ITIL and DevOps: Complementary or contradictory?

With the arrival of new technologies like virtualization and cloud, as well as new methods such as “agile,” pressure is on the release management and operations team to deliver development outputs to production more quickly. DevOps is a relatively new development that meets this need, raising many hopes for the faster, better delivery of new functions, from […]

3 trends shaping the energy industry today

The energy industry operates in a challenging environment. Lower fuel prices, excess supply and an accelerating demand for efficiency and innovation has put market leaders at a crossroads. Current business practices are clearly insufficient, yet the pace of change makes many companies hesitant to commit to new strategies. In my view, there are three macro […]

Cyber insurance: State of play

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Cyber risks are real and constantly evolving with technological advances and pervasiveness. Whether as individuals, small businesses or multinational companies, we all face the threat of a cyber incident that can result in costly financial consequences. As the insurance industry deals with heavy competition for classic products and negative interest rate headwinds limiting returns from insurer’s bond portfolios, cyber risks […]

Embracing the Digital Transformation in Life Sciences

The era of simply selling pharmaceutical products is over; the age of enabling care has arrived. That was one of the clear messages that came out of CSC’s recent breakfast meeting with CIOs from six leading Spanish pharmaceutical companies – Almirall, Kern Pharma, Isdin, Esteve, Ferrer and Grifols. The meeting was held to discuss the […]

Seeing the Big Picture: Best Practices in Business Process Development

Life sciences companies have been outsourcing their publishing activities for many years now and gaining significant benefit from those outsourcing relationships. There are opportunities beyond publishing, however, and many companies are missing out on gaining real business process improvements because they aren’t tapping into best practices and innovative developments that can drive agility and harmonization. […]