How Remote and Branch Offices Can Feel More Local with Hyperconvergence and Software-Defined Networks

From banking to healthcare to retail, many organizations establish remote and branch offices (ROBO) to enter new markets or offer local and convenient services. For many of these enterprises, however, it’s a real challenge to provide IT support to these locations, especially with a centralized IT management team. Because of their small size, many remote […]

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Data-Driven Cultures: Keeping Humans in the Loop

Businesses everywhere are striving to become more data-centric, whether to improve customer experience, develop smarter products and services, or fine-tune decision-making. But while these initiatives rely heavily on technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), developing a successful data-driven culture is not a technology problem to solve. The main ingredient of a […]

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Four ‘No Regrets’ Steps for Shifting into Digital Engineering

“Digital” may have technically been around since the invention of the transistor, but we’re still in the early days of a new economy. We’re moving from digital that’s fun (sharing photos on social media, listening to algorithmically selected music) to digital that matters (extending banking services to the unbanked, treating patients remotely). At the center […]

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A Darwinian Approach to Cybersecurity

In 2012, then-FBI Director Robert Mueller observed, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.” A glance at the headlines over the intervening six years bears out that statement. And with the drastic implications to organizations, such as Equifax’s $4 billion loss of market capitalization, the stakes […]

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Crossing the Legacy-Digital Divide

The relationship between legacy and digital systems – and those who work with them – is often misunderstood. Businesses talk about phasing out and automating the former to free up budget and resources for the latter, with the assumption that they’ll need to tolerate some level of coexistence, at least for the foreseeable future. Additionally, […]

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Learning by Doing: What We Mean When We Talk about Continuous Integration and Delivery

When I talk publicly about workforce transformation, I often do so in the context of “learning by doing.” What I mean is, once you’ve identified something that’s important to the customer (and, therefore, vital for business success), you drive change around it by using this discovery and just getting started – trying out new code […]

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To Get Business-Changing Outcomes, You Need Next-Gen Data Storage Services

Relying on data to stay ahead of the competition used to be a nice-to-have; today, however, it’s a must-have. However, enterprises face a unique set of challenges in terms of securely storing, managing and analyzing the data they create. Enterprise storage consumption is growing at more than 50% year-over-year, with industries such as media, technology, […]

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The Problem with Cybersecurity? Leadership

According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a successful cyberattack is over $5 million, or $301 per employee. This figure is large, but it doesn’t yet tell the full story, as the reputational damage that can occur from a cyber-breach can and often will far exceed the direct impact […]

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Accelerating Insights in the Digital Age: From Strategy to Execution

It’s no secret that in today’s dynamic digital age, data-driven enterprises that effectively apply advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics technology can increase profitability, improve customer interactions, identify inefficiencies, and spur the development, manufacturing and distribution of high-value, in-demand products and services.  However, translating these notions into reality is rife with complexity and challenges. […]

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