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The Innovation Pivot in the Age of a Pandemic

One welcome side effect of the global disruption resulting from the pandemic is that it’s acting as a catalyst for innovation. Previous barriers to adopting cutting edge technologies have been removed, as everyone embraces the new normal. This article by John Bates, CEO of Eggplant, a software testing and monitoring company, discusses how businesses are pivoting to survive in our new, digitally dependent world. One side...

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Private Networks for Enterprise Connectivity: What to Know & And How to Get Started

Dan Klaeren, Senior Director, Product Management at telecom technology services provider Syniverse argues that with security a top concern for many large enterprises, more and more businesses are looking at private networks as a potential solution to drive efficiencies in connectivity while keeping sensitive data private. Widespread IoT devices and applications are becoming more important than ever to the operation of equipment...

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4 Use-Cases for HR on the Cloud to Keep People Connected—and Businesses Resilient

Jeff Williams, EVP of Global Professional Services at BPO company Alight Solutions, tells us why a high-functioning HR and finance platform with the right tools to support the workforce are central to achieve enterprise-wide value and long-term success. As many employees resolve to work from home—potentially for the foreseeable future—while prioritizing the health and safety of their families, organizations must employ...

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4 Challenges to IT Operational Resilience During Change, and How to Overcome Them

Operating remotely at scale without compromising essential services has been a difficult challenge for companies to meet – but vital in order to avoid being left behind. Ky Nichol, CEO at work orchestration and observability platform Cutover, explores the 4 major challenges IT teams are facing with moving operations online, and what is needed in order to succeed The pandemic-driven pivot to remote work has been global, and...

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4 Questions to Consider Before Adopting a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Multi-cloud can facilitate innovation and agility—if implemented well. Duan Van Der Westhuizen, VP of Marketing at Faction, a cloud data services provider, examines four questions to help define an effective strategy that makes the most out of multi-cloud’s features and benefits while minimizing unintended consequences. To accelerate innovation, more companies are using services from multiple public cloud providers like...

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How to Drive AIOps Adoption and Value with a Customer-First Approach

In order for AIOps to reach its full potential, vendors must take a customer-first perspective. This article by Ciaran Byrne VP of Product Management at OpsRamp a service-centric AIOps platform firm focuses on ways vendors can minimize barriers to AIOps adoption and speed time to value. Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) has several use cases that IT operations managers can’t deny: reduce alert noise with...

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3 Keys to Continuous Improvement in Hybrid Cloud Environments

Grant Ho, Chief Marketing Officer at hybrid cloud management provider CloudBolt, shows how increased accuracy in rate estimation, up-to-date views of inventory, and predictive provisioning based on usage patterns not only allows IT to anticipate the needs of DevOps, but also to perpetually transform itself and its role in the enterprise. Staying competitive today requires continuous improvement and optimization of IT systems...

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4 Reasons Enterprise CIOs are Adopting Open Source

Open source technologies are an increasingly viable choice for enterprise CIOs, as the space continues to advance in safety, flexibility, sophistication and availability. Ben Slater, Chief Product Officer at open-source as-a-service company Instaclustr, shares 4 reasons why open source is poised for even more enterprise adoption in the near future. The sheer volume of enterprise applications built on top of open source...

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How is Artificial Intelligence Impacting Healthcare?

AI technology is transforming healthcare in a big way, especially in the context of health related mobile apps and other medical tools to improve care. Rae Steinbach, Head of Product and Content at Blue Label Labs, an app development company, explores the reasons driving the growth and adoption of AI in healthcare, and its potential for transformative impact. While its effects might not be obvious in your everyday life,...