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Cloud

How AWS Next Gen Stats Are (Greatly) Enhancing Your Football Watching Experience

AWS Next Gen Stats was introduced to football fans in 2018. If you watch televised NFL games, then you probably noticed the announcement mentioning that the information just shared was “brought to you by AWS Next Gen Stats.” Learn what amazing insights these data provide to announcers, viewers, and NFL coaches alike and how it is done.

January 2022
United States

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Cloud Now, Straight Talk from a State Digital Summit

NTT DATA’s CTO shares his insights from the Kentucky Digital Summit, largely covering organizations moving into the cloud and related challenges. Among the topics discussed are some key points recommended for successful cloud adoption programs, steps organizations have to take to roll out such programs, as well as considerations regarding the adoption of hybrid cloud strategies.

May 2022
United States

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Go cloud native and experience the joy of being a late adopter

Cloud technologies have been with us for a while now, with mainstream cloud infrastructure adoption having started in the late 2000s. While some companies were quick to adopt those technologies back in the day, businesses looking to adopt cloud infrastructure now may have a number of advantages. Unlike legacy technologies adapted to work with the cloud, cloud native apps help companies achieve unrivaled flexibility, scalability, and reliability and even leap ahead of early adopters.

May 2021
United Kingdom

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The Case for Cloud-Based DevOps

Many organizations are turning to DevOps methodologies for increased agility, faster time-to-market, and operational resiliency to satisfy customer needs. However, implementing DevOps at scale remains a challenge. Learn how cloud-based DevOps can benefit operations, developers, and security teams alike and accelerate business outcomes.

November 2021
United States

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Peer Pressure: 3 Reasons Cloud is Critical to Digital Transformation

Cloud's potential has become obvious to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. They recognized the benefits of migrating to a cloud-based platform to achieve transformative results at scale. Learn why the cloud has become front and center in the digital transformation.

November 2021
United States

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Cybersecurity

NTT DATA’s identity journey towards Zero Trust

Full implementation of Zero Trust is hardly possible without identity management in place. Identity was recognized as a critical part and became the foundation of NTT DATA’s Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA). Learn how NTT DATA approached identity management and what problems it had to solve on this journey as a complex global organization.

May 2022
United States

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Executive cybersecurity awareness for 2022

Get the inside track on how NTT DATA’s CISOs are prioritizing spending in 2022 and beyond. Hiroshi Honjo, Head of Cybersecurity and Governance, NTT DATA, Steve Williams, Enterprise CISO, NTT DATA Services, and Markus Künzler, CISO for NTT DATA EMEA talk about the cyber security issues on their radar and what steps they are taking to reduce enterprise risk.

January 2022
United States

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NTT DATA’s Zero Trust Journey, Part Two: NTT DATA’s Zero Trust Architecture (and What We’ve Learned)

In part two of NTT DATA’s Zero Trust Journey, we continue to discuss identity and endpoints’ management, as well as our approach to network security that forms the basis of Zero Trust architecture. You will also learn about some non-negotiable ideas applicable to any Zero Trust program.

December 2021
United States

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NTT DATA’s Zero Trust Journey, Part One: Blazing the Trail

Zero Trust is a mindset, an approach, a way of viewing cybersecurity that has been known for decades. However, as the world has changed in the last few years, this approach has gained more importance in today’s business reality. Learn how NTT DATA began shifting from traditional, perimeter-based security to a Zero Trust architecture.

December 2021
United States

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Data and intelligence

5 Digital Transformation Strategies for The Future of Insurance

The last few years have brought an unprecedented disruption to all industries. However, some companies not only weathered this difficult time, but also achieved some significant business success. NTT DATA partnered with Oxford Economics and fielded a survey to zero in on the digital initiatives that successful companies had in common, including insurance sector companies. Learn the five key areas that the survey highlighted as the probable success factors.

