Digital Transformation

Perspectives on the digital shift

Is your enterprise vulnerable to ‘deepfake’ technology? (The answer is yes)

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You get an audio message from your CEO urgently requesting a money transfer. Or the VP of marketing leaves a voice message asking you to immediately send that file containing the company’s product launch schedule to an ultra-secure email address because she’s presenting to the board of directors in 20 minutes. Are you going to […]

Enabling a secure ecosystem of connected devices

The number of connected devices is predicted to grow to 75 billion by 2025. This will create a massively connected ecosystem, and data security will be paramount. Many of these devices will be cyber-physical systems, which closely integrate computation, networking and physical processes. The devices consist of a physical entity and its cyber twin, which […]

Moving toward a consistent framework for digital security transformation

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By Curtis Price, IDC Organizations pursuing digital transformation initiatives are typically doing so to achieve a variety of possible business outcomes ranging from improved customer experience to improved operational efficiency. As enterprises plan their digital journeys, they are increasingly moving to a more distributed IT environment where corporate applications reside on premises as well as […]

Enterprise success in AI requires committed leadership

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Artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives ideally should start as pilot projects of limited scope. This allows enterprise IT pros and involved employees to learn quickly through trial and error, thus minimizing the impact of mistakes and enabling the creation of best practices for large-scale AI rollouts. Alas, problems can persist or arise even after an AI […]

‘Documentation as code’ matters. Here’s why

There has long been a mindset to treat documentation and code as separate functions. But this thinking is obsolete. Organizations should start treating documentation as code. Development projects are not complete without documentation that is in the same state or better as the code. That said, often documentation is considered a major pain point involving […]

An action plan for upskilling your workforce

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I’ve written a few times in the Workplace of the Future blog about the importance to enterprises of investing in upskilling their employees. Helping your current workers gain new skills is a great way to bridge the talent  gap that makes it so hard for digital transformation efforts to take off. But upskilling requires a […]

The soft skills that enterprises desperately need

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By definition, disruption is an inherent component of digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, automation, mobile devices, and other technologies have dramatically impacted how organizations do business and how employees do their jobs. For many organizations, however, digital transformation efforts are being undermined by a widening talent shortage and skills gap. In a study […]

Why the pendulum is shifting from ‘solutions’ back to ‘capabilities’

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During my time in the IT industry, I’ve seen many changes in the way that services are discussed with customers.  If I were to identify a single overarching trend over the last 15 years, I would say that the transition from discussing “capabilities” to discussing “solutions” is the most significant.  But like all things in […]

The mistake made by nearly 1 in 3 millennial managers

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Younger enterprise managers are far more likely than their older counterparts to understand the need for workplace flexibility and the value of leveraging the skills of freelance professionals. A survey commissioned by freelance website Upwork of more than 1,000 U.S. hiring managers shows that nearly three-quarters (74%) of millennial/Generation Z managers supervise workers who spend […]

Digital transformation threats and opportunities in travel and transportation

In travel and transportation most companies today don’t look at customer journeys as a collaborative exercise. They consider their job done when passengers are delivered safely to their appointed destination for their segment. A railway, for example, may only care that it has moved passengers safely from station A to station B. It ignores the […]