The word disruption may have a negative connotation, however digital disruption is a positive movement for the technology world and can improve and transform a business model giving professionals the opportunity to re-engineer their organisation in a much more efficient and agile manner.
At the heart of all digital disruption is data, which fuels operational and digital transformation and we look at how some United VARs members collect data, platforms used to manage data and how data is made available.
DXC Oxygen in Australia and New Zealand say that the power of data is rivalled only by its potential.
In DXC’s Healthcare blog, authored by the company’s healthcare experts from around the globe, their article on delivering complete data to providers starts with addressing the electronic health record (EHR), which they say has a problem. Because they are not designed to incorporate data from other sources, such as medical devices, asset management systems, location services, wearables or another other secondary non-clinical data, valuable sources of data for improving health outcomes are not being used. In the coming years, most healthcare providers will prioritize aggregating new data sources and will be seeking to not only implement new business models, but also to leverage the investments they’ve already made in new capabilities and technologies centred around Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and robotics. DXC aspires to be the healthcare transformation partner of choice, providing unique best-in-class technology, consulting services and insights for healthcare organizations worldwide.
Detaysoft in Turkey spoke about the concept of internet of things in 2016 being a technology used by the city government, with building sensors employed to periodically measure the robustness of the buildings and track when solidification work needed to be done through an online platform. Street density sensors and lighting systems were monitored instantly, managed with minimal energy, with the sound sensors used to measure noise levels by location. Skip forward to 2020, Detaysoft talks about collecting data from machines and being informed by this data to solve day-today business challenges. Aided by SAP HANA Smart Data Integration, INTELLIGENT and real-time data integration is enabled to improve production processes, preventive maintenance, upcoming fault detection and instant quality monitoring. SAP Analytics Cloud is used to provide real-time reporting and allow production quality to be addressed.
DynaSys Solutions Limited in Hong Kong wants to bring the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the workplace. “You could go to IT to get a server but you want the control and flexibility to be productive, whilst still using GPUs for deep learning, training and inference.” DynaSys introduces nvidia DGX Station, built specifically for bleeding-edge AI development, it comes pre-configured to use nvidia-optimized, deep learning frameworks. DynaSys says that it is like having access to your own data center, yet it is whisper-quiet due to its water cooling technology. “The power of a datacentre at your desk.”
QR Codes have evolved as a disruptive innovation across all categories of business and marketing. ACLOUDEAR in China is relying on a QR system to trace the authenticity of goods, as well relying on SAP ERP. Its view on commodity traceability system is that it is not enough to trace the origin of cross-border e-commerce commodities only by using QR code. “We need to focus on business applications such as cloud ERP to realize the transparency and visualization of the whole supply chain of cross-border e-commerce goods from manufacturers (suppliers), logistics, platforms to consumers.”
With an influx of prevailing disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and IoT, cyber security has attained yet another height of confidence in digital space. Rather than being a damage controller, it has become a prioritized commercial investment for a number of businesses. Organizations dealing in IT technologies in any form are enforcing artificial intelligence in the very security surface for enriched outcomes.
Disruptive technologies in cybersecurity is quickly gaining traction. It helps an organization under attack to quickly identify and isolate the attack. It also gives room to make priority decisions on the attack. Edenhouse Solutions in the UK is also enabling organizations to secure their work environments against cyber crime. For both UK and global CEOs, cyber security threats are a key focus area for the boardroom agenda because all businesses are now digital businesses.
In Barcelona, Seidor launched a 24-hour/7-day service in June 2020 to help companies prevent and combat cyberattacks at its new Cybersecurity Operations Center. "Our goal is to minimize any possible cyberattacks. One of the threats during the pandemic has been the creation of new ransomware techniques, as well as phishing, DDoS attacks on schools and administrative centers or botnets, among others. Traditional IT security systems and software are not enough to cope with all of them. From the CSOC, we offer continuous and up-to-date access to vulnerabilities that appear and have not yet been resolved by software manufacturers due to their speed of action to be able to move forward and find the best solution for each of our customers." - Juan Hidalgo, Director of CSOC Services at Seidor
Embracing the disruption
Before embracing disruptive technologies, businesses must make sure they have a strong data architecture, or a process for which data is collected. 200 Million cloud users have chosen SAP because of intelligent technologies, leadership across business processes and four decades of innovation, an environment conducive for innovation in technology and digital – wouldn’t you say?
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