Stress testing your DevOps environment

Stress testing your DevOps environment

The digital transformation process driving growth in today's cutting-edge enterprises, owes much of its success to applications, and DevOps continuous delivery practices play a key role in the delivery of that new software. Yet, according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates, 70% of companies still rely on primarily siloed,…

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Grassroot approach required for creating GCC digital skills

Grassroot approach required for creating GCC digital skills

According to LinkedIn’s Industry Talent Report from September 2017, employment of information technology and services industry professionals in the United Arab Emirates grew by 9.6% over the past year, with most professionals taking the leap into this industry from sectors such as banking, telecommunications and retail. While the report says…

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Building tomorrow’s digital enterprises

Building tomorrow’s digital enterprises

Digitalisation is not coming – it is already here. Across all sectors, organisations are looking at how they can go digital as they adapt to new business models, whether it is the sharing economy, multi-sided markets, data-sharing platforms or on-demand ecosystems. According to IDC, 50% of the Global 2000, Forbes’…

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Ten personal technologies and how they can affect your business

Ten personal technologies and how they can affect your business

PREDICTIONS 2018 With all the personal technology currently available, it can be difficult for businesses to decipher which represent an opportunity for end customers and which are too immature to warrant any attention. But when used correctly, these technologies can have big business impact. For example, Mastercard recently revealed card…

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European Union’s GDPR regime will impact the region

European Union’s GDPR regime will impact the region

The Middle East’s lack of understanding of the upcoming EU regulation is likely to place businesses across a wide range of sectors including cloud services, banking and finance, healthcare, insurance and tourism at significant risk While VAT compliance is currently top of mind for Middle East businesses, many are unaware…

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Regulations, complexity, agility, will dominate demands from security

Regulations, complexity, agility, will dominate demands from security

PREDICTIONS 2018 This time of the year is always a chance for a little reflection on the past twelve months, and perhaps more importantly, what is likely to happen next. Here are some of my thoughts on what I think we will see kicking off in the coming year, along…

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AI, video, RTC, bring your own application, transform future workplace

AI, video, RTC, bring your own application, transform future workplace

PREDICTIONS 2018 Senior executives from Dimension Data including Joe Manuele, Group Executive Customer Experience and Workplace Productivity; Alex Bennet, Group End-user Computing GTM Director, Workspace Productivity; and Dino Marasco, Senior Vice President GTM and Business Development, Collaboration and Customer Experience Business Unit; share their thoughts on what will be the…

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Point of inflexion reached for cloud replication and portability

Point of inflexion reached for cloud replication and portability

PREDICTIONS 2018 It is hard to put down specific predictions for a year, but the reality is the technology landscape provides endless possibilities for organisations to provide great services for the datacenter and the information it provides. Here are some of what will make 2018 different: Disaster recovery 2.0 2017…

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Kiss cloud security concerns goodbye, they are no longer hindrance

Kiss cloud security concerns goodbye, they are no longer hindrance

PREDICTIONS 2018 Just a few years ago, not many predicted cloud computing would reach the heights we have seen in 2017. 79% of companies now run workloads in the cloud, split almost evenly between public and private clouds. Who knew? With the cloud bar constantly being raised, where do we…

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Multi-cloud and AI environments will soon be norm

Multi-cloud and AI environments will soon be norm

PREDICTIONS 2018 Cloud computing was really born just over ten years ago, after a few stumbles and early course corrections, the pace of innovation is now accelerating dramatically. Enterprises’ increasing reliance on the cloud to deliver the simplicity and efficiency their customers and partners demand now means that data protection…

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Enterprise cloud usage more unsecured than secured

Enterprise cloud usage more unsecured than secured

PREDICTIONS 2018 Swift adoption of cloud-based services and a lack of well-defined security strategies is leaving organisations struggling to keep control of their data, across a sprawling number of services and applications. According to new research from Kaspersky Lab, 35% of businesses admit that they are unsure if certain pieces…

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Role of IT infrastructure in sustaining digital transformation in the year ahead

Role of IT infrastructure in sustaining digital transformation in the year ahead

PREDICTIONS 2018 IT infrastructure is no longer in the sole dominion of on premise installations and are gradually moving to the cloud. With rapidly changing market needs, there is a pressing requirement among businesses to be agile. This revolution has given rise to a never before threat that is all…

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Five traits of the digital customer

Five traits of the digital customer

You are standing in your local coffee shop waiting for your order watching other customers try to keep from spilling their coffee as they open the door. What if you sent a suggestion to the coffee shop and they began installing automatic doors? This is the idea behind the My Starbucks…

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Four step approach to blending technology and business

Four step approach to blending technology and business

In a world where technology has made it easier to seek out the best deal and to move to greener pastures, a better digital customer experience is the competitive differentiation. CEOs today are prioritising the customer experience and are well aware of the role played by digital transformation in developing…

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