Accelerating sustainability to build stronger businesses

Environmental sustainability has emerged as a significant concern and a business imperative for organizations today. A poll of public and private sector leaders in the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2022 found that environment-related threats, including climate action failure and extreme weather events, topped the lists of short and long-term global risks. According…

Transforming IT for digital success

CIOs and their IT teams have enjoyed a bump in power and prestige in recent years, as the C-suite has embraced continuous transformation, digital everything, and a host of emerging technologies — all enabled by IT. As a result, most IT functions have seen budget increases, support for more staff, and higher involvement in shaping…

Bud Financial helps banks and their customers make more informed decisions using AI with DataStax and Google Cloud

By Jude Sheeran, EMEA managing director at DataStax When making financial decisions, businesses and consumers benefit from access to accurate, timely, and complete information. With the power of real-time data and artificial intelligence (AI), new online tools accelerate, simplify, and enrich insights for better decision-making. For banks, data-driven decisions based on rich customer insight can…

Mainframe data: hybrid cloud object store vs. tape

Five years ago, many predicted that the mainframe would soon disappear. But that hasn’t happened. In fact, the number of mainframe workloads is growing, especially now that manufacturers have engineered blades that are ideal for running generative AI. In 2019, half of enterprises surveyed said their number of mainframe workloads had grown; in 2023, 62%…

Top 8 IT certifications in demand today

Certifications can validate your IT skills and experience to show employers you have the expertise to get the job done. When it comes to certifications, you can typically choose to get certified in skills that you already have, or you can use certification as an opportunity to grow your skill set and develop skills you’d…