Declining confidence in public sector IT operations

Splunk has unveiled the results of the 2017 Splunk Public Sector IT Operations Survey. The Ponemon Institute survey of nearly 1,250 global public sector IT decision makers and managers revealed that public sector organisations undergoing digital transformation are losing confidence in IT Operations’ ability to manage the influx of new technologies and evolving citizen and mission expectations.

AI and analytics accelerate the pace of digital change

New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries on five continents that were interviewed for Dimension Data’s Digital Workplace Report: Transforming Your Business which was published recently.

Microsoft reinforces AI vision

Microsoft’s vision for AI (artificial intelligence) is about people. It’s about amplifying human ingenuity through intelligent technology that will reason with, understand and interact with people and, together with people, help us solve some of society’s most fundamental challenges. This was the message shared at an event in London by Harry Shum, Executive Vice-President of Microsoft’s AI and Research Group.

Tieto to help Södertälje municipality with service integration and management

Södertälje municipality has chosen Tieto as its supplier of end-user IT services and the underlying infrastructure which will take the municipality´s digitalization journey to the next level. Tieto will also provide support with service integration and management (SIAM) solutions to coordinate and develop the municipality’s various IT services and suppliers. The contract is for five years with an option for additional four years, and is worth approximately SEK 140 million.

Digital disruption accelerating in the Nordics

New study: Nordic executives expect more radical digital disruption in the very near future. More than seven out of ten believe their current business model will become obsolete in the next five years or earlier. Despite these challenges, digital disruption
also presents numerous opportunities for developing new business and services – as well as the chance to lead future ecosystems. This is revealed in the new
Future Perspectives study conducted by Kairos Future on behalf of Tieto.

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