Technology Vision 2017: Every Business Will Be an AI-First Business

We’ve been talking about cloud-first and mobile-first for a while now. Here’s another “first” businesses need to start paying attention to: AI-first. We believe all businesses are only a few years away from a new era – one where we will need to focus first on artificial intelligence. Avanade’s Technology Vision 2017 explores AI and […]

IT is Dead. Long Live IT!

There has been a lot written about the coming demise of IT over past several years. But is IT really on the same path to extinction as the dinosaurs? I say not so fast. Some of my colleagues have written recently on the concept of the New Economics of IT and the perfect storm IT […]

Smart Tech: Will it Displace or Replace Us?

What impact will smart tech have on the workplace? Picture the scene. It’s 2030. You are ferried to work in your driverless car. At the office, your AI personal assistant schedules all your meetings for the week in seconds. Your email app has machine-learned your tone of voice and writes your emails for you. Your […]

Can The Internet of Things Provide Business Value?

Businesses are obsessed with data, and are gathering more and more of it by the second. In fact, every two days we create as much information as we did from the beginning of time until 2003. But data on its own, without context, is meaningless. It has to be relevant, accessible and actionable. By accessible […]