Enterprises trapped in digital transformation gridlock

Global research from Bizagi reveals that digital transformation is ‘a significant strategic challenge’ for 87% of businesses.

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Genetic diversity’s role in digital preservation

Long-time computer industry CEO unveils best practices for preserving society’s knowledge base and evolutionary approaches to safeguarding it forever.

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Data-driven advertising in Japan

Cloudian HyperStore-powered system provides innovative, deep learning capabilities to analyze traffic volumes and enable targeted roadside advertising with partners QCT, Dentsu Inc., and more.

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Holland Colours opts for hybrid cloud solution from Proact

Holland Colours, a global Dutch company specialising in the production of colour concentrates and additives for the coloring of plastics and paints, has opted for a hybrid cloud solution from Proact. The organisation has concluded a three-year contract.

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IBM and Wimbledon launch new apps, cognitive and hybrid cloud solutions

New IBM innovations to help The Championships, Wimbledon serve insights to fans worldwide.

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Atos accelerates application lifecycle for the hybrid cloud

Alien4cloud™ - a major step towards digital transformation.

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IT leaders need to choose partners more carefully to avoid failure in digital transformation

Despite the failures, IT leaders are still relying on suppliers to help them put a hybrid cloud strategy in place.

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Digital transformation projects at risk

IT teams struggle with the pressure of meeting expectations.

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NEWS
Global retail giant N Brown Group partners with Interact

Leading multichannel retailer N Brown Group – whose brands include JD Williams, Simply Be and Jacamo - is set to integrate cutting-edge intranet software in order to improve communication, increase engagement and promote agile working amongst its employees.

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Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft and LinkedIn have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.

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NEWS
IT teams prepare for the rise of intelligent machines

New global research shows rapid adoption of intelligent machines used for automating and optimising business and IT processes. 92% of IT professionals surveyed recognise the technology is now central to the success of their business, but 68% acknowledge it raises new concerns about network security, access and controls.

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Digital culture is crucial

Digital roll-out success comes down to creating the right culture at work with 29 per cent of UK businesses still not bringing in digital technologies.

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Embrace shadow IT or lose competitive edge

New research highlights the extent to which shadow IT is endemic.

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Countries need a strong trade agreement to halt digital protectionism and boost productivity

Advances in technology are enabling significantly more services to be traded across borders, but this disruptive competition has led many countries to use protectionist policies to help “local champions” in the technology sector and protect small, incumbent service providers at the expense of global economic growth, according to a new analysis by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). ITIF, a leading technology policy think tank, urges policymakers to establish a strong Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) to update the rules governing services trade for the digital age and thereby boost global productivity and innovation.

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Logicalis accelerates digital transformation

Logicalis UK has launched four new Logicalis Optimal Services, creating a wider choice of consumption and operational models for its customers in core areas of both infrastructure and business collaboration. The services provide consumption of Data Centre, Networking/Security, Business Video and Collaboration services, and are available immediately.

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Videos

Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

Expert Opinions

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