Digital Transformation

Perspectives on the digital shift

Want innovation in your enterprise? Put someone in charge of it

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Back in January I wrote about ways that organizations can build cultures of innovation, citing three specific tips culled from an article by consulting group LEAD Innovation Management: Communicate a vision Educate and train Reward successful outcomes But there’s another valuable piece of advice that neither I nor LEAD Innovation Management mentioned: If your goal […]

Automating network lifecycle management using AI

Managing devices and policies on a traditional network is a complex, manual task. So, what if we could automate the process leveraging AI? Traditionally, networking has relied on manually setting up individual policies for network devices. Because each vendor’s interface and syntax were unique, network administrators and team members had to learn the syntax for […]

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 […]