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Surviving the Big Data Underworld: Establishing and Safeguarding Data Sovereignty

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses how prudently coupling data backups with timely restoration options, organizations can preserve data sovereignty for unassailable business continuity during times in which it’s needed most.

Can You Trust Your Data? Three Factors for Enhanced Data Reliability and Decision-making in the Era of Digital Transformation

In this contributed article, Sudhi Sinha, Vice President and GM of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, discusses how we have more data at our fingertips than ever. But while this boom in information is absolutely an example of positive progress, it makes data security and reliability more crucial than ever. With so much depending on this data, how can you ensure it’s trustworthy? How can you guarantee that the decisions you are making are based on dependable and secure information?

Digital Transformation Projects Continue to be at Risk, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite rising optimism in digital transformation, the vast majority of organizations are still suffering failure, delays or scaled back expectations from digital transformation projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 73 percent of organizations have made “significant” or better improvements to the end-user experience in their organization through digital innovation. Twenty-two percent say they have transformed or completely “revolutionized” end-user experience, representing a marked increase over Couchbase’s 2017 survey (15 percent).

In Digitization, Learn How to Learn More

In this contributed article, Chip Childers, CTO, Cloud Foundry Foundation, discusses the path toward digital transformation. For a company to be successful at digital transformation, it must embrace continuous learning and evolution of its products, people and processes. Companies understanding this reality are seeing much more success in their particular markets, and are much more likely to successfully adapt to changes in technology, customer expectations and their competition.

Couchbase Research Reveals a Majority of Organizations Expect to Fail in Four Years if Digital Transformation Approach Is Unsuccessful

Despite spending millions of dollars on digital transformation in the past year, enterprises still feel they are at significant risk of being left behind by their industries, research from Couchbase shows. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation for enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany, 80 percent are at risk of being left behind by digital transformation while 54 percent believe organizations that don’t keep up with digital transformation will go out of business or be absorbed by a competitor within four years.

TIBCO Software Announces New Mashery Professional API Management Solution

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced availability of its new API management offering, TIBCO Mashery® Professional. Designed to expedite digital transformation activities, Mashery® Professional provides an easy-to-use API management solution that enables users to package APIs as products, manage API user communities, secure APIs, and monitor API program success with rich sets of analytics and reporting tools.

MapR Event Recap: It’s All About Digital Transformation

Last week saw two compelling local big data events here in So Cal, both sponsored by MapR. I thought I’d provide a short recap of the events for those who were unable to attend. I was on a panel for the first event, “Digital Transformation in Big Data” and the discussion revolved around MapR’s unique vision for the “3 Keys to Digital Transformation.” For a detailed discussion, these points are well described in a recent blog post.