Gartner Survey Reaffirms Enterprise Mobile Device Adoption Not Yet Mature
The latest note from analyst firm Gartner argues that, in the grand scheme of things, corporate-issued mobile device adoption remains immature. According to findings from the company’s latest Personal Technologies study, based on responses from more than 9,500 respondents in the US, UK, and Australia, less than a quarter (23 percent) of employees surveyed are given smartphones, compared with 36 percent for laptops and more than half for corporate-issued desktop PCs.
Expect Vast Digital Transformation In Next Two Years
According to a new report by Forbes Insights, in association with Hitachi Data Systems, titled “How to Win at Digital Transformation: Insights from a Global Survey of Top Executives,” digital transformation sits atop the strategic agenda for enterprises. Half of the executives surveyed believe the next two years will be critical for their organizations in order to make this transition and prepare for future opportunities.
Companies Lack Skills To Implement And Support AI And Machine Learning
Responses to a 2016 Tech Pro Research survey indicate that AI and machine learning will be a significant area of development for IT in the next few years. Forty-two percent of respondents, most of whom were in tech leadership positions, said their company lacks the skills necessary to implement and support AI and machine learning. Almost as many respondents said all the implementation and support work would be done in house when the time comes, and that their company is working to address AI and machine learning in the corporate security plan.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update ‘Current Branch For Business’
Four months after releasing to mainstream users the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has declared that release of Windows 10 to be ready for businesses for widescale deployment. On November 29, Microsoft officially declared Windows 10 Anniversary Update to have achieved Current Branch for Business status.
HPE Aims To Be IoT Network Services Enabler For Connected Cars, Cities
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is launching a virtual network platform that will better connect mobile and Internet of Things connections as well tools to automate deployments of sensors and various end points to connect autos, buildings, and cities. These platforms are tied to gear from its Aruba unit. The Aruba products include the Aruba ClearPass Universal Profiler and Aruba 2540 IoT-ready Access Switches.
Now Is The Time To Jump Head First Into The Cloud
Spending on the public cloud will hit $95.6 billion in 2016, according to researcher IDC. The majority of spending (83.7 percent) is currently dedicated to software and platform as-a-service deployments, but growth during the next five years is expected to be fastest in infrastructure areas.
Why AI And Machine Learning Need To Be Part Of Your Digital Transformation Plans
AI and machine learning promise to not only improve the customer experience, but also change the way companies operate. For this reason, enterprises should consider integrating these technologies into digital transformation plans to stay competitive. By 2019, 40 percent of all digital transformation initiatives will be supported by cognitive/AI capabilities, according to IDC.
Bring Your Own Decision: An Alternative Perspective
Traditionally, BYOD implementation is a gamble. Potential productivity and efficiency gains are weighed against an increased likelihood of security threats. In fact, 35 percent of companies still don’t feel comfortable making a BYOD decision. As you prepare your program for 2017, here are three BYOD alternatives that may better fit your business needs.
Nokia’s Android Phone Due First Half 2017
Nokia, Microsoft, Foxconn, and HMD have finalized a key piece of the puzzle that opens the way to the launch of new Nokia-branded Android handsets in the first half of 2017. Nokia says the licensing agreement it struck with Finnish firm HMD Global Oy in May is now in force, clearing HMD to relaunch Nokia-branded Android handsets in 2017. The return of Nokia smartphones marks a new phase in the brand’s 30-plus-year history following a brief detour as part of Microsoft Mobile.
What CEOs Are Getting Wrong When It Comes To Digital Transformation
“With the exception of chief digital officer, there’s been a relative stability in terms of how the CIO thinks about their management team,” said Gianni Giacomelli, chief innovation officer at Genpact, and head of its Genpact Research Institute, which has studied digital transformation. “With the rate of change and innovation you have in the world today, the CEO still says, ‘My organizational design is pretty much the same as before.'”
Gartner: Enterprise Mobile Devices Yet To Show Their Strength
The Annual Personal Technologies Study finds convertible tablets on the rise with room inside the enterprise for other mobile devices to grow. When it comes to companies supplying employees with computers, the venerable desktop — not a tablet, smart phone, or even a laptop — is the most frequently issued device. But the trend is toward more flexible and mobile devices, Gartner said.
Nielsen: This Is The Year For Digital US Holiday Shoppers
Nielsen forecasted US e-commerce retailers are about to reap dividends as US goes into holiday season, following the success of China retailers during the Nov. 11 Singles’ Day. According to Nielsen’s 2016 holiday trend report, millennials are leading the way with 25 percent planning to spend more online this holiday season. Overall, 19 percent of U.S. shoppers are planning to spend more online, up from 17 percent in 2015. Digital shopping will play a major role in retail holiday sales, more than in-store shopping.
SADA Systems Digital Transformation Survey
IT companies understand the importance of digital transformation, and are putting a significant amount of money toward these efforts. Still, while 56 percent of IT professionals said that their companies had spent at least $1 million on digital transformation efforts, many reported challenges with poor internal communication, education, and training, according to a survey from SADA Systems.
CA Technologies Buys Automation Specialist Automic For $640M
CA Technologies, which has made its reputation over the years by buying companies and their IP, and molding it all into its own product lines, is making another acquisition to bolster its DevOps lineup. The New York City-based company is adding to its fold Automic Software, which makes new-generation business automation software for an international clientele.
Using The Cloud As A Platform For Innovation
The threat of disruption means CIOs and their c-suite peers are under more pressure than ever before to develop creative solutions to business challenges. Almost three quarters (73 percent) of companies around the world believe they are exposed to digital disruption today, according to Tech Research Asia. Such is the threat of change that 61 per cent of these firms are taking affirmative action and trying to disrupt new or current markets.
Amazon Cloud Updates Mobile Hub For Enterprise Apps
Amazon Web Services Inc. updated its tool for creating corporate apps that use existing user directories and hook into other apps and systems such as customer relationship management, sales management, accounting and customer service tools. Called the AWS Mobile Hub, the tool enables mobile developers to build, test and monitor apps that leverage other AWS services.