Analytics, acceleration and agility will disrupt software in the enterprise market in 2016

451 Research has released its 2016 Software preview report, Software 2016: Analytics, Acceleration and Agility, highlighting the key challenges facing this evolving sector.

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Claranet’s managed network measures up to River Island’s growing demand for digital

Operating globally as an ecommerce retailer and a high street fashion brand with over 350 stores internationally, River Island is a forward-looking company building on 60 years of heritage. Still privately owned by Bernard Lewis and his brothers in London, River Island wanted to ensure its historical brand leads trends in retail by introducing digital technologies into stores to improve overall customer experience.

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Few companies have evolved into truly digital organization

Only 7 per cent of organizations have successfully allied digital technology capabilities with the ability to quickly self-organize and forge partnerships to drive digital initiatives.

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Fujitsu predicts the future

Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, has shared her predictions for the tech sector in 2016.

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Europe outpaces global online viewing on mobile devices

Ooyala has released its Q3 2015 Global Video Index, showing mobile video consumption in Europe hit 53 percent of all online video plays in the region, surpassing the global trend of 45 percent in Q3 2015. The trend indicates particular regions are further along in the adoption of mobile phones and tablets as a primary screen for video consumption as mobile continues to grow across all markets.

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Tieto signs partnership agreement with Temenos

Accelerates digitalization in banking sector.

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Cox Automotive leads digital transformation with Red Hat-based solution

Parent company for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book estimates nearly ten years of time and $5 million in savings achieved with Red Hat CloudForms hybrid cloud management platform.

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UK businesses unprepared for changing EU landscape

A third of UK data is stored outside of the UK, and moving it back to the country may cost an average of ?1.6 million for each organisation.

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Equinix joins the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Outlines plan to demonstrate commitment to reducing company impact on global climate change.

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DPD delivers self-service future with Sunrise Software IT Service Management

“Cost to Serve” metrics and self-service implementation key for new ITSM deployment.

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Videos

Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by the data centre sector.

Expert Opinions

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