Do Security Professionals Really Need Big Data?

Do Security Professionals Really Need Big Data?

From sales analytics to healthcare records, big data seems to be everywhere these days. It is being used in various industries with general success as it has begun to transform IT, so it can be tempting to want to jump on board the trend. Big data plays a large role in the security space, but do security professionals really need …

Can your CTO still code?

Can your CTO still code?

Many chief technology officers study technology, consider different architectures and challenge their team to deliver products and services. The problem with this approach is that many CTOs today no longer maintain application development proficiencies. The CTO is often at the mercy of many differing opinions within their organization without the important understanding, in some level of depth, the challenges, capabilities …

Cultural issues main obstacle to digital transformation

Cultural issues main obstacle to digital transformation

Corporate culture is one of the biggest hurdles in the journey to becoming a digital organisation, according to a new study by Capgemini. The study, published by analyst Brian Solis and titled ”The Digital Culture Challenge: Closing the Employee-Leadership Gap’, uncovered a big cultural disconnect between leaders and their staff. Solis spoke to more than 1,700 respondents at 340 organisations across …

What are the Business Implications of GDPR?

What are the Business Implications of GDPR?

For those of you that don’t know what GDPR is [and didn’t yet connect with my first blog on the subject] it stands for “General Data Protection Regulation” and is the new European Union law on data protection, replacing the existing EU data protection directive and will be implemented by every individual country in the EU. This has wide ranging …

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

HR Must Make People Analytics More User-Friendly

Managing HR-related data is critical to any organization’s success. And yet, progress in HR analytics has been glacially slow. To improve this sorry record, organizations should be attuned to factors that can effectively “push” HR measures and analysis to audiences, as well as factors that can effectively lead others to “pull” that data for analysis throughout the organization. “Push” factors …

How big data is revolutionizing corporate training

How big data is revolutionizing corporate training

The days of basing huge business decisions on the “gut feeling” of the CEO are quickly disappearing. Instead, many businesses are turning to big data to help them make better decisions. Many businesses large and small are investing in analytics tools and the staff to utilize them to aid in decision making. An IDG 2015 study showed that 80% of …

How to build a highly effective AI team

How to build a highly effective AI team

Once a niche research specialty, AI is fast becoming a vital aspect of the IT strategy at many businesses. The maturity of data science and machine learning tools, as well as the rise of readily accessible machine learning platforms in the cloud, are fueling this trend, enabling businesses to explore new ways to extract high business value from existing and …

Implementing GDPR – 10 ways to smash through operational paralysis

Implementing GDPR – 10 ways to smash through operational paralysis

Businesses are now slightly less than a year away from 25 May 2018, when the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) transition period ends and enforcement begins — a deadline continually reiterated in a growing number of industry talks, seminars and articles. This should be motivating organisations to begin mapping out plans for compliance and taking the necessary steps …

6 reasons why digital initiatives fail and the ways to achieve seamless digital transformation

6 reasons why digital initiatives fail and the ways to achieve seamless digital transformation

Organizations are striving hard to achieve operational efficiency and reengineer their business models using digital technologies such as cloud, big data, analytics, social, and mobility. However, not all of them are able to successfully leverage these technologies and achieve seamless digital transformation. According to a research and survey by Genpact “two-third of digital transformation projects fail.” There are multiple reasons for a …