Author: Guest

Thought leaders from across the IT and enterprise industries contribute articles to OnWindows.com and our quarterly print title OnWindows. Guest authors include experts from Microsoft and partner companies, IT developers and executives from some of the top organisations in the communications and media, financial services, manufacturing, public sector, and retail and hospitality industries.

Cybersecurity via blockchain: the pros and cons

Cybersecurity via blockchain: the pros and cons
By Guest | 17 November 2017

When cyberattacks can shut down entire networks, it’s important to develop an effective solution to protect data against unauthorised access and tampering. Fortunately, blockchain technology offers an innovative approach to data security that has successfully withstood the fiercest cyberattacks for more than eight years. Anna Bryk, market research specialist at Apriorit, tells us more

Anna Bryk from Apriorit says blockchain is a potentially effective tool in the defence of confidential information 

Five reasons why organisations don’t detect a cyber breach

Five reasons why organisations don’t detect a cyber breach
By Guest | 16 November 2017

Rowland Johnson from Nettitude explains why cyberattacks often come as a shock

Ransomware: strategies for effective protection

Ransomware: strategies for effective protection
By Guest | 13 December 2017

Ransomware is one of the fastest-growing threats in the cybersecurity landscape. Vitaly Plitchenko from Apriorit outlines the need for next-generation threat hunting solutions

Vitaly Plitchenko from Apriorit outlines the need for next-generation threat hunting solutions

Why multichannel will be key to retail success this Christmas

Why multichannel will be key to retail success this Christmas
By Guest | 11 December 2017

Cybertill’s IanTomlinson says an all-round brand experience will be crucial 

What can be done to transform pharma operations?

What can be done to transform pharma operations?
By Guest | 07 December 2017

Digitising supply chains with modular platforms like AX for Pharma can help pharmaceutical companies improve their operational performance, explains Massimo Crudeli, senior manager and solution architect at AX for Pharma

Massimo Crudeli explains how AX for Pharma helps pharma companies improve performance

 

 

Choosing the right approach to enterprise security

Choosing the right approach to enterprise security
By Guest | 05 December 2017

DXC Technology highlights the factors organisations must consider to ensure their data and IT systems are protected against cyberattacks

DXC Technology highlights the factors organisations must consider to ensure data is protected 

How to leverage the power of open-source platforms

How to leverage the power of open-source platforms
By Guest | 04 December 2017

Ann Hatchell from Amdocs explains how open-source technology helps the telecommunications industry to accelerate and standardise network virtualisation

Ann Hatchell from Amdocs explains how open-source technology helps the telecommunications industry 

A last-minute checklist for a successful Christmas campaign

A last-minute checklist for a successful Christmas campaign
By Guest | 01 December 2017

Swee Huang Hustedt-Teo from Ingenious Technologies offers some advice for retailers

Swee Huang Hustedt-Teo from Ingenious Technologies offers some advice for retailers 

Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
By Guest | 01 December 2017

Nigel Cox from enVista explains how a lean operational and technical value assessment can help companies to determine where and how to make improvements that drive results

Nigel Cox from enVista explains how a lean operational assessment can assist companies 

 

 

How Nettitude's security operations centre can predict cyberattacks

How Nettitude's security operations centre can predict cyberattacks
By Guest | 27 November 2017

Security operations centres (SOCs) can be divided into two categories of operation. Reactive capability, where the SOC purely reacts, and proactive capability, where the SOC has a proactive approach to identifying threats. Nettitude’s SOC harnesses both reactive and proactive approaches, and also benefits from additional insight through machine learning. Rowland Johnson explains

Rowland Johnson explains the benefits of a reactive and proactive approach 

How SaaS is transforming the insurance industry

How SaaS is transforming the insurance industry
By Guest | 24 November 2017

Software as a service (SaaS) and the cloud have become essential components to grow a business in the digital environment. Patrick Ashton, managing executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group, believes that insurers across Africa will significantly benefit from this shift in approach.

Patrick Ashton of Cirrus explains the advantages of software as a service and the cloud 

The quest for organisations to become data driven

The quest for organisations to become data driven
By Guest | 23 November 2017

Alister Esam from eShare explains where organisations are going wrong when it comes to unlocking the potential of data

eShare's Alister Esam says many organisations are failing to unlock the potential of data

The misconceptions of public cloud security

The misconceptions of public cloud security
By Guest | 21 November 2017

Chris Hill from the EMEA region at Barracuda explains how organisations across the globe are waking up to the transformative possibilities offered by the public cloud. But success hinges on a number of security considerations

Chris Hill from Barracuda explains how organisations use the public cloud

Why payments are the electricity of the economy

Why payments are the electricity of the economy
By Guest | 16 November 2017

Ed Adshead-Grant from Bottomline Technologies explains how real-time payments are delivering heightened service, but it’s vital that security and efficiency remain top of mind

Ed Adshead-Grant from Bottomline explains how real-time payments deliver a heightened service

 

Rethinking digital transformation in document management systems

Rethinking digital transformation in document management systems
By Guest | 13 November 2017

Alyssa Putzer from Metafile Information Systems discusses how document management systems are a key part of every digital transformation, giving companies better access to data and improving their efficiency

Alyssa Putzer from Metafile Information Systems discusses digital transformation

Putting customers first in the financial services sector

Putting customers first in the financial services sector
By Guest | 10 November 2017

