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Internet Trends Report 2016

Global internet adoption is slowing: The global internet adoption rate was flat year-over-year at 9%, reaching 3 billion users or 42% of the world’s population. Bucking this trend is India, where adoption rates continue to soar, increasing from 33% last year to 40% this year; India has now surpassed the United States as the world’s second […]

Digital Government – It’s All about You!

Most of us recognise the impact made by the widespread advent of the internet; it meant no longer having to walk from shop to shop to nail the best prices or having to sit for hours in the travel agents to secure that well-earned fortnight in the sun.  But, as we know, the attraction to […]

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Adopting DevOps in the Enterprise

DevOps is receiving considerable market attention and it can sometimes seem that a relatively new concept has moved up the enterprise IT agenda almost overnight. In reality, DevOps practices have been deployed successfully by cloud and software vendors for many years, where integrated software development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams collaborate on a continuous delivery process. […]

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming

At its core, IoT is relatively simple: it’s connecting devices over the internet, letting them talk to us, applications and each other. These ‘smart’ devices can be anything from mobile phones and wearables to medical equipment, cars or even jet engines. However, the device itself is only one, albeit important, aspect of IoT. There are […]

The Digital Challenge

The challenge for established organisations initiating digital transformation is complex and multidimensional, not least because they have to tackle it at a different starting point from the digital entrants. Information technology is critical to the transformation plans of any organisation, however many encounter challenges with their infrastructure and capabilities when seeking to take advantage of the […]

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Selecting the right level of PMO to succeed

Whether it resides at a project, programme, portfolio or organisational level, the PMO can greatly influence delivery success by: Implementing and maintaining comprehensive programme control mechanisms Ensuring that a co-ordinated and holistic view of programme delivery is maintained Maintaining a forward looking brief, placing emphasis on the immediate and longer term horizon rather than historic […]

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IT Assurance improves delivery certainty

Despite the high stakes, independent research indicates that anywhere between 30% and 50% of IT projects fail – some statistics suggest it is even higher.  The reason that projects fail are complex and multifaceted, covering anything from poor or ambiguous sponsorship and ill-defined requirements through to inadequate planning and a lack of suitably skilled resource. Often […]

DOS – Making the Introduction to Digital Solutions

Such mobile access provides government agencies with opportunities to develop more responsive, more dynamic and more efficient public services. So, if the demand and the benefits are widely understood, and have been for some time, why has progress been slower than expected? Well, emerging digital technologies and their application requires the development of new models […]

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Are you planning for a Digital Infrastructure?

How organisations successfully integrate emerging technologies with their existing infrastructure is one of the key challenges CIOs will have to address. In order to take advantage of the business opportunities that digital technologies offer, there is no doubt that the infrastructure will have to evolve, with more automation being a core requirement. However, the reality […]