Entries by Andrew Lobo

Remote learning—a strategic priority for educational institutions

Universities have been particularly impacted by the pandemic due to the in-person nature of traditional education. They are responding to this threat by investing in digital technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, immersive learning spaces, and digital curricula. In fact, more than 80% of institutions are allocating over 25% of their 2021 IT budgets toward digital initiatives.

Advancing From Digitization to Data Insights

The pandemic has accelerated the need for digitization to achieve growth in every market segment. With paper-based workflows reducing overall workforce productivity, enterprises are leveraging cognitive technologies to streamline document processing across various departments. Platform providers are moving beyond traditional optical character recognition-based data extraction to generate new insights from complex, unstructured data. These trends, and others, are covered in our Intelligent Document Processing Platforms 2021 RadarView.

Avasant Foundation Training – Digital Skills to Displaced Workers in the Bahamas

The Avasant Foundation, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank LAB (IDB LAB), kicked off its Digital Skills Training program designed to help workers in the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic. The program, designed by the foundation, will help unemployed and underemployed Bahamians build technological skills in high demand in the current global economy including project management, data analytics, and Agile development. The first cohorts began training June 21st, and eventually 500 fully funded scholarships will be awarded.