Take The First Steps Today Towards The Autonomous Network of Tomorrow

Evolve or dissolve. This is the mantra of just about every business organization in the marketplace today. Everyone is under the same pressure to stay ahead of the ever-changing business and technology landscape or face the potentially dire consequences. At the forefront of this modern workplace transformation is the decision by many organizations to transition to an autonomous network. An autonomous network is one where many of the day-to-day network IT decisions and adjustments are  …>> more

Connectivity in a cloud based world – do you have a single point of failure?

Recently I have been curious about how businesses are connecting to cloud service providers such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.  Like you, I am overwhelmed with cloud marketing initiatives from vendors that expound on the virtues of migrating to the cloud, hybrid IT, and cloud first messaging – to name a few.  There is a lot of information readily available about consuming cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services.  It occurs to me that how we connect  …>> more

The future of retail tech: Getting back to basics

There has been a flood of articles on the future of retail – exciting, albeit occasionally intimidating news about developments such as artificial intelligence, omnichannel commerce, and platform ecosystems. All of this is driving the ever-increasing pace of how retailers are defining what it means to innovate in a rapidly changing world. It is no longer a conversation about bricks and mortar vs. eCommerce, or simply surviving in the wake of the online giants. There  …>> more

Five Ways Technology Drives Business Growth

Have you ever tried to use the self-checkout at the grocery store only to have the attendant come over multiple times because the system isn’t functioning as it should? The resultant delays often lead to the conclusion that the old way was simpler, better – and less frustrating. From a business perspective, when technology doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, the consequences go beyond mere inconvenience, they can present significant challenges for the organization  …>> more

How to find the right IT security partner

Beyond the technical issues that businesses face with IT security, the greatest stumbling block to making change and implementing effective solutions is the human element, which boils down to two key problems – you don’t know what you don’t know, and although you inherently shouldn’t trust anyone, you have to trust someone. In the previous entries in this series by my peer Joshua Wood, you read how IT security has become a growing and unavoidable  …>> more

À deux cheveux du chaos

Pourquoi chaque organisation a besoin d’un plan de réponse aux incidents En psychologie, le phénomène est connu sous le nom de corrélation illusoire. Il s’agit d’un terme qui est utilisé pour décrire notre capacité, en tant qu’humain, à percevoir une relation entre des choses alors qu’aucune relation n’existe. On me rappelle souvent ce phénomène lorsque je m’adresse à l’un de mes collègues cadres au sujet de leur état de préparation contre une cyberattaque potentielle. Je  …>> more