Apple CEO Tim Cook Discusses Mobile Security and Partnerships at Cisco Event
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, took to the stage at Cisco’s Live Las Vegas event to discuss the companies’ partnership, a couple of new products, and the increasing importance of security in a mobile workforce. The companies announced Cisco Security Connector, which aims to ‘deliver the deepest visibility, control, and privacy for iOS devices’, as a Cisco blog put it, while also revealing an initiative which aims to reduce the cost of cyber attack insurance for companies.
The Ten Key Benefits of Digital Transformation
For most companies, digital transformation is too complex to handle alone—88 percent rely on third-party providers for at least one component. Despite this drawback, organizations are making their tech-savvy transformations more rapidly than ever. Why?
Laptop, Tablet or Hybrid: Which Devices Do CIOs Really Use To Be Most Productive?
Business professionals have a huge amount of choice when it comes to computing. From Apple’s recently refreshed iPad Pro to Microsoft’s hybrid Surface Book, modern employees no longer rely on laptops to stay productive on the go. ZDNet speaks to five executives about their personal preferences and presents five best practice tips for effective mobile computing.
Amazon Adds Five Budget-Friendly Devices to Its Prime Smartphone Lineup
Amazon’s smartphone program gained five more devices from the likes of Nokia, Motorola, and Alcatel. The Prime Exclusive Phones program offers mid-range to low-end smartphones at a discount. In exchange for reducing the price of the unlocked, contract-free smartphone, Amazon places ads and offers on the lock screen.
Why The Problem of ‘Disconnected Data’ Could Be Costing Your Company Billions
Legacy technology and ‘disconnected data’ is costing businesses ‘billions’ each year, according to a new study commissioned by SnapLogic. The report, which was put together by Vanson Bourne, argues the total cost comes to $140 billion per year after interviewing 500 interviews of IT decision makers and business users of cloud-based applications. This isn’t just financial, but impacts on organizations’ ability to innovate, develop new products and services, and engage their customers.
An Inside Look at Ten Real-World Digital Transformations
Locked in a footrace with rivals to lure new customers, companies are increasingly launching digital initiatives to expand or build digital capabilities aimed at making the business more efficient or improving top-line revenue growth. To help you on your digital way, CIO.com checked in on 10 digital transformations underway at some of the world’s leading brands. Following are snapshots of their digital initiatives in progress, overviewing their strategies and implementations and the challenges they’ve met along the way.
Building a Mobility Strategy: How to Drive Adoption
As all too many companies have learned the hard way, building an app is no guarantee that employees will actually use it. With that in mind, you would be remiss not to consider how you’ll drive adoption when building out your mobility strategy.
Digital Transformation 2.0: The New Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Digital transformation is firmly on marketers’ agendas. Last year, Marketing Week explored what digital transformation really means for businesses from a practical perspective. Now brands are on their way to making those changes, marketers need to understand the new challenges arising as a result and how to address them. The digital skills gap and the ever-growing chasm between the needs of employees of different generations, customer expectations, in-house skills versus third-party providers, the technology stack and legacy structures are just some of the things giving marketers a digital headache.
Progress Software Acquires Kinvey For $49 Million
Progress Software has announced the acquisition of backend as a service (BaaS) technology provider Kinvey for $49 million (£37.8m). Kinvey, with customers including NBCUniversal, Schneider Electric and VMware, enables organizations to build apps in minutes. The company was named as a leader in the Forrester Wave for mobile development platforms towards the end of 2016, with its platform being awarded a patent the year before, while Progress was recently named as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for mobile app development platforms.
Digital Transformation Strategy: Four Questions For The C-level
If you’ve been struggling to develop a digital transformation strategy, take heart. According to Jeanne Ross, principal research scientist at MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research, the shift to digital business was never going to be easy. To get the job done — and become more than a digital transformation hobbyist — requires nothing less than reinventing your entire company. “Digital transformation is not about technology,” Ross explained last month at MIT Sloan’s CIO Symposium. “Digital transformation is about redefining your value proposition and to deliver that value proposition you’ll have to redesign your companies. That is really hard.”
Cost Of A Data Breach Eased Ten Percent To $3.6M Globally
The average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million globally, a 10 percent decline from $4 million in 2016, according to a study sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by Ponemon Institute. This is the first time since the global study was created that there has been an overall decrease in the cost. According to the study, these data breaches cost companies $141 per lost or stolen record on average.
Enterprise Software Mobility A Pre-Requisite To Digital Transformation
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has released a primary research study that shows a strong relationship between mobile access to industrial companies’ enterprise software and their readiness for digital transformation. The study surveyed 200 industrial users of enterprise resource planning, field service management, enterprise asset management and other types of enterprise software.
How Agencies Nurture Digital Transformation
Even with increasingly tight budgets, agencies are finding ways to spur digital innovation, according to former and current federal officials who shared their insights on creative ways to move digital transformation forward at a recent Washington event. The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, for example, is moving its permitting process to an electronic system.
Lenovo To Make Bet On Smart Office: Here’s Why It Makes Sense
Lenovo plans to outline a series of products to target the so-called smart office in the months and years ahead with a plan that’s still being formulated. Rest assured the smart office concept is going to become popular because a technology vendor can widen its addressable market considerably.
The Top Ten Barriers To Digital Transformation
Though digital transformation efforts are underway in a majority of organizations, enterprises still struggle with a number of common issues, according to a recent report from the Harvard Business Review, sponsored by procurement software company Scout RFP. Topping the list are an inability to experiment quickly, legacy systems, and difficulties working across silos, the report found.
Who Should Lead Digital Transformation?
With digital transformation impacting so many different functions there is much debate over who should take responsibility for implementing it. Blake Cahill, global head of social and digital marketing at Philips, does not think one person should be brought into a business to lead digital transformation, particularly for an organization of the size and scale of Philips. “If you hire a digital transformation person and think they can reshape the entire company of 100,000 people, I think you are in a coffee shop in Amsterdam,” he says.