As an IT manager in today’s hypercompetitive environment, your challenge is to be agile, innovative, keep the organization secure, and, of course, control costs. Easy, right?
Technology is changing the way we do things, and this is especially true in health care. In the foreseeable future we will see new innovations such as, Telemedicine, Wearables, Mobility, and Artificial Intelligence used to administer improved care to patients. In 2015, 80% of doctors surveyed thought Telemedicine was a better way to treat chronic disease than traditional office visits. Wearables can transmit results from tests done in the comfort of a patient’s home in real time. Mobility increases accessibility for both doctors and patients. In 2018, it is predicted that 65% of health care interactions will occur on mobile devices. All this innovation and cutting-edge technology is improving patient care and saving lives, but it also exponentially increasing the degree of complexity in Healthcare IT.
Oracle unveiled a next generation of its cloud offering, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) at OpenWorld 2017: faster, simpler, more secure and more competitively priced. The previous generation of the Oracle’s Cloud Offering, is now called “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-Classic,” also called “OCI-Classic.” If you missed its unveiling, here are some of the highlights of Oracle’s cloud re-boot.
Retail organizations are facing constant demands to reduce costs and increase profitability; this is especially true of retailers with a brick-and-mortar mall presence. Competing against numerous online, low-cost retailers, such as Amazon, and brick-and-mortar discount stores, such as Marshalls, is a constant battle. The cost-saving initiative is a challenge across the board in the retail organization, but really it all starts in the IT department. Transformations in IT in the world of retail drive innovation and agility. Savings starting at the IT level can keep a retailer afloat during these challenging times.
Today’s IT managers are facing some tough challenges. As digital transformation accelerates the pace of business, companies in every industry are under increasing pressure to bring new products and services to market more rapidly – while actively engaging with their customers through personalized experiences. To meet the organization’s demands quickly and efficiently, IT managers need to innovate and be agile, all while controlling costs and reducing security risks. As a result, modern data centers need to be flexible, scalable, and secure to power these organizations’ innovation and growth.