How enterprise innovation is being stifled by lack of skills, support – and a fear of failure

Organisations want – or need – to innovate. Yet it’s not as simple as we’d all hope. According to a new report from IT services provider KCOM, multiple issues are leaving businesses scratching their heads when it comes to digital transformation.

The study, which polled 250 business leaders and C-suite decision makers, found a lack of support from senior stakeholders was the greatest inhibitor of change,...

By James Bourne, 12 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Productivity.

Disaster recovery best practice: Taking care of business with cloud PCs

IT leaders know the numbers: According to FEMA, 40 percent of businesses fail to recover from a disaster. That’s why disaster recovery (DR) planning is one of the top priorities for IT teams. When a business disruption happens, such as a natural disaster, what is the most effective and affordable way to jumpstart productivity once people are safe? The good news is that with cloud computing, a natural disaster doesn’t also have to be a financial...

By Brad Peterson, 12 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Employees, Productivity.

A bird’s eye view of enterprise security: From reaction to prevention

The cybersecurity space has become incredibly convoluted - a simple organic search of “cybersecurity solutions” will generate approximately 28,500,000 results. The nature of cybersecurity makes it a constantly moving target, but the sheer number of tools and methods designed to combat the dizzying array of threats is enough to make any corporate leader’s head spin as they contemplate which technologies achieve what and which are worth the investment.

By Ted Ross, 11 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, IoT, Malware, Security.

Organisations struggle with digital transformation strategy amid changing employee expectations

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: a new study from SoftwareONE has found that the majority of organisations are willing to adopt and integrate digital workspace technology, but don’t have a defined strategy in place.

The report, which was put together alongside Vanson Bourne and polling 250 IT and business decision makers, found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that almost all (99%)...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The reality of augmenting workers’ skills: Augmented reality in the enterprise

The numbers that flocked to the App Store and Google Play revealed the extent to which Pokémon Go caught the public’s imagination. At its heart was augmented reality technology, and before long the broader potential beyond the parameters of media and entertainment was decisively cemented. The traction has, in fact, provided a wakeup call for many online businesses to assess how putting a digital layer over the physical world could be harnessed...

By Maurizio Canton, 01 February 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, UX.

Separating hype from reality: Exploring AI in IT service management

IT service teams are under continuous pressure to do more with less while also delivering superior customer service and reduced downtime. Complexity is also increasing by leaps and bounds. Artificial intelligence and machine learning offers many opportunities to address these challenges and help improve IT service management overall. Let’s examine how IT managers and directors can implement AI to improve their operations.

ITSM is...

By Akhil Sahai, 29 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Development, Employees, Productivity.

The self-service portal selfie: Up and running in a flash

Case study It’s only been six months since William Schrikker Group (WSG) started using its self-service portal, “Selfie.” After a tremendously successful start, WSG leaders want to expand the portal’s capabilities. The level of commitment within the organisation was great, and even before the self-service portal went live, several department leaders expressed their wish for their own portal.

WSG is a youth...

Why marketing security is the phrase every executive needs to understand in 2019

Headlines around data breaches have become the new norm in today’s digital age. These kinds of headlines are accompanied by new financial consequences for the breached companies in the form of hefty potential fines for non-compliance and class-action lawsuits for failing to adequately protect consumer data.

Enterprise executives around the world watch such news with great interest, but very...

By Marty Greenlow, 24 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees, Security.

Key tips for SMEs and encryption: Ease of use and accessibility vital – but don’t skimp on security

Becrypt has been in the disk encryption business for more than 15 years and has carried out extensive work with governments and large enterprises. Today, a lot of what we're doing is working with small businesses, typically organisations that are looking at adding encryption for the first time, driven by regulation such as GDPR, and those that require encryption as part of the privacy enforcing mechanisms.

Based on...

By Bernard Parsons, 22 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, Design, Employees, Security.

Gartner notes significant uptick in enterprise AI implementation

More than one in three (37%) enterprises polled by analyst firm Gartner say they are deploying artificial intelligence (AI) – representing a 270% rise from four years ago.

