5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2019

Cloud computing has become the de facto platform for fueling digital transformations and modernizing IT portfolios. Companies are increasingly finding business agility or cost savings by renting software through vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google.  To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) Source: http://www.cio.com

November 20, 2018
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Why women leave tech

Did you know that in 1984, 37 percent of computer science degrees were held by women? Today, that figure is just 19 percent. Even when women do choose STEM careers, only 26 percent work in technical roles, compared to 40 percent of men. And in technology specifically, the women who enter the industry leave at a rate 45 percent higher than their male peers. Why? Indeed.com reached out to 1,000…

November 16, 2018
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BrandPost: How the new levels of performance in modern flash storage benefits business

Flash storage is going through a major boom period. Data from IDC shows that in the last quarter, the All Flash Array (AFA) market grew by 41.7% year-on-year [1], and this is on top of a year-on-year gain of over 50% (54.7%) the previous quarter to that[2]. It is now the fastest growing form of storage in enterprise environments, ahead of disc-based and hybrid storage environments. To read this article…

November 16, 2018
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BrandPost: Leveraging the power of platform to achieve technology advantage

Technology disruption is a fact of life for business. There is no way to escape its impact whether it be cloud-to-edge computing, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) or immersive experiences (AR, VR and mixed reality). 1 In all of these cases having a robust digital platform at the centre of a digital transformation exercise will help find a solution to any disruption a business faces, allowing…

November 16, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: When is it time to say goodbye to Accenture, Deloitte, IBM or KPMG?

Relationships with your System Integrator (SI) are two-sided. On your side, you enter the relationship knowing that it needs to end as quickly as possible, so you can get on with your own business. For your SI, however, the partnership is entered with the intent of developing a long and highly profitable relationship. The consulting firms understand that it is much easier (and less expensive) to continue to penetrate the value…

November 14, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Digging into tech debt

In my discussions over the years with CIOs, they have repeatedly shared that tech debt prevents them from transforming their companies once there is a corporate will to do so. In fact, I would argue that tech debt is the big explainer for why only 28% of legacy businesses have successfully digitized. Given this, I put together a special edition of the #CIOChat to discuss this topic in detail. What…

November 14, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: No longer alone: The women in tech movement is here

20,000 Google employees recently orchestrated a global walkout after learning that the creator of Android was given $90 million upon his exit in the midst of at least one sexual harassment claim. The story that was leaked to the New York Times included a variety of other claims against leaders at the company, and so the protest took aim at a history of Google protecting executives accused of sexual harassment. Progress doesn’t…

November 14, 2018
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SAP’s big Qualtrics buy: It’s all about your customers

Your ERP system knows what you’re making, who you’re selling it to, and how much they’re paying — but perhaps not what they think of it, or you. It’s time it did. That’s the message SAP is sending with its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics, an online survey company that pitches itself as a customer experience management specialist. [ Comparison shopping? See “The best ERP systems:10 enterprise resource planning systems…

November 14, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: 5 ways to beef up your cyber defenses for 2019

Cyber defenses have short lifespans. The malware catalog in your cybersecurity system requires constant updating, the passwords used by your employees may be exposed over time, and without frequent fortification of your digital walls and constant vigilance, your existing security measures may not protect you against newer threats. Many of the measures you used to defend your system in 2018 may be obsolete by 2019, as new threats such as…

November 13, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Escaping the line of fire: 2018 U.S. State of Cybercrime

Companies in all sectors, everywhere, are continuing to experience cyber-breaches. This is no surprise: as more and more organization embrace digitization, they inevitably become prey to new cyber-dangers and, in turn, need to put much greater emphasis on the availability, stability and resilience of their IT systems. If things go south these days, both the corporate coffers and the firm’s public opinion can suffer hugely. Given the frequency of cyberattacks…

November 12, 2018
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