A guide to Mac device management: Enrolment, rollout and support

If your Windows-based company is about to introduce Apple devices management for the first time, you and your IT team may feel uneasy about getting up to speed with this new operating system (OS).

The good news is that Apple devices were designed for secure, remote management, and their administrative tools are as beautiful and intuitive as their hardware design.

To help you break into this new space, here’s a brief guide to help you better understand how Mac computers...

How an AI platform is matching employees and opportunities

Instead of relying on data-driven signals of past accomplishments, Eightfold.ai is using AI to discover the innate capabilities of people and matching them to new opportunities in their own companies. The company's innovative approach of combining their own AI and virtual hackathons to create and launch new additions to their Project Marketplace rapidly is a model enterprises need to consider emulating.

Eightfold.ai was founded with the mission that there is...

Why digital transformation always needs to start with customers first

Customers’ expectations, preferences, changing patterns in how and why they purchase need to be the core of any digital transformation effort.

63% of organisations say delivering an excellent customer experience as measured by customer satisfaction scores defines success as a digital-first business, according to a recent IDG study. 67% of CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt,” according to...

How the ‘composable enterprise’ can help solve upgrade headaches

There’s a lot to be said for a really snazzy Lego kit. Maybe it’s the Millennium Falcon that your front room is crying out for (complete with hinged smuggling compartments for hiding from the Empire). Or perhaps paying homage to the city of New York with a 1,600-piece Statue of Liberty is just the ticket.

Completing a Lego kit is extremely satisfying. You can take your time, work instruction by instruction and you know what you’re going to get. But once a kit is completed,...

How CIOs can ensure technological prowess in a rapidly changing world

The COVID-19 crisis has not radically changed the future of technology. It has accelerated our path towards it. Conversations regarding digital transformation, moving to the cloud or using distributed architectures have been resonating in the market since the dot-com bubble. What this crisis has underlined is two realizations: those who had already made the digital transition were best equipped to deal with ambiguity, and that technology-enabled responsiveness trumped preparedness. The...

Four key steps to transform cybersecurity into a business enabler

Cybersecurity has traditionally been viewed as the department of ‘no’ – thought to be cautious, restrictive, and restrained. COVID-19 demonstrated this to be far from the truth. When physical offices had to suddenly transform into digital, virtual hubs, cybersecurity became an essential part of the innovation process, rather than a roadblock.

Despite this, recent research shows that fewer than 25% of business leaders view security as a proactive enabler of digital...

Seeking the answers to today’s toughest enterprise endpoint security questions

Enterprises who are increasing the average number of endpoint security agents from 9.8 last year to 10.2 today aren’t achieving the endpoint resilience they need because more software agents create more conflicts, leaving each endpoint exposed to a potential breachOne in three enterprise devices is being used with a non-compliant VPN, further increasing the risk of a breach60% of breaches can be linked to a vulnerability where a patch was available, but not applied. Windows 10 devices in...

How to achieve business success in the midst of rapid workplace changes

Most large enterprises rely on a globally connected ecosystem of workforce, workplace, technology and other key resources for their business operations. Not surprisingly, they have very robust business continuity plans (BCP) in place to protect their human capital, technology and other critical resources. Their plans address many scenarios – from geopolitical to cybersecurity, connectivity, climate or natural calamity related issues. That’s not to mention issues with business partners,...

AI enterprise apps ‘rapidly evolving’ with CRM and ERM spheres key, says IDC

The role of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in enterprises is 'rapidly evolving' with particular focus on the customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource management (ERM) spheres, according to IDC.

As per the analyst firm's latest Worldwide Semiannual Artificial Intelligence Tracker analysis, IDC found global revenues for the overall AI market, including software, hardware and services, will top $156.5 billion in 2020.Of this, software will comprise...

What are the main challenges chief procurement officers face today?

As we move towards a new world of business, post the pandemic, without a doubt COVID-19 has severely disrupted supply chains on a global scale. Procurement leaders are having to maintain business operations, fulfill urgent demands, and mitigate supplier challenges against a backdrop of significant disruption to their teams and their partner ecosystem.  Moving forward resilience will be the watchword and as CPOs start to think about the short and medium-term needs of the...