March 2022
United States

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The Evolution of Buying Habits in Enterprise IT

The way enterprises are buying IT is changing, and so are the characteristics of the buyers. Several big trends are driving this transformation, from the need for agility to different expectations of time to value and the liberating possibilities of the cloud. Now, IT departments can stitch everything together to meet their exact needs much faster than ever before.

February 2022
EMEA

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Blockchain Will Change Everything: Here's How to Spot the Opportunities Early

Remember when people thought the internet wouldn’t catch on? Forward-looking people and organisations quickly adopted networked technologies, understanding the possibilities they offered. The same is true of blockchain - and just like the internet, blockchain is all about finding the patterns and acting early.

February 2022
EMEA

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The CXO Podcast: The Challenge of Innovation (Episode 1)

CXO speaks to Tom Winstanley, CTO at NTT DATA UK, and Elvin Turner, associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and author of Be Less Zombie about how organisations must be more deliberate about innovation and how they need to collaborate with external partners more to succeed.

January 2021
EMEA

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AI Governance. AI Strategy, Organisation and Operational Lifecycle for Business Value Generation

With the accelerated adoption of AI seen recently, organizations now need to leverage AI not just for differentiation, but for market survival. At the same time, business value generation with AI requires a sound orchestration across a variety of expertise and domains. This can be achieved through solid AI governance practices. Learn the three key aspects to consider when developing a sound AI Governance.

August 2021
United Kingdom

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Thwarting the Effects of Black Swan Events with Data

The term ‘Black swan’ was coined in 2007 to describe highly improbable (but hugely impactful) unforeseen events. Several recent years have proved that such unlikely events cause very significant disruption to almost all areas of life. But what if you could not only counter and mitigate the risks of such events but also turn uncertainty into an opportunity by using a robust data strategy?

January 2022
EMEA

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Sustainability

Energy Data Modernisation targets sustainability goals

UK’s transition to a low-carbon society posed a lot of new challenges for the country’s energy sector. From now on, decentralised energy generation and distribution system has to include diverse components which communicate to networks, market platforms and each other. But not only that – the British regulator OFGEM expects the data exchanged between the systems to be `presumed open’ in the near future. NTT DATA offers support to enterprises on their journey to open data.

April 2022
United Kingdom

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Smart places and sustainability: accelerating innovation to meet the climate emergency

Bill Wilson, Head of Data and Intelligence Solutions, NTT DATA UK, spoke at Microsoft’s 2022 Cloud Immersion Week about sustainability and smart places. We are happy to share with you the key takeaway points from his talk, starting with the speaker’s unique Smart Places taxonomy chart, followed by the foundational role of carbon measurement technology and the importance of local and regional action to improve sustainability,

April 2022
United Kingdom

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The Era of the Bio-Economy

Enabling technologies have given us the power to harmonise natural and economic systems. There are now lucrative opportunities for corporations to translate complexities into solutions for biodiversity protection, pollution prevention, public health improvements and job creation. Welcome to the era of the Bio-Economy.

September 2021
EMEA

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Leading Transformations – The Fundamental Shift in Strategic Management

Our planet is the only known place in the universe that has brought about this incredibly rich diversity of life. But it also brought about a strange species, equipped with the capacity to diminish life on Earth – or rescue it. The most powerful actors for transforming our world are companies. If they change the way they operate, hope for the future gains a new meaning.

September 2021
EMEA

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Educating the Next Generation for a Sustainable Future

Education is not just a fundamental right for everyone: it’s also a pathway to a better quality of life, playing an instrumental role in attaining many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Through sharing skills such as cybersecurity, businesses can spread knowledge and help to shape more resilient, informed future global citizens.

September 2021
EMEA

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The Sustainability Transformation

Sustainability has turned into a financial growth area as consumers become more aware of sustainable credentials, regulators and governments shoot for ecological targets and consumption threatens to outstrip resources. The business case for sustainable development is strong already: it opens up new opportunities and big efficiency gains; it drives innovation; and it enhances reputations.

