In summary, cognitive computing should enable organisations to make sense of industry business needs and take action, as well as gain unique insights into people, things and businesses by analysing internal and external data, and data in motion (such as sensory data and data from Internet of Things), Cheung concluded.
Hybrid cloud: The foundation of a cognitive business
According to Fibish Madathil, Senior Cloud Advisor for ASEAN at IBM Corporation, hybrid cloud is a key enabler of cognitive businesses. "The role of the cloud is maturing into the environment of innovation and business value, [instead of simply lowering operational costs]. Hybrid cloud is the platform for digital organisations to transform their business based on insight-driven engagement models, insight-driven frontline decision-making, and insight-driven digital innovation in the cognitive era."
"[This is because] hybrid cloud accelerates the transformation into a cognitive business through three entry points. Firstly, it allows the creation of new cloud native apps with high productivity. Secondly, it connects existing apps and data, enabling apps and data to be published or consumed effortlessly for better decision-making. Finally, it optimises any app as it deploys workloads for best fit," he explained.
"With hybrid cloud, organisation can lead with a compelling customer service, accelerate the introduction of innovative business models and cognitive business processes, and operationalise for speed and flexibility," Madathil concluded.
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