Every successful technology needs a killer app. The internet has email to thank for getting it going, and there’s no way businesses would have embraced desktop computers in the 1990s if it wasn’t for spreadsheet software.
It’s true, we’ve all been hearing about innovation, digital transformation, mobile, and paperless offices for almost our entire careers at this point (unless you’re nearing the end of yours). The reality is that it’s not stuck, it’s not worked, and it certainly hasn’t transformed anything; so, what’s changed?
For all the hype that’s surrounded “software defined” there’s precious little tangible proof of a clear concise definition that everyone can agree on. To some it seems to mean a regression to the days of router-style technology where all networking decisions are made in general purpose CPU and RAM; to others it means little more than a fancy way of branding yesterday’s automation and orchestration software.
Digital is second nature to this generation, yet despite this there is a vast gap that is impacting businesses across the country. In fact, £63bn a year is being lost because of a lack of digital skills. But just how can this gap be filled?
Digital transformation is one of the key buzz phrases of 2016. Over the last two years, searches for the phrase have surged. Businesses are starting to embrace a shift to digital working, and the most forward-thinking are reaping rewards. Customers are more engaged, and new technologies make staff more productive than ever.
With the anticipation of Black Friday comes the behind the scenes panic for companies to ensure their infrastructure can withstand the typical flood of visits to their websites. But whilst this time of year has eCommerce websites pushed to their limits, are network spikes limited to the retail sector?