2018: The war for digital talent is vigorous and creative

As technology permeates almost all aspects of our lives, corporations and governments are rapidly evolving their operations to support the needs of digitally-savvy consumers. Demand for digital skills has increased rapidly due to the onslaught of connected devices, AR/VR, social media, analytics and automation in an increasingly mobile world. These and other so-called digital technologies […]

6 technology trends for 2018: Guideposts for digital transformation

‘Tis always the season for continuous innovation. As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption and productivity. And that means opportunity for the digital enterprise. 1. Re-platforming the enterprise In 2018, companies will move to common IT platforms so they can respond to market changes faster […]

T is for Twenty-First Century Digital

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. The term Twenty-First (21st) Century Digital applies to the current century and how you are using digital to better your organisation and […]

Walking the talk

Walk

As a CTO, I want hands-on experience with the latest technology and techniques so that I can give my clients the best advice on digital transformation. Without that experience it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. It’s easy to get complacent about the rapid pace of change in the IT industry, […]

Is there such a thing as too many questions?

Girl in Field

Curiosity: The natural urge to continually question the world around us, to understand how things work and where they come from. Recently, my colleague Courtney Carr posted a wonderful blog on the ways in which we ask questions, encouraging us to never stop doing so. But I wanted to capture the alternative view: Can there […]

Year in Review: Productivity, workplace and other topics with Technology Perspectives

Just under 12 months ago, I reflected on the progress we had made with the Technology Perspectives blog that shares thought leadership from DXC technologists. I knew that there was more great content for us to share, and 2016 has started to see that coming out. Here are just a few chosen extracts from the year: We’ve […]

Free ‘Introduction to OpenStack’ class offered

OpenStack is a great open-source cloud. It has broad industry support. Indeed, it’s hard to find a major technology company that doesn’t back OpenStack. There’s only one little thing wrong with it: It’s a nightmare to pick up and deploy. I go to major cloud and open-source conferences a lot. I can always count on […]

Getting ahead in the productivity race

In Lewis Carroll’s book “Alice Through the Looking Glass” there’s an encounter between Alice and the Red Queen. In this encounter, Alice and the Red Queen start to run. Faster and faster they go until Alice is nearly exhausted. Eventually Alice looks around and finds herself under the same tree she had been when she […]

How many programmers does the planet need?

What do you really know about C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, Perl, Node.js, Haskell, Go, D or R? Do you understand the difference between Java and Javascript? Have you ever scripted a computer? Can you write code? Are you a nerd? It has become fashionable in some quarters to poke fun at non-technical people, especially non-technical business leaders. […]