An eleven-day outage, prior to his joining as CIO at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, was the turning point for Jamie Holcombe to not only reset the culture and mindset but also align technology teams with business product teams to optimize the latter for better outcomes and experiences.
With rapid advancements in technology, digital transformation has become the catch-all phrase, and CIOs are leading it from the front as they foster the culture of innovation. However, despite being around for years, the misconception around it continues.
In a panel titled 'The Future of the Tech Org: Is Cloud Taking the Center Stage?' four industry practitioners discuss the impact of cloud on their organizations. They spoke about challenges, including visibility into cloud costs, cost optimization, capacity right-sizing and decisions about cloud models.
The astrologer is regarded as the default counselor in India. For decades, the astrology industry was unstructured and informal. But what if it could be on a platform where many astrologers and counselors offered their services to consumers?
Organizations that have taken a cloud-first strategy are now considering edge to the cloud as the next milestone in their digital transformation journeys. But there are some speedbumps to overcome, and businesses must have concrete use cases and funding for edge projects.
Energy exchanges are real-time markets that operate 24x7. Sangh Suman Gautam, chief technology officer, Indian Energy Exchange, explains how he leveraged the cloud to address its priorities, including high availability, customer centricity and compliance.
Four major cloud providers - AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle – will participate in a $9 billion U.S. Department of Defense remote computing contract, marking a departure from an earlier winner-take-all approach that ended up in court and slowed the DoD's cloud transformation program for years.
Cloud is a key enabler for companies to become resilient and agile data-driven businesses. As enterprises in Thailand embark on their cloud journey, factors like data security, governance and sovereignty are becoming central to cloud conversations, considering the recently enforced Thailand PDPA.
Sumil Mathur, CFO of EMAAR India, explains how judicious mix of ingenious technology innovations and off-the-shelf global platforms like Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP and Salesforce gave EMAAR the technologies to launch IoT-enabled, automated digs-homes and take the customer experience to a whole new level.
Whether it is maximizing return on investment (ROI), mitigating security risk or avoiding vendor lock-in, when it’s time to move out/on, the key to optimizing the cloud outcomes for a CIO lies in getting the contract right.
While the threat surface is a continuously growing phenomenon, implementing a comprehensive security model secures financial sector organizations prevent reputational, financial and legal complications that emerge due to the exponential rise in cyber incidents and data breaches.
Most cloud computing security threats emanate from age-old issues that have been in existence since the pre-cloud days. In addition to mitigating these threats, CISOs and CIOs have to safeguard their infrastructure from the supply chain attacks that have intensified and impacted several businesses since 2020.
In Part 1 of this exclusive two-part series, Dr. Raj Iyer, CIO of the U.S. Army, lays out the vision for 2023-2024, which includes a tectonic shift from on-premises data centers to cloud and modernization and the migration of over 5,000 applications to augment war-fighting capabilities.
Demand for data center infrastructure is growing exponentially due to the rapid rate at which India is digitalizing consumer services. India also has a massive population of nearly 1.4 billion people, so these services will need to be provided at scale and in a short time.
With the growing focus on Kubernetes, containers and serverless, CIOs need to start thinking along the lines of "securing cloud by design" and not as an afterthought. This is critical from both cost and speed perspectives.