Overcoming the Challenges of the Shift to Hybrid Cloud

According to IDC, public cloud IT infrastructure  spending in the second quarter of 2018 saw a nearly 59% year-over-year increase, more than double the spending growth on private cloud infrastructure during the same period. This shift to cloud, and particularly hybrid infrastructure, is being driven by decision-makers who realize the increasingly critical role hybrid cloud […]

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Consumption-based Models Are Easy, But Managing Consumption Economics Is Not

Business and technology leaders have been well-trained in the digital economy to perceive the world through the eyes of a consumer. Consumers’ day-to-day lives revolve around easy-to-use, consumption-based, pay-as-you-go platforms: Whether we’re watching a movie or TV show, listening to music, arranging transportation or planning a trip, it’s becoming less necessary to own a physical […]

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Four Lessons Learned on Ensuring a Human-Centric Digital Experience

Amid the fascination surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and other hot digital technologies, there’s a recurring theme among business executives, and certainly within Cognizant: keep it human. Not only is it essential to embed human intelligence, judgment and empathy in the design of the digital experience, and especially to ensure ethical AI outcomes; it’s also critical […]

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Mainframes: A Legacy to Discard or a Key Asset for Core Modernization?

“I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March 15, 1996.” This forecast, made by former InfoWorld editor in chief Stewart Alsop in 1991, proves more highly exaggerated with each passing year. Mainframes continue to run inside many of the world’s largest companies, including banks, retailers, insurance companies and airlines, supporting their daily […]

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Overcoming Common DevOps Challenges to Gain Full Productivity Benefits

DevOps has ushered in a new era of agility, with diverse teams working collaboratively, sharing knowledge and responsibilities, and quickly delivering products and services. However, as competition increases amid demand for continuous process improvement, it’s not enough to just “do DevOps” – businesses need to unlock the full potential of their DevOps ecosystem. For many […]

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The Trust Paradox

Sorry to break it to you, but unless you’re reading this on parchment illuminated by a whale oil lantern, you’ve been hacked one way or another. By “hacked,” we mean a cybersecurity breach or any other violation of personal data stewardship and governance that results in a breakdown of trust, privacy, ethics, legislation or industry […]

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A Healthcare Solution for the Chronically Ill: Start with the Patient, Not the Technology

Many healthcare solution designers have ambitious goals for reshaping patient care with AI, genomics, neural networks, precision medicine and more. We hope to make advance diagnoses and prevent acute episodes before even the slightest symptoms appear. But in our eagerness to build healthcare solutions based on these technologies, we ignore the scientific evidence that more […]

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It’s Time to Prepare for the Smart Workplace

We’re all increasingly interacting with smart technology at home. My 4-year-old daughter learned to say “Hey, Google” before she could operate a mouse. As Amazon Echo and Google Home devices start to pervade millions of homes, consumers are growing accustomed to using Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant to book appointments, send emails or check […]

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