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Insights from the digital transformation of engineering

Since 2011, when William Ruh arrived at engineering company GE from Cisco, his role has never quite stayed the same. He explains that this is because the playbook for the role of a chief digital officer (CDO) is still being ...

What is digital transformation?

Digital transformation (DX) is about so much more than technology. It’s about using it to empower people to solve problems, innovate and connect with each other seamlessly. It’s transforming every aspect of the way we do business. Transforming the way we make ...

The symbiotic relationship between trust and innovation

When defining trust many believe it goes hand in hand with transparency: ‘I trust you because I know what’s going to happen’. But University of Oxford lecturer and trust expert Rachel Botsman says asking for transparency signifies that you’re in ...

Why Cyber Monday is just the beginning of the festive hacking season

Consumers aren't the only ones looking to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday as online sales boom in the run up to Christmas -- cyber criminals are increasingly exploiting the holiday period in order to conduct malicious campaigns designed to ...

Microsoft Wins $480 Million Army Battlefield Contract

“Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions. This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area,” a Microsoft spokesman said in an emailed statement. The ...

What Apple’s T2 security chip brings to the enterprise table

There's been a lot of discussion about Apple's T2 security chip, particularly the restrictions it places on repairs not sanctioned by Apple. The controversy centers on an Apple utility needed to make changes like swapping out the built-in SSD drives. The ...

Mozilla: Firefox will start alerting you to recently breached sites

Firefox-maker Mozilla is integrating its recently launched data-breach alert service into Firefox on the desktop. In September, Mozilla launched Firefox Monitor, which allows users to type in an email address and find out if their details are involved in any of the ...

Robotic process automation software spend set to hit $680m this year

Spending on robotic process automation (RPA) software is estimated to reach $680 million in 2018, according to tech analyst Gartner as companies look for ways to automate basic business tasks. This is an increase of 57 percent year over year; according to Gartner, ...