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Image credit: The Mack Institue In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There's a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it's not. It's about your business. It shouldn't be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders. The benefits are clear Companies that have embraced digital transformation and reached digital maturity are reaping the rewards already. They are 26% more profitable than their industry competitors, according to Capgemini's report, The Digital Advantage. But increased profit is not a foregone conclusion and digital transformation is not without risk. Digging into the potential upside, most C-level executives and IT budget ho... (more)

Real-Time Collaboration Makes Cloud Services Essential | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Real-Time Collaboration Makes Cloud Services Essential The enterprise is enjoying a period of rapid technological innovation driven by real-time collaboration on a grand scale. New tools have brought the ability to work from anywhere, on any device, and at any time. Centralized offices and individually assigned desks are giving way to a distributed, mobile workforce. Digital workspaces offer enormous benefits for the enterprise and for workers, but there are also challenges ahead. Not only do businesses need to choose the right blend of cloud services, they also have to work out ... (more)

Vendor Partnerships | @CloudExpo #DevOps #BigData #DigitalTransformation

How Vendor Partnerships Can Maximize the Value from New Technology Modern IT departments have enormous budgets and there's a veritable feast of technology out there to choose from. IT spending worldwide will total $3.5 trillion this year, according to Gartner. The challenge lies in selecting the right technology to drive your business forward and successfully integrating it into your stack. The proliferation of new cloud services, with countless small niche players working to maximize cloud value, has led to a serious management challenge. Thankfully, IT departments do have a way... (more)

Simplify the Cloud | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Simplify the Cloud to Accelerate Your Business As digital transformations gather pace across the enterprise, companies are faced with a range of difficult challenges to overcome. Maintaining security in the face of cloud adoption, a flood of personal mobile devices in the workplace, and the sharp rise in internet-connected devices can seem daunting. These technology trends are maturing and businesses are looking for ways to combine them and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. The public cloud services market will grow 16.5% this year, according to Gartner. Many enterpris... (more)

Building and Securing the Workplace of the Future | @ThingsExpo #DX #IoT #M2M

Building and Securing the Workplace of the Future For any business to be successful, it must enable talent to focus on the innovation that will drive new value. As digital literacy and dexterity grows, people are increasingly agnostic about devices - they want to be able to access their personalized workspace and services anywhere, at any time, on any device that happens to be at hand. The concept of digital transformation is gathering pace. When Gartner surveyed 388 CEOs recently, 56% said their digital improvements had already increased profits. But there's also significant pre... (more)