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L&T Technology Services partners with CogniLore to accelerate digital transformation needs of educational institutes and corporates – Express Computer

l&t technology services partners with cognilore to accelerate digital transformation needs of educational institutes and corporates – express computer

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Read Article L&T Technology Services, a global pure-play engineering services company, announced that it served as a technology partner to Canada’s CogniLore Information Solutions enabling it to offer its acclaimed proLibro digital delivery tools for mass adoption by educational institutes and businesses who now face the imminent task of realigning their operations and business model for a “work from home” environment.The move is in line with the recent spurt in demand of educational institutes to deliver their age-old teaching mechanisms to the COVID-19 triggered work from home mode where academia-student engagement model has attained a virtual note. This offering is also valuable for businesses which so far relied on print versions or documents.To accelerate this transition, CogniLore is moving early to general release of version 3.0 of its proLibro digital delivery tools and is offering unlimited end user licensing for free to enable these institutions to rapidly transition to digital and provide the opportunity to reduce client costs while giving users a vastly superior digital publication experience. CogniLore has also decided to suspend end user fees until September 1st, 2020 to further speed up this deployment. Mark Mcleod, Global Director – Integrated Content Management, L&T Technology Services said, “ …

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Digital transformation: It’s time to invent the future we want

digital transformation: it’s time to invent the future we want

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Analyst Brian Solis believes the reshaping of business by the coronavirus is a chance to innovate and create new opportunities, not retreat in fear.

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TechRepublic’s Karen Roby talked with analyst Brian Solis about the impact of COVID-19 on digital transformation. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.Karen Roby: Brian, you’ve added a new title, which I think is really interesting, we can talk a little bit about, global innovation evangelist for Salesforce. What does that mean?Brian Solis: It means that I have to look at all of the trends happening in the market and essentially try to make sense of them, humanize them, so that executives, stakeholders, and even our own ohana, our own team, can help humanize the next steps of our customers and our partners because these are certainly interesting times. And there’s a lot of new things to think about, and so my work is to study those trends and help not only make sense of them, but put them into actionable steps so that we can move forward in more productive and creative directions.SEE: Coronavirus: Critical IT policies and tools every business needs (TechRepublic Premium)Karen Roby: There’s …

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Digital transformation: How community and collaboration drive results

digital transformation: how community and collaboration drive results

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The “smack my head” moment came for Rachael Happe, co-founder of The Community Roundtable, as she was reading a PWC article about  digital transformation that started with “Mandate change — don’t just talk about it.”“Maybe that’s why so many organizations fail?” she lamented in a Tweet, adding (when prompted for clarification), “Change cannot be mandated. You can bribe/punish people into it but you won’t get their best work.”
In fairness, I’m not sure PwC authors Tom Puthiyamadam and David Clarke meant to state that change can simply be mandated, only that leadership commitment is an important starting point for what they call digital “transcendence” (because “transformation” is such an overused word). The PwC article ends with a discussion of how people and culture can be critical to transformation.
Still, Happe, who has studied the dynamics of communities and collaboration in the digital world for years — and is working on a book titled “Control is for Amateurs” — thinks it’s telling that consultants lean toward putting a leadership mandate at the top of their list.
[ Get answers to key digital transformation questions and lessons from top CIOs: Download our digital transformation cheat sheet. ]
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How has Covid-19 affected digital transformation trends? – VIDEO

how has covid-19 affected digital transformation trends? – video

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Avanade Ireland’s Malcolm Barske discusses the tech trends he sees coming down the line and how Covid-19 has affected them.

Covid-19 has forced many businesses to pivot and quickly change their operations in order to work within restrictions and address client needs.
Avanade Ireland’s security lead Malcolm Barske said the current crisis has caused many companies in Ireland to speed up plans for digital transformation, for example.
“What we’re finding now is adoption into Azure and adoption into Office 365 is at front of mind for most clients at the moment,” he said.
Barske added that while adoption into cloud is quickly becoming essential, data must also continue to be protected.
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Creating Value Through Digital Transformation

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If ever there was a time for companies to truly commit to digital transformation, this is it. Surviving the most challenging economic conditions since the Great Depression, and thriving once the pandemic eases, requires flexible and imaginative thinking and the ability to manage the innovation process.
It may be tempting during this pandemic to pull back the reins on innovation or hold off on product development, but that may not be the best idea. Times of uncertainty are also times of opportunity. No one knows when the pandemic will end, but it does seem clear that the pace of digital transformation has only accelerated. Whether it is upgrading internal operations, launching an e-commerce strategy, developing a new product or reimagining existing products with new technology, this is an ideal time to move forward. 
Innovation Is Key To Growth
For all the talk about innovation, it remains difficult for many companies. A recent study by McKinsey & Company found that 84% of executives agreed innovation was important for their growth, but only 6% were satisfied with their company’s performance. Some companies confuse innovation with simply creating something new, and often discover that their new product or service didn’t create enough additional …

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Automation and digital transformation key for air transport industry recovery post COVID-19

automation and digital transformation key for air transport industry recovery post covid-19

