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Todd J. Fisher's Big Data insights featured in the latest CIOReview Data Analytics edition

"Continuous change driven by the rapid expansion of the digital universe continues to cycle and change at a torrid pace." ... What does it mean for Big Data and what does it mean for us? For those wanting to stay at the forefront of digital transformation, Todd J. Fisher's latest insights featured by CIO Review is a must read.

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More Data, Less Time: How Big Data is Impacting the Attention Economy

Julia Sweeney, Jun 13, 2022

According to Forbes, 94% of enterprises say data and analytics are important to their business growth and digital transformation. However, the value truly stems from the quality of analysis and how it's applied to the strategy.

 

Synapsis Snippets: Be Curious My Friends

Todd J. Fisher, Jun 3, 2022

In our information flooded world, Big Data is powerful, especially in the hands of curious and creative polymaths seeking to understand human nature.

From the Firehose

Wisdom Doesn't Tell Time

Reality exists in the moment - now. The past is irretrievable, and the future is unknowable. Now is the only time that matters. Persistence, empathy, curiosity, and adaptability are four traits I believe separate those who start but do not finish from those that successfully finish what they started.  

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Shaping Reality: Abundant Data and Scarce Attention

The ultimate value of a technology, app, data set, or platform is not really determined by the digital thing but rather by the way it captures attention. Where we place our valuable time drives the Attention Economy. Explore how attention can impact our reality and what that means. 

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The Attention Economy Reading List

Attention is a big deal with sprawling implications, and the topic requires a multi-discipline perspective, if we are to truly understand its impact on our world. Check out just a few of the books I have read and recommend to those seeking to tease the signal from the noise and design solutions for the Attention Economy. 

 

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The Fluid Nature of Big Data: Attention Economy in Brief

The Attention Economy is discussed in many ways, but most often the description is distilled down to how businesses with the means, motive, and access to mountains of data commoditize our attention for their financial gain.  

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and Eyedog.US Implement Innovative Digital Indoor Navigation Solution

Intraprise is excited to share that their Wayfinding Division, Eyedog.US, has implemented their cutting edge wayfinding technology at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Designed to help patients, visitors, and staff navigate the hospital with ease, the Eyedog Digital Wayfinding solution is a high-touch technology solution that advances digital strategy while improving the patient experience. The perfect fusion of technology and empathy, Eyedog's solution will serve and support the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center community.

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My Recent Encounter with Time and Attention

Our time is limited, and our attention is constantly pulled in too many directions. What does that mean for us as professionals, technologists, and more generally, as people in our changing digital world? The impacts could mean more about the ways we engage digitally than we may think. Join us over our next few posts as we dive into the challenge of managing attention and time.

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Attention, Value, and the Human Experience

The subject of value creation in the Attention Economy is increasingly at the center of water-cooler conversations rich in keywords and tricky phrases.  The link between attention and experience is lost with all the talk of attention as a scarce and valuable resource to be harvested.

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What is High Performance Computing? Why is it Important for Your Business Strategy?

With a new generation of digital technology, AI, and data analysis tools, more businesses are investing in High Performance Computing to adapt to this curve. Learn more about the benefits of incorporating HPC into your business strategy.

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eBook: Your Guide to Cloud Computing

Over the past six months, we have discussed the varied and complicated ways that our rapidly changing digital economy impacts our understandings (and misunderstandings) of the Cloud. Now, at your fingertips is our free Cloud Computing eBook. Download this resource to explore the building blocks of the Cloud, and break down the essential elements of a well-rounded cloud computing strategy in today's rapidly changing digital economy.

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App Stats: What it really means

We know how fast things change in our current era of Digital Transformation. And still, we were shocked by these app usage stats. We are rapidly approaching the day when the internet is no longer a tool we use, but the environment in which we exist commercially and socially.

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Digital Transformation: Surviving in an Exponential World

WIRED UK highlights an excerpt from Azeem Azhar's book, ExponentialAs we have said all along, Digital Transformation is about much more than technology.  This piece, and the book from which the excerpt was taken, offers a valuable perspective worth the time.

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IoT - The Interstitial Tissue of the Digital Universe

The Digital Universe has evolved at an accelerated rate. Are you prepared to adapt or will you fall behind in the "exponential technology gap."

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Thoughts on the Digital Economy

Attention is a finite resource that cannot be accumulated, consolidated, or redistributed - it is the raw material that forms our perceptions and ultimately shapes our reality. Needless to say, our attention is valuable and it represents currency consumers allocate, signaling what is how valuable in our digital economy. And it is in high demand. 

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The Evolution of Big Data: 2022 Trends and Statistics

The age of information is among us and digital information is rapidly being created, analyzed, and stored. Check out the top big data trends and statistics for 2022.

