Transforming to a Digital Enterprise

All things digital transformation

Making IT an invisible enabler of change

IT and business leaders face the daunting task of not only upgrading workplace technology and modernizing infrastructure, but also overcoming user resistance to new ways of working. To ensure that workplace transformation delivers expected business benefits, organizations must address the “people” aspects of change (culture, behavior, ways of working, user resistance, etc.) and proactively consider […]

Five steps to team design success

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“Any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.” – Conway’s Law This prescient observation of how software structures tend to follow social structures was made in 1967 and remains essential today when considering team design. In recent years, enterprises have used a microservices […]

Three distinguishing characteristics of modern on-premises cloud platforms

A critical component of the hybrid cloud platform is establishing an on-premises or private cloud to bridge the gap between traditional IT delivery and a public cloud, for workloads that can benefit from a cloud delivery model but need to remain on-premises. The private cloud helps ensure the public cloud is exploited for appropriate workloads […]

Navigating the road to connected transportation

Like other industries, the travel and transportation space is undergoing massive changes brought on by digitally-enabled customers and advanced technology. Transportation companies need to change their thinking beyond optimizing runs and work toward creating a connected transportation platform that provides a 360-degree view of the journey. The path to success is spelled out in the […]

Adopting a hybrid data management approach

Companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, Uber and Airbnb have shown how to build scalable data-centric foundations and disrupt traditional markets. Others will have to decide if they can lead as market disruptors or follow the leaders by perfectly executing their digital transformations to defend their market positions and extend their systems to new digital […]

To lower enterprise risk, get cyberresilient

The digital transformation of business puts information technology at the center of your enterprise. At the same time, it greatly expands risks to the enterprise. As these cyber risks become central to both operational and business risk, they’ll have a greater influence on the enterprise’s overall risk. What you need is cyberresilience. That’s the ability […]

The digital workplace: Making the magic happen

Globalization and the growth of the “outside-in” digital enterprise have thoroughly disrupted the workplace. The company-employee equation has changed dramatically, with the “task” becoming the primary focus. Collaboration happens intuitively and digitally across boundaries. As workers exercise more independence, taking jobs they’re truly interested in, businesses reduce traditional benefits and brick-and-mortar office space to free […]

The value of orthogonal data to insurers

It is anticipated that within the next three years, on average every human being on the planet will create about 1.7 megabytes of new information every second. This includes 40,000 Google searches every second, 31 million Facebook messages every minute, and over 400,000 hours of new YouTube videos every day. At first glance, the importance […]

The basics behind making your apps agile and user friendly

Upstart companies that have created business models based on software and the Internet are causing massive disruptions in traditional businesses and industries. Established businesses that were once dominant must compete in new ways and are racing to catch up. They must contend with very large IT installations that they built at great expense to get […]

Transforming to a digital enterprise

Change is everywhere, it’s accelerating, and most companies today recognize that disruption has come to their industries, fueled by advances in digital technologies and more collaborative outside-in cultures. Indeed, many have already begun a digital transformation to ensure that their business is not left behind. Digital leaders understand, however, that simply implementing certain technologies isn’t […]