Analysis

Channel set to capitalise as cognitive and AI spending grows

Spending on cognitive and AI systems is forecast to grow at a “rapid pace” during the next four years, as customers initiate full-scale deployments.

Pentagon CIOs struggle with legacy tech, security. Sounds familiar?

Defense Department tech chiefs working to modernize sprawling IT infrastructure encounter similar hurdles — if on a larger scale — as CIOs in other agencies and the private sector.

SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.

Why is a digital strategy so important?

Developing a digital strategy is hard work, harder than it has ever been. This is because we are in a constant state of change – which, unfortunately, is somewhat of a planning paradox.

British Airways' summer of failure

The news that British Airways suffered an enormous data breach affecting almost 400,000 customers including personal and financial details is just the latest in a series of IT chaos that has plagued the airline this summer. Just what is going on at BA?

Burning down the house: CEO attitudes to cyber security all wrong

Security In Depth has just published the results of research which found 83 per cent of Australian companies have no policies or plan in place for a data breach and 41 per cent said they “did not understand” what an ICT security framework was.

Retailer AO.com builds a single view of the customer with MongoDB

UK appliances retailer AO.com has built a single, aggregated view of its customer base to help with customer service, fraud detection and GDPR compliance, using Apache Kafka and MongoDB's fully managed Atlas database technology.

Blockchain-based shipping platform finds 94 early adopters; logs one million events a day

After testing it earlier this year, the two companies announced scores of early adopters have agreed to pilot the distributed ledger technology, enabling them to track shipments in near-real time.

What is digital trust? How CSOs can help drive business

Chief security officers should play a key role in building trust with customers, and that translates to better customer acquisition, greater customer loyalty, and more revenue.

Australian Govt releases proposed reform to encryption laws

The Federal Government has published the changes it proposes in order to access encrypted communications.

Cisco, Arista settle lawsuit, refocus battle on network, data center, switching arenas

After nearly four years of slashing at each other with legal swords in court Cisco and Arista have agreed to disagree, mostly. To settle the mêlée, Arista has agreed to pay Cisco $400 million which will result in the dismissal of all pending district court and International Trade Commission litigation between the companies.

Why Facebook looking to access bank data shouldn't surprise anyone

Early this week the Wall Street Journal claimed Facebook was sounding out major US financial institutions over the possibility of accessing customers' banking information as a means of offering them 'new services', such as fraud alerts and instant balance checks directly within Facebook Messenger.