September 10, 2015

The Future of the Enterprise

  • Ansari F.
  • Siddiqui F.
  • Sparks K.

Enterprises are in many ways the laggards of the new digital era, as their processes and internal and external services remain rooted in the analog or physical world, and the digital systems they use are frequently disjoint and out-of-date relative to the latest web or consumer services and applications. However, that is about to change and enterprises are about to undergo a massive transformation to become virtual in the broadest sense. The new virtual enterprise will undergo a comprehensive digital transformation to become adaptive, efficient, and location-independent. It will also build on the assets of others, virtualize and digitize its own assets to the largest extent possible, automating the dynamic utilization of those assets and the connection to its business processes, and continuously optimizing the employee and customer experience.

Recent Publications

August 01, 2019

Protecting photonic quantum states using topology

  • Blanco-Redondo A.

The use of topology to protect quantum information is well-known to the condensed-matter community and, indeed, topological quantum computing is a bursting field of research and one of the competing avenues to demonstrate that quantum computers can complete certain problems that classical computers cannot. In photonics, however, we are only ...

May 01, 2019

Digital networks at the nexus of productivity growth

  • Kamat S.
  • Prakash S.
  • Saniee I.
  • Weldon M.

This paper takes a fresh look at the debate over the relationship between digital technology and productivity. The argument of economic historian Robert J. Gordon is that digital technology will not lead to increases in productivity such as we saw in the last century, based on his analysis of the ...

January 01, 2019

Friendly, appealing or both? Characterising user experience in sponsored search landing pages

  • Bron M.
  • Chute M.
  • Evans H.
  • Lalmas M.
  • Redi M.
  • Silvestri F.

© 2017 International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2), published under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 License. Many of today's websites have recognised the importance of mobile friendly pages to keep users engaged and to provide a satisfying user experience. However, next to the experience provided by the sites themselves, ...