Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation have now become two of the single most important tools in an enterprise’s arsenal, with data suddenly the lifeblood of any modern organization. That means that finding success in tomorrow’s marketplace will largely be a function of your ability to rapidly gather and ingest information – then quickly translate insights into actionable intelligence. (Areas in which artificial intelligence and machine learning, thanks to the speed at which they can process info and surface key points of interest, can help you excel.)
In other words, technology is increasingly becoming a key driver of success for any business – and prompting a growing need for data literacy amongst tomorrow’s workforce. With the World Economic Forum noting that there’s currently a massive shortage in workers in areas such as data science and analysis (let alone AI and automation, though) remember. We’re asking more modern professionals to work with data than ever before without providing them with the basic working knowledge up-front that they need to effectively leverage this information. And until the education system and labor market catches up? Providing complete end-to-end data management and visualization tools that can automatically uncover helpful business insights, and quickly give end-users the perspective they need to ask smarter questions, provides the next best alternative.
Happily, a growing number of organizations are finding ways to survive and thrive in uncertain times by leveraging these solutions. For instance, using artificial intelligence and automation tools coupled with data visualization suites, retailers are able to predict which products will fly off shelves worldwide. Likewise, healthcare providers are growingly turning to these options to provide more flexible and personalized patient solutions, and more cost-effective ways to manage the care pathway. Similarly, many of today’s biggest electronics brands are leveraging them to keep supply chains running smoothly in the face of unforeseen disruptions, and determine where to focus new product development and innovation efforts.
In effect, learning to adapt to an unpredictable world, and excel in tomorrow’s marketplace, means not only being able to see the big picture more clearly, but also to be able to put key insights in context. The more you make a point to couple real-world training and instruction with artificially-intelligent and machine- learning-powered solutions (which automatically learn and grow with each new interaction)? The more insights into your business operations and the marketplace you’ll enjoy, and the more skilled at spotting and capitalizing on new opportunities you will be.