Digital Transformation And The Mobile Workforce. What Does 2018 Have In Store?
What can businesses expect in the year ahead as today’s workers are free to work whenever and wherever they can? Mobile performance management (MPM) solutions will herald the next evolution in digital transformation. These solutions allow for more effective management in key areas such as security, performance, analytics and expense control – all essential if you aim to create a highly successful mobile workforce.
PowWow Mobile Redefines Enterprise Mobile App Delivery With New Release
PowWow Mobile, the leader in enabling enterprises to simplify and extend business apps to mobile, has announced the general availability of version 6.0 of its industry leading solution, SmartUX. The new platform enhancements deliver the ultimate in high-productivity and high-control, enabling citizen and pro developers with the fastest and easiest solution to design, deploy and manage an enterprise app portfolio at scale.
Cortana Explained: How To Use Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant For Business
Cortana has a massive installed base in Windows 10, but Microsoft’s virtual assistant doesn’t get the same respect as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or Google Assistant. Here’s what Cortana does and how it’s uniquely positioned for the workplace.
The Technologies Most Likely To Change The World By 2028
From today’s rock stars of innovation to tomorrow’s hidden gems, these 18 technologies have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade.
The Best Enterprise Collaboration Software
Enterprise collaboration software is transforming the way colleagues communicate and is becoming an essential business tool. The world’s largest software maker is also probably the biggest provider of enterprise collaboration tools, but Microsoft hiked its enterprise cloud prices by 22 percent in 2017. Its competitors offer a tempting array of alternative methods of workplace communication waiting to challenge for your cash. Here’s our pick of the best on the market.
Lack Of Encryption In Cloud Applications Rendering Enterprises Vulnerable
Medium and large enterprises are developing and using enterprise applications on a large scale for various purposes, but a lack of encryption, coupled with serious security flaws in such applications, is also rendering enterprises vulnerable to sophisticated hacking operations.
Why AI, Data And Blockchain Will Rule 2018
AI, data monetization and blockchain are set to be among the tech trends to impact the Australian ICT industry and drive digital transformation in 2018 and beyond, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
Microsoft, Google Up The Ante In Enterprise Cloud Wars
Microsoft wants your cloud business so badly, it’s willing to give you free access to OneDrive to get it. The deal, according to Microsoft’s Office blog, is that it will give the free OneDrive to existing business customers of Box, Dropbox or Google Drive for the duration of their contract to make the switch. The deal requires a minimum commitment of 500 users. The businesses can’t already be customers of OneDrive or Office 365.
Cloud Computing Will Virtually Replace Traditional Data Centers Within Three Years
The use of cloud computing services and applications continues to increase at a rapid rate, leading to the rise of vast ‘hyperscale’ cloud data centers. Both consumer and business applications are contributing to the growing dominance of cloud services. For consumers, streaming video, social networking, and search are among the most popular cloud applications; for business users, enterprise resource planning (ERP), collaboration, and analytics are the top growth areas, according to research from Cisco.
Microsoft Expands Azure Cloud Budgeting Toolset
Microsoft is adding more transparency to the process of calculating and managing cloud costs for large Azure customers. Although migrating to the cloud is often touted as a budget-friendly way of consuming IT resources that a business needs, technology executives often discover that pinning down the true cost of their cloud investments is easier said than done. A recent study from Densify found that many enterprises don’t know how much they are spending on cloud services.
Digital Transformation Is All About Enterprise Agility
Digital transformation initiatives are rapidly developing as businesses pivot towards the cloud, AI and the Internet of Things. Key to any cohesive digital transformation strategy is an emphasis on agility.
Google Says It Paid Nearly $3 Million To Bug Hunters In 2017
Google last year paid $2.9 million in total to bug hunters who found security vulnerabilities in its products and services. The amount is slightly less than the over $3 million the company paid out in bug bounties in 2016. It brings to over $12 million that Google has paid in total for vulnerability discoveries since the company launched a formal bug bounty program in 2010.
