Opinion

Even CIOs need a hard hat: Agile construction is a secret weapon for smarter IT

Agile construction methodologies are dramatically changing how IT infrastructure is being built. Those construction practices will, in turn, give CIOs more flexibility in how they do IT planning and save money on a fast-growing aspect of their budgets at the same time.

Don’t believe the hype: We’re a long way from 5G

There’s a host of reasons why we won’t see 5G roll out in production anytime soon.

10 do’s and don’ts for crafting more effective SLAs

SLA adherence is no guarantee of outsourcing success. Here’s how to avoid seeing red when all the lights on the service delivery dashboard are green.

Disaster Recovery: Light at the end of the digital tunnel

Hyper- Availability of data 24*7*365 becomes critical for survival in the digital disruption era. A robust plan for business continuity is critical too, as businesses rely heavily on data and applications to drive their business and increase customer engagement.

From labour to technology, how Artificial Intelligence will bring about a transformation in mass skills and jobs

A recent Gartner report stated that by 2020, 1.8 million jobs will be eliminated owing to the permeation of AI. AI-naysayers sharpened their knives and joined chorus against the technology. In the commotion, nobody noted the second bit of information: that 2.3 million new jobs will be created, which need AI-related skills.”

 

How to Convince the Board to Invest in Data and Analytics

Data and analytics leaders must show how their programs both contribute to and are necessary for an organization’s strategy.

GDPR is here; but businesses struggle spend, and look unprepared

Awareness, compliance, and technology complexity are the major challenges that businesses face as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018.

There’s not an app for that: the road to transformation starts with a look in the mirror

There’s a happy medium between full transformation and none at all, and it comes down to knowing what you have and what you need

Digital Transformation is not a revolution: It’s a way for enterprises to evolve

With fresh inspiration emerging from the new radical wave of start-ups and their simple business models, large enterprises are continuously looking at acquiring start-ups and implementing such models, across the globe in their business and technology environment.

How space data impacts employee experience, like a fitness band for work

Big data empowers organizations to measure the effectiveness of the workplace, and improve it based on actionable data. The Internet of Things has reformed the way companies use people analytics to improve employee experience. HR is refocusing effort to build a holistic employee experience; a general perception is not as credible as data analysis.

10 factors to consider before you start an e-commerce business

Not every e-commerce business can be the next Flipkart or Amazon. It is important to find your niche, and make sure that the idea you have chosen is competitive. Avoid excessively crowded niche. No competition can mean no demand, or spell huge success. You need to delve deep to find out how it might work for you.

The future of work depends on AI-human partnerships

According to McKinsey, robots could potentially replace 800 million jobs by 2020. However, with the right training, the workforce can embrace this advancement rather than fear it. The responsibility falls on the government and companies to aid the workforce with skill training that can better prepare them for the coming advancements.