Don’t tell my wife, but I think I’m in love. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen uses a dashboard of jobs data that doesn’t just rely upon a single measure (unemployment rate) to make economic and labor policy decisions. Instead, she uses a dozen different measures to provide a more holistic, more accurate, and hopefully more actionable view of the United States economic situation. She’s a data scientist at heart that realizes that a single measure of anything complex—whether it’s the U.S. economy or even things like customer satisfaction and predictive maintenance—is oversimplifying something to the point of not being useful or actionable.
We have entered a period of time where social platforms are everywhere and everyone has the ability to share every type of information imaginable. Through the use of technology, EMC’s Information Heritage Program uses the concept of sharing information to help connect the world’s cultural gems with those who otherwise wouldn’t have access. In my last post, Making History Available on Demand, I wrote about the historical instinct for preservation as well as several projects which relied on digitization to help researchers, avid historians and the larger public. Continue reading
Before leaving baggage claim during a recent business trip, I checked into my hotel, made dinner reservations using OpenTable, and ordered car service via Uber. These seamless real-time mobile experiences were impossible just a few short years ago. But, in business (and life), the only true constant is change. As advances in technology become the agents of enablement, those who adapt quickly and with purpose are the ones most likely to succeed. Continue reading
As if we didn’t have enough examples this year, the “Corporate Boards Race to Shore Up Cybersecurity” article in The Wall Street Journal reinforced one of our greatest challenges as CIOs and CISOs. How can we enable our business to be more agile and successful, while minimizing risks and protecting our company, intellectual property and customers? Continue reading