GFT and CloudFrame help industries say ‘cheerio’ to COBOL

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GFT, a digital transformation pioneer, and CloudFrame, a provider of pathways to digital transformation for large organisations who are running mission-critical applications on COBOL, have partnered to help COBOL users make the transition to more efficient platforms that enable users to reduce their overall mainframe costs.

CloudFrame’s proprietary technology converts COBOL code into more efficient and future-proof Java. On average, the cost of a mainframe process is reduced by...

Why cyber resilience remains an underrated element of the security strategy

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A curious article from February 1’s issue of the Borneo Post shone a light on the gap between expectation and reality when it comes to cyber recovery.

Professional services provider KPMG surveyed Asia-Pacific organisations and found almost three quarters (73%) of CISOs did not have the influence to protect their companies fully. Moreover, while progress has been made on prevention and response programmes, businesses are still underestimating impacts on operations and recovery...

Shopify and Google Cloud AI integration boosts e-commerce capabilities

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Shopify and Google Cloud have unveiled an integration that enables retailers using Commerce Components - Shopify’s enterprise retail solution - to leverage Google-quality search capabilities and AI innovations. 

Enterprise brands on Shopify can today access Google Cloud’s Discovery Al solutions directly through Commerce Components, Shopify’s modern, composable stack for enterprise retail. This integration, which can now be used by Shopify merchants globally and is...

BT brings 5G and the cloud to businesses on the move with AWS Wavelength

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BT has confirmed it is making a multi-million-pound investment to bring 5G and 4G mobile edge computing services to its UK business customers in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The work combines AWS's cloud expertise with BT’s market-leading 5G and 4G infrastructure. EE’s national mobile network with AWS Wavelength will bring the power of AWS to the network edge for more business and public sector customers across the UK – opening up faster, secure and...

Acxiom boosts brands’ marketing ROI with Salesforce Data Cloud

Customer intelligence company Acxiom has extended its Salesforce practice to support brands in achieving their unique business goals with Salesforce Data Cloud.

The Salesforce Data Cloud uses real-time data to deliver highly personalised customer experiences across sales, service, marketing, and commerce that continuously adapt to changing customer information and needs in real time.

Today, customers expect personalisation in their interactions with brands. In fact,...

83% of CIOs must do more with less in 2023

SoftwareOne Holding AG, a global software and cloud solutions provider, has unveiled the findings of 'CIO Pulse: 2023 budgets & priorities'.

The study, which recently surveyed 600 C-suite and IT decision-makers in the UK and USA examines how the current global economy is impacting IT priorities, revealing that despite 93% of CIOs expecting IT budgets to increase in 2023, 83% say they are under pressure to make their budgets stretch further than ever before – with a key focus...

Snowflake launches Telecom Data Cloud to help telecoms service providers monetise data

Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, has launched the Telecom Data Cloud, which unites Snowflake’s data platform, Snowflake- and partner-delivered solutions, and industry-specific datasets.

The Telecom Data Cloud helps telecommunications service providers break down data silos within companies and across the ecosystem, allowing organisations to easily and securely access data in near real-time, enrich it with machine learning (ML) models, and then share and analyze it to drive...

Vodafone Ireland turns to Amdocs to drive enhanced customer experience

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Vodafone Ireland has chosen Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, to transition its infrastructure and application workloads to the cloud, enabling an enhanced customer experience and rapid adoption of the latest 5G innovations.

Under the agreement, Amdocs Customer Experience Suite (CES) will migrate from Vodafone Ireland on-premise to the cloud, providing the Irish operator with greater flexibility and capacity to support its future...

Business leaders feel employees are more or equally productive while working remotely

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Recently published data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claims that the UK is in a productivity crisis, lagging behind many other G7 nations in workforce output.

But the majority (85%) of business leaders do not feel that remote and hybrid working is a cause for this, according to new research of more than 500 business leaders from Okta. 

More than half (61%) state that their employees are more productive while working remotely, a quarter (24%) say that...

Belfast Harbour sets sail with Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP

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Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland’s principal maritime gateway and logistics hub, has selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to streamline its financial operations, increase agility, improve insights, and enhance decision making across the organisation.

Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland’s primary maritime gateway for trade by operating a sustainable and...