Over vast time, people have passed through Life 1.0: biological evolution. In Life 2.0, people gained knowledge about politics, art and science that changed how they see the world and their own purpose. During Life 3.0, which may come within the 21st century, humans will use powerful technology to transcend evolution.
In a study done by SAS, more than 80% of interview subjects stated analytics has reached the boardroom in their organizations, while just 35% said analytics are deployed at an enterprise scale.
The use of analytics continues to evolve: Most decision makers have bought into analytics at a strategic level and recognize that effective analytics could benefit their organizations, particularly in deploying cutting-edge technologies like AI and IoT. However, the number of those effectively using analytics strategically across the organization could be higher.
Implementing an analytics platform has shown great promise in growing the strategic value of analytics and in fostering innovation. These are just two findings from new research from SAS, consisting of in-depth interviews with professionals in 132 organizations and a global online survey. Based on the results of this research the article delves into the biggest opportunities and remaining challenges.
Read this article to find out:
How organizations are preparing for the future with the strategic and innovative use of analytics.
What challenges organizations recognize on their way to fully deploy the potential of analytics.
How leading organizations benefit from an analytics platform and get out the most of their analytics investment.
Convergence of multiple technologies from the industrial and information technology worlds has resulted in what is commonly known as the Internet of Things or IoT. IoT combines concepts from embedded systems, networking, sensors, control systems, data analytics and artificial intelligence. IoT technology is being used not only in industrial applications but also in everyday consumer/household applications. It is estimated that there will be 25 billion connected devices by 2021, thereby transforming the way we live and work. Current estimates of data output from IoT are around 2.5 quintillion bytes daily. With the growth in the number of IoT devices, network complexity and data will also grow creating vulnerabilities and presenting greater opportunities to attackers. Thus, there will be higher risks associated with device, network and data security.
We’ve all heard of Instagram, it’s an exciting platform that is growing rapidly. Each day, there are more than 500 million active users! In April 2017, Instagram revealed that they touched a mind-boggling 700 million Instagrammers and the daily active users were 400+ million.
Discover the top trends, challenges and opportunities facing digital marketers over the next 12 months. This article discusses developments in technology, such as social media, mobile usage and cloud services and offers practical advice on how to take advantage of these upcoming trends and ensure marketers are at the forefront of multi-channel strategic marketing planning.
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