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Palantir, a software company based in Palo Alto, CA, is a leader in collaborative platforms. The firm’s Gotham and Metropolis software programs are examples of digital technology that enables organizations to respond to changing conditions in real time.
The CIA and FBI use Gotham to monitor terrorist cells across the world. Team Rubicon, a disaster response organization, uses Palantir technology to provide immediate services to victims of natural disasters. The Los Angeles Police Department uses the company’s software to establish data communities to solve cases faster.
Palantir’s technology enables members of organizations to collaborate in real time and operate in a real-time adaptive mode.
The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work: From Looking Digital to Being Digital
Over the next five years, new digital technologies promise to dramatically change work outcomes and work experiences for employees of all sorts across a wide array of industries. Companies that want to lead in the digital era must rethink the way they get work done.
Real-time adaptation is a work practice that will become much more prevalent among companies and organizations in the digital era. It is the process of collecting, analyzing and modeling data and then integrating that with knowledge of context to make and enact decisions that can lead to previously unimaginable results.
Palantir’s technology simplifies complex matters by extracting each data source independent of other points of knowledge to identify its respective value and then integrate it with other sources to form composite objects representing real world phenomena. Users can then connect the dots – identifying links between one dataset and another.
With intelligent digital processes, people and organizations can now do much more than react to change. They can anticipate it, even leverage it to achieve unprecedented results while minimizing risk.
Robert J. Thomas, managing director of the Accenture Institute for High Performance, is the author of “Crucibles of Leadership” (Harvard Business Press, 2008) and “What Machines Can’t Do” (University of California Press, 1994).
Alex Kass, a senior research manager, currently leads the Digital Workforce Innovation Initiative in Accenture Technology Labs.
Ladan Davarzani is a research fellow with the Accenture Institute for High Performance.
Richard Amico is a research analyst with the Accenture Institute for High Performance.
June 20, 2014
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