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Perspective on the connected car ecosystem

The automotive industry is transforming at an accelerated pace, and the Connected Car revolution is a major catalyst to this change. With Over 380 million Connected Cars expected to be on the roads by 2021, automotive players are facing an urgent need to drive strategic technology innovations in areas, such as ADAS (advanced Driver Assistance Systems), in-car user experience and content services, data management and telematics. Ness Executive Vice President, was interviewed at the London Tech Connected Car event. He provided insight into how connected cars are a highly complex digital platform, and how Ness’s strong expertise in this area can help automotive players prepare the roadmap to develop a Connected Car ecosystem, and build the technical prowess to lead the automotive digital disruption.

Democratized AI…Building Intelligent Business Models

The summer of 1956 in Dartmouth marked the advent of general Artificial Intelligence (AI). The world has come a long way since then, thanks to certain forces that pushed out AI work from the precincts of research labs into the hands of technology practitioners. These practitioners took the path of solving specific problems that augmented human capacity, relying on patterns hidden in historical data. What we are now witnessing in the form of self-driving cars, use cases in medical diagnostics, image recognition, or robots playing Google’s AlphaGo and chess are all examples of narrow AI that hold the promise of transforming our lives in an exponential manner. Enterprises today are grappling with and trying to comprehend the full impact of AI and how machinecentric intelligence will impact their business operating models, competitiveness, and their ability to serve the needs of their end customers across all touchpoints.

Capitalizing on the business value of IoT

While the full impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) may seem like a far-off future event, that future is happening right now. This massive network of physical objects with IP addresses or other radio signals that communicate with each other over the Internet is rapidly increasing, and the pace is accelerating. Companies in every industry and sector are seizing the opportunities IoT offers. If your firm does not enter the ring soon, your competitors will certainly leverage IoT to improve efficiencies and reduce costs—thus increasing the pressure on your organization.

5 Steps for an Effective Omnichannel Strategy in Banking

Omnichannel banking enables customers to do business on whatever mix of channels they choose. A successful omnichannel strategy not only considers which channels a bank offers, but also – and more importantly – how seamlessly the bank enables its customers to move among the channels they prefer to use. It is all too common in banking for physical and digital experiences to appear and function as though they are built by different firms, no doubt the result of industry consolidation and internal information silos of the past.

Benefits of Customer Experience Audit

Customer experience spans every step of the customer journey, from lead acquisition and purchase to ongoing engagement. Customers expect you to fulfill their needs on whatever device, whenever they need it, delivering contextual and personalized experiences. To grow despite competition coming from many directions, your company needs to stand out.

Application Portfolio Rationalization – Driving Business Agility

All organizations make decisions around building context-specific applications to satisfy their strategic business intent. As organizations evolve, the ecosystem of applications they use to execute these businesscritical processes becomes highly complex and tightly coupled. Changing business imperatives, mergers & acquisitions, and more often than not, the disconnected and siloed operations of different business units all add to high entropy in the application ecosystem.

Is it time for an Architectural Renovation?

Any software built several years ago would have been developed based upon the needs of consumers and architectural standards at that time. The more rigid systems of “back then” are now transforming into agile, online apps, and today we are in the age of sliding, swiping, air gestures and being mobile. As with any software enhancements over time, expansions and changes are sometimes made without knowledge of the underlying software architecture, so the architecture can become unstable. Organizations looking to modernize their application portfolios frequently require an architectural renovation to reset the foundation for their next-generation solutions.

Top Investment Areas for Digital Transformation- featuring Forrester Research

What are the emerging technologies that companies are looking to implement as a part of their digital transformation journey? This Ness video featuring Amanda LeClair, Forrester Analyst at Forrester Research describes the top investment areas in the digital transformation era.