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DXC’s public sector experts discuss news, trends and insights on the smart city movement and public sector IT

Why artificial intelligence needs real empathy

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Artificial intelligence (AI) systems have the potential to become both smarter than humans and smart in ways we’re not. I anticipate that AI will quickly bring tremendous benefits to both citizens and the government. Even so, today’s AI systems lack the capacity to understand and share the feelings of others. In short, AI systems lack […]

DXC at SXSW: Discovering what citizens want from digital government services globally

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Recently I had the pleasure of attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. I went there to work with SAP Hybris to conduct research on how public sector organisations can better invest in digital solutions. SXSW is not your ordinary conference. The event, which takes over downtown Austin each year, is a […]

IT’s significant impact on energy consumption and how renewable sources can help

Few would disagree that the IT industry was slow to realise the total impact of its massive energy consumption and consequent impact on carbon emissions. IT’s image as a “clean” industry — compared to traditional heavy industries such as manufacturing and mineral extraction — persisted well past the millennium, disguising an ever-increasing demand for power […]

GDPR in the public sector: A Rock and Roll listicle

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While the consequences, obligations and fines of up to $20 million (or 4% of worldwide revenue) are keeping many private sector CIOs awake at night and have been widely discussed, GDPR’s far-reaching consequences for the public sector have rarely been highlighted. In a recent white paper, The impact of GDPR on the Public Sector, I […]

E-Waste: How old technology devices have become an environmental issue

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It is not hard to see the evidence of the waste that the IT revolution has had on our lives. Look around any home and chances are you will find old PCs, mobile phones, printers, monitors and a whole host of other devices that a either broken, unused or simply past their shelf-life.  As wonderful […]

Common questions about tools and methods of DFARS compliance

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There are many factors to consider as you address how to achieve DFARS compliance with new standards for information control. Here are a few questions and concerns that clients have shared regarding the controls, methods and tools associated with DFARS compliance: Will I need specific monitoring tools for compliance? In our experience, and based on […]

DFARS compliance software questions that you need to answer

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There’s a lot to consider as you create and work through a strategy to achieve DFARS compliance, with new standards for information control. One common area of concern is legacy applications and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software. A frequent question is what steps should companies take when they don’t support multi-factor authentication (MFA)? We hear this […]

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about DFARS compliance

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Many of the questions around the new DFARS standards are related to compliance and what it means in practice. DXC will hold a webinar on Sept 19, 2017 to help answer many of these questions. In the meantime, this blog entry offers answers to some of most common questions our clients have asked. What does […]

Risk-based transformation: From hype to reality

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The digital movement is real. Consumers now possess more content at their fingertips than ever before, and it has impacted how we do business. Companies like Airbnb, Uber and Waze have disrupted typical business models, forcing established players in different industries to find ways to stay relevant in the ever-emerging digital age. This post is […]

Augmentation or automation: How can the defense industry prepare?

We have been on a journey of IT-enabled automation since the middle of the 20th century, when data processing first started to take some of the workload off the human workforce. Later, we realised we could link business applications directly to each other and help pass information more seamlessly from one business unit to the […]