A Lack of Early Adoption for AI Technologies Could Sink Your Business Permanently
Does this sound like a sensationalist title? You might think that it’s a bit over the top, as your organization may have successfully navigated other technological advances by using a wait and see approach. However, artificial intelligence is a completely different story.
Why You Can’t Wait on AI Adoption
One of the last huge technology transformations came from cloud technology. Adoption was slow at first, as organizations worried about data security, how the in-house IT department’s role changed when the cloud provider handled many essential functions and any number of concerns. Some companies still haven’t made significant moves towards adoption, and in many cases, they’re doing just fine. So why should AI be any different?
Two words: machine learning.
Machine learning allows AI to learn and adapt over time. It will find ways to make processes more efficient, make better use of data and identify new opportunities for expansion. When your competition gets started months or years ahead of you in AI, their capabilities will always remain multiple steps ahead.
You don’t have a way to shortcut the machine learning process, and with the AI applications being unique to each business, you can’t simply drop it in after the fact and expect to end up on level playing ground. Depending on how fast moving and competitive your industry is, you could be left at a disadvantage that’s literally impossible to recover from.
It’s time to be a pioneer in your market.
How Can You Integrate Your Power i AS/400 Systems With AI
Are your current systems holding you back from making the leap into AI? You use Power i (AS/400) for mission critical applications, and getting rid of these is costly, disruptive and takes a lot of time. You’re not doomed to be left behind everyone else in your industry for the rest of your organization’s life. By the way, your Power System is still the lowest total cost platform to run your mission critical applications on, you just need to leverage it more.
API/400 provides you with a streamlined pathway to access the latest in AI technology without changing your existing applications. Simply put, you can leverage AI technology now!
While you might choose to phase out your legacy systems in the future, you don’t have to wait until that time comes to take a big leap forward. AI is helping organizations increase their revenue, improve customer satisfaction, optimize work processes and change existing business models. The first to AI (or machine learning) won’t be caught. Can you afford to wait?
Still planning on waiting to see what happens?
Written by Grant Sojnocki
Grant Sojnocki, President of Able-One Systems, has extensive experience in executive and leadership roles at innovative technology companies such as IBM, Arrow Electronics, Neopost and Avnet. His positive outlook, passion and creative thinking skills serve him well when it comes to digital transformation, allowing him to deliver high-value solutions to Able-One Systems' clients.