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Life After Windows Server 2003 End-Of-Life: Made Plans Yet?

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Following Microsoft’s announcement that it will pull the plug on the support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015 (Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life), businesses are running helter-skelter to find an alternative. A lot of small businesses may still be reluctant to make the move just yet, which could lead to irreparable consequences in the long run. Let’s just put it this way – would you still risk driving your car if the manufacturer came out and announced that they no longer support you actively with all repairs and warranties?  No, I didn’t think so; in principle, the analogy applies to the case of the Windows Server 2003 as well. If your mantra is “Don’t fix it if it ain’t broken”, there’s very little I could say to convince you otherwise, right?

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[Infographic]: How Is Marketing Driving Digital Transformation?

Learn how the marketing organization is helping businesses usher in a new dawn, by playing an instrumental role in enabling digital transformation.

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The Really Tough Digital Transformation Crossword Puzzle!

We’ve been talking about Digital Transformation and emphasizing about the criticality of implementing/deploying solutions, in order for Enterprises to remain relevant in a digital future. But first, it is important for CXOs to familiarize themselves with certain terms pertaining to disruptive technologies that are floating around. So here is a quick crossword puzzle to help you ascertain how well you know digital. If you have read our earlier posts, you should find this puzzle fairly easy!

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Apple Watch Review: Not Living Up To Expectations?

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My obsession with time pieces, especially the digital kind, started when I was just a bespectacled, nerdy little kid back in school. I currently own a first-gen Apple Watch – I was one of the first, lucky few to get my hands on this smartwatch which will one day become a part of digital history. No doubt, I love my Watch, but my first love will always be my Casio Databank calculator watch. Sure, you couldn’t make calls with it or use it to count your steps, but hey, it was as smart as watches got back then! Pardon me, I’m digressing J What I wanted to talk about in this post is really about the Watch – I wanted to make sure that I had used the Apple Watch long enough before I penned-down my take on it. After having it attached to my wrist for a little over 3 months, I think I’m finally ready. So here it goes (my Apple Watch Review!)…

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5 Steps To Enterprise Digital Transformation For Beginners

Enterprise Digital Transformation or Digitization of the Enterprise happens when a business transforms its operations and business model(s), to reach out to current or potential customers across several touch-points, creating enticing digital experiences for them, leveraging pervasive and disruptive digital technologies.

To meet customer expectations, organizations must accelerate the process of digitizing their businesses or chances are that a more digitally -empowered competitor could swoop in and snatch your customers away. No, really. If your organization is one of those businesses that has been living under a rock all this while, and if you are still grappling with the ‘right solution’ that will help you face the sun, let us tell you that there are no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions. Every business has its own set of business needs and challenges, and they require solutions that fit them perfectly, like a good pair of jeans.

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[Video] Analytics: Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

This video travels through time to look at some of the pioneers in the analytics space, and also at some of the early use cases. We also explore how businesses today are leveraging analytics, to augment customer-experiences across touch-points.

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Enterprise Mobility 2.0 – The Top 5 Priorities

Mobility has been on an accelerated growth trajectory since the dawn of the new millennium and it continues to grow at a pace that is unprecedented. Hence, it comes as no surprise that mobile plays a big part today, in providing enterprises with business critical data that is both, insightful and actionable. On the other hand, the success mantra behind any digitally transformed enterprise is that they don’t stop experimenting; they’re constantly eager to explore new avenues within the digital ecosystem. Add to that, enterprises now realize that Mobility is not just about embracing mobile; it is about embracing the mobile ecosystem, which comprises of cloud, analytics and wearable amongst other things – the 3rd Platform, as IDC dubs it. This is why we believe that we are at the crossroads of what could possibly be the rise of Enterprise Mobility 2.0.

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[Infographic]: The Ubiquitous Hybrid Cloud

Businesses are increasingly looking towards Hybrid cloud solutions to maximize productivity and cut costs. Here’s how the Hybrid cloud is gradually, but consistently, capturing the imaginations of businesses globally.

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[Infographic]: Data Analytics And Big Data Bigger In 2015

With Analytics adoption rate at an all time high, the Big Data market is only going to get bigger in 2015. Here’s a look at key what businesses are looking at prior to investment.

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Worried About Cloud Security? You Should Be!

A survey conducted by KPMG reveals that 45% of the of top IT executives cited data loss and data privacy concerns as the primary reason for why they are still apprehensive of migrating to the cloud. Cloud Security has been one of the top concerns for Enterprises and SMEs alike and for good reason too – there have been quite a few instances in the recent past which demonstrates that despite the MSP’s (Managed Service Provider’s) best efforts, there is always a possibility of confidential data being compromised or lost. The infamous ‘Heartbleed’ attack, the Microsoft Azure outage and Anthem, Inc.’s data breach, are just a few such incidents that caught the public eye. In fact, 2014 was the year of data leaks, with the list of victims also including illustrious names like Target, Neiman Marcus, Sony, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase.

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