Putting People at the Center of Digital Transformation

New Year, New You. Work smarter. Run faster. Be Better! Maybe it’s just the time of year, but as a society, as a culture – heck, as a species – we sure do seem to be obsessed with change.

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Take a New Approach to IT Cost Management

Originally posted on Smarter with Gartner
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First demonstrate effective IT cost management, then partner with the CFO to use technology to optimize enterprise costs.

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Strategic IT Partner Selection

8 minute read

Ever since hunting and gathering gave way to agrarian society, the marketplace has been evolving. That’s thousands of years of fine tuning who does what – narrowing focus, gaining expertise. Now it’s 2019, and everyone is a specialist.

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Speech to Text: The Future of Unstructured Data (Part 2)

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We had a lot of fun in Part 1, exploring Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and brainstorming ways it can help business harness unstructured data to work smarter. But now we’re moving into the nitty-gritty. What’s technically possible, and who’s currently doing it best?

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Speech to Text: The Future of Unstructured Data (Part 1)

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I listen to a lot of podcasts. Some people might say I have a problem. Pocket Casts would confirm it. The app has clocked me at about two hours a day for the past year. That’s a lot of ideas and insights flying at my head. I decided to find a way to record the particularly tasty tidbits for posterity so I could catalog and share them with other inquiring MINDs.* Thus, I was thrust into the ever-evolving world of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), an increasingly AI-driven technology for converting spoken words into text. ASR is just one of the AI language services poised to revolutionize business. It’s already empowering people to work smarter.

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Cloud Power to the People

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The tech world is abuzz with news coming out of Microsoft Ignite 2018: new tools to try, new features to eagerly anticipate, and of course, lots of to-do lists. Brad Anderson’s Why and how you simplify IT with Microsoft 365 caught our eye, but not for the reasons you might think. Sure, if you run a Microsoft shop, you probably want to heed his advice. But there’s a broader message here:

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Mind Over Machines Names Business Strategist Steve Navarro VP of Sales & Marketing

Software Consultancy Bucks “Best-Kept Secret” Status 

Mind Over Machines has a 30-year track record of helping businesses work smarter. The software and data consultancy maintains consistent growth through high visibility projects, yet it remains the “Mid-Atlantic’s best-kept secret.” When old friends Tom Loveland and Steve Navarro met for coffee, the vision for a higher profile began to reveal itself. Now they are working together to realize that vision.

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Diversity Strengthens Higher Ed & Higher Tech

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The Waterfront Tech Series soared into its second season with Episode 5: Higher Tech, Higher Ed. This time, the quarterly learning and networking event examined how technology is being used to develop and retain talent at all levels. Whether you are preparing students for college or graduates for the workforce, tech plays a vital role in getting people ready for what comes next.

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