The Future of Cloud Services

Source- cio.com Savvy businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud to reduce costs and increase business efficiency by moving from infrastructure-based operations to application-based operations. Put simply, the cloud is an offsite storage system maintained by a third party. And as the cloud becomes more sophisticated, the operational advantages are becoming clearer. No longer do businesses need to install, operate and maintain large and expensive server rooms. With real estate costs now at a premium, a server room can take up

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What’s the best way to make the most of the cloud?

Source- zdnet.com What’s the best approach to moving to the cloud? According to Rob Howe, IT director at Guinness World Records (GWR), it’s to tread very carefully. Rather than rushing into cloud-led digital transformation, he believes CIOs should evaluate workloads, find partners and — only then — think about how on-demand IT can help deliver innovative services to customers. “Cherry pick the key elements — understand the changes you need to make to the infrastructure, and the behaviour of software, when you’re

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In Digitization, Learn How to Learn More

Source- insidebigdata.com Digital transformation is all about becoming a learning organization – yet a common mistake many organizations make is believing they’re working toward a specific end state. Digital transformation is the realignment of an organization to embrace technology – specifically software – as a competitive advantage. There are really two key drivers for this: ongoing shifts in consumer expectations and pervasive connectivity. Consumer expectations continue to drive towards a highly digital experience, which is also the case for business-to-business (B2B)

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Automation testing skills define the future, says Africonology CEO

Source- intelligentcio.com In 2016, the global test automation market was valued at around US$16 billion. And, in a study done by Zion Market Research, the company predicted that this market will reach US55 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of just over 23% from 2017. Driven by Digital Transformation and measurable benefits to business and process, the test automation market is seeing steady growth. However, according to Mandla Mbonambi, founding CEO of Africonology, there is a critical need to invest

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In a DevOps evolution, there are many paths to success, but even more that lead to failure

Source- networksasia.net Every organisation is different and for most, the DevOps journey isn’t linear. There are many starts and stops along the way, which can kill early momentum and lead to cynicism. Without a prescriptive path forward, organisations are struggling to scale their DevOps success beyond isolated teams, according to the 2018 State of DevOps Report released by Puppet. Globally, 80 percent of respondent organisations are Medium. Almost 11 percent are Low and just under 10 percent are High. Though DevOps

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Driving innovation and accelerating digital transformation with low-code

Source- networksasia.net According to IDC, technology and services that enable digital transformation across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to grow by 15.3 percent annually to more than $386 billion (U.S. dollars) in 2018. With the demand for applications and platforms currently at an all-time high, CIOs know their enterprises need to deliver technology and product innovation faster while responding rapidly to new market opportunities and threats. In a world that is changing at breakneck speed, it comes as no surprise

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Security is biggest hurdle to effective digital transformation

Source- itp.net Cyber security risks are the biggest challenge to digital transformation, according to a new survey from Fortinet. The 2018 Security Implications of Digital Transformation Survey found that 85% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Security Officers (CSOs) believe that security is the biggest hurdle to properly implementing DX. The independent report surveyed over 300 CISOs and CSOs at 2,500+ employee organisations around the world, and found that 67% have already embarked on digital transformation, while 95%

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Visibility is key for devops and the hybrid cloud

Source- networkworld.com Cloud has undoubtedly become a key component of successful business in recent years, especially when you consider the race to digitally transform. Across the globe, companies are moving their applications and services to the cloud and are consequently reaping the benefits of lower capex and opex as a result. However, with this process, cloud migration is only a beginning for any organization’s digital transformation (DX) journey. If harnessed correctly, cloud is a pillar of innovation for DX, and can

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What is digital transformation?

Source – techradar.com Digital transformation refers to the incorporation of digital technology across all areas of a business, changing how the business operates. This is a powerful concept, which businesses that want to be on the cutting edge embrace, and it’s increasingly essential as the Constellation Research 2017 Digital Transformation Study indicates that “64% of organizations recognize digital transformation as essential to driving profits.” While the need for digital transformation is clearly present, with so many different types of businesses, the process of

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How DevOps can use smart data to protect against security risk

Source – devopsonline.co.uk As businesses everywhere undergo a digital transformation, the hybrid cloud has become a key component of success. Organisations around the world are moving applications and services workloads to the cloud, and reaping the benefits of lowered CAPEX, OPEX, and quicker time to market with new services as a result. The role of DevOps in capitalising on these benefits has become increasingly important, with developers and IT operations now working together closer than ever in an effort to continuously

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