Profile of James M. ConnollyGuest Commentary
Member Since: 11/18/2013
News & Commentary Posts: 249
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Articles by James M. Connolly
posted in July 2017
The value equation for customer-centric innovation comes down to shifting the focus from cost savings to revenue growth and a competitive differentiation.
Enterprises in traditional industries, from manufacturing to logistics and retail, are scrambling to update their offerings to better support emerging technologies.
A swarm of collaboration tools in the typical enterprise presents challenges such as data silos and tool overload for managers. The solution just might be more, but better, tools.
Most companies have learned that digital transformation isn't easy, and often the challenges appear when they try to do to much too fast.
Emerging AI technologies and new service offerings mean that small and mid-sized businesses can join big companies in taking advantage of AI.
There still are big opportunities for innovation in the enterprise, particularly when achieving efficiency is the goal.
Once the rising star of web development, Ruby on Rails has fallen into a secondary role in the corporate world.
Making sense of data associated with customers, citizens and other individuals may seem simple, but it’s possible that the records don’t tell the real story.
Potential societal benefits of artificial intelligence outweigh concerns, although people want some transparency.
Cloud-based application development has taken big strides, and it's delivering benefits for enterprises such as federal agencies.
What you will be discussing about big data in a year will be very different from today's conversations.
Being a data-driven organization is an ongoing process -- you need to invest in the right team, infrastructure, software, and processes that can promote lasting change.
Step one in a microservices strategy is to figure out whether microservices are right for your organization.
When executing on an IoT strategy be sure you know who needs what and that you are ready for big changes in the organization.
Is big data moving your decision-making needle, or, has it only confirmed what you already knew? Predictive analytics and a human touch help make sense out of your data.
Remote teams, particularly for startups depending on developers and data science in metropolitan areas, are these days. So, you have to do team management right.
Openness, trust, and shared economic opportunity are among the keys to building a successful app ecosystem.
As exponential technologies emerge benefits to end user departments also can grow exponentially, as in corporate tax groups.
When it's time for developers to take on management responsibilities, these three roles offer a path.
Finding data sources is only the first step in a successful data analytics strategy. After that, the hard work begins.
Data about IT attitudes toward customer privacy provides a wake-up call to IT professionals, their companies, and their customers.
The EU's GDPR impacts all companies doing business with EU citizens. Here are some important steps to take to ensure you’re on the fast track to compliance.
Consider these ways you can improve tech retention at your business and control the turnover cycle.