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Pluralsight adds New Features Designed for CIOs and CTOs

Pluralsight announced a new set of product features for its enterprise customers. The new features allow CIOs, CTOs, and engineering leaders to understand the technical aptitude of their teams, align learning to business objectives and reach breakthrough moments faster.
“Businesses have a choice - embrace the latest technologies or fail,” said Aaron Skonnard, CEO and co-founder of Pluralsight. “CIOs, CTOs and their teams are under increasing pressure to deliver the next big innovation, and the growing technology skills gap is their biggest obstacle to success. Our new enterprise features will help them combat the skills gap, learn and adopt the most critical technologies faster and gain a competitive edge.”
New features include: • Skill Analytics - enables CIOs, CTOs and technology leaders to quantify and deeply understand the strengths and weaknesses of their team’s digital skill sets, and gives visibility into popular subjects they may want to consider as part of their digital stra…

Indian CIOs keen to capitalise on disruptive and futuristic technologies for enterprise transformation, says EY-CIO Klub survey

As the adoption of newer technologies gains pace, enterprises are realizing the need to identify the business functions that will derive the greatest value. The EY-CIO Klub Enterprise IT Trends and Investments Survey 2017 titled “Deconstructing disruption: Impact of future technologies” suggests that CIOs (83%) have shown the willingness to invest in new technologies as well as in the discovery of disruptive technologies that hold immense value. The 9th edition of the annual survey conducted by EY and CIO Klub sought the views of almost 400 CIOs. The survey covers essential considerations to enable CIOs make better decisions regarding their IT investments.
From a role confined to maintenance of IT infrastructure, CIOs now find themselves in the midst of improving business processes however, 75% foresee organisational agility being a challenge in the smooth implementation of new technologies. The other key business priorities that emerged in this year’s survey include ensuring a lower…

Viavi releases results of State of the Network global study

Viavi Solutions, a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions to communications service providers, enterprises and their ecosystems, today released the results of its tenth annual State of the Network global study. This year’s study focused on security threats, perhaps explaining why it garnered the highest response rate in State of the Network history, including 1,035 CIOs, IT directors, and network engineers around the world.

Indian CIOs are Prioritizing Digitalization over Conventional Technologies

CIOs in India are prioritizing digitalization and rivaling global top performers when it comes to their commitment to digital business, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner’s annual global survey of CIOs found that average IT budgets in India are expected to grow 10.7 percent in 2017, nearly five times faster than the overall global average of a 2.2 percent increase. However, India is struggling with significant IT talent gaps.

UK CIOs stepping-up digital transformation agenda and investing in technology that will meet user demands

Veeam Software published data which illustrates the uphill battle UK CIOs face as they respond to the digital transformation agenda. The research found that more than four in five UK business CIOs (82 percent) admit to suffering from an ‘Availability Gap’, the gap between user needs and how effectively the business can ensure application and data availability - well above the European average of 60 percent.

CIOs Need to Rethink Branch IT to Better Navigate a Modern Business

By: Elie Dib, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa at Riverbed
From an IT perspective branch offices, remote sites, retail locations and manufacturing sites are no less difficult to manage than corporate headquarters, despite having fewer employees and a much smaller physical footprint. In addition to this, these sites are the revenue-generating front lines when it comes to business today. Although cloud computing and SaaS-based applications offer an enormous amount of ubiquity, this will not eliminate the need to keep certain critical business systems and information in remote locations.

Time to open eyes for CIOs

It appears that only big enterprises are keen to adopt long term IT plans. Mid size and small players are focused on ‘Jugad’ practice. They do not use standard hardware in their data center that can save their electricity. Bigger players whose businesses are entirely dependent on the uptime of data center have adopted the green practices.
Most of the Indian organizations have to wake up and graduate to the next level to modernize their data center and adopt the green norms. It is important that even mid size players do also play a role in moving to the greener environments. It will help them by cutting their power bills.