PREPARING YOUR ORGANISATION FOR COGNITIVE COMPUTING
IBM’s Research team concluded that cognition enables a new level of engagement with technology and a new class of products and services that sense, reason and learn about their users and the world around them
Acognitive system capitalises on data from internal and external sources for continuous learning and better forecasting for real-time analytics in a fraction of the time it would take a human. To take full advantage of these capabilities requires a high degree of resilience; data must be accurate, available, accessible and auditable.
New cognitive applications are increasing expectations and raising resiliency requirements for the overall enterprise as well as its IT and data environment. At the same time, cognitive capabilities can help an organization maintain an ever ready environment and meet business continuity and disaster recovery goals in a predictive and proactive way. Kelly III, senior vice president, IBM Research and SolutionsPortfolio.
What alters in the cognitive era?
– The difference between cognitive computing and conventional computing is its ability to learn, reason and rapidly present a scenario or predict an outcome with a measurable degree of certainty. Extracting that knowledge from any cognitive system depends on continuously feeding it as much accurate information as possible and then asking the right questions. In fact, knowing all the answers will no longer distinguish someone’s intelligence. Human intelligence will be measured by the ability to ask better questions.
IDC estimates the amount of data will continue to double every two years, and the great majority of it will be unstructured. The ability to analyze this largefluid data and compute meaningful insights is outside the core mission of most enterprises. The bulk of these capabilities will come through partnerships—i.e., to source data and partnerships to analyze it. Further, most organizations will be managing themselves within an ecosystem that will revolve around the data they already possess as well as specialized analytic capabilities from a range of vendors and the vast new data resources of the Internet of Things.
The importance of continuous availability in the cognitive era
In business, advanced analytics have opened a world of insight into what customers want and need— sometimes before customers are even aware they want or need anything. Embedded sensors and connected devices are telling companies how their products are used and when they need service. IDC predicts that by 2020, the success rate of new product introductions will improve by 70% and planning cycles for product development will be cut by 50%, as a result of what we will learn from the sensor data in existing products. Beyond analytics, the youngest consumers are already interacting with the first generation of cognitive-powered, talking toys.
By 2020, IDC predicts there will be 30 billion connected devices—all transmitting data and communicating with other devices—with many relying on cloud-based operating technology to function properly. All of these cutting- edge capabilities require on- demand technology and the continuous flow of reliable, real-time data.
To succeed in the cognitive era, every organization needs the right plan and the right tools to ensure resilience and data quality. The time is now to make sure your cognitive business processes are truly resilient. Cognitive solutions can take your resiliency program into the next era.
With cognitive infused into your resiliency program, you will be able to: