What CIOs need to know when integrating generative AI into the workplace


In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, it’s essential to be on the lookout for innovative solutions that can potentially enhance productivity, secure data, and streamline operations within their organizations. This is particularly true when it comes to leveraging information. From documents and code, to images and conversations, valuable insights often lie dormant and difficult to uncover. 

Generative AI can alleviate this problem by revolutionizing the way organizations access and utilize their vast repositories of knowledge. However, navigating the wide array of options available can be daunting. 

Our latest guide for CIOs details the technical requirements and capabilities that are required for any generative AI solution being considered for use in enterprise environments. Get some key insights from this blog, and download the full eBook for free to get all the details. 

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It takes the right components and safeguards for generative AI to transform untapped data into actionable intelligence. Without these components, you run the risk of integrating something that provides questionable value, risks your data, and needs continued reinvestments in order to get it up to speed with enterprise expectations. 

If you’re looking to integrate a generative AI solution into your workplace, it’s important to have the whole picture. Here are what we consider to be the core pillars of a complete, enterprise-ready chat assistant: 

  • Permissions Aware — File permissioning is essential to ensuring your enterprise knowledge stays safe for both internal and external distribution — but it can be a fickle and complex process. Your model will need a generalized permissions framework that's capable of dealing with a broad variety of data sources, but also capable of handling complex cases such as concurrent permissions updates.
  • Relevant and Personalized — One person’s quarterly OKRs aren’t relevant to anyone but them. However, with potentially hundreds of files floating around that matches a query regarding OKRs, it becomes easy for generalized chat assistance tools to confuse files and deliver irrelevant output. The ideal system always knows exactly what a user is looking for — personalizing search and chat results to ensure the first query is more than enough.
  • Always Fresh — Things move and change quickly, particularly in the digital world. Making a system that uses periodic snapshots to fine-tune and train 
models in the midst of usage is largely unreliable. For workers to be 
comfortable with trusting generated output, the model needs to be capable of always delivering the most recent information, at every period of the workday — best done with a well-tuned, flexible crawler.
  • Universally Applicable — Your tool is of little use if it’s only capable of indexing a limited set of data in a corpus, only a few types of files, or if it’s incapable of effectively handling the sheer volume of files within your organization in a timely matter due to rate limit policies. Your model needs a way to comprehensively and consistently index the countless number of files stored within your enterprise through an efficient, unified document model. That way, users won’t have to encounter extended delays nor constantly doubt the completeness of the answer.

Get ahead of the competition

For CIOs looking to stay ahead of the curve by harnessing the potential of generative AI now and today, it’s important to keep these factors in mind to ensure that they onboard a solution that’s effective, secure, and cost-efficient. 

Looking for a deeper dive? Get the full buyer’s guide for free and discover what makes a generative AI solution truly enterprise-ready.

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