10.09.2015Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Tech Spotlight: digital transformation, cloud and the c-suite, EMV standards

Enterprises continue to focus on digital transformation but many find that legacy networks hinder their progress. The CMO is the new cloud champion in the enterprise. The EMV standards deadline has passed in the US but are retailers really ready? These are the topics and the articles we think are worth reviewing this week.

Digital transformation held back by legacy networks

This is one of the main findings of Verizon’s recently issued report on Digital Transformation. More than two-thirds (67 percent) of IT leaders surveyed for the report told Verizon that legacy networks can be a bottleneck to success. (Telecom Asia)

Digital transformation is impacting every industry

Verizon’s Jay Coblentz spoke with Natural Product Insider about technology solutions for the health and nutrition industry. Jay also discussed the importance of having a good global communications infrastructure in the evolving digital economy. (Natural Business Insider)

Cloud's the New C-Suite BFF – Where Does That Leave You?

Cloud is changing the way enterprise technology decisions are being made. It’s no longer about selling cloud to your IT team but about successfully selling it to the C-Suite. CMOs are making more technology decisions than ever before and are predicted to spend more on technology and analytics than CIOs in the coming years. (Channel Partners)

EMV Standards; Have retailers planned effectively and implemented the required new technologies in stores?

Some pertinent questions are asked in this article which looks at the implications of U.S. based retailers who have yet to upgrade their merchant payment terminals to meet EMV standards. The article suggests that U.S. based retailers should look to countries, such as Canada and the UK, to find best practice tips and to gain awareness of the patterns of potential criminal activity. (Retail Touch Point)