How AI Extends the Case for Enterprise IT Automation

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers an unprecedented opportunity to reconstruct business models and re-engineer business processes. By adding AI-powered automation to their strategic mix – across the front, middle and back office – IT organizations can simultaneously deliver superior user experiences, increased efficiency, optimized cost and improved agility. The full potential of AI and automation can […]

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The Disappearing Line Between Digital Strategy & Execution

On the cusp of Oracle OpenWorld – one of my favorite industry events of the year – I’ve been thinking about how the transition to digital changes everything. Consider how digital has affected corporate business strategy for organizations in the Oracle enterprise applications orbit. It used to be that executives would meticulously plan a strategy, […]

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Think Big, Execute Small: Lean Thinking for Cloud Modernization

Enterprise migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is only a first step in the cloud modernization journey. Migrating applications to AWS with minimal or no changes is often considered a high-velocity approach to achieving a higher net present value (NPV) and to reducing production issues and customer downtime. AWS migration programs are followed by a […]

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Four Keys to Success with Industry 4.0

The goal for a growing number of manufacturers today is to become a smart, connected industrial enterprise. That’s what “Industry 4.0” is all about: seamless connections, insights and workflow automation from the factory floor to product delivery and beyond. The list of potential benefits is long: Increased visibility into workflows and supply chains. Better communication […]

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How DevSecOps Can Help Plug a $6 Trillion Drain

In another two years, the “digital underbelly,” or cybercrime, will near $6 trillion in damages. This is not collateral damage; it’s $6 trillion worth of opportunities lost to subpar application security. These damages extend beyond the financial realm into customer trust – depleting the currency that digital goes by. A security lapse could even sound […]

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Let Chaos Rule: Intervening During Design to Boost Resilience of Distributed Applications

Businesses have long thrived on applications that are flexible, cost-effective, scalable and resilient. The measure of a system’s resilience is its ability to withstand the impact of planned or unplanned disruptions, and recover quickly from a failure. With increased application complexity and an abrupt rise in the number and type of network attacks, however, businesses […]

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Why New Hires Alone Can’t Solve Your Security Troubles

Major data breaches are headline news. When criminals steal corporate data or personally identifiable information (PII), it can create a public relations nightmare with long-lasting business consequences. But well-publicized breaches are only the tip of the iceberg. In “Today’s State of Vulnerability Response: Patch Work Demands Attention,” we explore how and why security breaches happen. […]

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Making the Most of Your Hybrid Infrastructure with a Cloud Management Platform

Cloud has endured high and low points in its relatively short lifecycle. Earlier this decade, it faced misgivings if not outright opposition from many major enterprises that refused to believe a cloud platform could ever replace an on-premises infrastructure. This was followed by a period of euphoria, when companies couldn’t wait to move their data […]

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From ‘Ensuring Customer Experience’ to ‘Assuring Trust’: Rethinking the Role of QA

Imagine a short circuit triggers a fire in your building while you’re at work, and the smoke detector in your smart home fails to raise an alarm. Or you receive a notification that your bank account was compromised because the bank’s mobile application had experienced a cyber attack. Or the insulin-monitoring digital pill miscalculates your […]

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