Legacy Technology – An Enabler To Digital Transformation, Not A Barrier
New organizations are entering the marketplace looking to change the status quo. By offering innovative and novel approaches to customer acquisition and retention, or by delivering goods and services in different and efficient ways, these disruptive challengers are shaking up established businesses. Consequently, digital transformation has become the holy grail of mature businesses seeking a digital response to these disruptive forces.
Recent research by Nimbus Ninety shows that over half (52 percent) of organizations rated their progress towards a new digital world as either adequate or poor.
U.S. Smartwatch Market To Grow 60 Percent Through 2018, NPD Predicts
The U.S. smartwatch market is finally beginning to get legs, according to a new forecast from NPD Group, and will enjoy nearly 60 percent growth by the end of 2018. The market research firm said nearly 9 percent of U.S. adults owned a smartwatch as of June 2017, marking a modest uptick of 1.5 percent from the previous six months. But new devices, features and hardware and software updates will catalyze growth, NPD predicted, and nearly 15 percent of U.S. adults will own a smartwatch by 2019.
Research Calls For ‘New Breed Of Executive’ To Step Up On Digital Transformation
A new report from Robert Half UK argues that payroll and accounts jobs are highly likely to face automation by 2022. The study, titled ‘Digital Transformation and the Future of Hiring’, polled more than 200 interviews with senior finance executives, and found that 87 percent of executives recognized the positive impact a growing reliance on technology holds for organizations.
Why GE’s Use Of Google Glass Marks A Turning Point For AR
When Google announced the revival of Google Glass, it came armed with evidence that the augmented reality glasses have a real market — in the enterprise space. The company showcased major customers like GE, Agco, DHL, and Sutter Health already piloting Google Glass Enterprise Edition.
U.S. Smartphone Market Jumped 14 Percent In Q2: Counterpoint
The U.S. smartphone market jumped 14 percent year over year in the second quarter as demand for both prepaid and postpaid handsets rebounded after a lackluster 2016, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research. American carriers enjoyed nearly 1.25 million net postpaid phone additions during the quarter, the market research firm noted, while Verizon’s 614,000 postpaid net adds marked a “surprise uptick” compared to the same period last year.
Amid Controversies, Uber Steadily Grows Its Enterprise Business
Uber has been plagued for months by a string of explosive controversies, but its enterprise-facing business is still growing, the company says. The transportation company is introducing a revamped version of Uber for Business, giving business customers a whole new set of capabilities to work with.
AI Projects Are Taking Off: What Does This Mean For The Future Of Work?
The robots are coming and the world of work is set to change forever: recent research from consultants PWC estimates a third of existing jobs are susceptible to automation, due to the use of robots and artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030.
Digital Transformation Can Reduce Procurement Costs
Typical procurement organizations can substantially narrow the gap between their cost levels and that of top performers, and top performers can become even better by leveraging digital transformation, according to new world-class procurement research from The Hackett Group, Inc.
Slack And Docker Up Their Enterprise Game With Latest Releases
Slack and Docker’s latest product releases are both targeting the enterprise, with the former issuing security updates and supporting enterprise mobility management (EMM) and the latter aiming to bring containers as a service (CaaS) to the enterprise application portfolio.
Overcoming IT Barriers To Digital Transformation
Today, the role of the CIO and IT department is more closely aligned than ever to business operations. This is because, in order to ensure a seamless digital transformation both CIOs and their IT departments have to be able to ensure that business objectives are at the centre of their strategies. In fact, this is critical if they want to drive innovation, deliver better customer satisfaction levels, increase workforce productivity, and reduce bottom line costs during a new project. There are four common barriers to digital transformation initiatives.
As AI Floods The Market, Which Chatbots Deliver The Best ROI For Enterprises?
The current discussion on chatbots is at a crescendo. Industries from retail to healthcare all plan to include chatbots in 2017. But does adding AI to your service delivery workflow deliver a positive ROI? Inbenta, a Foster City, Calif.-based natural language chatbot and search platform company, released a report showing proof that leveraging AI and NLP (Natural Language Processing) solutions such as chatbots in enterprise organizations add significant value to the organization.
Why Digital Transformation Belongs On Your Roadmap
In a recent Tech Pro Research survey, 96 percent of respondents said they were taking steps toward implementing digital solutions. The top items included switching to online tools to reduce paper usage; using social media for marketing, sales, and customer service; automating areas of IT such as network monitoring; and moving systems like HR, CRM, and ERP to the cloud.
Mobile’s ‘Next Billion’ Users To Ditch Text For Voice And Video
As the retail sector ponders the future of mobile usage, it should look to India for answers, where the “next billion” new users are increasingly using different mobile capabilities than those most popular elsewhere, according to a recent Wall Street Journal story. In India, mobile users are quickly coming to rely more on video and voice-driven mobile apps than on the e-mail and text-based features of apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, which currently have billions of users around the globe.