12.11.2015Enterprise Tech

Enterprise Technology Spotlight: IoT, sustainability, utilities, cloud, security and retail

In this week’s spotlight, we showcase articles on an array of topics, from discussions on the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) in driving an organization’s green growth and sustainability performance, to a look at how cloud solutions are driving business transformation in the utilities industry. We also look at the current legal cybersecurity framework in Hong Kong and how US retailers reaped the rewards of Cyber Monday.

Unlocking IoT to improve company performance

This week, as world leaders discuss a new universal climate change agreement, industry analysts and experts examine how IoT is improving green growth and sustainability performance and in turn, redefining business models across all verticals. (CXO Today)

Why utilities are moving IT applications to the cloud

During a recent Innovation Session at Oracle OpenWorld, utility industry experts and IT solution providers examined why the utilities industry is beginning to adopt cloud solutions as part of a boarder IT strategy. Topics including security, compliance, modernization of operations, customer experience and business growth, were discussed. (Intelligent Utility)

Hong Kong government praised for world-leading data protection protocols

This article delves into the current legal cybersecurity framework in Hong Kong, following a recent high profile cyberattack. Findings from The Economist’s Safe Cities Index 2015 rank Hong Kong fourth in the world, in terms of cybersecurity after Tokyo, Singapore and New York. (South China Morning Post)

Cyber Monday was biggest online shopping day ever

It’s reported that for the first time in history Cyber Monday digital spend in the US surpassed the $3B benchmark. The average order value was $162, a nine percent increase year-over-year. (Herald Voice)