The CIO’s missing priority

Want to survive as CIO? You need the right priorities. And for most CIOs, at this precise moment, your average CIO’s top 5 priorities are: Security. Security. Security. Security. Not to mention security. Notice what’s missing? If your answer is “everything is missing,” go to the head of the class. Security is, for today’s CIO,…

Edge Computing is Thriving in the Cloud Era

Recently, an increasing amount of hope is attached to edge computing. The industry is buzzing with bold ideas such as “the edge will eat the cloud” and real-time automation will spread across healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Experts agree that edge computing will play a key role in the digital transformation of almost every business. But…

Arabic chatbots make inroads in the Middle East

Customers in the Middle East are becoming increasingly familiar with being greeted by friendly chatbots — virtual helpers that are available day or night for all kinds of burning questions. From Dubai’s sprawling malls to Cairo’s bustling hospitals, Arabic-speaking chatbots are streamlining the customer experience while offering lucrative growth opportunities to businesses that adopt them.…

Using the Cloud as a Tool to Achieve Business Goals

Successful organizations do not merely move traditional data to cloud platforms to have better data access – they shift to the cloud by thinking differently, using the cloud as a tool to achieve business goals by implementing a strong cloud infrastructure. Cloud has become a key enabler for organizations to develop, grow and compete in…

Innovate What’s Next: How Living Labs Brings Ideas to Life

Our world today is experiencing an extremely social, connected, competitive and technology-driven business environment. If anything, the past few years have shown us the levels of uncertainty we are facing. Predicting the next big threat or the next big opportunity is becoming increasingly difficult, especially when challenged by a plethora of technology options, fierce competition,…

Creating Data Value With a Decentralized Data Strategy

For decades organizations chased the Holy Grail of a centralized data warehouse/lake strategy to support business intelligence and advanced analytics. Now, with processing power built out at the edge and with mounting demand for real-time insights, organizations are using decentralized data strategies to drive value and realize business outcomes. The proliferation of data at the…

3 Patterns for Business Success with Data

By George Trujillo, Principal Data Strategist, DataStax I’ve been a data practitioner responsible for the delivery of data management strategies in financial services, online retail, and just about everything in between. In all of these roles, I’ve come across patterns that enable organizations to build faster business insights and innovation with data. These patterns encompass…