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IoT Maturity: Bridging the Gap Between Devices and Value

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Most businesses have embarked on their IoT journey or plan to, according to a recent study. To move beyond simple goals and realize the transformative benefits of IoT, it’s essential for these organizations to identify key market opportunities, encourage innovative thinking, invest in the IT foundation, disrupt business-as-usual, and incorporate a well-designed, centralized IoT platform into their strategy.

The Science of Winning in Banking: Competing on Analytics

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Many financial firms in South Africa are investing in analytics technologies and human capital to build capabilities that strengthen customer relationships and set the stage for long-term growth through data-driven services.

Changing the Game with IoT

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The Internet of Things represents an unprecedented opportunity for businesses. To realize IoT’s full economic impact, however, businesses should adopt a “systems” rather than a “things” mindset. By doing so, they will see the value of using IoT data to understand—and then optimize—complex systems, be they supply chains, production plants or smart cities. By investing in an integrated, scalable analytical platform, businesses can open up possibilities for staff to make sense of the data generated by IoT and realize its transformational promise.

Amsterdam’s Intelligent Approach to the Smart City Initiative

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The City of Amsterdam is using data analytics to understand how it can better serve the needs of residents, businesses and tourists. With the strong backing of Amsterdam’s political leaders, the champions of the Smart City initiative are cultivating partnerships with government administrators and the private sector to field a wide range of pilot tests to uncover opportunities to improve everything from recycling and energy conservation to mental health services and information for tourists.

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A Promising Analytics Approach for Oil and Gas Companies

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GE is educating its customers in the oil and gas industry about the productivity gains they can realize through its Industrial Internet. As with other analytics efforts, it takes more than stellar technology offerings. It takes understanding how to reach decision-makers and others who will choose whether to adopt these business-changing systems. GE is accounting for these factors as it works to help an industry under stress move forward in the big data age.

The Human Factor in Analytics Success

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An organization can have the best technology and the best analytics but still fail to deliver. As Intermountain Healthcare demonstrates, a commitment to the human dimension can drive return on analytics investment. Its leadership commitment to analytics and organizational processes promotes a culture where every question is welcome and data delivers insights. And its training and incentives for doctors and other analytics ‘consumers’ encourage behaviors that deliver better outcomes.

Video: Building Capabilities for Digital Transformation

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In a video panel the authors of Leading Digital discuss how large companies in traditional industries—from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals—are using digital technologies to gain strategic advantage. They talk about what it takes to become a “digital master,” and offer examples from Asian Paints, Caesars Entertainment, Nike, and others. And they explain where to invest in digital capabilities, and how to lead the transformation.

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