From calculator watches to smart glasses, this paper will guide you through the evolution of wearable technology and its impact on the service industry. This whitepaper will help you to understand how your business can benefit by getting ahead of the trend through implementing wearable technology within your organisation.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
Do attitudes to IT adoption vary depending on your seniority within a business? And could this be holding back adoption of technology? These are key questions explored in this paper, which compares the views of mid-level ‘hands on’ IT managers with those of senior directors within British companies.
Across both groups, there is a sense that UK business in general is too wary of implementing new technology.
But there is a significant divergence of opinion when it comes to a range of factors, such as the extent to which companies invest in new technology, stay on top of the latest tech, and understand its importance to the success of the business.
A pattern emerges, whereby the senior leaders within companies are far happier than middle managers with the status quo around technology adoption. And IT managers even suggest that this might be driven by self preservation on the part of senior leaders.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Mar 28, 2019
Digital business brings to mind innovative technologies: mobile devices, intelligent sensors, wearable devices, virtual reality, chatbots, blockchain, machine learning, and other technology. For some, it also reflects the rapid rise of new digitally native businesses that have disrupted traditional business models and destabilized established companies and industry sectors. For the majority of organizations, digital business means pivoting to a culture of organizational agility, where the rapid pace of demand can only be satisfied by faster and more flexible development and delivery models. As most organizations do not have the luxury of completely rebuilding their technology foundation or immediately adopting new practices and mindsets, they are embracing gradual yet fundamental shifts in culture, processes, and technology to support greater velocity and agility.
In a three-year retrospective study that analyzed health care claims and wearable device data from a self-insured employer, Springbuk looked at the potential impact of Fitbit technology as part of a wellness program.
The analysis shows that connected health and fitness interventions can close the gap between the everyday actions that change health and drive outcomes for employee health and employer cost. Some of the key findings include:
* Employees who opted into the Fitbit program demonstrated significant cost savings when compared to the control group.
* Engaged users cost less than non-engaged users.
* The opportunity for cost savings is potentially the highest with less active individuals.
Fear not, it is possible to prove the return on investment (ROI) of your wellness program! But don’t take our word for it. Springbuk, a health intelligence platform, recently evaluated the health care claims and wearable device data for a self-insured employer (and Fitbit customer) over a three-year period.
View this webinar, Rod Reasen, CEO at Springbuk, walks you through their study and reveals how:
- Employees who opted into the company’s wearable program cost less than their counterparts
- Total costs for engaged wearable users dropped by 46% vs. 14% for non-engaged individuals
- Cost reductions were highest with less active members – encouraging news for all employee populations
A multitude of “things” generate floods of big data – cars, wearables, machines and appliances. Wouldn’t you like to sift through that noise and become an organization that relies on data to make fact-based decisions? Learn about the three foundations of becoming data-driven – data management, analytics and visualization – and how they can increase profitability, boost performance, raise market share and improve operations. Read about hurdles to becoming a data-driven organization and learn best practices from others. Then get a glimpse of what the future holds with the Internet of Things (IoT), edge analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology innovations.