Bill Schmarzo

It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part II

By Bill Schmarzo | April 23, 2018

Previously in Part I “It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation – Part I” we introduced two fundamental digital transformation techniques to help organizations identify where and how to drive their digital transformation journey: ·     Fundamental #1: Identifying Sources of

It’s Not Digital Transformation; It’s Digital “Business” Transformation! – Part I

By Bill Schmarzo | April 17, 2018

Because you can’t do anything halfway, you’ve got to go  all the way in anything you do.” – Jerry Bruckheimer It’s disturbing that McKinsey’s recent research (see the article “Why Digital Strategies Fail”) found that only 8 percent of companies said their current

Is 2018 the Tipping Point in Digital Transformation?

By Bill Schmarzo | April 6, 2018

“Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one’s own genes in the generations to follow.” —Lewis Thomas A recent article in The Economist titled “The Year of the Incumbent” postulates that 2018 is the year that the incumbents

Data Analytics and Human Heuristics: How to Avoid Making Poor Decisions

By Bill Schmarzo | March 26, 2018

The “hot hand,” a metaphor applied frequently to the game of basketball, is the idea that a basketball shooter, after making several consecutive shots, will experience a higher than normal success rate on his or her ensuing shots. I discussed

Great Data Scientists Don’t Just Think Outside the Box, They Redefine the Box

By Bill Schmarzo | March 13, 2018

Redefine the Box Special thanks to Michael Shepherd, AI Research Strategist, Dell EMC Services, for his co-authorship. Learn more about Michael at the bottom of this post. Imagine you wanted to determine how much solar energy could be generated from

The 3% Edge: How Data Drives Success in Business and the Olympics

By Bill Schmarzo | March 7, 2018

Data Drives Success in Business A recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article entitled “The Tech Guy Building Wearables for America’s Olympians” profiles Mounir Zok, the man in charge of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s technology and innovation. The article discusses how Mr. Zok

Don’t Follow the Money; Follow the Customer!

By Bill Schmarzo | March 1, 2018

Disintermediation and Disruption “Mr. Schmarzo, we’ve noticed that your cholesterol count is at 210, so we have prescribed Fluvastatin and placed selected foods into your shopping basket to help you control your cholesterol. Complete the purchase by selecting ‘here’ and

Monetizing the Internet of Things (IoT)

By Bill Schmarzo | February 8, 2018

“Why incur the expense of generating and collecting all of this IoT data if you’re not going to monetize it?” Organizations are racing to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) as the pundits create “visions of sugar-plums dancing in their

Bill Schmarzo’s Top 2017 Big Data, Data Science and IOT Blogs

By Bill Schmarzo | February 1, 2018

Big Data, Data Science and IOT Blogs To put us on the path for a successful and engaging 2018, here is a quick review of my top 10 blogs from 2017. #10. Is Data Science Really Science? Science works within systems

Avoiding the IOT ‘Twister’ Business Strategy

By Bill Schmarzo | January 25, 2018

IOT ‘Twister’ Most organizations’ ‪ IOT Strategy look like a game of ‪ ‘Twister’ with progress across important IOT capabilities such as architecture, technology, data, ‪ analytics and governance; variables comprising a series of random investments and decisions. There is something very different about the Internet

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GDPR Compliance

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By Brad Thies

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union will go into effect. Although its goal to protect consumer data is admirable, about a third of global companies don’t know whether

Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership

By Bob Greenlees

The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in

7 Essential Facts About SharePoint And ECM

By Jim Kane

SharePoint And ECM Pioneer enterprise content management systems like SharePoint can help in take up your business to the next level, but only if you use them correctly Here are seven things you need to know about this leading web

Calculating the ROI on Cloud

The Cost of Cloud: Calculating the ROI on Cloud

By Shreekanth Joshi

Calculating the ROI on Cloud IDC calls cloud computing “one of the most potentially transformative developments in the information technology world in the last 20 years.” Many companies have already chosen virtualization – generating a straightforward and easily measurable ROI

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

By Tom Dibble

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the customer” may be more powerful. Two recurring revenue imperatives highlight the importance of responding to, and cherishing customer interactions. Technology

5 Ways Cloud-based Tools Can Help Accountants Escape The IT Treadmill

By Kirti Khanna

Accountant Cloud Tools Digital tools and software have become an inseparable part of any accountant’s profession. There are software for almost every need of accountants. From managing payrolls to filing taxes, technology is able to automate them and offer a

Salesforce Gets Serious About Its Security Ecosystem

By Harold Byun

Security Ecosystem Salesforce is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in history and while security is a major roadblock for many cloud projects, the company’s extensive security investments appear to be paying off. Salesforce is one of just

How Can Cloud Ensure Smooth Business Process Management?

By Art Landro

Smooth Business Process Management Businesses rely on the implementation of processes. Cloud-based software provides a way for easy management and alleviates issues companies face trying to improve these processes, particularly when it comes to prototyping and modeling. A question many

IT Transformation Journey

Self Discovery and the IT Transformation Journey

By Kevin Gruneisen

IT Transformation Journey At its most basic level, travelling along the IT transformation journey from conventional data centers to the dynamic, intelligent environments of cloud computing is an adventure in self discovery that has a way of changing you as

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

By Mary Stanhope

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant

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De-Archiving: What Is It and Who’s Doing It?

De-Archiving I first heard the term “De-Archiving” a few months ago on a visit to a few studios in Hollywood ...
Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

Taking The DevOps Dive The Gartner IT Glossary defines DevOps as “…a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery ...
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How Can Blockchain-as-a-Service Help Your Business?

Blockchain-as-a-Service “Have you seen the price of Bitcoin?”, “You gotta get in on Ripple, it’s going through the roof!”, “Are we in ...
How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

How Will Artificial Intelligence Really Impact Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence Jobs Hamilton is my favorite Broadway musical. The show follows the life of one of America’s founding fathers, ...
A Smart Data Approach to Assurance in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

A Smart Data Approach to Assurance in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Smart Data Microsoft and Amazon both reported significant growth in their cloud businesses recently. Revenue for Microsoft’s Azure increased by ...