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Totvs head steps down to become LatAm head

The director president at Brazilian software giant Totvs, Rodrigo Kede Lima, has stepped down from his role to take over the job of general manager for Latin America at IBM. read this ​Open Mainframe Project: IBM and friends recommit to mainframe Linux Linux continues to give the mainframe the new blood it needs to stay alive in the 21st century. ... Read More »

Brazil ranks low in IoT economic impact

Brazil ranks at the bottom of a list of several countries worldwide in terms of its ability to generate economic impact from technologies based on the Internet of Things (IoT) environment. The report by Accenture considered 20 nations globally and Brazil ranks 17th – only Italy, India and Russia performed worse when it comes to the ability to absorb IoT ... Read More »

Better-performing, cheaper clouds ahead in 2016, IEEE predicts

If the analysts at the IEEE Computer Society are correct, the coming year will see significant drops in the cost of cloud services, as well as better, faster performance. Thanks to increasing adoption of container technology, as well as network function virtualization, cloud computing will take some great strides. Photo: Joe McKendrick Container technology and NFV are among the top ... Read More »

Expect 2016 to be a busy and inspiring year for technology executives

Welcome to the new year, and welcome to the new age. With it comes a great rethink of what information technology is, and its relationship to the business. IT is becoming the business, and the business is becoming IT. Simultaneously, organizations have become providers of technology-enhanced services, as well as consumers. I’ve written on this convergence in many posts here ... Read More »

Brazilian ITC industry grows in 2015 despite recession

The Brazilian technology and communications industry is to end 2015 with revenue growth above the world average despite the impact of the current economic instability, in the country says analyst IDC. In 2014, the Brazilian ICT market generated $157bn in revenues, of which $59bn came from IT and $98bn from telecommunications. This year, the industry should see growth of 7,3 ... Read More »

What do business people think of their CIO?

Digital transformation is changing the relationship between the CIO and other parts of the enterprise. The proliferation of technology among business people, coupled with specialized requirements in areas such as marketing and finance, have led to significant growth of technology budgets outside the control of IT. As a result, CIOs are in a race to redefine the role of IT ... Read More »

Corporate to IT: transform us, but don’t spend too much money doing it

These days, it seems as if every organization on the planet is anxious to undergo a “digital transformation” — to move from their creaky, manual, disconnected operations to a sleek, frictionless online entities. However, nobody seems to want to pay for it, or even lend a whole lot of support to the people charged with making digital things happen. Photo: ... Read More »

Enterprise architecture: time to get the business to sit up and take notice

The key to attaining running a lean and agile enterprise technology infrastructure is embracing enterprise architecture. However, many organizations still relegate EA teams to peripheral roles while they spend countless dollars, euros, pounds or rupees cobbling together creaky IT infrastructures — budget sinkholes that just barely deliver. Photo: HubSpot Oliver Bossert and Jürgen Laartz, both with McKinsey, just published a ... Read More »

How Microsoft deployed Windows 10 inside the company

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has learned a thing or two about deploying new versions of Windows inside the company over the years. Microsoft tech pro research How long should you wait before deploying Windows 10? Ed Bott shares some Windows 10 migration advice. Read More By doing an in-place upgrade, Microsoft’s IT department deployed Windows 10 to 85 percent of the company’s ... Read More »

Do we need ‘industrial-strength’ Agile computing?

Has Agile software development run its course? If it has, what’s at the next level? Photo: IBM Media Relations Jason Bloomberg, an IT architectural advocate, suggests that it may be time to move beyond Agile, the philosophy and set of methodologies that encourages collaborative, rapid and iterative software development between IT and business teams. In a recent Forbes post, Jason ... Read More »

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