AI and Analytics: The Rise of the Machines
Software has greatly enhanced the information management possibilities in the last few years. Consider the advancement of nonrelational systems such as Hadoop, NoSQL, and graph data stores, as well as streaming data, master data management, data virtualization, and data visualization. SSDs and in-memory (and soon GPUs) have changed the compute and storage game. The cloud permeates every decision these days and is the most invasive transformation in the technology business in our careers.
In my 19 years of information management consulting, the last few have seen the most change.
We can no longer say platform capabilities are lagging behind our requirements as long as you’re willing to explore, spend, and change. The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting millions of formerly unconnected “things” to the Internet and game-changing insights are coming from advanced analytics and not from pursuing business-as-usual tactics or just democratizing access.
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