Report: Global IT spending forecast to rise 3.4% year on year to almost £3tn in 2020

Gartner has forecast in its latest report that worldwide IT spending is forecast to reach £2.95 trillion ($3.9tn), an increase of 3.4% year over year in 2020. Global IT spending is expected to hit almost £4 trillion in 2021.

One of the fastest growing markets in 2020 will be the software market – that is expected to grow 10.5%. The report also predicted that growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based...

By Enterprise CIO, 17 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Marketing, Productivity.

Business vs. IT: Who should be responsible for automation projects?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is exceptionally enticing to businesses across all sectors, promising compelling benefits such as cost savings, increased productivity and eliminating outdated and time-consuming processes. According to global analyst house Gartner, the global RPA market will top $1 billion in sales by the end of 2020, with 40% of large enterprises adopting an RPA software tool.

By James Ewing, 17 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why it’s time for IT to have a proper chat with HR to improve business continuity

In recent years, IT’s role within a business has massively shifted. Long gone are the days of it simply being a backend operation, stuck in the company basement like the IT Crowd in the mid noughties. Now, technology is the driver of change and IT is the hub of a business – and it needs to own that position.

Yet, this change can also bring its own difficulties. There are still ongoing...

By Geoffroy de Lestrange, 06 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity, Security.

The three IT service management trends enterprises need to explore in 2020

In recent years, the IT service management (ITSM) landscape has been evolving as the industry strives to build its presence within organisations, adding value and becoming a trusted advisor. But what does 2020 hold for the industry?

ITSM guru Stephen Mann once pointed out that changes in the service management field don’t happen overnight. New concepts and...

By Sumit De, 02 January 2020, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Productivity.

For better or worse: How understanding the pros and cons can give businesses the perfect marriage with SaaS

Subscription-based services are revolutionising the way many of us consume everyday products. From Netflix and Spotify giving instant access to vast libraries of content, to meal kits such as Gousto and Hello Fresh taking the complexity – and up-front effort – out of preparing a meal.

Things are the same in the business realm, where vendors and their customers are embracing software...

By Alex Guillen, 23 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Cloud , Productivity, Security.

Can serialisation be the future of food industry traceability?

Serialised box tracking has been standard practice in the beef and poultry industries for a long time – and the entire food space may follow suit if serialised tracking becomes a mandatory requirement.

The US has already adopted serialisation regulation in the pharmaceutical market through the Drug Supply Chain Security Act – the FDA acting to introduce carton and case serialisation to combat illegal and...

By Simon Noakes, 03 December 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Productivity, Security.

As Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 move to end of life - how to immortalise enterprise IT in the cloud

Significant challenges are emerging for enterprises migrating their IT into the cloud. A primary issue is the migration of business-critical applications built to work specifically with legacy operating systems. Lack of compatibility with cloud environments provided by the likes of AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud means those critical applications can fail to function.

As the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 end-of-life deadline rapidly approaches, enterprises running applications on these or any other...

By Mat Clothier, 28 November 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Cloud , Productivity.

Getting IT automation projects right the first time: A guide

As the speed of digital business continues to accelerate, organisations are turning to automation to remain successful. Based on the findings of its third annual Robotic Process Automation (RPA) survey, Deloitte believes RPA will achieve “near universal adoption” in the next five years. Yet adoption doesn’t always equal value. Some early adopters have gained substantial value, but others have struggled to successfully implement automation or scale it to meet their needs.

When an automation...

By Akhilesh Tripathi, 25 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

The rise of intelligent automation: How to take advantage of the augmented workforce

2019 has become a record year for AI investment in the UK. Despite this growth, 51% of business execs don’t expect to see financial returns from using AI until three-to-five years’ time. One of the reasons for the slow return on investment is because automation solutions in use today are simply unsuitable...

By Asheesh Mehra, 16 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Collaboration, Privacy, Productivity.