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A THREE-PART SERIES ON CLOUD COMPUTING - PART IIIb: Change Can Be A Good Thing

As our Cloud Series comes to a close, we wish to share insights on the power of asking "why?" Such a simple question can unlock a cloud strategy that enables the flexibility your business needs to adapt, survive, and thrive.

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Accenture's 25 Cloud Trends for 2021 and Beyond: Our Thoughts

Accenture offers a compelling argument to take up a perspective that offers a broad view. As fantastic as Accenture’s article is, I am compelled to challenge their optimism regarding the future of the private cloud, as it is currently defined.  

Accenture’s more optimistic-than-average view of the future of the private cloud is based on the same hope-as-a-strategy foundation as the shouters from the roof-tops that I mentioned in my last post.  Their logic is predicated on a seemingly magical absorption of skills and expertise across all organizations that are required to cost-effectively implement a private cloud and then “enjoy the benefits of both” using a hybrid model, all while the acceleration in the rate of change continues its exponential trajectory.  That suggests every business, regardless of their primary industry and business model, will include a sufficiently trained and competent team, costly hardware, and sophisticated software to effectively manage a portion of cloud computing internally and keep pace with advancements made by those firms with the greatest incentives to invest in R&D. 

A SIDE NOTE 

That is a bit like combining the power companies with their scale and expertise with a private version of an equally capable private power grid infrastructure service provider.  Even most generators that serve as private business back up power sources are installed, maintained, and supported by third parties with power utility skills, focus, and business model.

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A THREE-PART SERIES ON CLOUD COMPUTING - PART IIIa: Cloud Migration & Adoption

Part Three of our three-part series on Cloud Computing looks a little bit different than we initially expected.

Continue on this journey with us to understand the complexity of Cloud Computing and the rate of change impacting it. 

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The Future of Cloud Computing - The Rate of Change Keeps Rising

When the best strategy is hyper-adaptability and the best advice often requires humility.

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Vail Health and Eyedog.US Implement Cutting-Edge Digital Indoor Navigation Solution

We are proud to announce that Eyedog.US, a division of Intraprise Solutions, has partnered with Vail Health Hospital to offer comprehensive indoor digital wayfinding. Together with Vail Health Hospital, Eyedog will improve the patient experience, reduce stress and anxiety, and center patient safety. Read more about about this partnership supports our efforts to provide human-centered technology across markets. 

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Welcome to 2022: Where Curiosity Leads to Innovation

Our series on Cloud Computing is still in progress, with our final part, Part III, on the way soon. But first, we want to take a moment to address an imortant moment in time that caused us to press pause, before pushing on into 2022. Now that we are "pressing play" again, we are excited for you to join us on our path toward the future.

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CLOUD COMPUTING GROWTH, Evidence of a Data-driven Paradigm Shift

The global cloud computing market is growing at an exponential rate. Learn more and why it matters for your cloud adoption strategy.

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Intraprise Solutions Named "Most Promising Big Data Solution Provider 2021" by CIOReview

We are thrilled to be named "Most Promising Big Data Solution Provider 2021" by CIOReview. Our expertise, past and present, has always involved the dedicated and strategic management of data. It's that skill and our ability to remain fluid that drives us to enable our clients to become adaptive organizations.

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Cloud Computing Infographic: The Building Blocks of The Cloud

Cloud Computing has proven to be a valuable part of any business strategy, as its adoption has grown in popularity. Take a look at our visual guide to understand Cloud Computing, and assess the latest trends around Cloud Initiatives.

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A THREE-PART SERIES ON CLOUD COMPUTING - PART II: The Elements of Cloud Computing

Part Two of a three-part series on Cloud Computing digs into the building blocks used to design a cloud computing strategy.

Part one built the foundation, and part three will dive into how to put our building blocks together. Join us on our exploration of how "the cloud" unlocks an opportunity to build an adaptable, fluid business strategy. 

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Hey, you, get onto my cloud: building a cloud strategy for a post-pandemic world

The global COVID pandemic wreaked havoc, causing unanticipated disruptions and economic instability across many sectors in the global economy.  

Business continuity plans failed, highlighting areas of weakness, chief among them the ability to rapidly adapt to change and remain resilient. Such weaknesses were exacerbated and magnified as struggling businesses continued to survive and recover to pre-pandemic operations and financial performance.  

Such vulnerabilities have, in turn, radically intensified the pressure placed on business leaders across industries and markets to act with thoughtful urgency. Technology investment planning has been reimagined, with the goal of using emerging digital technologies to reduce the number of unmet needs within an organization.

This article highlights four of the myriad reasons to focus technology investments toward cloud-computing.

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THE CLOUD

In this first part of a three-part series on Cloud Computing, I start at the beginning: What is "the cloud?"

In parts two and three I will dive deeper into the details that make cloud computing a valuable part of any business strategy designed to rapidly adapt to change.

