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Top 10 Worldwide CIO Agenda 2019 Predictions

IDC 2019 Predictions for the CIO

This blog lists the top 10 worldwide predictions for the CIO. Tech suppliers will also find this helpful in understanding the agenda of the CIO. These technology predictions are meant to help the enterprise with strategic planning within the typical five-year business planning cycle.

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Worldwide IT Industry 2019 Predictions

IDC IT Industry 2019 Predictions

As industries — and the global economy — rapidly realign and consolidate around digital innovation, CXOs must race to reinvent their organizations for the fast-paced multiplied innovation world. This means reinventing IT around a distributed cloud infrastructure, public cloud software stacks, agile and cloud-native app development and deployment, AI as the new user interface, and new, pervasive approaches to security and trust at scale.

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KPIs

7 Guiding Principles of Business-Oriented KPIs for IT

7 Principles to Business-Oriented KPIs

Driven by the acceleration of digital transformation within their enterprises, CIOs have engaged in a significant shift in their IT leadership objectives which are driving the development, monitoring, and usage of new IT metrics and KPIs.   What are the new guiding principles being used to deal with the “service oriented” IT business required by the rapid introduction of new technologies?  Such concepts may seem obvious when listed but are too often unknown during implementation of metrics.

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Robotics

5 Reasons to Consider Robotics For Industrial Inspections

5 Reasons to Use Inspection Robots

Industrial inspections, regardless of the reason for inspection, can be a very dirty and dangerous job. While not necessarily dull, industrial inspections definitely cover 2 of the 3 D’s of robotics deployment (dull, dirty, and dangerous). Industrial inspections can range from inspecting operational assets and operational facilities to inspecting defunct facilities during the de-commissioning process or evaluating the health and risk of non-operational holding tanks. There is no shortage of reasons to conduct industrial inspections, and there is a big business emerging for robotics to be leveraged in the inspection process.

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Blockchain

Blockchain-Enabled Self-Sovereign Identity Will Have Global Impact

Blockchain-Enabled Self-Sovereign Identity Will Have Global Impact

Blockchain has landed – in a very solid way at government agencies. Both national and local governments are realizing Blockchain holds significant potential to disrupt current best practices for asset management, supply chain security and smart contracts.

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Robotics

The Boom in Commercial Service Robotics Will Reshape the Way We Work

service robotics boom

Commercial service robots are robots that perform some useful task, with the exception of those robots operating within the realm of industrial automation or those considered consumer robots. This basically means that any robot that is not involved in industrial automation or for strictly consumer purposes are commercial service robots. This category includes robots that operate within logistics operations, hospitals, in the retail store, providing security services, and even delivering your takeout orders. There is a massive opportunity for commercial service robots to take on tasks that enable people to spend time doing other things that humans excel at, while stepping away from the dull, dirty, or dangerous tasks.

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Manufacturing

NPS and the Field Tech: The Turning of a Wrench to Cement a Bond

NPS and the Field Tech

Combatting a competitive market is no easy task. A growing concern of many manufacturers is the potential that they no longer have a tight bond with their customers which can withstand upstart competitors or third-party service providers who can eat away at profits. Recent IDC Manufacturing Insights data highlighted that the top business concern for service leaders was declining sales closely followed by a desire to expand into new markets. These two concerns combined demand that manufacturers innovate with new service products, differentiate through enhanced value, and wow current customers and prospects via value-add experiences.

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Security

Risk Reduced Per Unit Cost: A Critical Measurement of Security Effectiveness

Measuring Security Effectiveness

The most important security metric is “risk reduced per unit cost.” This metric enables you to collect the costs associated with your security environment related to the amount of risk that you have reduced.

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Cloud Leadership Strategies

7 Steps to Controlling Cloud Sprawl

7 Steps to Controlling Cloud Sprawl

By 2020, over 90% of enterprises will use multiple cloud services and platforms, but only one-third of these organizations have established mechanisms to operate their multicloud environments. As cloud adoption grows, cloud provisioning, monitoring, and integration will become critical as organizations cope with multiple providers with different APIs, workflows, and tools. In fact, enterprise focus has already begun to shift from cloud adoption to dealing with the problem of too many clouds (a.k.a. “cloud sprawl”).

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Leadership Strategies

The Barbarians Are At the Gate

Recently, I’ve had conversations with an increasing number of leaders who are digitally distraught. They are distraught because they can sense their organization is wavering on digital. As the champion of digital for their organizations, they know what needs to be done, but feel a lack of empowerment to get it done.

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