Simplify IT – Modernizing today’s IT infrastructure while building for the future

Pursue these quick-hit strategies to focus IT resources on business growth and innovation Digital transformation is reaching deeper into companies and industries every day. As it does, CIOs will need to spend more time on new technologies to drive corporate growth and innovation. But how? For many companies, nearly 70 percent of the IT budget […]

Planning a big project? Story mapping provides the blueprint for success

Big projects can be daunting. You need to start somewhere, and you need a plan, but it’s surprising how many projects launch with people just starting to work without developing a clear view of the end product. It can be useful to think of it like building a house.  Would you launch the effort by […]

Video analytics: What is it, and how can it deliver value?

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Today, advances in technology allow us to capture digital videos through cameras as well as many camera-enabled devices, and petabytes of data are being gathered by these means every day. The challenge, then, is how to get the best possible actionable insight from all this data. This can be achieved through video content analysis (VCA) […]

5 essential technologies insurers need to transform their businesses

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It’s no secret that digital technologies have the potential to lead to significant changes and real benefits for insurance organizations. Carriers are using digital technologies to reduce manual intervention, improve quality, speed processing — and redeploy their workforce to handle more complex tasks, ultimately improving customer service and satisfaction. Insurers that started their digital transformations […]

Are our digital workplace tools working against us?

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Consumerization of the enterprise, the story goes, has helped usher in an era of unprecedented productivity as employees leverage the digital tools and platforms of their choice to do their jobs. But is that story more fable than fact? Are employees who insist they can effectively multitask fooling themselves and their employers? And are enterprises […]

6 steps for helping governments embrace digital transformation

Governments worldwide are struggling to digitise their processes and IT systems. Progress remains elusive because of a legacy of old, complex IT systems and bureaucracies that have built up over 30 and 40 years. More developed countries such as the US and the UK that were early adopters of IT now find themselves needing to […]

How to break the Iron Law of Megaprojects

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Have you ever been across the Brooklyn Bridge? Or flown in through Denver? Or visited the Sydney Opera House? If so, you were experiencing the results of a “megaproject” — and one that had failed in its original intent. The Brooklyn Bridge was completed 100% over budget. Denver International Airport was completed 200% over budget. […]

Future-proofing digital capabilities in the next wave of healthcare innovation

by Kurt Verbrugge Healthcare has gone through tremendous change in recent years. These changes began with the implementation of electronic medical records and population-based analytics. Then came the growing emphasis on decision-support tools. The next flurry of focus and investment is expected to be on integrated care delivery to manage care across the patient journey. […]

Staying current on cybersecurity threats: A strategy for identifying the most effective resources

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Trying to stay up to date on emerging cybersecurity threats is a real chore.  There are literally hundreds of sources security professionals can tap into but not a lot of information on how to sort through them and identify the resources that will complement your schedule and work environment. To stay current about the harmful […]

Cloud native: Present and future

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When we started with clouds, it was all about taking existing IT structures and moving them to the cloud. Infrastructure to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), software to Software as a Service (SaaS), and so on. Then, as clouds matured, people started combining Linux and containers with the idea of assembling applications from container-based microservices. […]