In the classic business book Good to Great, author Jim Collins talks about the different approaches for technology adoption between high-performing and average companies. Collins' research indicated that high performers tend to adopt technology as an accelerant to an existing, working strategy - while underperformers tended to adopt technology in an attempt to jumpstart a change in direction or strategy that they haven't yet undertaken.
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The firms that will gain a genuine advantage from AI deploy the technology in a way that achieves short-term ROI, alignment to a long-term vision, and conscious development of AI maturity - including skills, data infrastructure, and more.
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Artificial intelligence deployments are fraught with technical and tactical elements that have to be executed well in order to see a return on investment: The data must be accessible, cross-functional AI teams have to work together, and even after an AI pilot seems promising - it often needs to be integrated into legacy systems to be deployed successfully.