‘Mobile-First’ Apps Are The Future Of Enterprise
A few years ago, Microsoft’s Windows operating system was the most used OS worldwide. However, 2017 saw their position at the top shake and eventually get toppled as Google’s Android OS now sits in first place. All of these results have been compiled thanks to GlobalStats, a research arm of the web analytics company StatCounter. Their latest report, November 2017 as of writing, showed that Android was now the primary OS used by nearly 40 per cent of businesses and it is currently on the rise.
Samsung Goes All In With IoT Via SmartThings, including Gear Smartwatches
Yesterday, Samsung held its CES press conference, and IoT was a major focus of all aspects of the event. Samsung various products will be centralized around SmartThings and a SmartThings app will soon be launched on its Gear smartwatches.
Three Tech Trends We Saw In 2017 That Will Redefine The Way We Work In 2018
Between data security breaches, huge valuations, and IPOs, 2017 was an eventful year in tech. While the Equifax breach and MuleSoft IPO made mainstream headlines, EnterpriseCIO has been most excited to see the steady stream of news from tech players that continue to push the boundaries with technology that will transform the way we work. Here’s a look at three things that happened last year and what they signify for the future of work.
Workplace Transformation Market – Global Forecast To 2021
The workplace transformation market size is estimated to grow from USD 8.02 billion in 2016 to USD 18.06 billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 17.6 percent. Increasing trend in the adoption of new technologies such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and enterprise mobility by organizations, changing nature of workplace and processes supported by organizational restructuring and reorganizing, reduction in operational expenditures and changing demographic factors are some of driving forces in the workplace transformation market.
How Customer Experience Is Becoming Central To Digital Transformation
Digital disruption has transformed the way brand marketing is done, primarily due to the growing influence of customers in an increasingly connected world. Given this backdrop, Mint recently partnered with SAP India Pvt. Ltd to host a select CXO round table centred around the theme, “Customer Experience (CX): Way to the heart of a digital business”.
Why Digital Transformation Initiatives Are Getting Pushback From The C-Suite
Another day, another piece of research around digital transformation. According to a new study from enterprise and cloud network infrastructure provider Interoute, more than half (51 percent) of IT leaders in the UK are struggling to secure boardroom access to digital transformation objectives.
State of Chatbots In 2018: Rapidly Moving Into The Mainstream
If machines themselves do not replace humans in doing a lot of jobs in the future, chatbots probably will. By 2020, Gartner estimates that chatbots will be handling 85 percent of customer-service interactions; they are already handling about 30 percent of transactions now. When it comes to hard numbers, Juniper Research projects that by 2022, chatbots will be contributing to more $8 billion in annual cost savings for enterprises.
Dawn Of A New Data: Monetizing The IoT Ecosystem
Enterprise mobility is growing and the worldwide web is embarking on 5G speeds in 2018. All of this in tandem creates a perfect opening for the Internet of Things, which can now be moved from the buzzword column to the supply chain. At the base of IoT, however, is data, and without it practitioners can’t fully embrace or implement the capabilities being made available in a world of connected things. According to the Ernst & Young (EY) IoT Competence Center, which is a global team of IoT professionals, thanks to considerable growth in the industry, monetization of the data collected from networked IoT devices will be among the biggest trends of 2018.
New Study Highlights How Digitalization Is Reshaping Business Operations
A recently released Analysys Mason study in collaboration with Huawei, entitled ‘Digitalization reshaping operations: a new digital operational model for the future’, illustrates how digitalization is fundamentally reshaping the way businesses are being operated, and why – in order to remain competitive – a new operational model for the future operational environment is necessary.
Six Internet Of Things Trends That Will Dominate 2018
The internet of things (IoT) and industrial internet of things (IIoT) will breakout in 2018, with organizations ramping up deployments and incorporating IoT technologies into their products, processes and workflows. Research firm Gartner predicts there will be nearly 20 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2020, and IoT product and service suppliers will generate more than $300 billion in revenue.
