Cognitive Computing and Analytics Will Bring Big Changes

Carla O'Dell's picture

Cognitive computing will be as disruptive to organizations in the next decade as social media was in the last. Maybe more. 

Cognitive computing, along with its engines machine learning and predictive analytics, will radically transform the way we interact with content and each other in our digital lives. Content management, collaboration and the entire search experience will change and become more personal, more customized, and more automated.

So “Algorithm” Is NOT a Musical Term? The New Vocabulary of Analytics

Michael Sims's picture

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “data and analytics”? For me, it’s numbers. Numbers being crunched, twisted, and spit out by a large mainframe computer in a heavily air-conditioned room.

What did you think about?

Want Process Improvement Initiatives to Work? Start Small.

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

What are keys to successful process improvement initiatives that overcome resistance? At United Illuminating, dashboards and status reports were implemented despite employees being skeptical at first.  Phil Surato, Manager of Project Management Strategy and Mary Lou Palmieri, Director Portfolio Services at United Illuminating talk about how they implemented dashboards & status reports despite resistance.

Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?

Carla O'Dell's picture

I bet that you suspect you are addicted. Just to be sure, answer the following questions honestly.

What Are the Biggest Challenges for Process Management in 2016?

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

As we started to prepare for 2016, we surveyed over 200 process and performance management practitioners to understand their common challenges and priorities for the upcoming year, including process management. What we found was that most organizations continue to struggle with moving from a function-based to process-thinking organization.

This infographic explores the top challenges in process management and provides some simple tips for addressing them.

Kill the "Culture Vulture" Preying on Your Organizational Change Initiatives

Haley Carroll's picture

Have you experienced difficulty implementing a change initiative or getting buy-in for a process improvement? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, over 20 different people-related challenges are getting in the way of process and performance improvements, according to APQC’s recent process and performance management survey. Organizational resistance topped the list of process-change barriers, followed by culture, or as one person described it, “the culture vulture.”

How Does MosaiQ Help Manage?

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I’m going to get a little personal here. And no, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to share family pictures from the recent holiday celebrations, or my innermost dreams and desires. I am, however, going to let you in on a little bit of the reason as to why we wanted to develop MosaiQTM, and what it means to us at APQC.

How to Make Running Your Business Look Easy: Analytics at Netflix

Michael Sims's picture

I confess that I have a burning passion for movies.  I constantly seek out new movies to watch and I am always at least somewhat (and often very) distracted if a movie happens to be playing wherever I am.  My girlfriend knows this and, quite kindly, acts as a second set of eyes out there for me, helping me make sure that I don’t miss out on any great films.

Recognizing the Impact of the New Revenue Recognition Rules

Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland's picture

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have issued their long-awaited converged standards on revenue recognition. The rules govern how and when revenue can be recognized in different industries. In essence, the new rule will do away with current industry-specific accounting practices and instead apply a single set of principles to all revenue transactions.

Putting Performance Management into the Flow of Work

John Tesmer's picture

If you’re like me, or any of the other folks responsible for running some part of a growing concern, you probably spend a lot of time in performance dashboards like this one.

Traditional Performance Dashboard

I hate files like this.