Rise In Spending On Security And Analytics Tools
IDG’s CIO-the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership-revealed the investment plans of tech leaders for 2018 in the 2018 CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities survey. The results, from a respondent base of 180 heads of IT, show that organizations are focusing investments on security and analytics, while actively researching emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Digital Transformation Feels ‘Like Mowing The Yard When The House Is On Fire’
Digital Transformation Feels ‘Like Mowing The Yard When The House Is On Fire’
The Local Media Association released a report that shows a disconnect among key people in newsrooms working to become digital. The report is based on a survey of nearly 200 people in the industry, including CEOs, publishers and digital leaders in newspapers and broadcast. Those CEOs, according to the report, didn’t think they’re getting much out of what they’ve invested in digital. Digital leaders surveyed didn’t think the CEOs get how long it takes to truly transform.
Cisco, Apple, Aon, Allianz Partner On Cyber-Risk Management
Cisco along with partners Apple, Aon and Allianz announced a new cyber-risk partnership on Feb. 5 that will bring cyber-security services and insurance to organizations. The partnership effort includes a cyber-risk assessment service from Aon to help organizations understand and evaluate security posture. Cisco brings its security technologies to the partnership to help enforce and protect against threats, specifically ransomware attacks. By combining Aon’s assessment with Cisco technology and hardware from Apple, insurance provider Allianz will provide organizations with cyber-insurance coverage policy options.
Mobile Is Almost Taking Over Computer As Preferred Device For Shopping
According to data from Salesforce, Mobile is almost taking over the Computer on Order Share in 796 e-commerce sites. Users are already using more the mobile phone to browse the products (60 percent share), but still using more the computer to buy (51 percent share).
Microsoft Adds Report Sharing, Favorites To Power BI
Power BI users have long been able to use the data analytics platform’s sharing functionality to distribute dashboards directly to other users. Power BI reports, meanwhile, were doled out using other means, like publishing to the web or generating a static PDF file. Now, report sharing is available as part of an update to Power BI’s underlying cloud service.
ZTE Unveils 5G Network Slicing Solution
Chinese telecommunications technology provider ZTE has launched its 5G end-to-end cloud-based network slicing solution across 5G radio access network (RAN), core network, and bearer network. Calling it a world first, ZTE said the solution is “the key to the 5G network supporting industry digital transformation” by enabling a physical network to be allocated across several virtualized network slices for different needs and services.
Microsoft Takes Aim At Google, Box, Dropbox With OneDrive Switch Offer
Microsoft is taking aim at several of its cloud-storage competitors with a new OneDrive compete offer. Starting February 6 Microsoft is enabling businesses with 500 users or more to get OneDrive for Business for free for the duration of their contracts with Google, Box, or Dropbox. Qualified users — who must be new and not existing OneDrive for Business/Office 365 customers — have until June 30 to take advantage of the deal.
Will Digital Transformation Create Or Eliminate Enterprise IT Jobs?
When new technologies crop up that shake the IT entire industry, questions inevitably follow regarding how it may or may not impact job roles and enterprise staffing levels. In recent history, technologies such as server virtualization and a shift toward cloud computing are two examples of technology disruptions in the IT workplace. Yet, when it comes to the concept of digitally transforming an entire business, things aren’t so clear. While digitization may reduce technical needs in some areas, it can increase it in others. It all depends on perspective and a businesses willingness to realize the full potential of digital transformation.
Governments Should Lead Coordinated Global Response To Tech Advancements
Business leaders around the world are looking for a coordinated global response to the change that is being driven by technology advancements – according to research on 1,400 business leaders from around the world. An overwhelming 84 percent of leaders are in favor of this, with half believing this response should be led by intergovernmental bodies (such as the United Nations), followed closely by individual governments, businesses themselves and industry bodies. Worryingly, 76 percent of global business leaders do not feel that their own or other international governments are currently doing enough to plan effectively for the impact of technology-driven change.