Business leaders still struggle with digital

CEOs report that despite massive investment, their Digital Transformations are stuck in first gear

More than half (59%) of the respondents to an IDC study into enterprise efforts to move forward with digital transformation admitted they struggled to deliver tangible outcomes.  With global spending set to reach USD1.7 trillion in 2019, digital systems have spread to new operational areas.

$1.7 Trillion

Spent in 2019 in Digital Experience
Source IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2019 Predictions


Projects struggling to achieve business outcomes
Source IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2019 Predictions

Optimisation relies on understanding


15 year anniversary of “Optimising Applications on Cisco Networks”

“In print for 15 years, my book “Optimising Applications on Cisco Networks” is perhaps even more relevant today than in 2004″, says Mike Hicks, Director of Product Development, Ikara.

Today’s hybrid multi-cloud architectures unite applications, systems, networks, and platforms into an operations environment that delivers exceptional customer experiences.  That’s if you can build and maintain them.

Security compliance trends and costs


Security and data breach prevention, detection, and response becoming an enterprise-wide responsibility

The cost of cybercrime to Australian business grew 26% between 2017/2018.  An increase that the Ponemon Institute explains is an indication that not only the cost of data security breaches is increasing, but time-to-resolution (a key factor in cost control) is also on the rise.

Direct losses may look small, compared to the cost of remedies and penalties.  Regulators are demanding more and seem increasingly willing to penalise data breaches that are the result of negligence.  Gartner advises the enterprise to implement a data security governance framework to prioritise data security investments.