The Key Ways Remote Access is Impacting the Future of Work
The workplace continues to change. Whether it’s through personal mobile devices, collaboration software, or remote working, technology continues to spur greater efficiencies. According to remote software developer RealVNC, the rise of remote software will drive other business trends in the coming year – with the company picking out the five of the most important in a new report.
Infographic: Time Spent Managing Vendor Relationships is On the Rise
As the pace of change in technology speeds up, companies are increasingly dependent on vendors to help them keep up. When ZDNet’s sister site, Tech Pro Research, polled IT professionals on vendor relationships in April and May, most respondents said their company works with at least one vendor, and 47percent said their company uses more than 10. The most often-used category of vendors among respondents was, not surprisingly, hardware. As TechRepublic recently reported, the top three tech vendors, based on revenue, are Apple, Samsung Vendor Group, and Google.
The First Steps Towards Defining a Workable Enterprise Mobility Strategy
As an enterprise begin to take the necessary steps towards deploying mobile apps that keep their employees connected and productive, it is critical that they create a workable mobility strategy that deeply aligns with their existing business goals. The best strategy will ultimately enable and accelerate new opportunities and processes for their users.
What Is The Deal with Wearables in the Enterprise Today?
With recent announcements and new product launches, wearable technology is making a push at the enterprise level. By 2020, experts believe there could be as many as 830 million wearable devices in use worldwide. Today’s wearable technology market is growing by more than 15 percent annually—at this rate, the market’s value will exceed $50 billion in less than five years.
How to Manage Vendors in a Cloud-First World
Firms have never had more choice when it comes to buying software and services. So broad is the spread of services available via major cloud platforms that businesses increasingly find themselves struggling to manage a collection of different vendors. “Technology vendor management leaders are challenged to manage the proliferation of niche cloud-focused and digital business vendors, which are threatening the consistency of vendor performance and increasing risk,” says analyst firm Gartner in the report Six Key Steps to Developing Effective Vendor Management Governance.
Eight Obstacles to Overcome In Your Digital Transformation Journey
“We’re at the cusp of trying to understand what digital is as an industry,” said Khalid Kark, managing director of Deloitte LLP, and director of research for Deloitte’s CIO Program. “We’re just starting to recognize the huge amount of impact digital will have. But we are not recognizing the enormity of the effort required to actually drive those front-end changes we want.” Here are eight common challenges that arise during digital transformation projects, so you can be prepared to navigate any bumps in the road.
iOS 11 is Coming: Start Planning Now to Drive Efficiencies and Streamline Operations
Another year, another announcement: Apple offered a sneak peek at the upcoming iOS 11 operating system at its recent annual developer conference. Apple has exciting things in store with the new system, which will be available publicly in September. For business users, iOS 11 comes with a slew of iPad and iPhone upgrades that can help boost productivity and efficiency.
Customer Experience at the Heart of Digital Transformation
At its most basic, digital transformation is about ensuring that the needs of the customer are met during every interaction across any touchpoint. When a new technology is bolted on to a legacy system, the result is a fragmentation in service and experience. However, when a business is built around the customer, it provides a seamless, accurate and highly responsive experience – no matter how the interaction take place.
The Internet of Things: Ten Types of Enterprise Deployments
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market continues its explosive growth and development, more and more businesses are looking at the ways they can generate business value from connected devices and the data they generate. By 2020, research firm Gartner predicts that more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate IoT elements. However, just where businesses are deploying these devices, and how they are using them depends on the vertical market. Here are 10 ways that enterprises are deploying IoT for real business value.
UCC Investments Propel Digital Transformation Initiatives
Many organizations are implementing digital transformation initiatives to boost productivity, cut costs and increase revenue. But how do organizations ensure the success of their digital transformation initiatives? The answer may lie in unified communications and collaboration, or UCC.
Kaspersky Lab Report Shows U.S. is No. 1 Target for Mobile Ransomware
Wealthy countries with developed financial and payment infrastructures are most likely to have their data encrypted and held for ransom by cybercriminals, according to a recent report by global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. In 2016-17, cyber attackers have set their sights on mobile users in the U.S., first and foremost, with Canada, Germany and the U.K. following closely in terms of risk.
Digital Transformation Puts Middleware on the Mind
More and more organizations looking to hop on the cloud wagon are facing application and data integration roadblocks. Getting around them is difficult but possible—and a step-by-step approach can help. A survey report titled The Great Middleware Transition put out in cooperation between Aberdeen Group and the cloud-based integration provider Liaison Technologies shows that a vast majority of organizations plan to make a change when it comes to their middleware.
Tips for Estimating Cloud BI Implementation Costs
How much should you budget to roll out cloud-based self-service business intelligence across the enterprise? Standardization on one of the easiest, most inexpensive solutions in the market required over a million dollars in implementation fees thus far for a public energy company in 2017. How can a simple, low-priced, cloud software as a service (SaaS) business intelligence offering designed for non-technical users be expensive to implement? Let’s find out.
Mapping Critical Knowledge For Digital Transformation
Companies in almost every industry these days are trying to go digital. When digitalization is done in the context of a company’s strategic knowledge, powerful growth opportunities can be uncovered. One way to do it is by using a strategic knowledge-mapping framework that Ian MacMillan and Martin Ihrig had discussed in a Knowledge@Wharton interview in 2015. In this paper, co-authored with Jill Steinhour, Ihrig and MacMillan explain how the knowledge-mapping framework can shed light on recent strategic changes at Adobe, a software firm headquartered in San Jose, Calif.
A Guide To Digital Transformation For Manufacturers
Forrester estimates that more than half of B2B sellers’ will migrate to the web within the next three years, so it is critical for businesses to embrace digital transformation. CloudCraze’s guide to digital transformation for manufacturers provides a roadmap for how cloud-based commerce can help solve this industry’s specific complexities and drive greater business results in the years ahead.