Why more CIOs are focusing on digital business acceleration talent

Enterprise CEOs are looking to their most senior technology leaders to deliver competitive digital business transformation projects that enable new revenue growth. Furthermore, they crave business technology champions that are skilled in motivating and developing IT talent for their top priorities.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform how CIOs manage, collaborate, and respond to their key stakeholders. 70% of hiring processes for new CIOs rank individual determination and...

2021 predictions from Capgemini: The rise of cloud economics

Research by Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) shows that the cloud has delivered results for over 90% of organisations during the past year, when tackling the challenges that COVID presented.

CIF also points out that over the past few months, digital transformation across a majority of enterprises sped up by 69% – with 91% of decision-makers stating that cloud formed an important part of this transformation, and 40% describing the role of the cloud as crucial.

But...

The continuing migration of enterprise software to the cloud: What the C-suite needs to know now

The traditional enterprise software landscape has evolved significantly over the last decade. CTOs and line of business leaders look to online service offerings that deliver functionality via a usage-based pricing model. It's often the fastest path to demo application software and determine user acceptance.

Furthermore, while new agile software development methodologies have replaced legacy waterfall approaches that were common during the mainframe and client-server computing era,...

Bringing colocation closer to the edge: A guide to the new paradigm shift

Seamlessly reliable and responsive applications are now expected by consumers and businesses: from video conferencing and content streaming to gaming and software distribution. Furthermore, ultra-low latency in the sub 10ms range, and so well below the current 50 – 150ms of Content Delivery Networks, is seen as essential in delivering future 5G and IoT enabled technologies and applications: from driverless vehicles to remote surgery and automated factories.

Moving data...

Telco cloud revisited: How 5G core and edge networks are proving key

Analysis Incumbent telecom service providers are consumed by the ongoing quest for substantive new revenue opportunities, beyond the delivery of internet access via wired and wireless broadband infrastructure. The leaders have long held the belief that value-added offerings were the key to sustainable growth.

Once again, that quest has led them to explore potential upside opportunities within the cloud computing arena. Global telco cloud computing revenue is now forecast to reach...

Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom expand partnership for high performance cloud

Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom (DT) are extending their collaboration to 'help customers of all sizes accelerate their cloud transformation initiatives.'

The two companies have agreed a seven-year partnership to bolster the telco's cloud acceleration. Deutsche Telekom plans to make the majority of its internal IT workloads public cloud-based by 2025, and Microsoft will train 'thousands' of DT employees as part of the new initiative.

Deutsche Telekom customers will also...

Defining and embracing ModelOps: Scaling up data science

Traditionally, data science teams are full of brilliant people working solo, tapping into their own data sources, running things on behalf of a department, and not the entire business. But a transition is afoot, and it can be seen in the adoption of ModelOps, driven in part by the need for data science teams to be more sophisticated and grown-up, combined with the desire for better, reusable analytics frameworks, that leverage the power of a group versus the power of an...

Cloud conundrums and legacy systems: Should they stay or should they go?

Survey after survey has shown that IT and business leaders have had to drastically rethink priorities, strategies and spending in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The survey that our company conducted in October has showed that technology spending hasn’t taken a terrible hit: in fact, 60% of IT leaders report that they have either significantly or moderately increased their IT budgets in the last six months. Other research from 2020 has mirrored those findings.

Yet...

Gartner outlines seven steps to creating a strong enterprise cloud strategy

What does your cloud strategy need to look like to ensure seamless adoption and opportunities going forward? According to Gartner, planning and preparation are a given, as well as ensuring overall business strategy is aligned.

The analyst firm outlined seven key elements for an enterprise cloud strategy at its virtual Gartner IT Infrastructure Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference earlier this week.

According to a study from Centrify earlier this month, almost...

AWS secures MGM and BMW customer wins as supply chain use cases reign supreme

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has essentially cornered the market in cloud for three-letter abbreviations - SLA (service level agreement) and GCP (Google Cloud Platform) aside - so it's perhaps fitting that the company's latest tranche of recruits involve two of the world's most recognisible three-letter abbreviated brands.

Continuing the steady stream of news following re:Invent's kick-off last week, AWS announced it had secured partnerships with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and the BMW...