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Businesses and employees at odds over workplace innovation

More companies with hybrid working policies use formal metrics to measure impact over their office-only counterparts.

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Five predictions that will shape cybersecurity and the hybrid working landscape in 2023

Organisations are feeling pressure as the potential for business disruption increases. With ‘freak’ weather causing data centres to overheat over the summer, and concerns over winter power outages in the face of the energy crisis, business resilience is in the spotlight - it’s become clear that we must expect the unexpected. By Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer at Nasuni.

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Synergy between culture and technology fuels purposeful business transformation

85% of decision-makers feel that technology implementation empowers employees to deliver value for their organisation, but people and culture are critical drivers.

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Data centre investment and Covid-19 - catalysts for accelerated cloud adoption in Africa

Console Connect has launched the second edition of its Africa Interconnection Report, researched by analyst firm Balancing Act, to understand the drivers and barriers to cloud adoption in the region.

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Over half of organisations are using Kubernetes in their daily operations

Civo has published its Kubernetes State of Play report for 2022, finding that the majority of organizations are now using the technology.

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Unaddressed developer burnout risks derailing digital transformation

Front-end developer salaries rise by as much as 40% in London, but skills shortages continue to bite as organizations struggle to attract digital talent.

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Digital transformation delays cost legal firms over £1 million per project

Research conducted for low-code application development platform provider, Toca, shows that while the appetite for digital innovation in the legal sector is increasing, several roadblocks are standing in the way of progress. The survey of IT leaders from UK legal firms found that almost all respondents (92%) say they are expected to deliver digital projects twice as fast as they were five years ago – with two thirds (65%) saying they are expected to deliver twice as fast compared to two years ago.

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How to prepare for one the busiest Black Fridays on record

As we approach the festive period, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with frantically trying to get the best shopping deals before the holidays. This has only accelerated this year with the cost of living crisis.

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Gen Z lead demand for digital workplace transformation

Over half of the young workforce crave better digitalisation in the workplace when it comes to HR processes.

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Qualtrics reveals top workplace trends for 2023

Employees are looking for stability and security in their jobs, but deteriorating work-life balance and inefficient processes are pushing them to the brink/

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Women in tech moving in a positive direction, helped by hybrid working

Hybrid working is now commonplace in tech, with 2 to 3 days a week in the office the average requirement.

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63% of business leaders believe commercialised quantum computing to hit the market in five years

Report shows that 91% of business leaders surveyed are already investing or planning to invest in quantum computing. 61% of business leaders are planning to invest $1 million or more into quantum over the next three years.

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Identifying the key growth drivers

80% believe tomorrow’s workforce must have more business-savvy IT professionals and more IT-savvy business professionals to survive.

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DEI funding increases but lack of data disrupts implementation

Workday has published the results of research which highlights that the majority of global organisations are investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), yet many either do not have data, or are not effectively using available data, to drive their strategies and business impact.

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Survey highlights the importance of digital trust

Two-thirds of businesses and almost half of consumers have switched vendors due to a loss of digital trust.

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Videos

Interview with Chelsea Slater, CEO at InnovateHer. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Samantha Humphries, Head of Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Stefan Spendrup, SOTI’s Vice President of Sales Northern and Western Europe, discusses the company’s recent report which suggests that many organisations need to change their approach to device management, to avoid disposing of perfectly good IT hardware unnecessarily – a business efficiency and environmental win.
Shyam Iyer, Chair, SNIA SDXI (Smart Data Accelerator Interface) Technical Work Group, Member, SNIA Technical Council, discusses the work of the Smart Data Accelerator Interface (SDXI) Working Group as it develops an open data mover interface specification - explaining the desired characteristics of the standard, as well as the roadmap which should see version 1.0 released before the end of 2022.

Expert Opinions

By Ash Finnegan, digital transformation officer at Conga
By David Trossell, CEO and CTO of WAN Acceleration company Bridgeworks Ltd.
By Geoff Dornan, Group Chief Technical Officer at CMC Networks.
The retail sector is just emerging from the backdrop of intense pandemic-induced digitisation, only to find itself in an environment with many more external pressures – from the tech talent shortage to outstanding technical debt and supply chain pressures. Here, Neil Holden, Chief Information Officer, Halfords, reflects on the lessons Halfords has learned even before the pandemic, and offers some best practice advice to CIOs and CTOs as they plan and execute digitisation strategies in the current retail industry landscape.