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Torc Brings a Targeted, Cloud-Native Approach to Tech Talent Acquisition
Torc is a software development talent marketplace that leverages an AI-driven engine to match developers and companies worldwide. It’s a Tech Innovator to watch, the first in a new Avasant series on Tech Innovators.
Cloud Governance Best Practices 2022
Cloud governance is a set of policies and practices governing an organization’s use of cloud computing to enable new capabilities and optimize cloud cost, scalability, security, compliance, and interoperability. Cloud governance should be top of mind for several organizations because it provides a complete overview of an organization’s cloud resources and how they should be managed. It is not surprising that many organizations see the vital role cloud governance plays in their daily operations, and practice rates are high compared with most best practices in our annual study.
Cloud Platforms 2022 RadarView™
The Cloud Platforms 2022 RadarView™ addresses the need for enterprises to leverage cloud platforms to accelerate their digital journeys, embrace the cloud, and identify the right cloud platform providers to partner with. The 42-page report also provides our point of view on how cloud platform providers cater to enterprises’ changing needs through a wide portfolio of products and services, thus delivering a general ranking based on key dimensions of product maturity, enterprise adaptability, and innovation road map.
Cloud Platform Providers Moving up the Technology Stack
Continuing the trend from recent years, the cloud remains the top spending priority for enterprises, led by cloud applications and cloud infrastructure. The major drivers include cost optimization, the need to provide a reliable infrastructure, and using hybrid models to best handle data storage and compliance. To meet this continued growth, cloud platform providers are enhancing their capabilities to speed the migration of cloud applications and provide value higher up the technology stack. These emerging trends are covered in Avasant’s Cloud Platforms 2022 RadarView™.
From Optimization to Automation: Achieving Greater Business Value in the Cloud
IT has undergone a fundamental and permanent change over the past two years. While enterprises had already embarked on their digital journey, the rapid shift to remote working during the pandemic, and the need for digital channels for customer engagement further propelled the demand for cloud services. For many IT organizations today, any new financial investment is prioritized toward cloud spending. The two main uses of these funds are: investing in cloud infrastructure to leverage advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the Internet of Things (IoT); and migrating legacy workloads to cloud native or (creating) modernized workloads to enhance digital engagement with customers, accommodate a remote workforce and bring agility into their operations.
AI and Cloud Infrastructure Show Greatest Jump in Investment Priorities in 2022
After a relatively slow burn in recent years, more companies are now embracing artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and projects, as shown in our annual Technology Trends survey. In the survey, AI showed impressive gains in both adoption and investment rates, compared to our survey in 2021. This Research Byte provides a look at the AI adoption and customer experience profile, as well as an overview of our full study, Technology Trends 2022.
Cloud Platforms 2021 RadarView™
The Cloud Platforms 2021 RadarView™ report addresses the need for enterprises to leverage cloud platforms to accelerate their digital journeys, embrace the cloud, and identify the right cloud platform providers to partner with. The 50-page report also provides our point of view on how cloud platform providers are catering to the changing needs of enterprises through a wide portfolio of products and services, thus delivering a general ranking based on key dimensions of product maturity, enterprise adaptability, and innovation road map.
Avasant Digital Forum: Accelerating the Journey to Digital Business Transformation Through SAP
The business world is evolving faster than ever, and companies need to transform to keep pace with their competitors. They need to become intelligent enterprises characterized by agile processes, elastic IT infrastructure and digital technologies.
Long-Term Trends in IT Spending and the Impact of the Cloud
Corporate IT spending varies from year to year as the economy expands and contracts: these are the cyclical trends. But over longer periods, IT spending also changes based on shifts in technology: these are secular trends. What are the secular trends that are currently affecting IT spending, especially those brought about by greatest recent shift in technology: cloud computing? This report examines the 11-year trend in spending for application software, IT personnel, data centers, networking, and other categories, and how cloud computing is changing that mix.
Big Blue bets big on Cloud-First Enterprise
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna’s announcement about a strategic move to spin off their managed infrastructure services business on October 8, 2020 is reverberating across the business and technology landscape. However, keeping the magnitude of the announcement aside, this is in line with IBM’s time-tested modus operandi of divesting slower growth and maturing businesses, such as their exit from the PC business. While this strategic shift is considerably late compared to other players, it is the right move that leverages their Red Hat acquisition to target the fast growing multi-cloud market.
Drawing the Line Between Cloud ERP and Hosted ERP
Traditional ERP vendors are responding to the threat of cloud ERP by offering hosted deployment options for their on-premises systems. How does hosted ERP differ from cloud ERP, and how can a buyer choose between them? This Research Byte is a summary of our full report, The Differences Between Cloud and Hosted ERP and Why They Matter.
Cloud Security in the Post Pandemic World: Securing the Extended Enterprise
The Post-COVID enterprise data management strategies must include a Cloud-centric security envelope that spans across extended work environment in this growing hybrid/multi-cloud world. Securing your Data in this Extended Enterprise is now one of the most critical priorities.
Digital Masters 2020 RadarView™
The Digital Masters 2020 RadarView™ report addresses the need of enterprises to understand the larger tech-enabled transformation imperative, and to identify implementation services providers that are best-suited for complex transformation initiatives and provide a granular understanding of each of them. The 84-page report also highlights how the COVID-19 outbreak has driven enterprises to reprioritize their digital investments and redefined client/vendor relationships and provides a perspective on future market dynamics over the next 12 to 18 months.
Utilities Digital Services 2020-2021 RadarView™
The Utilities Digital Services 2020-2021 RadarView™ report addresses the need of Utilities to understand the right action points to navigate through the challenges, realize digital transformation, and gain competitive advantage. This 92-page report also identifies the key global service providers and system integrators that can help Utilities in business transformation. The report also highlights the key trends in the market and Avasant’s view on the road ahead for Utilities over the next 18-24 months.