Opinion

Can HCI solve all my business infrastructure problems?

The hype about hyperconverged infrastructure is causing technology leaders to rethink their data architecture strategies. This blog explains when businesses should adopt HCI, and when they shouldn’t.

How voice technology will re-shape business

Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect.

Beware of fatal pitfalls as a new CIO

It’s your first day as the new CIO. You may know what probably needs to be done, but you don’t yet know what and who you don’t know.

The journey to cloud: five ways to avoid short sightedness

Digital transformation – in particular the move to cloud – has completely changed the way we work. However, if I’m honest, it hasn’t been very straight forward. I wasn’t surprised when I discovered, thanks to a Rackspace survey, that 94 per cent of c-suite executives have regrets following a cloud migration.

Fake products? Only AI can save us now

The arms race is on: Counterfeiters will use AI to create convincing fakes; smart enterprises will use AI to fight back.

Facilities management: AI-driven enterprise SaaS tech raise efficiencies

AI-driven enterprise SaaS technology would help achieve revolutionary increases in efficiencies by enabling centralised management of buildings in real-time.

Bots-first approach: A secret formula for bank CIOs

Examine how banks can achieve synergistic benefits of robotic test automation (RTA) in pre-production and robotic process automation (RPA) in production for competitive advantage.

Hyperscale DCs optimize infra costs; virtualize data, network and compute resources

The telecom sector is arguably the world’s largest consumer of network, storage and compute resources today. The power generation and distribution sector is also seeing a huge influx of consumer data. The infrastructure needed to manage this scale of data would add significantly to cost pressures. A look at how energy and utilities can gain from Hyperscale DCs.

Enterprises, emotion and the rise of the ‘empathy economy’

Artificial intelligence can now detect human emotion better than people can. It’s time to get emotional about AI.

10 questions to ask before choosing a cloud services provider

Businesses, in their haste to move to the cloud, often fall for untested cloud architecture, or even an unproven cloud service provider (CSP) – often failing to make sure the CSP’s capabilities fit their own business strategy needs.

The 3Cs for every CIO to get their IT department ready for digital transformation

The IT Department, which was hitherto a “supporting” function, is suddenly being looked at as the “most critical” function for implementing their digital business strategy needs.

Data: Challenges with the most precious asset created by digital transformation

Businesses need holistic data management practices that can link data across applications and business functions. Growing legislation has heightened the need for effective and secure data management policies.