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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

Adobe: Digital Transformation: At the Intersection of Strategy and Technology

Tight collaboration between the CIO and line-of-business partners can identify business processes that can be enhanced by technology and deliver differentiated customer and employee experiences that accelerate business outcomes.

Attribution: HMG Strategy Adobe

CenturyLink: Revisiting the Cybersecurity Protection Myth

In this environment, it’s all about offense - how fast you can detect and respond to these threats. Yes, you still need to close the digital doors but you also have to add alarms and monitoring services in case they do get in - and they likely will. This paper revisits the protection myth and looks at practical countermeasures that deliver an economical but effective level of threat detection and response.

Attribution: CenturyLink

CenturyLink: Managed Security Services: Overcoming the Security Skills Gap

The challenge of keeping pace with the evolving threat landscape has been compounded by employee mobility and hybrid clouds, requiring organizations to adapt by investing in a contemporary set of tools, tactics, technologies, and skills to protect data assets from compromise and ensure business continuity.

Attribution: CenturyLink