Digital Transformation

4 breakthroughs in digital and IT employment over the next three years

Over the next three years, our digital environments will be vastly different from what they are today, according to Gartner’s predictions, with AI-powered products and services and IoT dominating the market. Chatbot, artificial intelligence: the end of mobile apps as we know them? Mobile apps are set to be ousted by chatbots and artificial intelligence by 2021. According to Gartner’s indicators, more than 50% of enterprises will spend more per annum on bots and chatbot creation than traditional mobile app development – meaning a large number of conventional mobile apps will be phased out. And this change should also...

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Design Sprint: how to innovate in 5 days

One of the design thinking tools, design sprint is an innovative methodology for validating a prototype in just five days. This concept means you can launch a “Minimum Viable Product,” at minimal risk and cost, using design thinking and user-centred design. Devised by Google Ventures, Design Sprint is used to design, tester and validate a prototype in five days. The idea is to create faster, more precise product design cycles by aligning teams under a shared vision and limiting risks and costs.     The ultimate goal is to develop the best possible prototype within the time allotted and leverage the...

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Security budgets up 7% for companies in 2017

Companies’ security budgets are increasing with the rise in cyber-attacks. 2017 should finish with a 7.6% rise in security spending, according to Gartner, standing at $90 billion. Hacking, intrusions and ransomwares are driving companies’ security budgets up: a report by Gartner revealed a 7.6% rise in 2017, with forecasts as high as $113 billion by 2020. Despite the increase in global IT budgets in 2017 being lower than anticipated – up 1.4 % compared with the initial forecast of 2.7%, according to Gartner’s figures – it predicts strong growth in the penetration test market. According to the report, the fastest growth will be...

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Viva Technology: 60,000 visitors and a host of technological surprises

Amateur and professional geeks, novices and experts got together at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre for three days last week to meet, share, learn and discover the latest technologies and innovations in the digital world. The second edition of this major tech event was a great success. Despite the punishing heat, hall 1 of the exhibition centre was jam-packed during the 3 days of the Viva Technology 2017 tech fair. This second edition featured 500 speakers and 6,000 startups from 50 countries, and a total of 450 one-to-one meetings between startups and investors took place at the various...

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Cybersecurity: new threats for companies and IoT

When it comes to security for their IT infrastructures, are companies their own worst enemy? They’re prepared to invest, but have difficulty implementing projects – despite facing new cyber-threats on a daily basis. The latest, highly-publicised viruses to attack IT systems IoT devices are Locky, Cerber, Hajime and BrickerBot. Are companies insufficiently equipped to deal with cybercrime? According to a survey by Intel Security and CSIS, yes. The report revealed an alarming discrepancy between the existence of cyber-security strategies within companies and their full operational implementation.  Other discrepancies were highlighted by the survey: cyber-criminals have a direct incentive for...

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