Articles by Bart Schouw
Powering the next generation of renewable energy with IoT positively impacts running costs, while ensuring that wind power will continue to be both a viable economic solution for energy production for the future and a benefit to the environment.
Posted May 28, 2020
Competition these days is no longer just about cost or quality; it is about companies offering entirely new digital business models and better customer experiences that are based on insights. How do organizations compete on that basis? They do it by unlocking the various data sources that are imprisoned within IT and business departments, systems, and databases.
Posted March 24, 2020
It is said that form follows function in architecture, and we are seeing something similar in IT, where job titles follow current trends. So move over data scientist. The "contextualist" is here. We have a lot of shifts in IT, and today we are at the dawn of Industrial Revolution Number Four. This revolution started in the communications industry about a decade ago, with advances in mobile technology that helped disrupt the traditional media world by offering online news and entertainment.
Posted December 16, 2019
Just as in the oil industry, exploitation of data comes down to how good your refinery capabilities are. Just as oil has to be refined to get valuable products out of it, such as gasoline and jet fuel, data has to be refined into insights. And, just as in the old days of the oil business, the rush is on.
Posted September 26, 2019
Becoming future-proof sounds similar to something you would need a fortune teller for. If anyone can teach me how to become a fortune teller, then I would like to sign up for that training class! But I don't believe that you have to be a fortune teller to be future-proof. Rather, it is more about acknowledging some hard facts about the pitfalls in your organization, and then trying to avoid stepping in them.
Posted May 16, 2019
Gaining greater insight into your business by learning how operations deep at the heart of the organization are really performing requires a level of analytical proficiency that (until recently) was only found in either very large or very specialized organizations. But before you get bogged down in the details, it is helpful to realize that there is a good approach to address those challenges. It is called "working backward," an approach made famous by Steve Jobs in the context of CX.
Posted March 08, 2019
The rate of speed at which technology is changing is matched only by the speed of new applications. From high-frequency trading (HFT) to the Internet of Things (IoT), sophisticated processing capabilities mean that we just keep receiving and using data faster.
Posted December 11, 2018
In my last article, I discussed how the Internet of Things market is showing early signs of maturity, but that many projects still can stumble. I identified seven "habits" that successful projects have in common, which, when used together, are powerful enough to set your IoT project on the right path.
Posted September 27, 2018
In the past few years, IoT has been greatly overhyped; hence, many IoT vendors had to convince the market of their pedigrees by touting use cases and customer success stories. In reality, IoT was only getting traction in very few markets—manufacturing being one—with the rest trailing behind.
Posted May 11, 2018
In the IoT world, devices are moving from smart to intelligent due to the advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning. However, this is now hindered due to the natural limitations of the cloud. In order to progress, devices need lower latency, a higher level of independence, and better connectivity.
Posted March 26, 2018
A lot has been written about why IoT is going to be absolutely essential to your company. If you are convinced as to the why but wonder about the how, pay attention. Based on all the lessons learned from my engagements around the globe, I am going to tell you how. It basically comes down to three basic phases: preparation, the "real stuff," and embedding it in the organization.
Posted January 08, 2018
While Vic Damone and Jane Powell wanted their eggs with a kiss in the 1950s musical Rich, Young and Pretty, in the near future, your kitchen might well know exactly how you want them thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Posted September 20, 2017
With the furor over fake news, where the truth is massaged for commercial or political gain, the focus has gone off fake data—which can have a lot more perilous consequences.
Posted May 15, 2017