Leveraging Networks In The Era Of The Intelligent Enterprise

Gerd Ehrhardt

Over the past few decades, technology has become an increasingly present force in our daily lives, both personally and professionally. Intelligent technologies have particularly made waves in virtually every industry, so understanding them (as well as how to use them to your advantage) can really be the game changer. Additionally, making sure that you not only understand all of these opportunities, but also are in regular communication with other networks, will keep you ahead of the game in an invaluable way.

The intelligent enterprise era

In intelligent enterprises, intelligence feeds innovation through data. These enterprises use streamlined processes that can quickly and effectively adapt to changing conditions within the market. Because of this quick adaption, companies can react to new opportunities and information in a way that improves customers interactions and introduces new business models and revenue streams.

Additionally, employees are able to redirect their energies and focus on tasks of higher value since these other processes are already taken care of, thanks to technological innovation. Basically, it’s important to adapt and communicate if you want to keep up with innovation. And, if you want your business to grow and thrive, this is less of an option and more of a necessity.

Intelligent technologies

Introducing combinations of intelligent technologies, services, and industry expertise makes it possible to unlock product and service innovation. This is done by incorporating various intelligent technologies into a business’s overall approach. Examples include artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and blockchain.

Artificial intelligence has been around for quite some time, giving it the chance to grow and develop across industries. It brings better semantics for an improved search experience that any business can capitalize on with the proper understanding and knowledge. It’s revolutionized digital business and is a force to be reckoned with.

Machine learning can be combined with artificial intelligence to build an intelligent enterprise. The combination gives you the opportunity to unite human expertise and computer insights. It’s critical to capitalize on the strengths of both to fill in pretty much any gaps in the equation.

The Internet of Things is, simply put, a network of physical objects that use sensors and application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect and exchange data. This can involve anything from vehicles to machines or even home appliances. This data is exchanged over the Internet through key technologies like Big Data management tools, predictive analytics, the cloud, and more.

Lastly, blockchain helps simplify complex, multi-party processes and create a solid trust among participants. It is a system in which a record of transactions made in cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin) is maintained across numerous computers linked in a network. It’s possibly one of the most critical technologies in developing networks.

Importance of leveraging networks

Leveraging your networks is incredibly important in terms of staying up to date with intelligent technologies and protecting your intellectual creations. It also comes in handy with identifying the right mix of intelligent technologies to set the baseline for creating fresh, innovative products and services. Ultimately, this can help optimize efficiency and reliability as well as extend processes to capture new sources of value or transform your value chain or business model.

The market is competitive because new and innovative products and services are created and patented every day on a global scale. Human innovation is giving businesses the opportunity to spread throughout the world and form a complete business unit. Patents for intelligent technologies are continuing this trend.

By leveraging networks, you can stay a part of this global grid and keep yourself in the loop, even with the incredibly fast pace of modern technological innovation. Leveraging networks has pretty much always been important in the world of business, regardless of industry, but now it may be more important than ever. If you aren’t in the loop with the global network of technological innovation, it is incredibly easy to fall behind and not gain its benefits.

The era of intelligent enterprise can be intimidating, but once you figure out all of the logistics, there is a world of opportunity at your fingertips.

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About Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt

Dr. Gerd Ehrhardt has a proven record of multiyear and multilevel experience in transformation management. He has spent most of his career in an international environment within the software industry. Gerd has lived and worked in many countries on three continents, these include Germany, France, the USA, Singapore, and Jordan. He works at SAP, writes for the Forbes Magazine, the SAP News Center and contributes to the World Economic Forum Agenda. Please follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn