Modern applications: Leverage what you have, build what you need

If you’re in the midst of implementing a digital transformation for your business (“de rigueur” this year, along with outsourcing selfies to your personal drone), it’s likely you’ll be spending a fair amount of time thinking about what to do with the IT applications. Much has been made of modernizing the legacy applications to enable […]

Freeing up resources for modern applications

Given the many business benefits of developing modern enterprise applications, why haven’t more organizations done more of it? Mainly because they lack sufficient budgets, capabilities and time. Even if these resources exist, they’re frequently locked up in day-to-day operations. A shortage of funding is commonly the biggest barrier to application modernization. So often the first […]

Digital insurance: From policy-centric to customer-centric

CSC Blogs Journey to Digital Health

Traditionally, insurers have competed on their ability to develop complex new products and sell them through a large network of agents and advisors. An inside-out focus on product innovation, transaction processing and operational efficiency has dominated the agenda. However, a critical shift in the marketplace has redefined an insurer’s path to success. Influenced by the […]

How to build a next-gen infrastructure for customer-focused finance

Banking Journey to Digital Enterprise CSC Blogs

Innovation is the life force of banking. Yet far too many banks find innovation unaffordable. To change, banks need to adopt a next-generation infrastructure that enables them to take the legacy IT architectures they’ve been building for decades and wring out savings of as much as 50 percent of their run costs. They can then […]

We Know What Our Customers Want – We’ve Worked With Them For years. But …

I’ve heard this statement many times and it is often followed by a “…our new digital initiative or campaign is not working as expected”. The reasons why digital endeavors fail are many but in my experience one ancient business foe is often at the heart of the limited success – expectations. Many companies have experienced […]

10 things board members should know about cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats CSC Blogs

Security is – like most business decisions – not a democratic decision. You as board member, CEO, COO or CFO define the level of security your company stands for. The challenge is that you speak a different language than your security professionals. They might seem overly paranoid or technical for you and do not understand […]

How to win the Red Queen’s Race

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, he relates this wonderfully imaginative incident known as the Red Queen’s Race:  “Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”  “A slow […]

ERPs: Finally Moving at the Speed of Business

By Jonathan Ebsworth, global head of Enterprise Solutions & Systems Integration, CSC Now more than ever, the cloud is empowering enterprises by accelerating innovation, delivering business agility and reducing costs. That’s why a cloud infrastructure is a vital part of many application modernization efforts. Organizations have already moved many customer-facing applications to the cloud. But now […]

2 reasons the IoT will be disruptive sooner than you think

IoT security CSC Blogs

By Albert Verhoeven, Re-engineering Offering Director The Internet of Things is developing rapidly on a global scale and has the potential to be as disruptive as the Internet and mobile phones. A true disruption can, and will, be achieved if these IoT sensors can transmit and receive data in order to make them more than […]

Enterprise Architecture’s New Clothes

A Changing Role for EA in Application Modernization By Andrew Doble, Global Product Manager Digital Transformation, CSC Danny Weinberger, Lead Enterprise Architect Central Europe, CSC Digital as a trend is continuing its inexorable march into the enterprise, a fact that has not escaped the attention of many CIOs. According to the latest CSC CIO survey, a large […]