21st Century IT

DXC’s blog for Central & Eastern Europe, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the Eastern European countries

ISO 27001 certification: Is it worth the trouble?

What should an organization do to protect its information? Many organizations turn to ISO 27001 certification. The ISO 27001 standard offers a well-known framework to implement industry best practices in areas such as security incident management and physical security. But is ISO 27001 certification worth the trouble? Does it make a difference? After all, certification takes up […]

Exploring blockchain in banking

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Blockchain or, more precisely, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is currently one of the hot topics in the banking industry. Its main focus is on clearing and settlement, where DLT can reduce reconcile efforts, address liquidity needs and accelerate processing. Several reports and studies suggest benefits and substantial savings – in particular, when DLT is applied […]

Digitalization: The formula for success

A recent survey among German, Austrian and Swiss IT decision-makers has shown, for the second year, that companies and industries in these three countries are, to varying degrees, lagging behind in terms of digitalization. This is partly due to an underestimation of the trend’s significance, which of course I and my colleagues at DXC do not share. In addition, there […]

CIO Insights: Marcus Frantz of OMV Group on the digital transformation

The last year has been challenging for OMV Group, an international integrated oil and gas company based in Vienna, Austria. It’s one of the country’s largest industrial companies, with more than 24,000 employees and operations in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, the North Sea, the Middle East and Africa. The new CEO, Rainer Seele, announced a major new […]

ITIL and DevOps: Complementary or contradictory?

With the arrival of new technologies like virtualization and cloud, as well as new methods such as “agile,” pressure is on the release management and operations team to deliver development outputs to production more quickly. DevOps is a relatively new development that meets this need, raising many hopes for the faster, better delivery of new functions, from […]

What do ‘digital leaders’ do differently to inspire success?

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Digital transformation is still in its early days in Europe. Many clients in various industries are looking to digitalize their existing business or to enter new business models. Great examples for how fast this topic is progressing can be found in the automotive industry or within manufacturing striving for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry […]

What does Brexit mean to data processing?

The British decided! On June 23, 2016, the people of the United Kingdom voted to withdraw from the European Union. Now what does this mean? Shared service centers, which should operate on a transatlantic level, are often located in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Here, the language is not a barrier, but a link between the old […]

CEO fraud: With billions lost, is your organization at risk?

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Social engineering is one of the most popular and oldest scam techniques that actually works. As we have already moved on to the cyber age, where our financial records, research and development data, social life or medical history exist online, it is really crucial that this kind of information does not fall prey to fraudsters. However, it […]

Will the digital revolution in retail fail due to funding gaps?

According to a recent survey, “Digital Agenda 2020”, 45 percent of retail companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland consider funding gaps the biggest obstacle on the way to the digital transformation of their businesses. Concurrently, the speed of innovation is putting the industry under pressure. As a consequence of the digital revolution, a completely new competitive […]

Next-gen travel management with DXC and Concur

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Following the post Anyone Who Goes Traveling Has Stories to Tell that introduced the topic of modern business travel tools and standards, this post specifically looks at Concur Travel & Expense. Concur is an SAP company and Concur Travel & Expense is used globally within DXC. DXC implements Concur globally based on its ‘Customer Zero’ […]