For the most innovative leaders in retail, digital transformation is nothing new. In fact, forward-thinking C-suite execs began preparing for digitization decades ago to account for artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), machine learning (ML), and more.
Today’s business leaders have come to terms with the fact that they must harness the power of the cloud to remain competitive and thrive in an increasingly digital world. This journey begins with successful cloud adoption and understanding the importance of the human factor of moving to the cloud.
The concept of smart manufacturing is nothing new; for years, manufacturers have tried to use computer automation to improve elements of operations, such as productivity, quality, cost, safety and delivery. But the idea of running a holistic smart manufacturing operation is new.
The ascendance of the cloud is enabling remarkable business transformations, new initiatives and improved results for enterprise. But, underneath it all, there is one inescapable fact: business leaders don’t begin crafting strategy with the thought, “the cloud will be integral in addressing our challenges.” With that, datacenter transformation is likely not top-of-mind.
Many are ready to abandon the term “digital transformation” because they feel that overuse has put it in danger of becoming so genericized that it is meaningless. However, any move to write off digital transformation as irrelevant is premature.
Cloud migration presents unique challenges, but the rate at which enterprise organizations are adopting the cloud is only increasing. More than 88% of organizations use cloud in some form, with almost a quarter expected to move all their applications to the cloud within 12 months. This number may even be higher than anticipated, as Flexera found that 59% of enterprises expect cloud usage to exceed prior plans due to COVID-19.
Most businesses would have sunk in the face of the challenges raised by the pandemic
as recently as a decade ago. But over the years, advancements in technology have given organizations the ability to swim amid a disruption of this nature, as the cloud and other emerging technologies joined forces to become a life preserver in a sea of uncertain times.
As businesses face unprecedented change, they are rethinking the tools and technologies they use―and the places they need to be―in order to innovate and grow. McKinsey research has shown that to cope with the changing environment, organizations with agile practices embedded in their operating models have performed better than their peers.
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Many enterprises have Oracle workloads such as databases or data warehouses, which can be an additional roadblock to overall digital transformation efforts. But there is a way to simplify cloud migration and take [...]
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For financial institutions across the globe, the benefits of cloud adoption are undeniable. But a solid cloud and transformational foundation that includes everything from technology to development, practices must be established first, and one [...]
There are many financial benefits of moving to the cloud, if you optimize your usage. Getting more out of your cloud resources can translate into more customers served, more issues resolved, and more [...]
Anthos was developed by Google Cloud’s experts for organizations managing applications in today’s hybrid and multi-cloud world. In this free ebook, “Anthos under the hood: The technologies that will transform enterprise applications,” Google [...]
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The shift to creating virtual organizations has increased dramatically over the past several years and has accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic. For those teams going remote, it’s a huge shift and a big [...]
Leading companies from around the world are tapping into Google Workspace to transform how they work, and it’s delivering measurable results. For this study, The Total Economic Impact™ Of Google Workspace, Google commissioned [...]
The global COVID-19 pandemic is teaching the world a few key lessons about the importance of data quality. Good data, with standard definitions, timeliness, reliable curation, and ease of access can drive policy, [...]
Recently, Maven Wave partnered with UT Austin to help combat the opioid epidemic in the state of Texas. Harrison Sonntag, Principal Consultant in our healthcare practice, and Aaron Miri, Chief Information Officer for [...]
Anthos is Google Cloud’s application modernization platform for hybrid cloud environments. Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a New Technology Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential ROI enterprises may realize [...]
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is pushing to get healthcare records moved from paper to electronic charts. At the same time, clinicians across the healthcare system are realizing the benefits [...]
The enterprise IT community has been talking about the shift away from on-premise environments for years, and now the days of single-vendor cloud architectures are numbered, as well. The reality is that most [...]
For many years now, businesses have utilized databases for analytical workloads. As time has gone by, the need for quick and accurate insights into all aspects of the business have increased as companies [...]
How can you address your patients’ desire to consume healthcare in the same way they consume other services and experiences? By using innovative technology to assist patients in easier, more convenient ways at [...]
Disruption is lurking in financial services. In an environment where fintech unicorns are deploying new technologies in an effort to garner market share from incumbents, it is neither safe nor prudent to rest [...]
Make no mistake: the world of business is being transformed by the cloud. While brand new categories like ridesharing and video streaming steal the headlines, a quiet revolution is underway as established industries [...]
As the public cloud becomes a multi-billion dollar business and the IaaS market share of computing continues to grow, enterprises are leveraging the public cloud more and more each year. But even though [...]
Every IT manager knows the value of a fast, reliable and secure platform—that’s why the cloud is a new foundation for digital transformation. But how companies are adopting the cloud? Learn the industry [...]
What makes us think that cloud computing will change things beyond IT itself? History argues for it. Mainframe computers made operations research possible. The PC revolution made anyone a potential entrepreneur. Client-server enabled [...]
The customer focus on digital transformation centers on the need to balance between flexibility, security, cost, and speed. Public cloud is increasingly integral to that business imperative, spanning choices ranging from hybrid cloud [...]
The majority of today’s businesses are investing in ML, according to our research. Use cases vary widely by industry, but several key applications — including process automation and customer behavior analysis — are [...]
Machine Learning (ML) has recently become one of the most popular buzzwords, but artificial intelligence (AI) has been used across industries for years. For example, the tailored ads we see on our Facebook, Instagram, [...]
New Medicine for a Sick Patient: Blockchain in Healthcare Blockchain is the technology story of 2017. While the public has been captivated by the rise and gyrations of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, behind the [...]
Data protection, particularly for sensitive data like PII (personally identifiable information), is an extremely important consideration for the enterprise. The financial, legal, and reputational costs for non-compliance can be very high. It is a common [...]
Better Content Collaboration with G SuiteThe ability to collaborate better has limitless benefits for the enterprise; from iterating on projects in real-time to bringing products to market quicker. In this article, we will focus [...]
Blockchain is driving change in financial markets, but it will also serve as the catalyst for transformation across many other industries. Front and center: healthcare. Maven Wave Principals Andrew Dunmore and Nick Polachek describe [...]
Lower barriers to entry to creating systems for acquiring, ingesting, processing, and analyzing massive data volumes have allowed a multitude of organizations to embrace business intelligence and analytics. The spirit of data democratization [...]
When it comes to gaining insight from your data, traditional business intelligence and data warehouse solutions have leveraged years of innovation to arrive at intelligent solutions and methodologies to gain valuable insight from [...]
How to Get Started with Google Cloud PlatformHistorically, some IT leaders have been skeptical about moving their workloads to the cloud. There have been different reasons for slow enterprise adoption of the cloud; it [...]
Maven Wave’s Approach to Great User ExperiencesFor any business or organization, it’s clear to see that customers and employees are changing; by 2020, people will likely manage 85% of their relationships with little-to-no human [...]
A Must to Stay Competitive in the Digital Space Technology has become increasingly important in the way we work and interact. As people rely on technology in their daily lives, they develop higher [...]
A recent survey conducted by MIT Technology Review Custom and Google Cloud reveals that while the majority of businesses are struggling to apply machine learning, others are hard at work developing strategies for [...]