Opposites attract – fintechs and incumbents

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The banking industry is experiencing tremendous change as customers opt for superior digital service delivery and better value from traditional products and services. This shift has resulted in a notable decrease in “bricks and mortar” service delivery. In 2017, European Union banks closed 9,100 branches and cut around 50,000 staff, according to data published by Read More

Yes, the cloud computing category can grow (almost) forever

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Nothing goes up forever, but in the case of cloud computing, there appears no end of growth in sight as companies increasingly put their trust and their data in the cloud. These cloud services could be public clouds shared by many customers on a single set of infrastructure managed and run by a cloud provider, Read More

Driving effective organizational diversity

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The members of the #CIOChat are diverse and worldly. We have, fortunately, several women CIOs as our most active participants. They asked recently that we talk about organizational diversity and best practices for diversity. This post represents a summary of that discussion. The value of diversity CIOs said that diverse teams create better outcomes and Read More

IT effectiveness – the engine of digital transformation – is ailing. Why?

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In the May 1963 issue of Harvard Business Review, the renowned management consultant Peter F. Drucker coined the term business effectiveness as an attempt to achieve the best possible economic results from the available resources. In a similar vein, I refer to IT effectiveness as the strive to achieve the best business outcomes from the Read More

Comply today and realize value tomorrow: GDPR readiness day one and beyond

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With less than two months remaining until the May 25th deadline, organizations should be well on their way towards General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Privacy’s “new normal” will require you to demonstrate, on an ongoing basis, how you collect, use, retain, disclose and destroy personal information in line with the new GDPR requirements. This Read More

Microsoft: Digital Transformation to Add $154 Billion to India’s GDP by 2021

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Digital transformation will add close to $154 billion to India’s GDP by 2021 and increase the growth rate by one percent annually, software giant Microsoft said on Wednesday. According to a joint report by Microsoft and IDC Asia/Pacific, in 2017, about four percent of India’s GDP was derived from digital products and services created directly Read More

Google Poised to Emerge Unscathed From European Antitrust Crackdown

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The European Union’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American tech companies, threatening as recently as last month to break up Alphabet’s Google. But a decision in the most important of three antitrust cases against Google – this one aimed at loosening its stranglehold Read More

Vodafone, SAP to Boost Industrial IoT Adoption in India

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To accelerate the adoption of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in India, Vodafone and enterprise solutions provider SAP on Thursday announced a strategic partnership to develop comprehensive communications solutions for the enterprises in India. The businesses will now leverage both SAP “Leonardo” and Vodafone’s “IoT-Managed Connectivity Platform”. “The offerings provided by Vodafone Business Services are Read More

Hyperloop Starts Construction of Its First Test Track in France

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US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) on Thursday announced that it will start building the first of two test tracks at its facility in Toulouse, France. Hyperloop, an idea from Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, envisions a transportation system which proposes to propel a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at nearly 1,100 km Read More

Samsung Gear IconX Update Designed to Make Managing Workout Tracks Easier

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Samsung gifts anyone who purchased the Gear IconX with a new update for better sound, transparent listening and hassle-free playlist management. Gear IconX, the truly wireless earbuds from Samsung, hit the market late October 2017 and were marketed to those ‘who are constantly on the move — and need a device that can keep up.’ Read More