Are robots taking human jobs? What does 2022 have in store for the fintech industry? Why are businesses struggling to unlock data? Last month saw these questions answered and more as our clients discussed key topics from 2021, and their hopes and predictions for the year ahead. Read all about it in December’s Coverage Highlights.
Labour shortages and constant problems with supply chains across the globe have seen the interest in automated fulfilment solutions soar. GreyOrange’s work with Active Ants, an eCommerce logistics company based in The Netherlands, featured in Warehouse Totaal, showing the GreyOrange’s solutions in action.
Nik Willetts, TM Forum’s CEO, featured in Mobile Magazine to assess the current situation surrounding digital transformation in telecoms. Nik explored the key themes that arose from the Forum’s event, Digital Transformation World Series, including diversity and inclusion, and strengthening partnerships between telcos, suppliers, and systems integrators.
Logicalis’ Global CIO Survey featured in Think Digital Partners in December. The survey found that 75% of CIOs struggle to unlock data insights within their organisation. The survey also concluded that although a vast majority of businesses are accelerating their digital transformation efforts, three-quarters of CIOs say that they struggle to understand the data they assemble.
Claremont’s Mark Vivan featured in Computer Weekly to talk about the termination of Oracle’s premier support for Release 12.1 of Oracle E-Business Suite on December 31st. Mark advised what businesses can do to get ready to adopt Release 12.2 which will be supported for at least the next decade through to the end of 2032.
One of the main conclusions of Logicalis’ 2021 Global CIO Survey is that data analytics is becoming a lot more important to CIOs overall strategies. Petabytes of data are being generated globally and a lot of it risks becoming ‘dark data': data that is collated, processed, and stored never to be revisited. Mark Benson, CTO at Logicalis UK featured in Computer Weekly stating, “identifying and using the right data to carry out a successful digital transformation is crucial to business speed and agility.”
Walter Heck, CTO of HeleCloud, took to Digitalisation World to share his thoughts on what he believes the future of cybersecurity holds. He argued that although cloud technology has decreased the likelihood of cyber-breaches by over 60%, edge computing has immense potential to be more effective in fighting harmful cyber-activity. Therefore, some ask the question: will edge computing replace cloud technology?
Microsoft released their final Patch Tuesday update for 2021 under the long shadow cast by the ongoing fallout over the Log4j vulnerability. The December update included 67 unique common vulnerabilities and exposures with 7 being rated as critical and 6 being actively exploited. Ivanti’s Chris Goettl weighed in on the update in Computer Weekly.
Despite the widespread belief that digital transformation was spurred on because of the pandemic, research from Dae.mn has shown that outside of the IT Department, few recognise the extent of change that has taken place. Featured in Nuzoo, Dae.mn’s survey showed that of the 35% of people who said they had fully implemented their digital transformation strategy, only 20% were decision-makers outside the IT Department.
In an article for Global Banking and Finance Review, Clear Junction CEO Dima Kats delivered his prediction for the payments industry for 2022. He believes that businesses will experience less uncertainty as the pandemic enters its third year. Additionally, because of COVID-19, digital payments have become a cornerstone for the global economy and because of this, financial institutions will turn to fintech and other innovative technologies to stay relevant and focus on the best way to improve the customer experience.
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