Technology Perspectives

Viewpoints from DXC’s technology leaders

Welcome to the world of the “slashies” and the “multi-hyphenated”

In English we used to name people by their family role: Taylor – tailored clothing Smith – was the blacksmith Fletcher – created arrows Wright – a worker of wood such as a wheelwright Fisher – was the local catcher of fish Carpenter – made carriages If you were born into a family of smiths […]

Through the looking-glass: Quantum computing 101

In his book, Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos, Seth Lloyd wrote: “A classical computation is like a solo voice — one line of pure tones succeeding each other. A quantum computation is like a symphony — many lines of tones interfering with one another.” So, what is quantum computing? “Begin […]

Breaking free from legacy constraints in a cloud world

In the world of on-premise delivery, services are constrained to stop people from damaging the service for everyone else. A great example of this is storage quotas that stop people from having an email mailbox or file larger than a certain size. Likely, when the technical infrastructure was being procured for the on-premise service, someone looked at the costs and said […]

It’s STILL an exciting time for workplace technology

workplace augmented reality

In July 2015, only 19 months ago, I wrote a post entitled It’s an exciting time for Workplace Technology in which I talked about the exciting technology changes that were heading our way. I write this post in the middle of another change, as we bring together two organizations and create the new DXC. Now seems like […]

On servers, serendipity and Superman

There is a fantastic line in the 1978 film Superman, penned by Mario Puzo of Godfather fame and delivered flawlessly by the actor Gene Hackman as the perfect nemesis, Lex Luthor: “Some people can read War and Peace and come away thinking it’s a simple adventure story. Others can read the ingredients on a chewing gum […]

Where is the cloud workplace on the technology adoption life cycle?

In 1962 Everett Rogers proposed a generalized model of technology adoption, which described how new ideas and technologies spread, in his book Diffusion of Innovations. The model is based on a Bell Curve split into several phases: Innovators Early Adopters Early Majority Late Majority Laggards As an innovation moves through the various phases, it’s diffused across […]

Driving adoption to maximise your digital workplace benefits

In part one of this series, I talked about defining successful digital workplace adoption for your organisation and identifying activities and behaviours to measure success. In this article, I am going to cover the overall approach to adoption. One possibility I brought up in my last post was to impose adoption by removing access to old services or banning things […]

How to drive successful end-user adoption in the digital workplace

cloud devops training

Today’s digital workplace provides us with a consumer-like experience that promises better collaboration and increased personal productivity. Some of this comes from allowing personal choice in the devices and (in some cases) applications we use for work, but much of this is enabled by feature-rich product suites such as Office 365. To realise the benefits in collaboration and productivity […]

Why and how to collaborate on Windows 10 app updates

Another large migration of enterprise devices to Windows 10 has begun, and planning/deployment is commencing in most organizations. Many conversations I’ve had on this focus on features, compatibility and readiness for migration.  These are great discussions to have — but the answers need to be enabled by an increasingly weak and fragmented collaboration between IT, Business App Leads, […]

What does 99% app compatibility mean for Windows 10 adopters?

Microsoft has twice published (here and here) that customers report app compatibility over 99%. For most enterprise clients on Windows 7 today, that number has raised some eyebrows based on their experiences moving away from Windows 7. The 99% claim means that many clients will have fewer difficult apps to resolve compatibility issues. Still, the 1% for some clients could equate to 50 […]