APIs and Collaboration

Connectivity between systems naturally produces economic efficiencies. When you can tap into data from a range of different platforms and generate new insights, you create opportunities to improve productivity and convenience for business and customers alike.

For most businesses pursuing an innovation agenda, such efficiencies can be realised through the use of APIs, or application program interfaces, that enable calls to and from a data source without compromising the underlying system holding that data. As a method of communication, an API can be used to provide value for users who are less interested in a data archive, and more interested in context-specific information. It is a mechanism that can protect both the end user and the data custodian.

Let’s take a look at the many potential […]

By | 2018-05-14T15:56:14+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Tags: , |

The future of Collaboration with AI

Some of my favourite scenes from the film Iron Man are the ones that showcase the relationship Tony Stark has with Jarvis. Jarvis is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that has unlimited access to and control of resources, devices and programs. Jarvis uses his own will to aid Tony with whatever he needs in the movie. Jarvis does all sort of things, from talking about the weather and answering the door to advising Tony in battles. It’s really cool!

While Jarvis is fictional, we are lucky enough to live in a world today that’s not far off from the one portrayed in Iron Man—where people and machines are working together more than ever.

Artificial intelligence has advanced in leaps and bounds such that investments from venture […]

By | 2018-05-04T14:31:50+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Tags: , , |

What’s the best way of getting this to you? A look at file-sharing

“Hey Aaron, can you forward me the attachment for Project X again? I’ve misplaced it,” my colleague asked me the other day.

“Project X? Sure, let me check and get that to you as soon as I can,” I answered.

Yup! I regretted that response.

Searching my email was a PAIN. Not only do I have thousands of emails and attachments in my inbox, but I had to go through individual emails which referred to the title “Project X” to make sure I had the correct, finalized attachment. It took 20 minutes of my precious time.

That may not sound like a lot, but multiply that by several times a week and I probably spent a good hour or so just searching through my archives.

Working online means we […]

By | 2018-04-30T09:29:54+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Tags: , , |
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