  Non-bel... (more)

Precision in #DigitalTransformation | @ThingsExpo #AI #DX #IoT #M2M #SmartCities

Throughout history military leaders have suffered through the "fog of war," where they desperately sought answers to six key questions: Where are my enemies? Where are my friends? Where are my forces? Where are my materials and supplies? What capabilities are available now and at what location? What are the environmental conditions? These "unknowns" impacted the strategies and tactics military leaders employed. Their time and energy as leaders were heavily focused on defending themselves against these unknowns. But while military leaders of the past were limited by human constraint... (more)