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Faced with COVID-19 challenges, the air transport industry is developing recovery strategies that boost safety and trust, with a specific focus on digital transformation, automation, sustainability, innovation, and customer experience, claims a new report released by Fast Future, Future Travel Experience (FTE), and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX).Airports and technology providers have already begun exploring ways to increase passenger confidence with touchless biometrics.Titled “The COVID-19 Air Transport Near Term Impacts and Scenarios,” the report is part of a four-part series investigating how stakeholders see passenger flow and investment post COVID-19. Despite market uncertainty, the report proposes four strategy scenarios.“The findings highlight that the industry is experiencing and anticipating devastating impacts on flight volumes, passenger numbers, and revenues,” said Rohit Talwar, Fast Future CEO and lead author of the report, in a prepared statement. “The sector’s recovery is dependent on government policy, health factors, passenger confidence, the nature of the economic recovery, and the extent of collaboration between industry players. We developed four scenarios exploring the interaction of these latter two driving forces and tested them on the webinar attendees.”In the following two years, nearly 69 percent of air industry stakeholders expect a spike in digital …

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Enterprises should not neglect AI digital transformation

enterprises should not neglect ai digital transformation

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COVID-19 has wiped out budget extras for enterprises around the world, as organizations have seen their earnings hit by the economic downturn created by the virus pandemic.

Yet, enterprises should not give up on their AI digital transformation projects, even if they have to sideline them in the short term. For now, enterprises may want to consider turning to automation, or at least overhauling necessary projects, as the world quickly becomes more digital, according to machine learning vendors.

Importance of AI, even now
“AI is the single most important technology area that enterprises have to invest in,” said Ryohei Fujimaki, founder and CEO of DotData.
DotData sells an auto machine learning platform, so it’s not surprising that Fujimaki pushes AI. Still, much evidence supports his view — businesses are generating, and will continue to generate, huge amounts of data, too much to process with AI.
Enterprises, then, will need to turn to AI at some point. Yet, with limited budgets and workforces due to the economic downturn, they may not be able to complete their AI digital transformation projects in the near future.
Instead, at this stage, enterprises need to think about how to use existing people more efficiently, including …

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UnionBank implements A1 safeguards in digital transformation

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Published May 29, 2020, 3:38 PM

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)’s digital transformation strategy has enabled the bank to provide banking services to its customers while ensuring the health and welfare of its people during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
UnionBank president and CEO Edwin Bautista
Going forward, the bank believes that data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) will be critical technologies that will further drive its digitization.
The bank is, after all, committed to customer-centric digital transformation. First in class services and products will be provided through two-pronged maximization of (1) customer-centric digital and mobile capabilities; and (2) AI-driven applications.
“As we continue to put our customers – both retail and corporates – at the heart of our business, we will be leveraging data and artificial intelligence in the next phase of our digital journey,” said UnionBank president and CEO Edwin Bautista. “But while we are cognizant of how AI can be a game-changer in customer experience, we will make sure that necessary measures are in place for its responsible use.”
While UnionBank remains unwavering in pursuing safe and trusted innovation, it acknowledges that AI may result in unintended consequences. As a safeguard, the bank has established and will implement a framework that encompasses …

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Opinion: COVID-19 as the catalyst for NGOs’ digital transformation

opinion: covid-19 as the catalyst for ngos’ digital transformation

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To enable humanitarian and development nonprofits to meet the urgent needs of the moment, digital transformation must be seen as a cornerstone of all operations. Photo by: Canva Studio from PexelsWhile much of the global media attention has been focused on the impact of COVID-19 on higher-income countries, there is an evolving global humanitarian emergency that is being overlooked. Many international NGOs on the frontlines are struggling with the continuity of their field operations as traditional sources of funding have dried up significantly.  The need for humanitarian and development action has never been greater, but the threat to the continuity of sector operations and the risk to personnel is substantial. Meanwhile, major donors and grant-makers, like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are radically shifting their priorities to meet the needs of the moment.  This is where the need for digital transformation comes in. It has long been touted as something that NGOs needed to do, but someday. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the conversation to the here and now, and not necessarily on a timeline that nonprofits and donors would have chosen on their own. As organizations implemented emergency social distancing measures and closed offices, this has required even field …

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Council Post: Digital Transformation Can Get A Jump-Start From The Nearshore Route

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Digital transformation is happening at the speed of light today. From machine learning solutions to cloud migration or IoT projects, companies are leveraging digital technologies to change the way they work in countless ways, but it’s no easy task.
While specific initiatives are underway, core business must continue to move along. For this reason, many companies turn to outsourced software service providers to gain the hard-to-find skill sets, resources and people to help them with their initiatives quickly and more cost-effectively.
While outsourcing to far-off countries, often called offshoring, was the route de rigueur for the past few decades, the complexity of today’s software-driven digital transformation projects is forcing many companies to look closer to home for digital transformation partners. Offshorers may continue to meet a need for other services, but when it comes to these software-driven projects, the proximity of nearshorers — service providers in your country or region — is a key consideration for the following reasons:

• Innovation requires collaboration. There is no doubt that technology is becoming more complex and must solve very specific business challenges. In-person collaboration between software professionals and line-of-business managers can help to make sure that solutions are designed to meet real-world business …

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