Google Introduces Open Source Framework For Testing Docker Images
Google has announced a new framework designed to help developers conduct unit tests on Docker container images. The Container Structure Test gives enterprises a way to verify the structure and contents of individual containers to ensure that everything is as it should be before shipping to production, the company said in the company’s Open Source blog Jan. 9.
Lenovo Helps Usher In Era Of Arm-based, Windows ‘Always Connected PC’
Lenovo made its contribution to the “Always Connected PC” cause with the Miix 630, a 2-in-1 detachable-screen notebook PC that runs Windows on an Arm architecture Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. Always Connected PCs are a device class from Microsoft hardware partners that use Arm chips similar to those found in high-end smartphones and tablets, rather than x86 chips from the likes of Intel and AMD. They promise thin and light form factors, long battery life, standby times of up to 20 days and freedom from spotty WiFi coverage via cellular wireless connections.
Cisco And Hyundai Promise Hyperconnected Car For 2019
Networking giant Cisco and motor company Hyundai are working together on high-end ‘hyperconnected’ cars, which they say will launch in 2019. The two companies teamed up in 2016 to develop a new in-car network, which will offer over-the-air updates for services and accelerate the time it takes to bring new capabilities to market.
Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Is Ready For Business
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update release is officially ready for deployment by businesses, officials said on January 11. The Fall Creators Update, a k a 1709, is now considered by Microsoft as “fully available” for all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide. Microsoft began rolling out 1709 on October 17, and officials said it was the fastest Windows 10 release to reach 100 million devices.
CES 2018: Toyota Unveils Autonomous E-Commerce Mobility Platform E-Palette
Toyota president Akio Toyoda has announced e-Palette, the auto company’s on-demand autonomous vehicle solution for business applications, which it said will essentially form “on-demand cities”. “E-Palette is one example of Toyota’s vision for autonomous business applications,” Toyoda said at CES 2018.
Transformation: What We Can Learn From The Tech Industry
Today, even established technology companies need to constantly reinvent themselves to stay ahead. The impact of disruption on maintaining competitive advantage in the tech industry is huge. In a Digital Transformation Index study commissioned by Dell Technologies, more respondents from technology firms were likely to agree that their industry had seen new competitors (73 percent) of late compared to the global average (62 percent).
AT&T’s IoT Head: We Think About Security All The Time
When it comes to IoT, security is an increasing concern as it relates to cars, healthcare and more, and AT&T considers itself in a fairly unique position given the amount of traffic that crosses its networks every day around the world. “We think about security all the time,” said Chris Penrose, president of IoT at AT&T, on the sidelines of CES 2018. “We design everything we do with security in mind.”
Verizon: Fixed 5G Is Just ‘One Slice’ Of Overall Network Evolution
In comments at an investor relations event, Verizon’s CTO said that the operator’s forthcoming fixed wireless service, which the company is launching later this year in three to five cities, is just “one slice” of its broader plans for 5G technology and its network overall. And Hans Vestberg also said that, because of the design of Verizon’s network, the economics of the operator’s fixed 5G service “can be different.”
How ML And AI Will Transform Business Intelligence And Analytics
For 10 years the prevailing trend in business intelligence (BI) and analytics has been the move toward self service. That’s about to change. In 2018 and beyond, we’ll see a growing list of what many call “smart” capabilities powered by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). These features are sure to help us move beyond the limits of the self-service era.
Key Considerations Of AI, IoT And Digital Transformation
Artificial intelligence, the internet of things and digital transformation have been popular subjects over the last year. A quick scan of your favorite tech publication will likely result in multiple stories covering all three of these concepts as companies across the globe embrace them. Most recently, AI has driven a bulk of the excitement. According to a recent survey conducted by MIT Sloan Management Group, nearly nine in 10 business executives believe AI will serve as a key competitive advantage in the near future, helping them explore new opportunities and potential revenue streams.
Microsoft Starts Testing End-To-End Encrypted Skype Conversations
Microsoft is rolling out to Skype Insider testers a preview of the coming end-to-end encrypted private conversation feature. In a short blog post on Jan. 11, Microsoft officials noted that the coming end-to-end encryption will work for audio calls, text messaging, and image, audio, and video file transmission.