Wim Geukens from VeriPark Europe says customer relationship management solutions can help banks and insurance companies to grow their customer base and personalise their services

Wim Geukens from VeriPark Europe discusses customer relationship management solutions 

How the financial services industry is preparing for tomorrow

How the financial services industry is preparing for tomorrow
By Guest | 09 November 2017

Peter Hazou discusses how Microsoft is helping banks tackle the industry’s most pressing issues and take control of their futures

Peter Hazou discusses how Microsoft is helping banks tackle the industry’s most pressing issues 

How the motor racing industry is leveraging augmented reality

How the motor racing industry is leveraging augmented reality
By Guest | 07 November 2017

Anne Asensio explains how Dassault Systèmes is working with Everspeed Group to enhance collaboration and design practices in the motorsport industry using augmented reality technology

Anne Asensio explains how Dassault Systèmes is helping Everspeed Group enhance design practices 

Snowden brings mining data to the cloud with Neuroverse

Snowden brings mining data to the cloud with Neuroverse
By Guest | 02 November 2017

Microsoft Azure-based solution enables mining companies to analyse and visualise data insights

Making data an asset in the financial services industry

Making data an asset in the financial services industry
By Guest | 02 November 2017

Justin Harris from Binary Tree explains that an organisation’s data repository is now a strong financial asset to help fuel future growth. Effective data storytelling and insight helps to bring the consumer closer all the while introducing new revenue streams

Justin Harris from Binary Tree explains that an organisation’s data repository is a financial asset 

Taking steps towards a data-led insurance industry

Taking steps towards a data-led insurance industry
By Guest | 31 October 2017

Magdalena Ramada from Willis Towers Watson explains that while many large underwriters and reinsurers started their big data and predictive analytics journey over a decade ago, most midsize and smaller insurers have only just begun

Magdalena Ramada from Willis Towers Watson says smaller insurers have just begun their big data journey

 

Maximising media assets with cloud technology

Maximising media assets with cloud technology
By Guest | 30 October 2017

Craig Dwyer from Avid argues that by embracing cloud services, organisations can enhance their media asset management

Craig Dwyer from Avid discusses how organisations can enhance their media asset management

It’s time to lock down your company data

It’s time to lock down your company data
By Guest | 27 October 2017

The new Data Protection Bill puts a renewed focus on data security, with substantial fines promised to organisations that fail to protect personal data. With this in mind, implementing the right systems and processes is key, says Jon Seddon from GCI

Jon Seddon from GCI discusses the impact of the new Data Protection Bill 

How to implement an IIoT automation plan

How to implement an IIoT automation plan
By Guest | 26 October 2017

Melissa Topp from ICONICS explains that manufacturing companies need to prioritise their protocols

Melissa Topp from ICONICS says manufacturing companies need to prioritise their protocols

IoT is coming, even if security isn’t ready

IoT is coming, even if security isn’t ready
By Guest | 25 October 2017

DXC Technology and WIRED Brand Lab explain how companies should prepare for the internet of things

DXC Technology and WIRED Brand Lab explain how companies should prepare for the internet of things

Where to start your digital transformation?

Where to start your digital transformation?
By Guest | 25 October 2017

Digitise or die? It may sound dramatic, but think about it. If your competitors are digitising and automating their systems, and thereby achieving greater efficiency and higher profits, but you are not, what effect will that have on your business? Henrik Garvner from SignUp Software explains

If your competitors are digitising and automating their systems, what effect will that have on your business?

How Office 365 supports future business models

How Office 365 supports future business models
By Guest | 24 October 2017

As the rise of digital technologies gives way to an evolution in business models, collaboration solutions need to keep pace. Ian McNeice from Morgan & Wolfe explains how Office 365 is at the forefront of underpinning organisational evolution

Office 365 is at the forefront of organisational evolution, says Ian McNeice from Morgan & Wolfe

MPP Global helps The Irish Times to improve subscription service

MPP Global helps The Irish Times to improve subscription service
By Guest | 19 October 2017

News publisher uses Microsoft’s machine learning-based platform to decrease reader churn

News publisher uses Microsoft’s machine learning-based platform to decrease reader churn

BindTuning helps Tyson to digitise its workspaces

BindTuning helps Tyson to digitise its workspaces
By Guest | 19 October 2017

New Microsoft technology-based intranet servers help food company to boost employee productivity

New Microsoft technology-based intranet servers help food company to boost employee productivity  

Dynamic enhancement in the digital technology industry

Dynamic enhancement in the digital technology industry
By Guest | 19 October 2017

Manufacturers who are making advances towards the ‘smart factory’ have a lot to gain by implementing Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning platform

Manufacturers have a lot to gain by implementing Microsoft’s enterprise resource planning platform 

Enabling bigger thinking with Artificial Intelligence

Enabling bigger thinking with Artificial Intelligence
By Guest | 19 October 2017

New technologies such as artificial intelligence may seem exciting, but without consistent standardisation, problems will arise

Artificial Intelligence may seem exciting, but without consistent standardisation, problems will arise

Creating new business models with Industry 4.0

Creating new business models with Industry 4.0
By Guest | 18 October 2017

Technologies such as the internet of things, the industrial internet of things and artificial intelligence are changing the way manufacturers operate

Technologies such as the IoT and AI are changing the way manufacturers operate