One of the most common things I hear other companies say is how they can’t improve diversity because they’re just not getting the diverse candidates. Instead of asking how to attract more diverse candidates, maybe it’s time we ask ourselves, what are we doing as a company to deserve more diverse candidates?
The NewVantage Partners Big Data and AI Executive Survey for 2019 was recently released. It shows that an overwhelming 92% of C-level participants are committed to increasing their investment in big data and AI. Unfortunately a whopping 77% of respondents admit that business adoption of these initiatives continues to be a challenge. In fact only a meagre 28% of organizations surveyed can claim to have a true "data culture."
Large enterprise organizations are still struggling with their data-driven, business transformation. Meanwhile, steadily increasing data volumes and relentless disruption from data-driven competitors are keeping companies heavily motivated and highly invested in accelerating their business agility.
Add to that the emergence of data ethics and the rising attention being paid to data protection and it's becoming increasingly important for organizations to start treating their data like an asset and not just an afterthought.
As a result, companies are starting to extend their vision and adopt a longer-term lens. It's the realization that the process is a journey that needs a solid starting point to get them headed in the right direction. And AI in this context is a capability not a destination.
To become truly data-driven, companies need to wrap their arms around all their data, scattered across countless repositories and legacy systems. Success here drives success further down the road, improves data confidence and drives smarter decisions.
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I had the pleasure of presenting the keynote at the recent Digital Utilities of the Future 2 event yesterday where I challenged executives to consider what Digital Transformation will look like and the steps they may have to consider to weather this changing space.
The verdict is in. With 79% of organizations realizing survival is contingent on making the move to a digital business, Digital Transformation is top of mind for enterprise executives.
But our data is in chaos. More and more information is coming in new, and often hefty, formats like audio and video. It's scattered across systems and repositories. Productivity is suffering because of poor information management as employees waste time searching for content. Customers are increasingly frustrated by lengthening wait times for information acquisition. And we've been wrestling with this problem for years.
As with most organizations who deploy Content Server, DMBA wanted users to have a simple experience accessing their documents in Content Server, with no need for user training and even accessible to employees working on Mac OS.
You've probably experienced a loss of internet connection at some point in your life - it casues all kinds of disruption. You can't access your email, the web, social media, pictures or even some of your documents. As the world transitions to digital, this access to information becomes even more important to your day to day life.
A recent survey by the Workforce Institute: Workplaces Falling Behind Today’s On Demand Culture found that over a third of employees surveyed worldwide felt their job was harder than it should be because of outdated processes and legacy technology. This was especially prevalent in state and local government and in the finance industry.
Digital transformation doesn't happen overnight and organizations must first overcome their resistance to change and tendency to strict structures that lead to siloed teams. The path to true transformation may be a bumpy one, but those who take the time and consider the following will be rewarded.
Records Managers have the toughest job. They are supposed to tell everyone who can "save a file and where" which inevitably disrupts the way everyday users work. They build out proper taxonomies and then add a bunch of metadata on top of it, which is a recipe for unmanaged data and unhappy users. Their projects are measured in years and rarely cause a ripple in the pond of data. Imagine that you are tasked with understanding an ocean of data and every single file's life-cycle with a budget that gets you an ice cream cone and last years Super Bowl hat.
Everyone is clamouring for enterprise search to work "just like Google" but success is only possible with good content and quality metadata. Findability comes from using the right business terminology and language. But organizations need to consider the variability of terms that comes from different departments and business units. Finance may refer to documents using different terms than legal might. Take a look at The Dirty Secret of Enterprise Search: It's All About Good Content by Jed Cawthorne to learn more about enterprise search.