What Channel Partners Might Expect
2020 is here! To kick it off, we asked the leaders of two of Tech Data’s hottest next-generation practice areas – Cloud Solutions and IoT and Analytics Solutions – to weigh in on what they see as the major predictions for technology distribution and the trends to watch for as the year, and the next decade unfolds.
The percentage of cities planning with the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind is climbing from 61% in 2015 to 92% in 20181. Public sector priorities are shifting due to economic constraints, environmental sustainability and digital demands forcing cities to reimagine their infrastructures. Concerns for public safety, traffic management and reliable transporation as well as situational awareness and response times are key driving forces for IoT and analytics solutions.
In a recent article published by Andrea Miner, director, Consulting Services, Data, Analytics and IoT Solutions, Andrea discussed the staggering amounts of data that are being generated daily - 2.5 quintillion bytes... 2.5 quintillion proof points that underscore the transformative state the world is going through.
By now, businesses have received “the message” loud and clear - transformation is vital if you want your business to remain competitive. OK, so you got the message; now the question becomes “how?” - especially holistically. Transformation may come in various shapes and sizes, but for IT and business leaders it typically involves: consumer experience (employee and client); ecosystem alignment (including micro services); and, “digital business.”
As one of the costlier healthcare systems in the world, the U.S. is under immense pressure to extract greater value from its system’s resources. In response to growing challenges such as an aging population and chronic health problems, healthcare organizations are conforming to the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim Initiative. The initiative is very commendable; considering its three target objectives, success will be a very big challenge:
I’ve always considered the expression ‘horns of a dilemma’ a fitting description for the frustration and sense of helplessness one experiences when faced with a seemingly insurmountable, no-win situation. It definitely applies to the way many enterprises feel when they’re forced to respond to the rapid changes in technology and in the marketplace. Some sources driving the frustration involve how to:
Note: The purpose of this blog post is not to make you a GDPR expert. Instead, it provides a positive perspective for VARs and their clients on the business outcomes of GDPR.
If you work in IT or with data on a regular basis, you’ve most likely heard about GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation (which goes into effect on May 25, 2018).