Design and Innovation Transforming the Enterprise

Case Studies

The Future of Group Messaging

Group messaging platforms gained massive adoption over the past four years, promising a place where teams could communicate and get stuff done. While doing a pretty good job of connecting people to chat, they fell short on the second promise.

Now, optimizing the work collaboration process of teams is becoming critical to the evolution of enterprises. Data and innovative technology is increasingly available which has created a new opportunity, and expectation, for enterprises to work smarter and faster. The future of group messaging will not only improve communication but include deep configurability to drive productivity and increase to the bottom line of companies.

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Design

Top 10 Current Web Design Trends for 2018

2018 is an exciting time for web design. We are seeing many changes, including a break from the status quo. Practices that were once considered “web-safe” are no longer the only way. Further, advancing technology is increasing the creative freedom designers hold. Ready to see what’s new? Here are the top 10 trends in web design this year.

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Case Studies

The Future of Autonomous Enterprise Drones

The construction industry currently has low levels of automation. Investments in the segment are in the ballpark of $3.5 billion, but the industry isn’t anywhere near its full potential. The consequences for business can be costly. According to Cognizant, robotic automation increases productivity by 50% while requiring 72% fewer resources. So what are companies waiting for? Possibly an easy, well-tested entrance point.

One opportunity to implement automation is by adopting autonomous drones. Sound intimidating? Well, what if there was an intelligent drone platform that could autonomously fly various sites and flight patterns to collect data for construction and infrastructure projects? One that made it simple and easy.

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Design

Why Having a Design System is Good for Business

What do Atlassian, Shopify, IBM, AirBnB, Microsoft, MailChimp, Trello, BuzzFeed, Buffer, Apple, and Salesforce all have in common (besides being large, successful companies with strong brands)? They all use design systems to improve consistency and scalability (source). Read on to discover what a design system is (if you don’t already know) and 10 benefits that it can offer your business.

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Case Studies

The Future of Identity Management – Medical Data

The Concept of Personal Identity Management

An increasing amount of data has been created over the past decade (we now generate about 2.5 quintillion bytes per day!), and Americans have developed a growing concern regarding:

  • What data is being collected
  • Who is collecting it
  • How it’s being used
  • And if there is something of value being provided in return

The concern is amplified by the various security breaches that have recently left a large number of people as the victims of identity and personal data theft.

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Business Intelligence

How Data Visualizations Can Boost Your Organization’s Productivity

There is no shortage of data in today’s world. We are creating 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 (2.5 quintillion) bytes of it each day, according to IBM. Every action people take online leaves a footprint. The challenge for businesses is in identifying the data relevant to them, understanding it, and using it to improve their productivity. With an overwhelming amount to sort through and analyze, you need smart tools, which is where data visualizations come in.

For the uninitiated, a data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format, turning it into a landscape you can explore with your eyes. It simplifies information making the process of learning easier and, some might say, more enjoyable.

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Bots

5 Ways Bots Can Help Your Business Processes

As AI technology continues to improve, more and more businesses are using bots to optimize their processes. Why? Where to begin; they allow you to automate all sorts of tasks, they never sleep, they can get you information quickly, they save you money, and, generally, save you a lot of time. Bots are enabling new levels of productivity that weren’t previously possible. But how exactly can they help your business? Here is a closer look at 5 specific use cases.

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Blockchain

5 FinTech Companies Using Blockchain Tech

The influence of FinTech is growing quickly, and it is disrupting many industries. According to the 2017 Global FinTech Report by PwC, 55% of respondents in the financial services sector expect to adopt blockchain as part of an in-production system or process by 2018 and 77% by 2020. We can already see familiarity with the technology is increasing, especially in North America.

With mass blockchain adoption on the horizon, let’s take a look at 5 FinTech companies that are ahead of the curve.

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Messaging

Mattermost vs. Hipchat/Stride

Are you looking for a communications solution for your team, organization, or enterprise? If so, Hipchat and Mattermost are likely on your radar. Similar to our review of Mattermost vs. Slack a few weeks ago, here we will break down the editions, features, and pros and cons of both options. Figure out if one is a better choice for you, based on your needs.

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