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
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Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has started delivery of its Windows Release Health service component within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.
When we were all dispatched to work from home in March 2020, many leaders didn’t perceive that their organizations would be relying on them to sustain their level of productivity virtually for a year. The global pandemic has exposed a series of leadership challenges as most of the workforce continues working from home. Read More
Formerly Office 365, Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive tool with multiple applications to aid your business. Office 365 for small businesses has been, and continues as Microsoft 365 to be, a complete service that makes it easy to collaborate on projects, store data, configure your IT infrastructure, and more. Read More
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
Digital transformation is more than just a buzzword. For many government agencies, it’s a long-overdue necessity that can be broken down into three main improvement areas: better data insights, better delivery models (especially through mobile technology) and a better customer experience. Read More
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
New potential projects likely cross your desk every day. Each project may promise a solid return on investment, but taking them on typically involves resolving other initiatives that haven’t been started, that have been started but will take time to complete, or that are stuck.
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.
Today’s pandemic is a wake-up call for organizations. They must recognize that the world has changed, understand the implications these changes have on their business, and identify opportunities to build resilience, fuel growth, and innovate to retain customers long-term. Read More