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Architecture Strategy Guide for Context-Aware Algorithmic Decisions

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00299154

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis , Alexander Linden , Anne Thomas


Organizations ignore the importance of external context in decision automation at their own risk. CIOs should encourage architecture leaders, especially in digital business and IoT initiatives, to invest in systematic architecture for contextualized algorithmic decisions in applications.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Make Context Awareness a Greater Priority in Business Applications
  • Develop Architectural Guidelines for Application Architects to Incorporate External Context Data
  • Establish a Life Cycle Model for Context-Aware Decisions, Including Error Recovery and Learning
  • Utilize Third-Party Tools, Packaged Algorithms and Services for Context Data Mining
  • Be Selective in Choosing Decisions for Automation

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