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Take these steps to reskill your workforce for the Age of Automation

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By Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory The age of automation is radically disrupting work as we know it. By 2022, seventy-five million jobs in 20 economies are expected to disappear, just as 133 million new jobs are created. And by 2030, 375 million workers will need to find new work, as automation […]

The rise of low-code/no-code application development platforms

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“Software is eating the world.” That was the bold proclamation renowned innovator and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen expressed in an article he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. More and more businesses are being run by software, he argued, or are differentiating themselves and disrupting their competitors and industries using the same. Today, that article […]

The systems integrator’s changing role in a microservices world

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By Paul Williams If there is one word that encapsulates what business wants from modern technology, it’s agility. And it is this thirst for agility that has heightened interest in microservices. Microservices, as a service-oriented software development technique, represent an interesting challenge for both system integrators and their clients alike, because they demand a move […]

How do you bundle a cloud native application?

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On servers, we use packages like DEB and RPM to bundle software applications. With the rise of containers, we use Docker and CoreOS rkt to move and “install” our programs. But, now that we’re moving on to cloud native computing, how do you “bundle” a cloud native application? That’s a darn good question. A cloud […]

Four questions to ask when scoping out an AI and ML use case

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While many companies are interested in applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help their businesses transform and innovate, few have an appetite for a lengthy project or a large initial investment.  But when companies can see meaningful value in six to eight weeks, they are more likely to expand their usage of […]

Clouds and containers are not all about what’s new and hot

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This past Spring at London’s OpenInfra Days UK 2019, Mark Shuttleworth, executive chairman at Canonical and creator of Ubuntu Linux, said in a keynote, “I believe OpenStack is important. It’s become trendy to say: ‘I’m skipping OpenStack and going straight to Kubernetes.’ It’s like skipping salad and going straight to steam – they both solve […]

How learning helps organizations build an agile workforce

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While forward-thinking companies are rapidly investing in their technology resources, they’re doing the same for their human resources. That’s because these organizations know that the workforce of the future isn’t made up solely of robots. Instead, the workforce of the future is an “augmented” one, where humans and AI work together to drive greater efficiency, […]

Five steps to a successful migration to cloud-based SaaS applications

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A digital transformation can deliver improved flexibility, faster speed-to-market and reduced costs, but only if you go about things in the right way. One path to a successful digital transformation is to move traditional applications to cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, a migration that requires a data-driven approach and using technology in strategic, new ways. Traditionally, […]

4 ways to ease application migration to the cloud

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Many system integrators and cloud hosting providers claim to have their own unique process for cloud migration. The reality is everyone’s migration process is just about the same, but that doesn’t mean they’re all created equal. What really matters is in the details of how the work gets done. Application transformation and migration requires skilled […]

Race against the IndyCar pros with fan app from DXC and Team Penske

It’s one thing to play a race car simulation game or to watch an IndyCar Series race on television. But what if you could enter your own car in a simulation and compete against professional drivers in an actual race in real time? That’s the exciting concept behind a new fan engagement app that was […]