White Papers

The General Data Protection Regulation - Should It Matter To Me and How Can Technology Help?

GDPR is a European Union regulation which affects global companies that collect data on EU citizens. With enforcement beginning May 25, 2018 and potential fines projected to reach millions of dollars for affected companies, ASG Technologies and the Financial Information Management Association (FIMA) offer a four-stage approach for complying with GDPR.

Attribution: ASG

Workday: The CIO of the Future: Combining Technology and Business Expertise

Digital transformation offers an extraordinary opportunity for CIOs to step forward and take a leadership role in helping their organizations leverage technology to disrupt the competition, break into new markets, and stay relevant for the long term. Thanks to their unique view across the enterprise, CIOs are also keenly positioned to see the interdependencies that exist between organizational functions (e.g. finance, HR) and business units. This distinct perspective allows CIOs to identify opportunities for streamlining systems and processes, for bridging organizational silos, and to apply transformative business improvements.

Attribution: Workday, Inc.

Moor Insights & Strategy: Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation

In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realize hybrid IT, which includes both off-premises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted on-premises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.

Attribution: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IDC Technology Spotlight: Digital Transformation Trends in IT Services

In today's business environment, CIOs and business leaders are challenged to move their enterprises to the next level through digital business transformation, thereby providing the agility required to succeed in dynamic global markets. New technologies such as cloud, mobile, and business analytics, coupled with the right kind of organizational innovation, can create new business models and drive business opportunities. To succeed, enterprises need to assess their current stage of maturity in digital transformation to identify areas and capabilities that require strengthening. In addition, they should evaluate internal capabilities and maximize existing and potential third-party relationships. This Technology Spotlight examines these important trends and discusses the role that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) can play in helping companies achieve these goals.

Attribution: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Artificial Intelligence: Competitor or Partner?

Once the province of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is fast becoming a reality. Companies are turning to AI technologies for a multitude of functions, from adaptable smartphone assistants to self-parking automobiles to life-saving medical equipment. As is true of most technological advances, AI’s business appeal boils down to three major goals: streamlining operations, improving productivity, and enhancing the bottom line. But applying AI to these goals in any substantive way is easier said than done, because organizational talent capable of leverage AI technologies lags behind the technologies themselves.

Attribution: Bob Concannon - Korn Ferry