Digital reinvention

Smarter Business Review stories about digital reinvention

8 envy-inducing traits of the future workspace

Written by Matthew Johnson | August 22, 2019 | Automation, Cognitive enterprise, Digital reinvention

Most conversations about the future of work underscore two key considerations — user experience and the technology that enables it. For good reason: Technology increasingly factors in when it comes to where people want to work. A January survey by IBM’s Market Development & Insights division found that 74 percent of participants view the ability ...read more


New research reveals DevOps hurdles

Written by Erin Poole | August 15, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Digital reinvention

In the race to get to market, digital enterprises are using DevOps and cloud platforms to optimize software development pipelines. But while DevOps adoption is gaining ground, just 26% of respondents are using the practice across their organizations, and 45% are using it in some areas, according to a recent survey of 199 DevOps users ...read more


Application containerization, Part I: The silver bullet for enterprise digital transformation

Written by Dewakar Manickam | August 8, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Open source

After months of meticulous planning, business strategy iterations, acquisition of project funding and business approvals, and analyzing competitor portfolios, products and services, you’ve finally launched a great product — only to find out a competitor was ahead of the game. One of your customers requested a feature addition to a B2C application but it required ...read more


Storage vault: The rise and fall of the floppy disk

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 18, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention

By 2025, worldwide data is expected to grow to 175 zettabytes. Translation: 175 trillion gigabytes. That’s a staggering number by any standard — and likely unfathomable in 1967, when a team of IBM engineers led by David L. Noble began work on a project that would change computing forever. For context, 1967 was the same year the ...read more


CIOs set new benchmarks for managed cloud services providers

Written by Rebecca Hardy | July 11, 2019 | Cloud, Digital reinvention, Manage cloud

Hybrid cloud is quickly becoming the norm, and CIOs bear the bulk of the responsibility, especially as it moves IT to the very heart of the organization. It’s a precarious position—disruption can easily result in lost business and damage to a company’s reputation. With the stakes so high, many organizations seek managed cloud services to ...read more


Data center IT support is key in your enterprise’s digital transformation

Written by John Manasso | June 18, 2019 | Business transformation, Digital reinvention, Journey to cloud

The IT support landscape for modern IT environments is more challenging than ever. 94 percent of enterprises now use hybrid cloud models, with a mix of public, private and dedicated cloud environments and countless SaaS applications. Many CIOs worry about how they will manage this new mix in a consistent way, across all the vendors ...read more


Five imperatives for brands to thrive in the new world of XR and 5G

Written by Armando Ortiz and others | June 11, 2019 | Business transformation, Digital reinvention

Up to now, our digital lives have been flat: forced into devices capable only of two-dimensional experiences.  A clear delineation between our digital selves and our physical selves has cut a chasm through these two worlds – a constant reminder of what is real and what is not.  All of that is about to change. ...read more


Why digital transformation succeeds. And why it doesn’t.

Written by John Granger | May 22, 2019 | Business transformation, Cloud, Digital reinvention...

Eighty-four percent of digital transformation efforts fail What do these failures have in common? Better yet, what can predict success? To find out, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a global research study with 475 individuals leading digital transformation efforts at organizations spanning 10 industries. In the study, “Beneath The Surface Of Digital Transformation: Why ...read more


Netflix, Hadoop, and big data

Written by Tony Giordano | May 22, 2019 | Cognitive enterprise, Digital reinvention, Media and entertainment

Six rectangular tiles organized in neat horizontal bands define most of our days. These carefully curated images change with some regularity, as to not get stale, but only give the illusion that we have a choice of TV shows and movies to watch. They’re chosen for us. Netflix utilizes data to suggest shows to visitors. ...read more