Digital Transformation

Let’s talk headsets. Yes, headsets. With all the activity surrounding many emerging technologies, ranging from machine learning to collaboration to advanced networking, why headsets? They’re becoming increasingly more important to the daily life of employees, how they serve customers, and how they interact with others, either from...

Many companies are moving towards a DevOps model for developing and deploying software and infrastructure. DevOps is also a bellwether technology for organizations: Companies that have the most mature cloud and data center strategies are three times as likely to use DevOps as are companies...

Everybody Automates Whether it's Perl or Python or PowerShell,  bash or Ruby or Salt, scripts and recipes are everywhere. And, they are layered: scripts run other scripts, sometimes many layers deep (and sometimes recursively!), or runbook automation tools from the likes of IBM or BMC run...

With all the talk of advanced collaboration apps, such as virtual whiteboards and team chat, shifting the UC conversation to migrating from TDM to IP may seem like you’re living in a time warp. The year is, in fact, 2017, and the reality is that 72%...

The highly collaborative digital workplace is so much more than an extension of a corporate intranet. As companies forge ahead with their digital transformation initiatives, renewed focus on the employee workplace is taking center stage. After all, the more IT improves employee efficiency, the more competitive...

We are witnessing a transformation in information technology that will have a profound impact on how business and technology teams work together. The MIS teams of the 1960s and ‘70s focused narrowly on back-office systems and then transformed into IT, which expanded to include all...

I covered VDI closely for many years, several of which were dubbed "The Year of VDI" even though that never quite seemed to gel. Our 2014-2015 Enterprise Technology Benchmark showed VDI adoption by nearly 70% of enterprises, and more importantly VDI use spreading inside those companies to steadily...

If you're active in the cybersecurity field, chances are you've seen, heard, talked about or experienced the paucity in trained cybersecurity professionals. Predictions vary, but Cisco estimates there will be a global skills shortfall of around 2 million by 2019; other estimates are even highter...

My morning cybersecurity alert scan uncovered this gem by CPA Joel Lanz on how to budget for cybersecurity. He makes a lot of excellent points. My favorite is being able to document that you've deployed, used, and benefitted from your previous investments in cybersecurity technology. Many...

I recently read an extremely provocative article on the topic of what information major providers--including Microsoft, McAfee, and others--are routinely capturing from their customers. Some of it may appear benign, and the article is focused on consumers, who bear the brunt of the information exposures. The companies...

Eight principles characterize companies using technology for true transformation. Digital transformation initiatives are in full swing at nearly 70% of companies. But the extent of those initiatives--and their level of success--varies greatly. Nemertes Research recently completed a detailed study to evaluate digital trends and best practices among...