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Data As A Key Enabler For Digital Transformation

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Digital transformation is a hard and long endeavor, especially for companies with legacy technology stacks, processes or cultures. However, it is no longer a discretionary initiative. Digitization is a secular trend, and the expectations from customers and associates to engage digitally are becoming table stakes. Read More

Five Barriers To Digital Transformation And How To Overcome Them

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In the early days of Covid-19, companies were preoccupied with enabling remote work, maintaining the digital infrastructure to support taxed supply chains and keeping business systems humming along. Yet, as they begin to stabilize new ways of working, they’re shifting their focus back to more strategic, long-term digital transformation initiatives that leverage changing markets and new opportunities. While the pandemic caused companies to tighten their belts in 2020, in 2021, that trend is reversing, with the understanding that technology is the way forward. In fact, according to Gartner, worldwide IT spending in 2021 is expected to grow by 4% in 2021, totaling $3.8 trillion. Read More

Digitizing Isn’t the Same as Digital Transformation

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If your organization is busier than ever “digitizing,” you’re not alone. Digital efforts have been proliferating for years as companies strive to catch up with technological innovation. Covid-19 massively accelerated the pace, as many of our most basic activities, from grocery shopping to “going to work” moved online.

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Digital Transformation Has Fundamentally Changed The Role Of Software

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As data flows between enterprise applications, cloud-connected or SaaS software, and IoT devices, business risk is also growing exponentially. The Verizon 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) revealed that 43% of breaches were caused by web applications, more than double the amount in 2019. As digital transformation accelerates, so does the attack surface. Recent research by my company found three out of every four software applications contain at least one security defect. The speed of software development and delivery increases through automation, meaning security must also become faster and more automated. Read More

Microsoft To Build New $200M Data Center As Azure Sales Soar

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Microsoft is continuing to pour billions into building and equipping new data centers across the U.S as demand for Microsoft Azure solutions and its cloud services soars.

Microsoft has unveiled plans to spend $200 million in building two data centers just outside Chicago at a former AT&T campus. Each data center at the 53-acre site will be around 200,000 square feet and expected to become operational in 2022. Read More