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January 26, 2024

Have you mastered digital transformation in the data-driven era?

Embrace digital transformation to thrive in the evolving landscape. Extract value from data, modernise operations, secure future profitability.

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Unlocking value in the Digital Transformation journey

 

Businesses must modernise operations now to stay ahead and avoid playing catch-up in the future, ensuring sustained profitability in our increasingly digital landscape.

In the era of digital transformation, industries across the board are witnessing a rapid shift towards digitisation. From manufacturing to healthcare, and now, the maritime sector, organisations are grappling with the challenge of extracting meaningful value from the ever-expanding pool of data. It is imperative for businesses to modernise their operations now to stay ahead inthe game and avoid playing catch-up in the future, ensuring sustained profitability in an increasingly digital landscape.

Challenges in maritime data utilisation

As the maritime industry accelerates its digitisation efforts, a significant hurdle arises in effectively harnessing the immense volume of data at its disposal. Existing software solutions, originally not designed with data provisioning in mind, are undergoing transformations to adapt to new architectures. On the other hand, new systems designed for Big Data may possess the capability to handle vast volumes but often lack the necessary context and variety of information to extract valuable insights. This dichotomy underscores the complexity of integrating data seamlessly into maritime operations.

Navigating data silos in maritime

The development of diverse systems and technologies in the maritime sector has given rise to data silos, hindering the extraction and harmonisation of information. Shipnet, in addressing this challenge through its flagship platform Shipnet ONE, recognises the importance of cleaning, validating, and verifying the massive amounts of data generated daily in the fleet and vessel management process. The ability to break down these silos is crucial for transforming raw data into actionable insights, enabling informed decision-making.

Embracing technological advancements for maritime growth

In recent years, the maritime industry has witnessed remarkable technological advancements, notably in the realms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). This opens up exciting possibilities for leveraging these technologies to empower customers in making data-driven decisions. The key lies in breaking down siloed data, encompassing financial, commercial, vessels procurement, technical, and safety information, and creating a unified platform that standardises data provision. As advanced technologies permeate the industry, the potential for discovering undiscovered value by holistically analysing data from diverse sources becomes apparent, revolutionising the way maritime businesses approach analytics and decision-making.

The compass is set, and the destination is clear – it's time for businesses to ride the tide of digital transformation for a future that is not just compliant and profitable but one that thrives in the ever-changing currents of the data-driven world.

Niall Jack

Director, Product Management

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