The Search for COVID Answers Begins with the Right Data (Part 6)

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, businesses had more questions than answers: Which policies would stem the spread? What’s the best way to distribute vaccines? How can we safely reopen? While many questions are still being debated, it’s clear what distinguishes leaders from laggards: preparedness with data, artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud and agile practices. The […]

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Three Ways Data Councils Help Make the Most of the Cloud

I recently read an excellent summary of why cloud data councils are so valuable for anyone trying to tap the scalability and cost effectiveness of cloud computing. As Anil Nagaraj, Associate Vice President of Digital Engineering within Cognizant’s Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Practice, describes it, these councils work best when they focus on security and […]

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As COVID Spurs More Cloud Migration, Here’s How to Ensure Success

Amid COVID-19, many businesses have accelerated their use of the cloud. No longer are cost, flexibility and scale the sole drivers for cloud migration; equally important are systems availability and remote access for work-from-home employees. However, we still see organizations concerned about moving applications to the cloud, especially enterprise applications such as SAP, Pega and […]

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Keeping Remote Workers Productive, Now & Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, businesses were pressured to quickly tackle the first major hurdles of managing the employee experience for remote workers: setting up laptops, apps and tech tools; defining new processes; and making sure videoconference accounts and collaboration software worked effectively from remote locations. It’s one thing to have the […]

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Once in the Cloud, Lose the On-Premises Thinking

In the last two years, enterprises have significantly boosted their adoption of cloud technologies. A recent IDG study found that 79% of organizations have at least one application or infrastructure component in the cloud, and another 18% plan to deploy cloud-based applications or infrastructure in the next 12 months. Many enterprises, however, continue to use […]

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Resolving the Cloud Security Conundrum

Cyber criminals are relentless in their willingness and ability to go after companies of all shapes and sizes around the globe with an ever-increasing quantity and sophistication of cyber attacks. Simultaneously, companies are rushing to the cloud to better enable remote work and take advantage of the cost savings, fast deployment options, flexibility and scalability […]

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Accelerated Cloud Migration Is Essential to Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis – and Beyond

The world as we know it has changed irrevocably, caught in the grip of COVID-19. As businesses cope with the operational challenges of the crisis, many have accelerated their adoption of digital tools and techniques, particularly the cloud, to stay engaged with both employees and customers. This move to turn chaos into a catalyst is […]

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Why You Need to Industrialize Your Cloud Migration Efforts

In our recent study with IDG, businesses voiced high hopes for what the cloud would deliver, including accelerated IT service delivery (71%), greater ability to respond to changing market conditions (63%) and improved customer support (57%). But none of these will happen without a solid cloud migration strategy. In fact, despite extensive adoption of cloud […]

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A Proactive Approach to Optimizing Cloud Spend

A business without the cloud is as rare today as one without the internet. It’s less and less possible to compete without cloud benefits like scalability, reduced operational costs and ease of use, among others. At the same time, efforts to optimize governance and reap greater ROI with cloud computing in many cases have come […]

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