Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXO Today (July 10-14)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jul 15, 2017

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There has never been a better time to capitalize on the artificial intelligence, cloud and big data revolution. Microsoft Inspire 2017 was a key attraction of this week, where the company touched upon everything from digital transformation stories to Azure Stack use-cases. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about the intelligent cloud opportunity, and then was joined by other corporate VPs at Microsoft to give an overview of news, including updates to its channel partner program and the launch of Microsoft 365. 

Another noted event Inforum 2017 conference by IT company Infor that was held in NYC from July 9-12 brought together thought leaders from all facets of the IT and business, offering an array of technology presentations, product launches, entertainment and focused networking opportunities.

The week was also eventful in many ways for enterprise decision makers. Tata Sons appointed Aarthi Subramanian, executive director at TCS as the Group’s chief digital officer. All digital channels of the bank have witnessed exponential growth, both in value and volume of transactions, and more consumers than ever before are turning to mobile for their financial interactions, finds a study.

At the same time, cloud computing is taking the world of Information Technology by storm, brining new ways of doing business, according to various reports and analyses.

Like every week, this week too, we also have for you interesting interviews, case studies, infographics, and expert columns on various emerging technology and market trends and challenges in the enterprise space. 

Here are some of the top stories of the week on CXOToday you would not want to miss.

Cloud, Emerging Verticals Driving Growth For Infor

Enterprise applications company Infor has been undergoing a transformation over the past 5 years towards becoming an industry specific company with a focus on the cloud. The company is betting big on emerging and niche verticals such as textiles, bakery, food and beverages, construction, fertilizers and even furniture and fixtures, among others to bring in tailored solutions and keep up the momentum in the industry. Read more…

More Consumers Prefer Mobile For Banking Needs: Study

More consumers than ever before are turning to mobile for their financial interactions. Last year, total worldwide sessions in Finance apps have increased by over 36 percent compared to 2015, states a study the mobile app data and insights company App Annie. Read more…

Tata Sons Names Aarthi Subramanian As Chief Digital Officer

Tata Sons appointed Aarthi Subramanian, executive director at TCS as the Group’s chief digital officer. She brings with her over 26 years of experience in the global technology sector. Starting her career with TCS, she has worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, the US and Canada, and oversaw execution of large-scale technology projects as well as in operations and program management. Read more…

Big Data And The Art Of Personalized Banking

Banks have access to a wealth of big data, and industry experts often say that they cannot expect to stay ahead of the race by merely going digital. Banks need to deliver personalized choices not just at the moment of financial transactions but before and afterwards as well. Banks should virtually enter into the commercial lives of their customers. Read more…

Infor Brings New AI Platform To The Enterprise

Cloud software provider Infor has named its new enterprise-grade, industry-specific AI platform at its flagship event Inforum 2017 at New York City today. AI platform in honor of Katherine Coleman Johnson, a physicist and mathematician whose critical calculations helped man reach the moon, and whose story was told in the film Hidden Figures. Read more…

How Indian SMBs Can Gain From GST, Automation

At a time when the IT industry is grappling with slowdown in the overseas market, India’s burgeoning SMB segment is set to spend a huge sum to upgrade their digitalinfrastructure in the next 2-3 years. Nasscom officials believe, the small and medium business segment will further benefit from goods and services tax [GST].  Read more…

How P2P Lending Industry Evolved In India

In light of the impending regulation in the P2P lending sector in India, it is important to look at the evolution of the sector over the last four years and the travails as well as the resilience the main players have shown through their belief in the opportunity and the significant role it could play in the lending landscape in this country. Read more…

Productivity Boost: Editing Multiple Photos at Once

Because our modern era is always in demand for visuals, we find ourselves constantly editing images, this task is both time and energy-consuming, because we can’t afford that our images look sloppily edited. The good news is that, thanks to specially-built software, we can now automate a great deal of post-processing operations and therefore get more things done in less time. Read more…

CIOs Need New Skill Sets To Deal With Cloud

Cloud computing is taking the world of Information Technology by storm; figures are testament to the fact. According to a report by Bain & Company, cloud computing revenue will increase to $390 billion by 2020 from $180 billion. This is a CAGR of 17%. Plus, 48 out of the Fortune Global 50 companies are adopting cloud for various IT applications. Read more…

Velocity MR Furnishes Instant Data To Organizations

With the integration of technology into business processes, there has been an upswing in the way businesses are being conducted and strategies are crafted.  One such insight provider, Velocity MR, ensures quick turnaround time to clients without compromising the quality of data and incorporate tech-driven methodologies into business processes to help them with high accuracy of data. Jasal Shah, CEO, Velocity MR, gets on into an exclusive chat with CXO Today to delineate more. Read more…