Posts by Tom Call

If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s how uncontrollable forces can affect our lives and jobs. And probably no one understands this phenomenon better than today’s CIOs. The remote work revolution, combined with strides in digital transformation, has altered what goes to the top of a CIO’s to-do list. Whereas the CIO’s main priority used to be the implementation and maintenance of IT solutions, they now must focus primarily on innovation across…  MORE

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How would Web3 affect society?

March 15, 2022  |  BY

Since the dawn of the public World Wide Web in the 1990s, we’ve been bombarded with a new technology every few years that will supposedly revolutionize how we browse, click, interact, and send and receive information. The latest technological darling is Web3, which – according to its champions – will give the power to people by taking it away from corporate monoliths. Regular, everyday folks will control their data instead of the overlords at Google…  MORE

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Tell an enterprise CIO that he needs a digital automation strategy and you’ll be stating the obvious. He already understands how doing so will create enhanced experiences and greater value for the organization’s clients. But one thing isn’t always clear: You can’t gain those results merely by adding automation to current processes and systems. You must first be aware of the maturity of your automation strategy. This will allow you to assess potential areas for…  MORE

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In most year-end predictions about technology, we usually discuss how market forces have created the need for a specific innovation. Yet for the second year in a row, the global pandemic is a key influencer on which technologies will be most in demand. Here’s our perspective on the technical tools that enterprises will turn to most in 2022: Sustainable is growing Among the few bright spots around the pandemic is that renewable energy usage grew….  MORE

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If we look at the history of business, innovation around technology has always been about responding to current conditions. It’s no different with the COVID-19 pandemic. CTOs and CIOs have been forced to re-imagine how technical capabilities can serve both workers and customers in this remote world we’re living in. With many employees having to use their own devices to access secure networks, companies faced new security challenges. To adjust, we’ve seen wide deployment of…  MORE

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More than ever, technology plays an integral role in retail success. The systems, software, and platforms a retailer decides to employ can make the difference between a thriving enterprise and a failed business. That’s why it so important to know which technology is legitimate and which is merely hot air. No one can claim to know for sure which trends will be the next big thing, and it’s good to stay away from those reading…  MORE

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For years, the IT department was perceived as the people who merely made sure that computers worked and that the network stayed up and running. Those in the know, however, knew that IT had a much more strategic role. In fact, over the past 10 years, IT has rightly been given a seat at the table where key business decisions are made. But with higher respect comes increased competition for the best technical talent. Companies…  MORE

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COVID didn’t just change where we perform our work, it (most likely) permanently altered how we work. The question is, where do we go from here? Leaders are scratching their collective heads trying to figure out the future of their workforces. While many companies will allow employees to keep on working remotely full-time, others prefer the concept of hybrid work. Which means, some days you come into the office, some days you work from home….  MORE

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