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Keeping Pace Requires an Open Mind

As I have suggested in several posts, the biggest challenge facing organizations today is failing to embrace change - rapid change.

I would be remiss to avoid the obvious - change for many is very hard. It is human nature, the default setting, so to speak, to fit continuous changes we observe into our existing narrative for how the world works. Unfortunately, the puzzle pieces don't fit.

This article looks at the factors that promote success in today's changing world, most important of which is transforming from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

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Digital Transformation Key Words and Tricky Phrases

In our rapidly changing digital universe, new concepts, innovations, and business models come with their own vernacular. New terms and phrases land in the public domain where messaging experts and marketeers quickly craft narratives in an attempt to differentiate and impress.

These new terms and phrases, wrapped in freshly minted messaging become overused, misused, and repurposed until they lose their meaning.

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Is US healthcare really ready for AI?

This morning I searched Google using the literal string "AI in healthcare". An astounding 670,000 results appeared instantaneously. I chose to search a more refined index and executed the same query over Google Scholar. In .67 seconds Google delivered 2,640 results.

There is little question that AI is a potential healthcare game changer. For AI to work, it requires lots and lots of data. And the data must be sufficiently comprehensive to represent the full breadth and depth of the real world manifestation of whatever healthcare use case is modeled. Unfortunately, the "inconvenient truth" is that health data is disjointed, compartmentalized, poorly shared, and semantically inconsistent.

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Can US banks keep up?

In the age of autonomous driving vehicles, privately funded space tourism, and AI initaitives seeking to model and replicate human consciousness (Lex Fridman Podcast episode #215), it is hard to imagine that over 40% of US banks still rely on COBOL (a 60+ year old technology) as a core technology platform.

This piece by EY offers eye-opening analysis and insights, as well as an opportunity to be a fly on the wall during two meetings held by the Bank Governance Leadership Network (BGLN) in early 2019. EY offers access to the BGLN Report, Viewpoints, at the end of their article.

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Quantum computing - are you ready?

We live in an age of constant hype and hyperbole. In the face of an exponential acceleration in the rate of change,discussions that suggest revolutionary technologies such as quantum computing are right around the corner are often and all too easily dismissed.

This piece offers facts regarding the rapid increase in the number of serious research papers and publications on quantum computing, as well as a corresponding rise in the the number and level of investments in quantum computing.

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Accelerating rate of change

Did you know that 50 years ago the average life expectancy of companies listed on the S&P 500 was about 60 years, and now companies listed on the S&P 500 last less than 20 years. Such a precipitous decline - nearly 70% - in the life expectancy of companies listed on the S&P 500 is a vivid illustration of the disruptive nature change can have on businesses, industries, and entire markets. But that is not the whole story. After all, many businesses recognize the inevitability of change and the need to adapt accordingly. The stats suggest there is more to the disruptive nature of change - another dimension that is often overlooked. What happens when the rate of change is also changing?

Accelerating rate of change is perhaps the most critical source of disruption in the digital economy.

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More than technology

Digital transformation fails when those responsible for executing on a strategy fail to understand the holistic nature of real digital transformation. It requires adaptation across the entire continuum of human experience to survive and thrive in this global digital ecosystem. If we wish to distill digital transformation down to its first principle, it is about recognizing and adapting to rapid change driven by the convergence of advanced information technology, biology, and the environment in which we exist.

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The Digital Economy in 2025

Pluralsight offers expert insight into a McKinsey report that discusses the creative destruction potential of 10 technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution. In four short years, by 2025, these technologies will have a major impact on the global economy, disrupt the very nature of work, and alter the future workforce needs in unprecendented ways.

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Media is changing - 7 predictions

In 2016, Business Insider's Ignition conference offered a glimpse into the future of media. And it appears that future is now. How good are we at predicting? Certainly, advancements in all things digital offer the potential for insights previously beyond our reach. There is, however, much more noise than signal. We need to ask the right questions, evaluate the answers, and surgically tease the signal from the noise.

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What is digital transformation?

Here are five steps companies can implement to mitigate challenges associated with digital transformation. This piece offers a more holistic perspective punctuated by a discussion regarding changing skill set requirements and the importance of adaptability.

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Creating a data-driven organization

Two crucial competencies required in a digital universe - data engineering and understanding how to leverage high performance cloud computing - are critical for organizations operating today that wish to continue to operate tomorrow. MIT and Amazon's AWS share their insights.

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Digital is going fast

New products and platforms make space for new cycles of innovation, all of which tend to follow a similar cycle.

We should understand the past to anticipate what is to come. Sounds right. Beware of our tendency, as humans, to "understand in hindsight" by crafting narratives to explain. Predictions have no stories to fit what has not yet happened. We don't know what we don't know.

Hyper-adaptability is thus the most valuable competitive advantage.

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