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Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Global IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Per Cent in 2018

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Growth for enterprise solutions and IT services remains strong on the back of the evolution of digital business and much needed modernisations.

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Positive results from going digital requires not only technology, but a change of mindset. [hutterstock: 739797655, Monster Ztudio]

Positive results from going digital requires not only technology, but a change of mindset. [hutterstock: 739797655, Monster Ztudio]

Digital Business Requires Growth Mindset And Not Just Technology

When embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need to change the mindset of their staff, according to Gartner. A technology shift not backed up by a corresponding cultural shift puts the success of a digital business initiative at risk.

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The new class of vulnerabilities is affecting most chips manufactured in the past 20 years. [shutterstock: 477411376, Virgiliu Obada]

The new class of vulnerabilities is affecting most chips manufactured in the past 20 years. [shutterstock: 477411376, Virgiliu Obada]

Gartner Provides Seven Steps To Deal With Spectre And Meltdown

Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner. "Spectre" and "Meltdown" are the code names given to different strains of a new class of attacks that target an underlying exploitable design implementation inside the majority of computer chips manufactured over the last 20 years.

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Analytics output via self-service analytics and BI is rising sharply and will outpace the output of data scientist by 2019 says Gartner. [shutterstock: 176198936, Khakimullin Aleksandr]

Analytics output via self-service analytics and BI is rising sharply and will outpace the output of data scientist by 2019 says Gartner. [shutterstock: 176198936, Khakimullin Aleksandr]

Self-Service Analytics, BI To Outanalyze Data Scientists by 2019

Organisations are embracing self-service analytics and business intelligence to bring these capabilities to business users of all levels. This trend is so pronounced that Gartner predicts that by 2019, the analytics output of business users with self-service capabilities will surpass that of professional data scientists.

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