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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

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

Public Sector Technology And Digital Transformation Predictions 2021

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2020 was a year of amazing challenge and opportunity for public organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic led to global shutdowns that made many government services more important than ever, while challenging those organizations’ ability to deliver those services. Worldwide, the public sector was called upon to accelerate their digital transformation — not to steadily improve and modernize services, but to continue delivering them in a time of disruptive crisis.  Read More

Digital transformation in the remote work era: 11 do’s and don’ts

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Leading digital transformation during a pandemic has not been optional. Tap into some upsides, such as receptivity to new ideas, while avoiding traps, such as sticking to old schedules or trying to be a hero.

When it comes to digital transformation during this unexpected and extended remote era, it’s not necessarily more difficult than the pre-pandemic days. It’s a different kind of difficult. Read More