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The Importance of Upskilling in the Workforce

The Importance of Upskilling in the Workforce

Workforce Development

As innovation becomes increasingly important to a successful businesses’ long-term strategy, workforce skill gaps must be closed with advancing technology education and automation system training. This is particularly important for older generations as they did not have the benefit of growing up alongside digital technology but are essential in the workforce due to their significant life and job experiences.

Author: Mikayla Reid
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Every Heart is a Data Point

Every Heart is a Data Point

Big Data Application

For marketers, data holds the answer to the myriad of questions they need to know about their prospects. And for many marketers, this data arrives in a social media app. As one of our most significant drivers of data, social media collects a vast amount of consumer behavior data and is used by marketers for data analytics to help them more accurately predict consumer behavior. From sign-ups via Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more, marketers gather information from each login, browser activity, photos uploaded, posts shared, and location data from places visited.

Author: Mikayla Reid
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From Farm to Table: Using Data to Eliminate Food Waste

From Farm to Table: Using Data to Eliminate Food Waste

Big Data Application

When we think of big data, it’s tempting to assume that it’s only the big brands and organizations with enough data and the technology to incorporate data into their business models. While some are more successful than others, smaller brands are also using the power of data analytics to grow their profits. LMK Group, a grocery/meal service company, has so successfully used advanced analytics through Microsoft Azure1 that the company has moved from being a start-up to its place now as a NASDAQ-listed company in little more than a decade.

Author: Mikayla Reid
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Making the World Safer One Intersection at a Time

Making the World Safer One Intersection at a Time

Big Data Application

Hidden within data are the insights needed to solve pressing problems. The cornerstone of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safety Data Initiative (SDI)1 is gathering and using traffic data to identify safety solutions to help reduce the tens of thousands of fatalities on U.S. roads each year. The program currently involves integrating existing data sources on traffic accidents and applying new data integration and analysis techniques.

Author: Mikayla Reid
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The Cloud Lets Financial Institutions Break Through Legacy Systems to Deliver Agile, Digital-First Products

The Cloud Lets Financial Institutions Break Through Legacy Systems to Deliver Agile, Digital-First Products

Cloud Technology Application

The cloud gives financial institutions the capacity to respond to their customers and market conditions with more bandwidth and speed. The cloud also allows them to store data and apply analytics to get more value from this data. The result is better customer insights, improved efficiency, enhanced innovation, greater agility, and a reduced risk of security or business continuity breaches.

Author: Mikayla Reid
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