Proactive Computing: Changing the Future

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“Imagine a world where it is possible to prevent problems or capitalize on opportunities before they even occur.”

In the movie “The Source Code,” the idea is to prevent a train wreck from happening. But what if computer code could do that?

Analytics has evolved from descriptive to predictive analytics, which shows the probability of certain events occurring. A third rung is prescriptive analytics, which shows why an event will happen and the outcome of certain decisions.

Analytics is growing increasingly sophisticated, however, with the ability to take in complex information, make decisions, and alter the future. That’s an analytic horizon we call “proactive computing.”

In this special report from RTInsights, you will learn:

  • Examples of proactive, event-driven computing, including condition-based maintenance, prevention of traffic congestion, and disaster management
  • How proactive computing uses predictive analytics to make operational decisions
  • The four phases of a proactive system
  • Schemes for various proactive computing scenarios

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Dr. Opher Etzion

About Dr. Opher Etzion

Dr. Opher Etzion is professor of information systems and head of the Technological Empowerment Institute in Yezreel Valley College in Israel. He is also a former chief scientist of event processing at the IBM Haifa Research Lab (full bio) . Follow him on Twitter @opheretzion.

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