Securing The Next Generation Of Digital Transformation
Cybercrime is a continually increasing problem due to the digital transformation-driven expansion of the attack surface and the growing sophistication of bad actors. Corporations and government agencies of all sizes are rapidly adopting digital business models that allow them to rapidly respond to evolving consumer demands, process transactions, and react to real time intelligence – generating greater agility, productivity for better business outcomes, and improved quality of life. But this transformation goes far beyond the corporate world. Digital transformation is changing society at an unprecedented scale.
IDC: Google Sells As Many Pixels In A Year As Apple Sells iPhones In A Week
Google launched the first Pixel phone in October 2016 and followed it up with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Pixel phones are excellent, but Google just doesn’t have much success in selling them. According to a recent tweet from Francisco Jeronimo, research director at IDC, Google Pixel shipments doubled to 3.9 million units in 2017. For comparison, Apple typically has sales stats showing over a million iPhones sold per day.
Four Key Lessons From Pioneering AI Projects
Meaningful artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place, according to Gartner. Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey finds that 4 percent of CIOs have implemented AI, while a further 46 percent have developed plans to do so. “Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite low levels,” said Whit Andrews, research vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “However, there is potential for strong growth as CIOs begin piloting AI programs through a combination of buy, build and outsource efforts.”
Top Cloud Providers 2018: How They Stack Up
Choosing the right public cloud provider is becoming an increasingly nuanced discussion that goes well beyond scale. We all know the large cloud players–AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure–but stacking them up depends on your enterprise’s needs. Here’s a crack at stacking up the cloud providers and how Oracle and Alibaba are edging into the game based on annual run rates.
Oracle’s Hurd Says 90 Percent Of Enterprise Apps Will Have Integrated AI By 2020
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd said his company is betting that more than half of enterprise data will be managed autonomously by 2020 and include a heavy dose of artificial intelligence. The outlook isn’t surprising given that Oracle just moved to expand its autonomous technology across its cloud portfolio. The aim is to use machine learning to make app and data integration, analytics and system and identity management autonomous.
Apple Eyes App Collaborations To Boost Enterprise iPad Adoption
Commonly referred to as the tweener device in enterprise mobility, tablets have received a mixed reaction and less than stellar adoption rate in the mobile transformation journey. It was recently announced, however, that Apple’s iPad, now boasting the latest iOS 11 version, and Microsoft have teamed up to make enterprise workflows more productive.
Mobile App Management Is Being Driven By Unmanaged Devices
The need to manage applications on unmanaged devices owned by employees or contractors is driving adoption of stand-alone mobile app management (MAM) software and services, according to a new Gartner report. By 2021, 60 percent of mobile apps being used in the enterprise will rely on at least one app-level management control, whether on managed or unmanaged devices, Gartner’s Market Guide for Mobile Application Management said.
Google Wants Smart Reply To Run On All Your Chat Apps
So far Smart Reply, a feature that first appeared in Inbox by Gmail, has only been introduced to other Google apps, such as Allo and the Gmail mobile app. But now Google is working on a new app called Reply that brings its time-saving smart replies to popular third-party messaging apps. The Reply app is from Area 120, a group at Google focused on quickly iterated experimental products that the public are able to test.
Drop ‘Plan B’: How Companies Survive Digital Transformation
The question is no longer whether businesses should be transforming digitally, but rather how quickly this transformation can be achieved. Since 2000, 52 percent of Fortune 500 companies have gone bankrupt, been acquired or ceased to exist – and this rate of change is expected to accelerate. Recent research indicates 80 percent of companies around the world believe digital transformation is important to their survival in the next five years.
IDG Research Study On Machine Learning
Sixty percent of CIOs predict their spending on analytics and BI applications will increase in the next 12 months. Fifty-four percent of enterprise CIOs predict spending on machine learning will increase in 2018. These and many other fascinating insights are from IDG Research’s latest study, CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities 2018. The study is based on interviews with 186 senior IT executives, 67 percent of whom are C-level, 20 percent are directors, 10 percent are executive & senior vice presidents.
New Alliance For Blockchain And Supply Chain
Supply chains globally are undergoing reforms, using blockchain and supply chain technologies. This has led to the formation of the ‘Trusted IoT Alliance’, plus various technological advancements. The Trusted IoT Alliance is designed to bring companies together to develop an open source blockchain protocol that will support IoT technology across all industrial sectors. Those pledging support for the initiative are Bosch, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Gemalto, and many other companies.
