Google unveils new G Suite app ‘Currents’ with enterprise flavour

Google has unveiled its latest G Suite app called ‘Currents’, with a renewed focus on the enterprise.

The new app will enable people to carry out discussions as well as interactions across their organisation. The app will also play an important role in giving leaders a chance to connect with the employees working within the organisation. Google said that the app has a new look and feel compared to Google+, which was sunsetted...

By Enterprise CIO, 15 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Slack unveils Office 365 integrations – and makes Microsoft part of its world

Slack is Slack, and Microsoft is Microsoft, and never the twain shall meet? Perhaps not. Slack has announced the launch of integration capabilities with Office 365 in order to – theoretically at least – bring more seamless collaboration to user workflows.

“Your company relies on a unique mix of tools to get work done. Maybe it’s Zoom for calls, Box for file storage, and Outlook for email and calendaring. Or you could...

By James Bourne, 09 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Productivity.

Future of app development is multi-experience, says Gartner

According to a recent survey conducted by Gartner, as user application touchpoints increase in frequency, change in modalities and expand in device type, the future of app development is multi-experience.

Jason Wong, research VP at Gartner said: “Development platform vendors are expanding their value proposition beyond mobile apps and web development to meet user and industry demands. The result is the emergence of...

By Enterprise CIO, 04 April 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Development, Enterprise Mobility.

The importance of building an integrated AI-human cybersecurity strategy

In light of today’s digital transformation causing businesses to operate at machine speeds, organisations need a new way to spot and resolve possible security events. Network operations have become automated, but so have cyber threats. The speed and scale of these threats requires a response that has exceeded analysts’ ability.

That doesn’t mean skilled cybersecurity analysts...

Gartner argues majority of project management ‘eliminated’ by 2030 thanks to AI

80% of today’s project management discipline will be eliminated as AI takes on traditional functions such as data collection, tracking and reporting, according to Gartner.

Daniel Stang, research vice president at Gartner, said: “AI is going to revolutionise how program and portfolio management (PPM) leaders leverage technology to support their business goals. Right now, the tools available to them do not meet the...

By Enterprise CIO, 25 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Productivity.

Otter.ai launches enterprise-ready transcription and collaboration tool

Otter.ai, a provider of transcription and collaboration software, has launched an enterprise-ready solution of its product.

The product, known as Otter for Teams, includes a variety of new features, from account management to provisioning, reporting, and support for single sign-on. The solution also allows users to read conversations sent to them by their team members, submitted live in their account.

Otter was first introduced in 2018 and has been adopted widely, at a 100% growth rate every quarter according...

By Enterprise CIO, 20 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility.

What ITIL 4 means for AI and automation in IT service management

Eight years in technology time is equivalent to decades, it seems, now that digital transformation is driving lightning-speed change. So, it was high time to release a new version of ITIL, which was last updated in 2011. There are a lot of questions about what the forthcoming publication, ITIL Foundation, ITIL 4 edition, has to say about the many changes that have taken place in IT service management (ITSM) since the last update. This includes delivery models like cloud and new approaches like DevOps.

IT...

By Dr. Akhil Sahai, 11 March 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Collaboration, Employees.

Averting disaster: Get back to business faster with predictive analytics

Across the globe natural disasters are occurring at an alarming rate. In 2018 alone, we’ve witnessed the devastating effects of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, flooding and mudslides in Japan, flash floods in Jordan, Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Pacific Ocean and numerous hurricanes that battered the Atlantic coast of the US – just to name just a few. While the impact of destructive weather on people’s lives takes priority, it...

By Steve Smith, 03 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Data & Analytics, Productivity.

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.

RingCentral aims to ‘reimagine communications and collaboration’ with new unified mobile app

At its annual user conference, titled ‘ConnectCentral’, RingCentral – a US-based provider of cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions for businesses – announced the availability of the new RingCentral unified mobile app, which aims to be an entirely reimagined collaboration-centric experience for enterprise communications.

The RingCentral unified mobile app provides a modern...

By Enterprise CIO, 23 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

How the IT world wised up to the need for tech that ‘just works’

Believe it or not, but once upon a time, we expected the computer industry to sell us products that were complicated to set up and required specialist expertise at every turn. Early personal computer software involved spending lots of time reading manuals and scratching heads before we got to grips with character-based operating systems and their applications’ cryptic syntax and commands. If you’re in your middle age, you might recall WordPerfect’s scary empty screen or WordStar where you...

By Ashish Shah, 06 November 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Data & Analytics.

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.

When the rubber meets the road: The sweet spot for innovation in digital transformation

Digital transformation is separating the winners from the losers. More than ever, innovation is critical. The biggest innovations today are happening where the rubber meets the road, where employees on the front lines are grappling with challenges. Given the right tools, these individuals have the potential to truly innovate by creating the solutions to these challenges that they alone intimately understand.

Innovation happens...

By Andrew LeCates, 25 October 2018, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Three steps to create secure instant messaging within your organisation

Instant messaging (IM) applications are now a given in the modern enterprise. In fact, according to this article in Wired magazine, they are almost as old as the Internet itself!  It’s easy to see why instant messaging applications are popular - they are quick to use, less formal than email and allow for instantaneous communication.  Users can see immediately when their colleagues are online, share files quickly and...

By Jan van Vliet, 19 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Security.

Slack acquires Astro to bolster email collaboration - with AI flavour

Slack has announced it has acquired AI-influenced email software provider Astro - and its first step is to shut down its service.

Visitors to Astro's site will be met with the news that the company's apps for Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Alexa and Slack will be shut down on October 10, while new users will no longer be able to sign up.

Andy Pflaum, CEO of Astro, wrote: "We started in 2015 with a mission to bring intelligence to workplace communications, starting with email. We know email continues...

By James Bourne, 25 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, Social.

Microsoft Ignite: Satya Nadella on open data, tech intensity, and mutual success

"It's a simple concept - think of it as a very simple equation," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told attendees at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. "Each of us has to do two things - we need to make sure we are adopting the latest and greatest technology, and we've got to build our own digital capability."

Nadella was talking about his latest ethos of 'tech intensity'. Regardless of which industry you are in, you are a digital business today - and as a result, you need to both...

By James Bourne, 24 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Big Data, Collaboration, Microsoft.

A guide for contemporary IT teams to manage their IT inventory

IT management today is a convergence of employee productivity, uninterrupted business services, employee and customer communication platform, cyber defence and making businesses future ready. Over the last decade, the role of enterprise IT has changed from a business support function to ensuring your business is cyber safe and runs efficiently.  Hence it is not surprising that on average 4.1% of a company’s budget is allocated to IT. This represents an average of £9800 spend on IT per...

By Prasanna Kulkarni, 20 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Collaboration, Employee Education, Employees.

This enterprise secure messaging platform – with zero knowledge architecture – may be a Keeper

Worried that your organisation’s messaging tools aren’t up to scratch security-wise? Keeper Security may have the answer.

The Chicago-based security vendor has announced that KeeperChat, its secure chat and private messenger platform, is now available at SMB and enterprise level.

The platform, available on Windows, Mac OS, Android and iOS, was originally launched in March,...

By James Bourne, 14 September 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.