Getting digital transformation right: Lessons learned – from decisions to data

“Digital transformation becomes very ineffective if you don’t have any focus,” explains Kamala Manju Kesavan. “What are you trying to do? Are you clearing your tech stack? Are you trying to solve a customer problem? Clear strategy and goals are very important.”

Of course, there might be the ideal use case where you can both refresh the stack and solve the customer’s issue. But a good digital transformation strategy is all about efficiency; from the decision-making...

AI fuels almost 30% increase in IT modernisation spend, but firms are unprepared for data demands

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Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders.

The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found investment in IT modernisation is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing, while meeting ever-increasing productivity demands. There is a clear demand for modernisation and tech investment: 59% are worried their organisations’...

NetApp partners with Google Cloud to maximise flexibility for cloud data storage

NetApp, a data infrastructure company, has expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to make it easier for organisations to leverage their data for generative AI (GenAI) and other hybrid cloud workloads.

NetApp and Google Cloud are announcing the Flex service level for Google Cloud NetApp Volumes which supports storage volumes of nearly any size. NetApp is also releasing a preview of its GenAI toolkit reference architecture for retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) operations...

How Sun Chemical made infrastructure cost savings of up to 50%+ during acquisitions

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

The problem:

“Our usage of Microsoft 365 rose dramatically following our...

Cohesity brings Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to Cohesity Data Cloud

Cohesity, a specialist in AI-powered data security and management, has collaborated with Intel to bring Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to the Cohesity Data Cloud.

Leveraged with Fort Knox, Cohesity’s industry-leading cyber vault service, this data-in-use encryption innovation will be the first of its kind in the data management industry.

Together, Cohesity and Intel are solving one of the most pressing cybersecurity challenges for CIOs. Traditionally,...

Salesforce unveils Einstein Copilot for Tableau

Salesforce has introduced the beta version of Einstein Copilot for Tableau, a new capability designed to help users in every role and function explore data with AI assistance. 

Businesses tend to distribute insights from data in reports and dashboards created by expert analysts. Dashboards created in Tableau are visual and interactive, allowing users to adjust scope by exploring predefined guided paths. But sometimes a user doesn’t find the answer to their question in a...

GoodData unveils major update to FlexQuery, the revolutionary analytics engine

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Cloud-based data and analytics platform, GoodData, has released FlexQuery, a foundational component of its business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform.

Forming a major cornerstone of its transformative vision for the future of augmented analytics and BI, FlexQuery builds upon GoodData's commitment to providing open, powerful tools for data developers.

FlexQuery, a composable data service layer, leverages popular open-source technologies like Apache Arrow and...

Generative AI ‘commonplace in cloud business models’ – as Azure leads the way

More than seven in 10 cloud environments are employing managed AI services according to a new analysis, with the common use of OpenAI, be it directly or through Azure SDKs, suggesting that generative AI tools are ‘quickly becoming commonplace in cloud business models.’

The study, from cloud security platform provider Wiz, analysed more than 150,000 public cloud accounts and noted that Microsoft ‘leads the pack’. 70% of Azure environments analysed include Azure AI Service...

UK cloud consultancy Rebura acquired by global tech distributor Westcon-Comstor

Cloud consultancy Rebura, which specialises in supporting AWS cloud migrations and modernisations across the UK, Nordics and central Europe, has been acquired by global technology distributor Westcon-Comstor.

Founded in 2017, London-based Rebura supports companies of all sizes as they build and optimise their apps and workloads on AWS, increasing productivity, scalability, cost efficiency and security.

A qualified and fully accredited AWS advanced service partner and...

Revenera launches monetisation analytics dashboard

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Revenera has unveiled the Revenera Analytics Dashboard, which will provide customers of Revenera’s software monetisation platform with better insights into entitlements, licenses and usage insights.

Revenera monetisation customers can now track and analyse customer renewal potential, usage patterns, license and product utilisation with new embedded analytics.

Nicole Segerer, SVP and GM at Revenera, said: “Understanding software consumption and customer adoption...