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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Transforming datacentres and safeguarding smart cities

Transforming datacentres and safeguarding smart cities

When many UAE business leaders think of their datacentres, the first thing that may come to mind is a major cost and hurdle to innovation. But in the rapidly-growing digital economy, modernised datacentres can be the key business differentiator. In the UAE, which has among the strongest mobile device penetration…

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A measured approach to data management

A measured approach to data management

Launched recently by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy is set to strengthen Dubai’s position as leading innovator in data security and cyber security risk management across local businesses and government establishments.…

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Arrival of the Chief AI Officer and Citizen Data-Scientist in organisations

Arrival of the Chief AI Officer and Citizen Data-Scientist in organisations

Artificial intelligence is when a machine mimics functions that human do such as sensing and learning, reason and infer, deciding and acting. As a technology, artificial intelligence can support use cases such as chatbots, detecting fraud, cognitive document automation and others. As an example, Danske Bank, is using artificial intelligence…

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Large scale transformations inevitable for regional service providers

Large scale transformations inevitable for regional service providers

The challenge that service providers are facing at present is beyond the likes of what they have faced before. Service providers by default leverage the latest communication and networking technologies to generate growing services for their consumption target markets. However, the challenges of today require large scale business and organisational…

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What does the Uber disclosure teach us

What does the Uber disclosure teach us

The stunning Uber disclosure of its October 2016 data intrusion, shows that knowing your digital risk exposure is the only way you can monitor your digital risk itself, and be on top of incidents argues James Chappell at Digital Shadows.   "Knowing your digital risk exposure is the only way…

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Banking on flash storage

Banking on flash storage

It is difficult to think of a force that is having a more revolutionary impact on the service industry, particularly banking, healthcare, insurance and retail, than digitalisation. It is materially changing everything in this sector: the way processes work; the way services are offered; the customer experience; and the speed…

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Six survival strategies for Chief Data Officers

Six survival strategies for Chief Data Officers

A successful Chief Data Officer requires the skills of a seasoned high-wire performer — the ability to remain consistently stable and agile. Like high-wire artists, high-performing data and analytics leaders must keep balanced, all the while serving multiple stakeholders, adapting to constant business winds of change and staying current on innovation.…

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Machine learning and IT service management

Machine learning and IT service management

The field of machine learning is a hot topic. Processing online search requests, filtering spam automatically out of our email inboxes and understanding and replying to speech commands on smartphones are all machine-learning tasks being done on a daily basis. Sooner or later, machine learning will also be applied to…

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