Is the Economy Ill-prepared for the Digital Workplace of the Future?

Most employees of companies based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland give their bosses bad marks as far as the preparation for the digital workplace of the future. This is one result of a recent research report entitled “Workplace of the Future”. Asked for the biggest technology pitfalls in the workplace currently, approximately 60 percent of employees express concerns about insufficient remote access to data and 62 percent criticize the response times of information technology (IT) incident management services. Additionally, 58 percent deem their company’s IT…

ITIL and DevOps – Complementary or Contradictory?

“If you think DevOps and ITIL® aren’t compatible then you don’t understand either”[1] DevOps is a relatively new development that raises many hopes for a faster and better delivery of new functions from development to production. With the arrival of new technologies like virtualization and cloud as well as new methods such as ‘Agile’, pressure is on the release management and operations team to faster deliver development outputs to production. DevOps is also a cultural movement bringing together the diverse capabilities and traditions from application…

Anyone Who Goes Traveling, has Stories to Tell (Part 1)

This old German quote is true not only for tourists, but also for business travelers. While travel booking means for some an increase of anticipations with the choice of destination and hotel, for others this is a cumbersome task. In addition, there is a necessity to collect a large number of receipts, allocate these to the correct trips and finally wait for payment of the expenses. For many companies, travel costs represent a very big portion of budget costs. However, this is extremely difficult to manage…

The New Ways of Working – Working Beyond Borders

With Generation Y a new generation of young well-educated people urges in the world of Employment, which has a high affinity for technology and modern means of communication. Grown up in the era of internet and smartphones, the competition between employers for the “Best” of this generation flares up in the „war for talent“. But in return they make high demands on their working world – in terms of content but in particular also on the infrastructural and technical design of „their“ world of work. This…

How can Application Landscapes be Strategically and Effectively Modernized?

See German version below The Importance of Application Portfolios For many companies, their business applications – grouped in so-called application portfolios– represent the backbone of their business activities. Typically, these portfolios are focused on individual business areas such as Sales or Finance and often consist of several dozen individual applications. They are increasingly serving as a significant competitive factor that decides between success and failure.

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