U is for usability

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. Usability is something that we have learnt and adapted within the human race for thousands of years through using and […]

The next wave of chatbots will be smarter

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Chatbots no longer can be considered a future technology. Across a number of industries — including financial services, retail, and travel — chatbots are being deployed today to interact with customers and clients. But today’s chatbots are relatively, how shall I say this, unevolved. (Sorry, chatbots reading this!) Sure, they can save enterprises money by […]

Five trendy healthcare tech titles to watch

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Is your CIO or CTO title enough to impress in the scorching hot healthcare technology industry ? Probably so, but the dynamic nature of the sector has spawned a totally new set of leadership titles that are more relevant to laser-focused industry subsets. I’m always suspicious of what the half-life is of these new titles […]

Federal government spending on cloud down in 2017. Wait, what?

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After several years of steady growth in federal government spending on cloud, we’re seeing the trend reverse in 2017. Depending on your source, federal government spending on cloud will contract 10-17% this year. Wait, what? How does this make sense given the strong growth of cloud consumption in the commercial sector? Has government lost the […]

The device as the persona

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There is arguably no greater growth than in the use of personal devices in healthcare. These range from the personal fitness devices on which the incessant 10,000 steps a day are counted on the wrist, to more sophisticated remote heart monitoring devices that can be hacked by cyber terrorists. Add to this the explosion of […]

SAP in the cloud made simple with Microsoft Azure

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Many businesses have run SAP via traditional on-premises platform solutions with strong results for a decade or more. Now, these same companies recognize that they must change to take advantage of the real-time visibility of business performance offered by a cloud-based version of SAP. Enterprises today know they need to “harness the power of the […]

DXC Labs: Using data stories to accelerate machine learning solutions

DXC Labs has been leading the R&D for our industrialized AI offering by rapidly developing prototypes of machine learning solutions for various “data stories.” These prototypes (or minimum viable products) can be developed quickly to show customers actionable insights and engage them in deeper discussions. The prototypes, which we also call accelerators, lay the groundwork […]

Self-paid cloud migration: Releasing capital from ageing infrastructure

Keeping pace with today’s digitised business environment is an ongoing challenge for most organisations. In order to stay relevant, IT needs to innovate rapidly and respond to almost constant business and technological changes. While the rise of cloud computing solutions has enabled many organisations to transform digitally and to adopt more agile ways of doing […]

The data was unclear until something occurred

Whenever a tragic event occurs, data wonks appear on the news shows to either confirm or second-guess the signs that certain aspects of the tragedies could have been predicted. In the case of last month’s attack in Barcelona, there was the “lost in translation” challenge when many of the local city authorities were interviewed about […]

Three distinguishing characteristics of modern on-premises cloud platforms

A critical component of the hybrid cloud platform is establishing an on-premises or private cloud to bridge the gap between traditional IT delivery and a public cloud, for workloads that can benefit from a cloud delivery model but need to remain on-premises. The private cloud helps ensure the public cloud is exploited for appropriate workloads […]