Agile and Digital Transformation Go Hand-in-Hand
Get a handle on important data quickly using agile methodologies.
Technology trends such as the cloud and mobile might be making it easier for us to be productive away from our cozy cubicles, but that doesn’t mean a digital transformation effort will be easy. McKinsey says that companies need to get a handle on data to really be successful at digital—and agile methodologies can help.
Agile + Digital Transformation = Success?
To succeed at digital transformation, companies need to have a handle on the data challenge. Unfortunately, many do not, says a report from McKinsey. But employing agile methodologies can help organizations get quicker insight into what data matters and how to deal with it. [ZDNet]
Free at Last: We’re No Longer Cubicle-Bound
A new survey shows that less than half (46%) of workers spend their workweek in a cube or office. Mobile and cloud technologies are making it easier and more productive to work from home. Why get dressed if you don’t have to? [Recode]
Are Your Kids’ Christmas Presents Spying on Them?
What happens when you add a bunch of sensors to toys? Myriad privacy issues, if the data collected is not handled properly. To wit, one company is selling captured voices to third parties—a scary proposition for parents. [Christian Science Monitor]
Note to Artificial Intelligence: Don’t Quit Your Day Job
The University of Toronto created a neural karaoke machine that can create lyrics based on a photo. After attempting a Christmas carol, let’s just say songwriters will still be gainfully employed for a long time. [Fact]
Audi Lets You Get a Jump on the Green Light
Audi has developed a technology that predicts when a traffic light is going to turn green, potentially saving you lots of time on your commute. Just watch out for the self-driving car running the opposing red light. [The Verge]