Entries by Ammeil Ali

Hybrid Cloud: Centerpiece To It Modernization

Cloud has progressed from the simple migration of infrastructure and applications to a tool which improves application performance and achieves cost optimization. Hybrid cloud, in particular, is an enabler of business transformation. Hybrid cloud allows enterprises, especially in highly regulated industries, to satisfy on-premises requirements and leverage hyperscaler services from their own data centers. These emerging trends are covered in Avasant’s Hybrid Enterprise Cloud Services 2020 RadarView™ report. The report is a comprehensive study of industry-wide adoption of hybrid cloud services, including the current landscape, impact of COVID-19, enterprise recommendations, and a close look at the leaders, innovators, disruptors, and challengers in this market.

Blockchain Starting To Show Business Value

Over the past 12 months, blockchain has moved beyond the hype as companies have realized business value from select use cases. Even though overall blockchain adoption has slowed down, the number of production-grade implementations has doubled, showing that blockchain is gaining a new level of maturity. These emerging trends are covered in Avasant’s Blockchain Services 2020 RadarView™ report. The report is a comprehensive study of blockchain services, including top trends, analysis, recommendations, and a close look at the leaders, innovators, disruptors, and challengers in this market.

Avasant Featured in CIO Insight: Public Cloud Thrives During the Pandemic

Several analyst firms have recently released numbers and reports showing how well public cloud services have done during the pandemic. Enterprise Strategy Group reports that 84% of enterprises say they are already using more public cloud resources, or plan to use more of them in the near future as part of pandemic-inspired cost containment strategies. This finding is supported in Avasant’s Cloud Platforms 2020 RadarView report.

Manufacturers Reduce Human Intervention by Accelerating Digital Adoption

Historically, manufacturing has been highly dependent on the human workforce and a little conservative in adopting advanced digital technologies such as robots, immersive reality, and IIoT to replace the human intervention. However, this changed drastically when manufacturing companies reported losses due to workforce shortages during pandemic, as they started relying on AR/ VR based solutions for remote assistance and training, bots for technical assistance on shop floor, IoT for reducing onboarding time and simplifying reskilling, and AI-based visual inspection to detect defects. The investments on real-time monitoring and AR/VR-based remote assistance could help manufacturers realize 11% productivity gains through reduction of human intervention.  

Pandemic Pushes State, Local Governments to Modernize Systems

In 2020, the global pandemic has exposed many governmental organizations in their limited availability of digital communication channels. In fact, prior to March 2020, 43% of UN member states did not have any organized digital media strategy. Many home-bound citizens relied on governments to provide them with relevant information and to deal with pressing issues around healthcare, unemployment, and economic stability. In the face of that, many governments started using a plethora of tools such as online portals, apps, social media platforms, and chatbots to reach out to residents. To support such initiatives, it is crucial that government agencies invest in modernizing their IT infrastructure for migrating workloads, automating processes, and making decisions based on data. These trends are covered in Avasant’s new State & Local Government Digital Services 2020-2021 RadarView™ report.

Rich Functionality, Expanded Marketplaces, Boosting Adoption of CRM Suites

The CRM market is changing. Today most CRM suite vendors are offering modular sales, customer service, and marketing functions, enabling organizations to pick solutions that are best tailored to meet their needs. They are also expanding their offerings with plug-and-play apps, which enables enterprises to customize and extend the functionality of CRM suites. Finally, an array of ready-to-use connectors is enabling easy integration. These factors have boosted adoption of CRM suites, which saw a 13% growth rate in 2020. These and other trends are explored in our new Customer Relationship Management Suites 2020 RadarView™ report.

Human Capital Management Suite Adoption Surges Under Covid-19

COVID-19 has prompted enterprises to accelerate adoption of Human Capital Management (HCM)suites, upping the deployment rate. The pandemic has forced enterprises to seek low-and no-touch solutions for HR operations. Consequently, organizations are accelerating their digitization and automation of manual HR processes.