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across all sectors, promising compelling benefits such as cost savings, increased productivity and eliminating outdated and time-consuming processes.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.

How open source can be utilised to boost your enterprise agility

Size and the ability to scale bring great competitive advantages, but the companies best poised for success are those that can adapt quickly and easily. Technology is accelerating faster than ever before. Customer expectations are drastically changing. Employee preferences are evolving.

These converging factors mean that digital transformation is more than just a buzzword that business leaders can bandy about, rather, it’s an

By Bart Copeland, 10 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Unqork and Celigo secure combined $100m funding to bolster enterprise integration software

While the enterprise mobility and enterprise software markets are today somewhat saturated, venture capital money can still be sourced for particularly innovative startups. Two such companies, Celigo and Unqork, have announced funding rounds this week.

Celigo, based out of San Mateo, California, has raised $20 million (£16.4m) in a series B funding round. The company aims to provide...

By James Bourne, 08 October 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

How automation will impact the future of IT skills

In casual conversation, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are talked about as if they’re interchangeable, but this doesn’t reflect reality. Automated processes serve the sole function of automating specific tasks without human intervention. AI, on the other hand, is the simulation of actual human intelligence to work on tasks independently.

Despite the clear distinction between AI and automation, a...

By Sascha Giese, 30 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, CIO, Cloud , Data & Analytics, Productivity.

How to get ahead as a CIO: Why transformation alone isn’t enough

In the past 24 months, many CIOs have begun the strategic transition of steering their organisation through the digital transformation journey. Becoming an enabler for the business is a relatively straightforward evolution, but what the business really needs is the tech savvy visionary. However, if, as a CIO, you are placing exclusive focus on digital transformation, you risk missing the bigger picture. The CIOs who have one eye on delivering more than digital transformation are moving to establish themselves...

By Robert Rhame, 27 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Case study: Why ERP solutions for the food industry must do more than ensure compliance

ERP functionality should help solve the challenges that many different types of food businesses face. It must ensure high quality, resource-efficient production and distribution, providing product innovation that has profitability potential while helping a business stay up to date with the latest customer demands. This is how food companies can meet food safety regulations, reduce waste and gain flexibility in terms of the ingredients and raw materials they source.

By Simon Noakes, 11 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Case Studies, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Security.

BAE Systems’ new AR headset aims to be the most durable on the market

Engineers at BAE Systems have developed a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses that is claimed to be one of the highest performing and most durable pieces of wearable technology to enter the market.

The glasses, which have been put in a lightweight headset, is said to offer best-in-class head-tracking and imagery stabilisation, with capability of operating in the harshest of environments and on moving platforms.

By Enterprise CIO, 09 September 2019, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, UX, Wearables.

How predictive analytics can help manage unforeseen challenges in the supply chain: A guide

In the UK, Brexit has prompted businesses of all sizes to weigh up how any number of potential outcomes may impact their operations, and how they can effectively identify and manage threats to their business. In fact, recent research by Vuealta reveals that uncertainty over Brexit has resulted in more disruption to supply chains in the last five years than natural disasters and cyberattacks combined.

By Martin Clothier, 14 August 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Data & Analytics, IoT, Mobile Analytics, Productivity.

Gartner predicts RPA software revenue will reach £1bn in 2019

Gartner predicts the robotic process automation (RPA) market to hit $1.3 billion (£1bn) in 2019.

In 2018, the analyst firm noted the RPA software category was the fastest-growing segment of the global enterprise software market. The RPA software revenue that year increased 63.1 per cent to $846m (£679m), says Gartner, expecting the same upward trend this year.

According to Gartner’s data, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, NICE, and Pegasystems were the top five RPA vendors that...

By Enterprise CIO, 12 July 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Australian enterprise 5G market likely to generate billions – and be critical for business applications

The Australian enterprise 5G market is predicted to generate nearly $45 billion AUD (£24.5bn) on an annual basis by the mid-2020s, including next generation application development, IT services, platforms and connectivity, according to Telsyte.

The market researcher’s latest report found more than two-thirds (68%) of IT and business leaders already perceive 5G as an important technology for their business strategy...

By Enterprise CIO, 30 May 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.