Gartner Increases 2017 Global IT Spending Forecast as US Dollar Declines
A decline in the US dollar will help rebound global information technology spending for 2017, according to research firm Gartner. Global IT revenue took a downturn in 2016, but this year Gartner analysts had expected to see the market rebound to a growth rate of around 2.7 percent. However, Gartner revised its forecast in April, slashing the growth rate to a modest 1.4 percent increase over the previous year as more enterprise customers moved to the cloud and a strong US dollar challenged foreign exports.
CIOs Need to Incorporate Event-Driven Architecture in Their Business
If organizations are to realize the benefits of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain, event-driven architecture (EDA) is the way forward, according to the latest missive from Gartner. EDA is defined by TechTarget’s microservices arm as ‘a framework that orchestrates behavior around the production, detection and consumption of events as well as the responses they evoke.’ The EDA consists of event creators and event consumers; the latter using a middleware event manager.
Apple App Store: 9 Years Later, How Has It Changed the Enterprise?
The Apple App Store recently celebrated its ninth birthday, following its initial 500 apps release on July 10, 2008, a year after the first iPhone. The store hasn’t changed much since its launch, but Apple is planning a complete overhaul of its now 2.2 million games and an apps digital storefront with the iOS 11 release later this year. While the look of the digital store has changed little, the apps that they display have completely changed the way we live and work in a mobile world.
Adding Artificial Intelligence To Energy Production
These are turbulent times for the energy industry, and oil and gas companies need every technology innovation they can get. Artificial intelligence (AI) might soon become one of the biggest competitive differentiators for these businesses. Within the oil and gas industry, AI and machine learning are already being used for processing high volume data and to achieve operational efficiency, said Arunkumar Ranganathan, associate vice president and head of the domain and process consulting groups for energy, utilities, and services at technology consulting firm Infosys.
How The iPhone Changed The Enterprise Mobile Space
When the iPhone was introduced to enterprise mobility, it was slow to fully penetrate the enterprise market. It was only through the consumerisation of IT (consumers bringing their personal devices to work and demanding corporate support) that the shift to iPhone and Android truly began. Since then, the iPhone’s impact has been substantial. In this article, we’ll discuss five ways the iPhone has already changed the world and five ways we expect the mobility world to change in the next 10 years. Here are five ways the iPhone has already changed the world.
The Key To Successful Digital Transformation
Nearly 70 percent of midmarket CIOs report their organizations are still in the infancy stages of the digital transformation process. So, how do these less rigid, yet prudent midmarket companies build the business cases and reduce failure rates? At a high level, digital transformation is the need to connect business functions to streamline operations and drive efficiency. But changing hardware and software without a full understanding of the business process is transforming very little; it’s only serving to perpetuate IT as the scapegoat for project failures.
Low Code Solutions Eliminate Common Obstacles To Enterprise Mobile App Adoption
The need for enterprise mobile apps that improve employee productivity, data integrity and functionality is no longer considered a “nice to have” but a “must have” across all industries. However, limited time, budget and a lack of skilled developers and resources continue to hinder organizations from deploying useful business apps. These challenges were recently reaffirmed by a Gartner survey analysis entitled, “The Mobile App Development Trends That Will Impact Your Enterprise in 2017.”
How New IT Operating Models Stave Off Digital Disruption
Companies are facing a digital imperative to revamp business operations to better serve customers. To accommodate these shifts, CIOs are making sweeping organizational changes, adding new key roles, setting up innovation labs and tapping modern technologies to meet strategic mandates issued by their CEOs and boards. Social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) forms the primary digital fuel for most IT organizations. But CIOs who are eager to stay atop trends are also testing artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things and blockchain. Collectively, such technologies have the potential to help companies transform their business processes.
The Cost Of Not Planning For Mobile Transformation At Scale
Many businesses have miscalculated the full cost of ownership of their mobile strategies. It’s fair to say that by now, just about every organization has implemented a mobile transformation with apps on multiple platforms in some capacity for its employees. Corporate app stores are filled with hundreds of apps for enterprise users. Consumers have access to 2.2 million apps in the Apple App Store, 2.8 million apps in Google Play and almost 700,000 apps in the Windows Store.
In The Rush To Digital, IT Is Burdened With New Performance Issues
In the headlong rush to digital now happening across enterprises, things may be getting messy as those charged with building and operating all these newfangled systems are pushed to the limit. Performance issues keep cropping up — at least one issue a week — occupying at least one-fourth of business and IT professionals’ workdays. That’s the word from a survey of 1,239 IT and business professionals published by Dynatrace. The study found that 75 percent of respondents had “low levels” of confidence in their ability to resolve digital performance problems.
What’s In Store For Enterprise Apps
As consumer-focused public app stores become more secure and easier to use, they could become viable enterprise tools. This month’s Deep Dive article explores the pros and cons of enterprise app stores. These portals let IT control which apps to make available to users, and they’re included in many mobility management products today.
New Risks As Enterprise Mobile Devices Become More Pervasive
More than two thirds of CEOs in the transportation and logistics sector are ‘failing to grasp’ the importance of rugged devices in the field to their operations, according to a new report from SOTI. The study, conducted by Arlington Research on behalf of the enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider, sought responses from 1,300 individuals in companies with more than 50 employees, who all use a smart device for work purposes.
Recent Trends In Enterprise App Development You Need To Know
Businesses are moving at a greater pace than they ever were. The consumer habits are changing in accordance with the constant evolution in technology, which has moved from mainframes to our pockets and wrists. To keep up with the changing consumer habits and to be at the bleeding edge, enterprises are trying hard to catch up. They are increasingly moving to a mobile first strategy and are investing more money than ever on enterprise app development.
Five Reasons Every CIO Must Use Contractors To Survive Digital Transformation
Rapid technological advances are a sign of our time. They have enthralled users and given us access to an expanding and exciting digital bounty, but they’ve also left many IT departments scrambling to deliver IT and business transformation projects as quickly as possible in order to stay relevant.
What Does 5G Mean For Enterprises?
Designed to be the network for applications, 5G holds much promise for enterprises that need flexible and dynamic communications services. 5G is not a simple upgrade to existing mobile (2G/3G/4G/LTE) standards, but rather it enables entirely new types of communications services. The promises of 5G include high throughput (with a theoretical maximum of 10 gigabits per second) and very low latency, creating the potential to run existing and new core enterprise applications on what was previously considered a network for mobile apps only.
Fifteen Famous ERP Disasters, Dustups And Disappointments
You can find out how crucial an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software rollout can be for a company from a single word: billions—as in, lawsuits over failed ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) implementations are now being denominated in the billions of dollars. Greg Crouse, managing director at Navigant Consulting, has learned all about this from inside the belly of the litigious beast, serving as an expert court witness or consultant after spending 25 years managing large-scale projects.
Digital Transformation Trailblazers Embrace AI, IoT And Analytics
When it comes to digital transformation, businesses that are ahead of the curve are bullish about a particular set of technologies, according to a report from SAP and Oxford Economics based on a survey of more than 3,000 senior executives.
The First Step In Digital Transformation? Establishing Maturity
The emergence of the internet as both a global economic and social force has colored the last 20 or so years. Companies are now actively working towards embracing this medium, with varying degrees of success, as a key driver of growing and sustaining their prosperity. This digital transformation imperative is an absolutely necessary step for companies to protect their interests as at no other time have they been so at risk of disruption.