5 Takeaways from VMWare’s 2016 State of the Digital Workspace Report
According to VMware’s “State of the Digital Workspace – 2016” report, digital workspace first-movers are experiencing business, operational, and financial benefits, while those that don’t embrace it are falling behind. This new report is based on the insights of 1,200 IT decision makers, IT influencers, and business decision makers worldwide into digital workspace initiatives, goals, drivers and barriers.
Mobility Investments Moving More Towards The Business
The latest edition of CCS Insight’s enterprise IT buyers survey, which quizzed 400 mobile technology decision makers in Europe and the US, found almost three quarters (74 percent) of total spending on mobility is now made outside of IT, up five percentage points from the previous year. Buyers argue there is a 25 percent improvement in worker productivity through mobility investments, while Microsoft Office remains the most supported app for employees, alongside Skype, Google Apps, Dropbox, and Facebook.
Why Companies Investing In AI Today Should Expect a Revenue Spike by 2020
Organizations investing in artificial intelligence (AI) anticipate a 39 percent revenue rise by 2020, while faster growing firms are more likely to be further ahead in their AI initiatives, according to a new study from IT consulting firm Infosys.
VMWare’s Sumit Dhawan on Why 2017 Will Be a Year of “Platform Acceleration”
Sumit Dhawan, the new general manager of end user computing at VMware, believes that 2017 will be the year of “platform acceleration”, both at his company and in the wider enterprise mobile industry. “I think we are going through, in my assessment, a transformation in the marketplace, which is positive because of the opportunities that are in front of us,” he tells Enterprise AppsTech. “It has been, relatively speaking, a smooth landing…of course [there is] more work to do, but the transition has been pretty smooth, and it helps when the business has got that much momentum.”
Modern B2B Platforms Require Comprehensive Data Transformation
Data transformation is an essential element of business-to-business commerce platforms, and it has been for years. Today, thanks to emerging requirements and business trends, the manual mapping of data that needs to be transformed is often a sign of a legacy B2B platform that is ripe for modernization. According to research by Vanson Bourne for IBM, two-thirds (67 percent) of B2B organizations perform transformation on more than half of their data. More than three-quarters (78 percent) believe they need to modernize their data transformation capabilities.
Consumers Hold Businesses Responsible for Data Breaches
Consumers are increasingly aware of online security risks but most put responsibility for protecting their personal data firmly at the hands of the organizations holding their data, results of Gemalto’s 2016 Data Breaches and Customer Loyalty report shows.
Smart Home Market in Asia to Reach $115B by 2030
Asia’s smart home market will reach $115 billion by 2030, accounting for 30 percent of the global share, according to a report released by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The report, “The Battle for the Smart Home: Open to All,” noted that growth will be driven by China and Japan, with highly-connected economies such as Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan also playing a key role.
Businesses Worried About Hacks via Mobile and IoT
Businesses are worried about how easily they could be hacked by cyberattacks exploiting the poor security of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications – but many aren’t taking any action to combat the threat. Despite widespread concerns about the security of mobile and IoT applications, a report from the Ponemon Institute, IBM Security and Arxan says that organizations are nonetheless rushing ahead with deployment of these technologies.
Retailers Taking the Slow Road to Digital Transformation
Cisco’s latest research finds that digital transformation can enable $500 billion worth of opportunity for retailers, but many are moving too slowly to capitalize on the trend. The computer-networking giant recently surveyed 200 retail executives in the North America, South America and parts of Europe. Nearly half (49 percent) of respondents said their digital investments are being used in the earliest, enablement phase of the process, pouring funds into mature technologies that bolster their current capabilities, boost operational efficiency and enhance IT agility.
IBM Inks Deal with Bell to Soup Up iOS Enterprise Apps in Canada
Bell, the largest telecoms provider in Canada, is working with IBM to help offer IBM MobileFirst, the Armonk giant’s enterprise mobility play with Apple, to Canadian businesses. The telco will ‘combine its expertise in mobility services with IBM’s robust suite of apps tailored to meet the specific needs of professionals across multiple industries, including energy and utilities, government, manufacturing, retail and more’, according to a press release.
Digital Transformation is More Than a Buzzword
One of the sobering realities in today’s manufacturing environment is that IT systems aren’t as smart and connected as most CIOs would like to believe. Despite growing digitalization, too much data, information and knowledge resides in silos. Gaining visibility into everything is daunting. Tying POS and supplier data into operations, logistics and shipping on a real-time basis is a mind-bending task. Few organizations—even the smartest and the best—have mastered this concept, which typically encompasses the fourth industrial revolution, a.k.a. the industrial internet of things.
Half of Work Activities Could Be Automated by 2055
Fears that accelerating automation is going to eat its lion’s share of jobs continue to plague corporate sectors. However, new research from McKinsey Global Institute may talk folks afflicted with automation phobias down from the ledge. The research group says that although half of today’s work activities could be automated, it may not happen until 2055. Or 2035. Or even 2075. Where the statistic falls along the S curve depends on various factors, such as breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and economic conditions, says Michael Chui, a McKinsey Global Institute partner and an author of the report.
Digital Transformation is About More Than Tech
While the completion of a digital transformation has emerged as a top strategic priority for many organizations, continuing dependencies on legacy technologies create barriers to such efforts, according to a recent survey from Forbes Insights and Hitachi. However, the accompanying report, “How to Win at Digital Transformation,” reveals that companies are determined to acquire new technologies to enable a transformation—especially products that enhance data analytics capabilities.
Google Pushed Developers to Fix Security Flaws in 275,000 Android Apps
Over the past two years, Google has pressured developers to patch security issues in more than 275,000 Android apps hosted on its official app store. In many cases this was done under the threat of blocking future updates to the insecure apps.
Who Needs to Lead Digital Transformation in 2017?
In a recent report from Altimeter, analysts found that CMOs lead the transformation in 34 percent of companies, while CIOs and CTOs take charge of digital transformation in only 19 percent of companies. First, the CMO needs to have a role in Digital Transformation, however, it is the CEO that must lead. Second, in 2017 we need more CIOs and CTOs taking prominent positions in digital transformation.
Breach Reports Rise 40 Percent in 2016, More Than Half Expose SSNs
Reports of data breaches rose more than 40 percent in 2016, with 72 percent caused by hacking, skimming or phishing and the majority of records were stolen from the health care industry, according to a report released by the Identity Theft Resource Center on Jan. 20.
Three Reasons Why CEOs Need to Be More Vested in Digital Transformation
CEOs no longer have the luxury of time to manage secular decline of their core business, develop strategic plans, or pursue late adopter strategies. As a result, 90 percent of global businesses have initiated a formal digital transformation initiative of some form according to a survey of 573 global business leaders by Forbes Insights entitled How to Win at Digital Transformation.
Industrial Wireless Sensing IoT Market to Reach $35B by 2021
It might not come as a huge surprise, but a recent report by market research firm ON World affirms what many are observing: The industrial Internet of Things is getting a big boost by the adoption of wireless sensor network technologies, including Low Power Wide Area Network technologies like LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M1 and NB1.