In terms of market growth it is estimated that over 70% of large companies will develop employee portals. Around 95% large companies have an Internet presence to find customers, access information, engage in business transactions, deliver products and manage payments.
In a competitive world the issues of users convenience and security are beginning to overshadow technical performance issues. Penetrating the market requires the ability to achieve a shorter concept to product cycle, a flexible and innovative development environment, the ability to change user experience to superior levels, to support services on demand and create value by increasing user benefits.
The ability to use a common script, a universal script, in a seamless fashion across the web greatly increases design options. This enhances our ability to introduce innovations that respond more directly to user needs. General areas of object & data management capabilities:
Text, numbers, data signals, advanced algorithms, data processing, data communications, data storage, logic, mathematical, statistical & deductive techniques, data analysis, reporting, graphs, time-based analysis, dynamic graphs, sound, voice, music, motion, video.Advanced capabilities:
Complex algorithms combining logic, mathematics & rule-based decision analysis, operational research, simulation, forecasting, optimization, expert systems, structured calculations, data-intensive processing, medium to large database management, data security, encryption, secure linkages, data protection, grid computing, interface automation, advanced decisimn analysis, corporate analysis and forecasting.Client side devices:
Networks, PCs, mobiles, automated devices for collecting information (no client interface), sensors of all kinds, digital imaging devices, audio capture or transmission devicesSectors & some applications:
Investment & Project Management: Project appraisal, objectives identification, decision analysis and options simulation, real time audit, planning, monitoring & evalaution systems, project optimization, human resources capability assessment, quantification of tacit & explicit knowledge performance impacts, human resource training needs, translation of strategic level indicators to project level indicators, cash flow, rates of return, sensitivity analysis, Monte Carlo simulation;
Research, Development & Innovation: R&D project design & optimization, statistical design, innovative product & information package designs, identification of quantifiable economic impact indicators, innovation diffusion rates, audit of R&D impact at any beneficray level, planning, monitoring & evaluation systems for R&D, compound investigation planning and optimization for enhanced value chain contribution;
Primary sectors: Environmental management, bioclimatic and ecological zoning, mining, petrleum, river basic management, range management, agriculture, food, fibre & feedstocks, farm planning, market informatuion systems, trading floors, commodity transaction recording systems, barcoded process manageemnt and traceability systems (farm to fork);
Processing & manufacture: primary sector processing, blending, food safety (traceability & health risks analysis);
Industrial design & manufacturing: Complex systems design, turbine costs estimatiion folllowing redesign, optimization of processsing, internal industrial plant logistics.
Transport & logistics: Transport & logistics planning & management, consignment tracking & management;
Civil engineering: civil engineering transport routing location, cut and fill schema for road construction, intelligent buildings, access control;
Research-intensive activities: Pharmaceuticals forecasting, high technology engineering systems redesign costings (aerospace);
Services: Trading terminals, diagnostic systems in industrial and bio-medical applications (medical diagnostics, agricultural diagnostics such as pathology, phenotypic characterization of crop conditions according to husbandry practice), agricultural regulatory & statistical systems, survey systems;
Finance: Complex financial calculations, derivatives risk assessment, forecasting, financial payments, cash flow, return on investment;
Governance regulatory information systems in support of policy (e.g. European Union Common Agricultural Policy information support requirments), statistical agency systems, strategic policy development, policy simulation, e-Government, rules-based guidance for food agencies and other inspectorates related to animal hygiene, hazards identification analysis (HACCP) constituents, econometric modelling, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis;
Business: Decision analysis, forecasting, analysis of performance, e-tickets, barcoded support, consignment management systems, trading terminals, commodity exchanges, trading floors, litigation.
The future is bright!!
The Decision Analysis Initiative 2010-2015
George Boole Foundation