The results show that though organisations across all sectors analysed use AI in a number of applications, there is an acute shortage of talent. The study, which surveyed more than 3,000 CIOs from various industries in 89 countries, aims to help these...

By Enterprise CIO, 21 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees.

Four things every CEO needs to know about ransomware

It’s hard to read the news at the moment without ransomware being mentioned. For example, I typed “ransomware” into Google News recently and got more than one million hits in 0.23 seconds. Even when I limited my search to the past 24 hours it returned more than six pages of links. Therefore, with so many experts writing things that are sufficiently interesting or important to feature as “news” — why has the problem not yet been...

By Dr. Sandra Bell, 21 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Malware, Security.

How CEOs are applying digital reinvention to fuel growth

Now more than ever, CEOs and their leadership teams must counter the threat of digital disruption. Within the evolving global economy, debate and analysis about business technology adoption must result in purposeful action. Even the trailing organisations are prepared to learn something actionable from their trailblazer peers.

The following statistics and insights are excerpts from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) Global...

By David H Deans, 16 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity.

How new thinking on ERP is igniting intelligent growth for midsize businesses

ERP software comes with an endless array of formats, environments, interfaces, and capabilities. However, knowing which offering to implement is still a challenge. As operations grow and expand into new locations, midsize businesses can quickly outgrow existing technology.

But this reality shouldn’t keep midsize businesses from adopting an ERP system. Instead, they should upgrade their...

By Dr. Michael Schmitt, 15 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Employees.

Are you a digital-ready enterprise? A checklist for CIOs to ponder

The goal of nearly every enterprise – regardless of industry focus or vertical – is to position its products and services to reach the masses as quickly and efficiently as possible. But to do so in today’s modern business environment, an enterprise must operate as a digital business.

Embodying a modern digital business requires that CIOs make a conscious and strategic effort to...

By Vijay Pullur, 12 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Wizergos introduces Workplace Insights Management platform for enterprises

Bengaluru, India-based SaaS solutions provider Wizergos have introduced a team behaviour analysis engine, called Workplace Insights, which removes recency bias and eliminates guesswork in order to manage projects and teams.

The solution is being used by managers across various industries, namely construction, manufacturing, retail, BFSI, healthcare, etc. to run and track all of their projects and operations.

Workplace Insights – which is part of the company’s flagship Meeting Management Platform...

By Enterprise CIO, 10 December 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Employees.

Research emphasises importance of getting company culture right – and keeping it going long-term

Here’s an example of how important the culture is to an organisation’s overall health: according to recruiter Robert Half, more than one in three workers would not accept a job at a poor company culture even if the other aspects were ‘perfect.’

The findings, which appear in the company’s new report, Organisational Culture: The Make-or-Break Factor in Hiring and Retention, also show that it is a...

By James Bourne, 28 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Productivity, Research.

Communication, C-suite engagement and continuous change: Key digital transformation tips for CIOs

Across all industries and sectors, the use of technology to revolutionise the way business is done has become pervasive. But undertaking digital transformation in this way is a long-term project and often one that includes various hurdles and obstacles unique to each individual organisation. It is the role of the CIO (with the support of the board) to address these challenges and ensure the project is a success.

With this in...

By Rich Hillebrecht, 08 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise mobility management is more than just hype – and those still missing out need to start now

These days, you’d think it would be obvious to most companies that they need enterprise mobility management. And yet, time and time again we’re shown that that’s not the case.

While there are of course numerous reasons that a company may choose not to implement EMM, some of the most common reasons we hear are (perceived) complexity and cost. Those can certainly be factors, but they aren’t as significant as you might think. What’s more, despite the rigorous IT structures many...

By App47, 01 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Digital transformation to make heritage financial firms ‘irrelevant’ by 2030, says Gartner

The growth of digitisation will mean 80% of heritage financial services firms will either go out of business, become commoditised or exist but not compete effectively by 2030, according to a new report from Gartner.

As global digital platforms, fintech companies and other non-traditional players gain greater market share, these traditional firms will struggle for relevance, the company added.

By Enterprise CIO, 30 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Employees.