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Cloud migration: Making the right choices up front stacks the odds in your favour

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IT leaders are looking before they leap Bring up the topic of cloud migration with a C-Suite executive and you’ll usually get a positive reaction. Viewed through a business lens, the prospect of cost savings, quicker time to market, and transparent consumption models are all compelling benefits. Have the same discussion with an IT leader, […]

Creating an IoT ecosystem of sustainable business value

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A truck loaded with produce is traveling long distance. On-board IoT sensors are sending in real-time data that keeps stakeholders informed about arrival times, delay detection and rescheduling notices. The truck is part of a digital convoy, a network of connected vehicles that are crowdsourcing data used to help plan routes more efficiently, ensure the […]

Legacy modernization: Prioritizing the application portfolio

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The majority of legacy systems in operation today are the result of years, often decades, of combined investment, development and customization. While to an outsider they may appear to be archaic in both design and operation, these systems continue to manage core business operations and provide significant competitive advantage. They may have been partially rewritten, […]

Data masking for GDPR: A force for positive change

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If the words General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are enough to get your pulse racing, you are not alone. The GDPR, due to come into force on 25 May this year, is going to have a significant, permanent and far-reaching impact on any business that holds data on EU citizens, including organisations based outside of […]

CFOs are saving millions by moving to consumption-based IT models

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Flexible consumption-based IT models offer organisations a smart way to access new technology on a pay-per-use basis. By transitioning to a consumption-based model, organisations are saving millions in IT costs and experiencing ongoing YOY savings. Furthermore, transparent rates and pay-per-use pricing makes forecasting future IT expenditure easier and moves IT from a cost centre to […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

Automating the way forward just like Henry Ford

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Foresight is better. If you had known the plane was going to be delayed for three hours, you wouldn’t have rushed to the airport. If you had known that the market was going to crash, you wouldn’t have invested in those stocks. The fact is that life offers no crystal […]

Utility computing: Revealing the true cost of IT

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Consider for a moment how you consume utilities such as water or electricity. You turn on a tap or flick a switch and pay for the units you consume. You don’t need to think about where your power or water comes from. It’s just there, waiting for you to use it in unlimited supply, on […]

Cloud adoption: The good design decisions that will get you there faster

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New businesses are often created with agility at their core. Many are already taking advantage of cloud technology and understand its impact on growth and relevancy. For other organizations, adopting cloud computing can be a much bigger challenge. How do these organizations accelerate the adoption of cloud computing and how can they do it in […]

Open Source: Leaping blindly towards an ideology

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I read many articles and papers over the years focusing on various trends du jour — all emerging and rising technologies that make sweeping claims and promises. Some have more staying power than others. Some boom and then bust, taking many casualties with them (dot.com bubble, anybody?). Others have the power to influence, shape and […]