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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Allianz Germany Chooses Pega for digital transformation

Leading health insurer Allianz Health Insurance Germany has selected Pegasystems to help provide its customers with an even more comprehensive digital service. Allianz Health Insurance currently manages ˆ30 billion in assets and insures 2.5 million people across Germany. The project enables Allianz to meet the changing needs of fast and agile customers, while at the same time ensuring the required levels of stability and reliability.

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IBM and Cisco combine IoT with edge analytics

Bell Canada to deliver intelligent data analytics solutions across the country on Canada’s largest and fastest LTE network. Collaboration pushes new technology boundaries for Port of Cartagena and Silverhook Powerboats.

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What type of Chief Digital Officer does your company need?

 From the ‘Progressive Thinker’ to the ‘Universalist’: Strategy& defines five archetypes of a CDO.

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Bizagi set to ignite digital transformation with Digital Business Platform launch

Bizagi 11 to help enterprises accelerate the speed of transformation.

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Citrix and Microsoft align to help businesses embrace digital transformation

Combined solutions to accelerate move to Azure Cloud, Windows 10 and Office 365; advance security, cloud and mobility strategies.

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Capgemini launches ‘Digital Manufacturing Services’

New Group-wide offer will bring together extended customer experience and smart operations to realize the opportunities presented by digital transformation and embrace Industry 4.0.

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Brocade launches Open Network Automation Platform

Brocade has introduced Brocade Workflow Composer, a new server-based network automation platform that enables enterprises and cloud service providers to improve their IT operations and drive greater business agility.  Brocade Workflow Composer provides DevOps-style network automation for provisioning, validation, troubleshooting and remediation of multivendor networks—while integrating with workflows across multiple IT domains for end-to-end automation.

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Just a third of IT staff believe their organisational culture supports innovation

Claranet research indicates disconnect between CIOs and IT staff on attitudes to innovation.

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Fujitsu partners with Menlo Security

Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) has been selected by Fujitsu as a key component of its Global Managed Security Service.  The MSIP will be used to bolster the Risk Reduction capabilities of the Fujitsu managed service offering, protecting enterprises against attacks by eliminating malware from the Web, documents and email.

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451 Research finds Cloud is not a commodity

Cloud providers’ race to the top more important than race to the bottom.

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Tieto investing in secure cloud and data centre services

Digitalization gains speed and the amount of data transferred and stored is becoming increasingly immense. Tieto is investing to support growth and increased demand for secure data centre and cloud environments in the Nordics, including starting operations in a Norwegian data centre. The aim is to drive modernization of IT infrastructure and applications and to help customers capture new business opportunities in the data-driven world.

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Videos

Stefan Spendrup, SOTI’s Vice President of Sales Northern and Western Europe, discusses the company’s recent report which suggests that many organisations need to change their approach to device management, to avoid disposing of perfectly good IT hardware unnecessarily – a business efficiency and environmental win.
Interview with Samantha Humphries, Head of Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.

Expert Opinions

By Justin Reilly, CEO, Impero Software.
By David Watkins, solutions director for VIRTUS Data Centres.
By Jennifer Lee, Chief Operating Officer at Intradiem.