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Enabling the technological and cultural change on the “new normal” horizon

Businesses needs to start asking the right questions now about the role IT will play in a post-Covid world.


The key foundations of an effective Cloud Operating Model

The first era of cloud computing has been over for some time now, so what are you still doing lifting and shifting your data centre into the cloud?

Today, organisations moving to the cloud must do more than merely ‘copy and paste’ what they have in the data centre, directly into a cloud environment. Organisations should look at delivering IT as a service to the business and/or their customers, rather than as a technology platform, where applications reside.


Laggard or leader? The CIO’s mission post-pandemic

Technology will be a critical enabler for businesses to run smoothly and to drive continued value in the future. However, top management, including the board, will have to find the balance between positioning their business for growth and innovation, while also remaining cost-efficient in the current climate. A lot of the weight is on the shoulders of the CIO. But where should they start?


Don’t get fooled by fake cloud applications

Not all cloud apps are created equal, says Mehdi Fassaie, Founder & CTO at Fluent Commerce The phenomenal growth of cloud computing has enabled companies in every industry sector to take advantage of this transformative technology to improve the customer experience, increase productivity, lower cost, reduce IT overheads, and introduce new business models.  Today’s cloud-native… Read More


The big pivot: The new cloud strategy in 2020

In recent weeks we’ve all been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, both personally and professionally. The changes have been swift and severe, bringing new meaning to the Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared.”

While certain sectors, like the restaurant industry, have been brutally affected by lockdowns, we’ve also seen encouraging signs of last-minute ingenuity. At the end of March, national chain The Cheesecake Factory warned that it would not be able to pay rent. One month later, of the nearly 300 restaurants it operates, only 30 are currently closed. The chain is experimenting with imaginative take-out concepts, such as a special happy-hour menu and a new line of ice cream