To Support Digital Transformation, IT Must Move Beyond Service Provider Role
To effectively support the full-scale digital transformation of the business, IT must move beyond its service provider role and apply a set of unique digital IT capabilities that enable the enterprise’s digital operation, according to new world-class IT research from The Hackett Group Inc.
HP Debuts Virtual Reality Workstation
HP Inc. has unveiled a virtual reality PC aimed at the enterprise — but rather than sitting on workers’ desks, it’ll be worn on their backs out in the field.
How Microsoft Plans To Turn Azure Into An ‘AI Cloud’
Microsoft has been using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to improve performance and efficiencies of Bing and Azure for the last few years. But next year, Microsoft plans to make this kind of FPGA processing power available to developers who will be able to use it to run their own tasks, including intensive artificial-intelligence ones, like deep-neural-networking (DNN).
The Enterprise Technologies To Watch In 2017
Enterprise IT in 2017 continues to be highly influenced by consumer technology, but for a change this year we can see a concerted push to craft business-ready versions of emerging tech in hot new categories. This is particularly the case in areas like blockchain, digital twins, marketing integration solutions, and digital transformation target platforms.
Google Play Will Rank Apps Based On Performance Quality
Google has announced changes to its search and discovery algorithms that will see better-performing apps rank higher on the Play Store than those riddled with bugs and other performance issues. The new ranking algorithm will direct users to apps that experience fewer crashes and use up less battery, leading to improved rankings, user retention, and monetization, the search giant said in a blog post.
Bring Value To Your Business Processes with Low-Code Mobile App Platforms
The low-code development market is booming and is expected to worth $15 billion by 2020. The best low-code app development solutions eliminate and mitigate several of the issues common with traditional processes, immediately bringing value to your business processes by providing visual design capabilities, built-in scalability and more.
Assessing Your Organization’s Digital Transformation Maturity
With most organizations now several years into their digital transformation journeys, many are looking to measure progress, gauge maturity, and benchmark against peers in their industry. The key questions are how to assess this maturity, what are the key pillars and elements of maturity, and which capabilities are new and different compared to business as usual.
Three Considerations To Overcome Enterprise App Fatigue
Research from comScore finds that mobile users spend 85 percent of their time using just five apps. Moreover, a Gartner survey shows that 41 percent of users are not downloading more apps while 20 percent are actually downloading fewer apps. It’s clear that consumers are suffering from “app fatigue” and have hit a ceiling on the number of apps that they are willing to download and use.
Change Management For Digital Transformation: What’s Different?
Digital transformation will fundamentally change your company’s mission-critical processes and operations. Done right, it changes the way your company, works, thinks and addresses challenges. If you want to change the game as CIO, you need a change management plan that addresses culture as much as technology.
Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus Gain Google Daydream Support
Google has confirmed an update is rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that adds support for Google Daydream VR headsets and apps. Google announced the update in May at Google I/O. Now supported by one of the most popular phones available, Google has discounted headsets to $59 from $79 until August 12. Google will be competing with Samsung’s own Gear VR headset.
Leveraging EA For Digital Transformation
Although IT modernization is top of mind for government IT professionals, many agencies feel too bogged down to deploy innovative technologies. Faced with legacy systems consuming operating budgets and a lack of visibility across enterprise computing and networking assets, it’s increasingly difficult to meet changing organizational demands. But some agencies are taking a practical first step by gaining a clear view of their complete current IT infrastructure — identifying what’s installed, what’s not, what’s working, what’s not and what’s missing.
Samsung Launches Service For Monetizing IoT Data
Samsung has unveiled a new service designed to help device manufacturers monetize the data generated by Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Samsung ARTIK Cloud Monetization is the latest cloud service on Samsung’s ARTIK IoT offerings, which includes hardware, software, cloud, security, and partner ecosystems. ARTIK Cloud was rolled out last year to help companies collect and analyze data from connected devices.
Next Apple Watch To Gain LTE Connectivity, All New Form Factor
The Apple Watch is about to undergo a drastic change according to two separate reports published. Bloomberg first broke the news that Apple plans on breaking the Apple Watch free from the iPhone by adding an Intel based LTE modem to the watch. Currently, when an Apple Watch user is outside of Wi-Fi coverage and without an iPhone, the Apple Watch is unable to connect to the Internet.
Three Tips To Make Shifting Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Easy
For many organizations, moving enterprise applications to the public cloud can be a very attractive proposition. It enables them to dispose of the fixed costs associated with running large-scale IT infrastructure, including expensive data centers packed with equipment of different generations and levels of supportability. But migrating applications to the public cloud involves some choices, such as whether to re-architect them for a cloud environment to achieve a streamlined user experience, or simply dropping them into a public cloud without making large design or platform changes. Here are some tips to help make a “lift and shift” migration go smoothly and successfully.
How The iPhone Changed The Enterprise
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since Steve Jobs stood onstage and introduced the world to the iPhone. Since then, Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones. While Apple’s smartphone certainly changed the world for consumers, it also had lasting impacts on how the enterprise works, permanently changing how people communicate and operate at work.
Digital Transformation: Securing Your Company’s Future
According to a report ITProPortal conducted with IDG Connect, digital transformation is a key focus for organizations across key Western European markets, with 60 percent of current IT investment designed to support future business expansion and growth.