Half Of EMEA CIOs Participating In ‘Digital Ecosystem’
According to Gartner, half of CIOs surveyed in EMEA are participating in what the analyst firm calls a ‘digital ecosystem’ – in other words, investing in digital technologies, such as big data and analytics, learning machines and the Internet of Things- while two-thirds (65 percent) have contacted startups to acquire key digital technology capabilities and skills.
Enterprise Apps Market To Hit $128B By 2022
The mobile enterprise apps market will hit around $74 billion in 2016 and grow to $128 billion by 2022, Strategy Analytics said. This will go hand-in-hand with an expanding mobile workforce, which will go up from 1.45 billion in 2016 to 1.87 billion in 2022. “Mobile access to applications is becoming more critical in regions such as Asia Pacific, with large and growing mobile workforces”, said Andrew Brown, executive director of enterprise research at Strategy Analytics.
IT Leadership About Balancing Freedom And Control: VMware CEO
Half of all enterprise workloads, about 300 million, will exist on the public cloud by 2030, VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger said at vForum Sydney. He also dismissed the idea that cloud, with the efficiencies it brings, will decrease the size of the IT market. Gelsinger believes cloud technology will scale the IT market — there will be greater opportunities for enterprises to invest in and exploit IT.
Cloud Will Account For 92 Percent Of Datacenter Traffic By 2020
Businesses are migrating to cloud architectures at a rapid clip and by 2020, cloud traffic will take up 92 percent of total data center traffic globally, according to Cisco’s Global Cloud Index report.
Future Enterprise Companies Will Be Run By Robots
Artificial intelligence will one day take on decision making and planning, freeing up enterprise employees for more creative roles. That’s according to Martin Hofmann, chief information officer at Volkswagen. Speaking at the Web Summit 2016 technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, the executive said that the “robotic enterprise” is closer than we think — with some roles already well on the way to being ran almost exclusively by machine learning (ML), AI and algorithms.
Apple, Deloitte Team Up To Drive Business On iPhone, iPad
Apple and Deloitte have entered into a partnership to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use, and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone and iPad.
Chatbots Gain More Sophistication And Popularity For Business Applications
Thanks to developments in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies, chatbots are changing the way businesses communicate with the world — including their customers. One of today’s biggest opportunities for IT to make an impact is by automating business processes, manufacturing, repetitive tasks, and more.
PayPal Enables Voice-Activated Payments Via Siri
PayPal is adding an integration with Siri to let its users conduct peer-to-peer transactions with a simple voice command, the financial services company announced. iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10 can now transfer funds by saying, for example, “Hey Siri, send Bill $50 using PayPal.”
Dell EMC’s NetWorker Protects Enterprise Apps Running On AWS
Tech behemoth Dell EMC launched a new service to protect enterprise applications running on Amazon Web Services yesterday called NetWorker. The company said the service will provide a complete enterprise-grade backup solution for those apps.
Cloud-Based Network Analysis Drills Down To Users And Apps
Cloud computing is throwing more variables into network performance, but it’s also helping to make network management smarter. Nyansa, a startup that launched earlier this year with a cloud-based service to pinpoint the sources of enterprise network problems, is now adding the ability to analyze how individual applications are performing.
Salesforce Users: If You Buy It, You Integrate It
Connecting Salesforce applications and data with other systems across the enterprise is what really adds business value to the project. Yet, confusion and chaos seems to reign across enterprise cloudland when it comes to data and application integration with on-premises systems. That’s the finding of a recent survey of 300 Salesforce users by Jitterbit, an integration vendor.
UK SMEs Are Investing In Digital Transformation For Faster Growth
Two thirds of UK SMEs are using technology to improve their business to keep up with digital transformation, according to an IDC custom study commissioned by SAP SE. The research, which looked at the views of UK SMEs finds that most of these companies felt they could do more to exploit new technologies to take advantage of the digital transformation.
SA Leads Africa In App Usage
Ghanaians, Kenyans, Seychellois and Mauritians are the highest data users with an average usage of over 160MB/month. This is according to a State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report released by internet company Opera. Additionally, South Africa ranks first in Africa in terms of app usage, with a third of its population using mobile applications, followed by 31 percent in Ghana, 28 percent in Nigeria, 19 percent in Kenya and 18 percent in Uganda.
IBM’s World Of Watson Debuts New Enterprise AI Tech
Big Blue is bringing its Watson artificial intelligence tools to the enterprise Relevant Products/Services world in a big way, with new tools announced this week for marketing, commerce, supply chains, and human resources. IBM also rolled out a new hybrid cloud database solution, cognitive capabilities for iOS apps, and services for developers using the Slack collaboration platform.
Alibaba Settles $1b In Mobile Transactions Within Five Minutes
Alibaba Group kicked off its annual shopping event at midnight on Friday and within the first five minutes processed $1 billion in transactions via Alipay. Within two hours, $7.2 billion of gross merchandise volume was settled by Alibaba on Alibaba’s China and international retail marketplaces, with mobile transactions via Alipay accounting for 84 percent of total GMV.
Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds
While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there’s a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology. Environmental and sustainability programs top a new list from Gartner.
BlackBerry’s Pivot To Mobile Security Software Is Complete
It’s been a long, strange journey for BlackBerry, but its executives insist it has finally arrived. The once-iconic Canadian company, which pioneered data on a mobile device, has re-branded itself as a multi-OS mobile security software platform. Through a series of smart acquisitions, BlackBerry has come to dominate the market segment and its future looks bright, Global Sales President Carl Wieser told CyberScoop in a recent interview.
‘Meagre’ Levels Of Reimbursement Threaten BYOD Productivity
A new survey from mobile platform and services provider Syntonic has revealed fewer than three in 10 employees are reimbursed when they use their personal smartphones for work purposes, threatening BYOD plans. The study, the second in a two-part series on BYOD trends, polled more than 500 employees, and found some alarming statistics.
Microsoft Makes Navigating Power BI Mobile Easier
Microsoft has updated its Power BI mobile apps, offering users new and faster ways of accessing their business analytics on the go. On all mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows), the apps now use the Favorites page as the default landing page, helping users quickly reach their most used dashboards and visualizations. Users who haven’t selected a favorite will see the My Workspace page instead.
Gemalto Warns Over Mobile App Security Ecosystem In Latest Report
Digital Transformation Leaders Value Diversity
US executives who have transformed their organizations to succeed in the digital economy are more likely to see the cultural value and positive financial impact of a diverse workforce, according to research from SAP and Oxford Economics announced at the Tech Inclusion 2016 Conference in San Francisco.