E is for evolution

Evolution phones

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]

Underexplored space – The journey to digital real estate (part 2)

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This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the digitalization of real estate. Read part 1. In buildings, the cost-efficient documentation of floor spaces with digital indoor technology creates both a “point cloud” by scanning the building with laser technology, and 360-degree pictures by capturing the building with digital high-definition photo cameras. This raw […]

Defensive strategies for protecting IoT

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there are already billions of the tiny connected devices and they’re creating game-changing opportunities for a variety of companies. But IoT’s promise could be derailed by its risks. Building a secure IoT future will require the efforts of all industry participants, from those that make IoT […]

Underexplored space – The journey to digital real estate (part 1)

Blueprint

This is part 1 of a 2-part series on the digitalization of real estate.  The challenges of real estate digitalization are reminiscent of the age of the great explorers and discoverers. From this perspective of digitalization, the real estate portfolios of business enterprises are mostly unmeasured, unmapped, yet not-unknown land. Even if buildings are intensely […]

Industry 4.0 and IoT pose new security challenges

Author’s note: The intelligence that forms this blog post belongs to Shaun Bligh-Wall, my brilliant colleague who in late June 2017 passed away from acute myeloid leukemia. For Shaun, the work of information security wasn’t just a job, it was a passion. He will be deeply missed and long remembered. While information security is always […]

Digitalization: The formula for success

A recent survey among German, Austrian and Swiss IT decision-makers has shown, for the second year, that companies and industries in these three countries are, to varying degrees, lagging behind in terms of digitalization. This is partly due to an underestimation of the trend’s significance, which of course I and my colleagues at DXC do not share. In addition, there […]

Will the digital revolution in retail fail due to funding gaps?

According to a recent survey, “Digital Agenda 2020”, 45 percent of retail companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland consider funding gaps the biggest obstacle on the way to the digital transformation of their businesses. Concurrently, the speed of innovation is putting the industry under pressure. As a consequence of the digital revolution, a completely new competitive […]

Digitalization of Critical Public Infrastructure – is There More to it Than Security Threats?

Digitalization of assets in Critical Public Infrastructure (CPI) such as energy, rail, roads and water supply is increasing at an ever increasing pace, with hundreds of millions of additional sensors and intelligent components being installed additionally every year around the globe. In the next years the proliferation of digital components in physical assets will create […]

Smartphone Insurance Apps – How Can We Make Them Smarter?

According to a recent representative survey by CSC among 1,000 insurance customers in Germany, close to 50% of consumers would appreciate to be able to submit insurance claims via their smartphones. The results are perfectly in line with a number of similar studies from a variety of research institutes. Why am I not surprised? If […]