Top 7 Digital Transformation Trends From NRF 2018
At the National Retail Foundation 2018 trade event, more than 37,000 retailers came to see how digital transformation will take center stage this year. From retailers becoming innovators, to the IoT streamlining a customer’s shopping experience, the focus this year was solving business problems in the retail industry, not just implementing shiny new tech. Let’s recap the top digital transformation trends seen on the floor this year at the NRF 2018 and how they may affect your business.
SAP Unveils Fraud-Fighting Business Integrity Screening App
SAP is bringing its big data analytics capabilities to bear on financial fraud with a new application that helps enterprises keep a clean set of books and stay on the right side of the law. The German software maker unveiled on Feb. 13 its SAP Business Integrity Screening offering, an application that scours massive volumes of data in real-time to detect anomalies and ferret out evidence of fraud, waste and abuse.
Google Introduces New High Performance VM Option For Cloud Customers
Google this week announced general availability of new high-performance virtual machine configuration options for enterprises running large workloads on its cloud platform. The new VM configurations support up to 96 virtual CPUs and up to 624 gigabytes of memory. The VM types are optimized to take advantage of the substantial performance gains offered by Google’s Intel Xeon Skylake processor-equipped cloud servers, according to the company.
International Olympic Committee Launches Analytics Tool
GE Healthcare announced on 5 February 2018 a new advanced analytics solution built for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and to be used for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Designed in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the tool integrates valuable information, such as athlete injury and illness data, with venue, sport and training procedures, to help ensure clinicians have a comprehensive view of a patient’s health and can make an informed, rapid treatment decision.
Microsoft Is Developing A Blockchain ID System Starting With Its Authenticator App
Microsoft has revealed its plans to use blockchain distributed-ledger technologies to securely store and manage digital identities, starting with an experiment using the Microsoft Authenticator app. Microsoft reckons the technology holds promise as a superior alternative to people granting consent to dozens of apps and services and having their identity data spread across multiple providers.
Healthcare Mobile Application Management Offers Security, Mobility
Healthcare mobile applications are becoming more popular as organizations adopt mobile devices to increase workflow. Entities need to consider healthcare mobile application management (MAM) to help secure and monitor their applications on all devices no matter who owns them.
Two Biggest Challenges For The Cryptocurrency Market
Growing acceptance by online businesses and government regulators may make cryptocurrencies look like they’re finally getting somewhere in 2018. But despite hogging headlines every day, cryptocurrencies have yet to make much progress towards becoming mainstream, says data and analytics company GlobalData. Another issue, according to a new ThreatMetrix study, is the fact that cryptocurrency marketplaces have been severely hit by a spectrum of attacks amid major shifts in cybercrime, with a quarter billion cyberattacks in the last quarter of 2017.
Microsoft Touts HoloLens Rentals, Business Uses For Mixed Reality
In a recap of its mixed reality announcements for February, Microsoft officials noted that it has partnered with Abcomrents to allow North American users to rent HoloLens devices. Microsoft officials said they’ll expand the program to additional markets in “the months ahead.” Abcomrents rents LCD video walls, OLED and LED touch screen displays, laptops, kiosks and other tech products to event planners, conventions and corporations. Microsoft execs also seem to be stepping up their focus on showing the value of mixed reality/augmented reality wares in the business space.
Boston Leads The US In Smart Cities Ranking
Stockholm, Sweden-based smart parking service provider Easypark’s ‘2017 Smart Cities Index’ ranks the top 100 cities around the world who are at the forefront of smart evolution. The company has looked particularly at digitalization, urban growth, mobility, sustainability, and governance. To create the index, it studied over 500 cities worldwide, looking at countries with very high and medium development, as defined by the Human Development Index.
Microsoft To Integrate Chalkup’s Classroom Collaboration Tech Into Teams
Microsoft is acquiring the Chalkup classroom collaboration platform and hiring its founder to work on Microsoft’s Teams product. “Chalkup is joining Microsoft Education,” according to the headline on a February 13 blog post on the Chalkup company web site. Chalkup’s founder Justin Chando will be joining Microsoft Education, according to Microsoft’s February 13 blog post about the deal.
Almost Half Of CIOs Plan To Deploy Artificial Intelligence Enterprise Solutions
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a common component of the enterprise but almost half of Chief Information Officers (ICOs) plan to deploy AI solutions in the future. Recently, research agency Gartner revealed the results of a new survey which asked how many business executives are planning to adopt AI in the corporate realm.