Multi-cloud – the use of various SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and private cloud services within one organization – is the reality for 80% of Western European enterprises today, but this is rarely based on a deliberate company-wide strategy.
First and second place categories in IDC’s new 2019 Top 10 Worldwide CMO Predictions go to (i) AI with 4 predictions and (ii) privacy, trust and compliance with 3 predictions. The remaining 3 predictions refer to advertising and Blockchain, new marketing organisation structures, and the use of voice-based assistants in marketing activities.
Digital transformation (DX) initiatives lie at the heart of the corporate strategy of most oil and gas (O&G) companies. DX has become an integral part of companies’ enterprise strategy. In my previous blog — European Oil and Gas Companies Reinventing IT Strategies to Drive Digital Innovation and Build Resilient Business — I discussed the emerging trend of O&G companies appointing dedicated chief digital officers (CDOs) or DX executive board members. (more…)
Mobility is pivotal for most companies to embrace a digital transformation strategy, as it helps to increase productivity and engage with customers in innovative ways. Mobile devices continue to improve and gain attention among more industries and businesses. Improvements in device performance have made mobile productivity more efficient, and therefore the workforce more effective. Enterprises have been increasing the number of mobile workers, but the priority has been on providing mobile devices to office-based mobile workers (mobile professionals and knowledge workers), according to the results of IDC’s European Enterprise Mobility Survey, published in June 2018. But this is changing — in the next 12 months, enterprises in Europe will prioritize spending on mobile devices for non-office-based workers (field force, task-based workers).