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Legacy IT systems and infrastructure revealed as UK’s top digital transformation challenge

Expleo, a global engineering, technology and consulting service provider, has published the results of new research that points to an increased urgency in digital transformation programmes. Upgrading legacy IT systems and infrastructure was identified as the top challenge to success, cited by 58% of respondents.

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Speedcast unveils network-optimised remote video streaming solution

Speedcast has launched Speedcast SmartView, an innovative, network-optimized remote video and audio communications solution.

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A quarter of European businesses say they can’t reduce their environmental impact

Despite EU support for organisations to fuel post-pandemic growth and improve sustainability, most business leaders say there is no incentive to mitigate their environmental impact.

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94% of ‘Fit for the Future’ businesses are better prepared for risks

The number of businesses globally considered ‘Fit for the Future’ (FFTF) and better prepared to deal with future challenges – such as increased competition, changing employee expectations, and rising customer demand – has grown, according to a major new study from Vodafone Business.

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The rise of the ‘business technologist’ and ‘hyperautomation’

As we move into 2022, the trends we see emerging will increasingly be geared towards delivering improved user experiences and innovation at speed. Unlocking data and harnessing digital capabilities will be the cornerstone of future transformation initiatives, with composable businesses set to take centre stage in the year ahead. MuleSoft, provider of the world’s #1 integration and API platform, has outlined the trends that will shape these emerging operating models and IT priorities in 2022.

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Kyndryl and VMware expand partnership

Kyndryl and VMware are expanding the companies’ strategic partnership focused on app modernization and multicloud services. This collaboration will enable customers to enhance their digital innovation and business transformation with enterprise control.

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Business tech leaves employees frustrated

A fifth of employees within large businesses more frustrated with business applications than they were pre-pandemic.

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Businesses are not in sync with their IT departments

As digital transformation accelerates a disconnect between IT decision makers and non-IT decision makers is evident.

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Costs, cyberattacks and compliance - cause for concern

Node4 has released its Mid-Market IT Priorities Report 2021. The independent report reveals that the UK’s Mid-Market IT Leadership expects to see a shortfall in IT spend in 2022. While 52% of IT decision-makers believe their 2021 budget met the ambitions of their team, there seems to be less certainty and confidence about future finances — 61% think their budget will need to increase in 2022, but only 13% expect it to.

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Hybrid hang-ups?

User devices acting as gateways for malicious attacks (42%) and employees being less attentive to risks when at home (42%) named joint-first in biggest security risks as a result of greater hybrid working.

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Vietnam’s Digital Technology services primed to make a global impact

Capability gaps and the need for agility force enterprises to search for more IT and operations talent options.

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Technology experts discuss industry learnings from COP26

At the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), world leaders made key decisions and pledges to help solve the world’s climate crisis. Whilst plans, such as an agreement to boost uptake and affordability of clean technology and kickstart a green industrial revolution, are positive moves towards long term sustainability goals, there are a number of considerations, from the perspective of the technology industry, which need addressing. How though can businesses build on the COP26 momentum in to the future? We speak to leading technology experts to discuss their thoughts on this, as well as the actions organisations must implement as a result of the agreed upon plans.

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Renewable energy powers Zscaler

Zscaler Zero Trust exchange cloud-based architecture enables superior green security capabilities compared to legacy on-premises hardware and appliance-based models.

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AI, ML, Cloud and 5G to take centre stage in 2022

Chief information officers, chief technology officers and technology leaders globally surveyed on key technology trends, priorities, and predictions for 2022 and beyond.

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Nexthink reveals major alliances

Nexthink, a leader in digital employee experience (DEX) management, has announced multiple alliances with leading technology players Citrix, HP, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. who are looking to harness the power of Nexthink’s digital employee experience ecosystem. At a time when the world of work is changing, and leading companies are rising to meet the challenges presented by the hybrid working era, Nexthink’s commitment to providing a human-centric platform is uniquely positioned to solve these challenges.

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Videos

Ross Everard, Managing Director at Infinite Edge Technologies, plans to grow the company through the provision of digital solutions focusing on current customer challenges, such as IoT, the hybrid workplace, collaboration and digital business performance. Helping end users with speed to market, service effectiveness and new business model creation are just some of the benefits promised by this next generation IT approach.
Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
Richard May, Managing Director of VirtualDCS, offers some great insights as to the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as it seeks to help its customers address their business continuity/disaster recovery needs. In a market where many continue to hold on to the ‘comfort’ of legacy applications, Richard believes that the VirtualDCS CloudCover solutions portfolio, built around the company’s longstanding partnership with Veeam, offers a great opportunity for Channel companies to make a real difference when it comes to providing optimised BC/DR.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.

Expert Opinions

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