New Research on Artificial Intelligence: Five Areas Businesses Must Prepare for Success in AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machines’ ability to “learn” marks a new chapter in digital transformation; it breathes new life into the potential for unstructured data and software, and marks a profound shift in interface and customer experience. It also introduces unprecedented risks and societal questions enterprises have yet to confront. Despite the massive breadth and…

Shifting from machine logic to intelligent interfaces

While machine learning introduces new approaches to software, AI’s more transformative impact will be in the way we interface with each other, businesses, and the world around us. The most profound advancements in technology are often less about technology and more about new interfaces replacing old ones. The car offered an entirely new interface to…

New Research: How VR and AR Technologies Enhance Workforces to Transform the Enterprise

It was just a few years ago that Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) were regarded as most improbable, or at best, a whizbang consumer toy. But with dramatic advancements in compute, algorithms, and content platforms, AR/VR are gaining significant traction… in the enterprise. In fact, enterprise adoption of these technologies trumps that of consumer…

Six Challenges Facing Blockchain & IoT Convergence

Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Access this post where it was originally published here,…

Blockchain + Internet of Things = Trusted Machine Interactions

New report analyzes blockchain as the foundation for autonomous products & ecosystem services What is missing from the Internet of Things? Enterprises might say revenues. Consumers might say utility. Virtually everyone agrees interoperability, security, compliance, privacy, and reliability are all barriers to IoT growth. But the paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy,…

Why Digital/Physical Convergence Demands Radical Ecosystem Integration

By Jessica Groopman, Rebecca Lieb, Jaimy Szymanski, and Jeremiah Owyang In the physical world and nature, interconnectedness is more powerful and adaptable than any single part of the whole. This same applies to the digital realm. Whether physical, digital, or both, distributed systems become more powerful when interconnected. Already, we’re seeing ‘digital transformation’ require organizations…

Introducing Kaleido Insights

Introducing Kaleido Insights: A new firm and new original research to help corporate leaders act on technology trends shaping the future   What happens when the pace and scope of technological change becomes exponentially greater than an organization’s ability to adapt? This isn’t a prophecy, it’s today’s state of the business world. The scope and velocity…

Artificial Intelligence Impacts Every Business Function

Businesses (and their investors) are atwitter about AI in the enterprise these days. Yet with all the buzz, there is a disproportionate focus on those use cases which support sales and marketing. Tractica’s research finds application for AI in every function of the enterprise. This is in part due to the diverse capabilities that fall…

Why is UX different in the Internet of Things?

What the Internet of Things introduces — or better said, unites — is data, interactions, and the physical world. But coordinating these to deliver great user experience (UX) is easier said than done.   Many manufacturers have struggled to bring connected products to market because of just how complicated development and management are, never mind…