Want the benefits of blockchain but easy implementation with it? The answer may be here

Blockchain has been around for a little over a decade now. Yet while most IT folk understand that it’s about transaction security, business decision-makers have still to tune in. Ultimately, a hesitant business stance towards adopting blockchain has left many organisations with substandard, costly and centralised data security systems.

One reason organisations have been hesitant to even trial blockchain, is the perceived cost of experimentation, development and implementation. But this cost has fallen...

By Chris Obdam, 16 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Development, RMAD.

Are CIOs investing in the right technology to manage the next phase of digital transformation?

Have you noticed that your digital transformation projects are getting shorter in implementation periods? How often have you discovered a new technology that could change the outcome of what you are doing midway through a project, when it wasn’t available at the outset? Are you increasingly nervous of your competitors stealing a march on you in the race to transform?

I don’t expect...

By Neil Lonergan, 01 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, IoT, Marketing.

Why AI cybersecurity is a leap forward in threat intelligence

No sector is immune from cyber attacks and attackers do not discriminate against size of organisation. The objective may be financial or even political, what is certain is that the increasing level of sophistication means that they present some of the most the most strategically significant risks to business today.

Cybersecurity is driven by the need to remain one step ahead of the attacker. As...

By Neil Kell, 11 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Security.

Today’s CIO needs to learn the language of the board: The first lesson

As IT has become more integral to business the role of the CIO is changing. In fact, of all the roles within an organisation, the job of the CIO has changed the most in recent years.  And as businesses everywhere go through their own flavour of digital transformation, the role will continue to evolve.   Where once they were primarily concerned with building and delivering technology, CIOs today are likely to focus more on influencing the...

By Agata Nowakowska, 10 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees.

Hiscox cyber readiness report notes air of cautious optimism among enterprises

A new report from insurer Hiscox has revealed that while the numbers for cyberattack cost and frequency continue to rise, knowledge and concern is increasing with it.

The report, which analysed 5,400 firms across seven countries, argued cyber threat has “become the unavoidable cost of doing business today.”

Looking at the top figures make for pessimistic reading. The number...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

The CIO's role is moving to customer obsession - but many lack the tools to do it

The CIO role is moving ever further towards customer experience as a priority; yet new research argues a 'digital deadlock' means the C-suite is struggling at delivering new KPIs.

The study, from analytics provider Accedian, argued that three in five (61%) CIOs polled feel entirely responsible for customer experience. The vast majority (99%) agreed that this aspect was in their job description.

95% of CIOs polled said their teams were at least partially responsible for delivering excellent customer...

By James Bourne, 26 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Data & Analytics, Research.

The changing role of the CIO: Evolution and embracing agile management

Since the dawn of the digital age, expectations of the chief information officer (CIO) continue to change. As the pace of digitisation continues to accelerate and new technologies are introduced, CIOs are becoming increasingly responsible for the variety of data sources that proliferate and impact every department in an organisation.

It is expected that the CIO will plan and develop a computing infrastructure that supports all business and product lines in heterogeneous computing environments both...

By Oded Blatman, 19 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees.

The 2019 CIO strategy analysed: Leaders needed combining CIO knowledge and CEO flair

The role of the CIO in 2019 remains a fascinating one. Where do companies invest in their technology initiatives? What position does the CIO hold? What emerging technologies need to be explored?

According to the 2019 CIO survey from Harvey Nash and KPMG, which polled more than 3,600 IT leaders, almost two thirds (63%) of organisations are now allowing technology to be managed outside the IT department.

By James Bourne, 14 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

The seven mistakes CIOs can make with blockchain – and how to overcome them

Gartner appears to really have it in for blockchain – or at least, wants to make sure organisations don’t dive in head first and make a serious mistake.

The analyst firm has put together a list of seven mistakes to avoid in blockchain projects as part of its latest research, including misunderstanding use cases, wrongly assuming key standards, and ignoring governance issues.

By James Bourne, 12 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, CIO, Research.