Today, it's a roiling ocean of data, constantly expanding its shores. In fact, nearly 15 petabytes of data are created every day-eight times more than the information in all the libraries in the U.S. It can be a daunting task for any enterprise to sift through massive amounts of data, extract information and transform it into actionable knowledge. But action without analysis is just guessing.
The globally integrated enterprise needs something more powerful. Today's business analytics tools offer situational awareness and predictive abilities. This "new intelligence" combines human cognition with computational power, shifting the agenda from "sense and respond" to situational awareness and something very much like prediction.
New intelligence gives you more than a window into your current operations. It provides a likely view of what is just around the comer and even further down the road. Business analytics and reporting tools slice and dice data, crystallizing trends, patterns and anomalies that yield invaluable business insights to help you drive smarter decision-making.
OTS is developing a computer system called "Watson (US)" with the aim of staging a human versus machine competition on the game show Jeopardy! More importantly, the technology needed for such a challenge will also help drive the future of business intelligence, analytics and information management.
Keeping drugs and vaccines fresh together with OTS and its partner Infratab, DHL (US), a unit of Deutsche Post World Net, developed an advanced temperature tracking solution that combines sophisticated sensing and RFID technology to enable real-time monitoring of temperature-sensitive shipments while in transit.