September 2021
EMEA

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How Sustainability and ESG Impact the Supply Chain

Recently, the supply chain has become one of the domains with a growing need for ensuring sustainability. To achieve the sustainability goals your customers are seeking, organizations need a strong collaboration with your logistic service providers as well as an ESG evaluation framework in place.

September 2021
United States

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Creating a vision for a sustainable future

Sustainability has become one of the top issues in the post-pandemic world, and society is increasingly demanding action from businesses. Answering these demands in at the heart of NTT DATA’s vision for the future. Learn about NTT DATA’s initiatives and technologies aimed at achieving sustainable future.

October 2020
United Kingdom

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Organization

The Time is Now for a Digital Employee Experience Center of Excellence

Induced by the pandemic, the meaning of “workplace” has evolved to become a fluid mix of traditional and home offices. Consequently, today’s employees expect organizations to provide intuitive and seamless digital capabilities for smooth remote work, such as full-featured mobile apps, fast and friendly support, collaboration tools, and easy access to systems and data from anywhere.
Most companies recognize the challenge and urgency to provide a consistently strong experience for all employees, wherever they are. In order to address these needs, big- scale organizations could benefit from forming a digital employee experience (DEX) Center of Excellence.

February 2022
United States

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Brains Over Brawn: How Intelligent Technology Creates Competitive Advantage

What safeguards do organisations have against the constant tide of disruption? Those that are smart are taking full advantage of technologies like cloud, AI and big data analytics – and doing so with one focus in mind: giving their people what they need to leverage the full power of their collective intelligence.

February 2022
EMEA

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The New Connectivity

A new kind of connectivity has emerged from the global health crisis and ensuing economic challenges of the last few years. Advancing technologies coupled with new ways of living and working have changed our needs for connection. With these changes, the corporate landscape must be reimagined.

October 2020
EMEA

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The Secret of Enterprise Agility: Where Science Meets Organisational Change

Market disruptions affect all companies, and an exponential pace of change has become the new reality. Most management practices used in the last 20 years – such as Agile, Lean, or Scrum – helped improve efficiency and delivery speed. However, they do not seem to be enough now. With more and more disruptions happening in a short period of time, the teams need to adapt at pace even when they are not ready for a change. There is an evident need for a new framework that draws on neuroscience, organizational psychology, and new types of leadership.

June 2021
EMEA

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Creating the Platform for Entrepreneurial Culture

With the current speed of disruption, innovation from within the companies is the key to their survival. However, one needs to make an effort to change the company culture to embrace individual ideas and entrepreneurship. Learn how CEO of NTT DATA EMEA succeeded in making this cultural shift, transformed the company, and what results it bore.

January 2022
EMEA

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Global pandemic

Leading Inclusively in a Covid-19 World

Inclusive leadership is more critical than ever as we continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic. Leaders are working to maintain productivity, collaboration, and innovation during these challenging times. Those who can also address amplified issues around inclusion and belonging in a distributed workforce will be primed for superior organisational performance in the future.

February 2022
EMEA

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In Real Time: Innovating for the Post-Pandemic Customer

Our lives have significantly changed due to the pandemic. These changes required accepting new ways of thinking, operating, and engaging in many sectors, and transportation was no exception. Public transportation is undergoing a dramatic shift with changes in ticketing, inclusion, convenience, safety, comfort, and security.
Learn how public transport agencies are learning to better serve the demands of their customers in the pandemic world full of risks and restrictions.

November 2021
United States

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A brave new world: innovation in healthcare beyond the pandemic

The pandemic has caused dramatic shifts across industries and accelerated uptake of technologies. In healthcare, the rapid adoption of tech has played a vital role in the fight against the COVID-19. At the same time, the convenience that came with technology adoption made healthcare user expectations very high. Learn how healthcare is embracing transformation brought to it by VR, Robotics, and AI technologies.

October 2021
United Kingdom

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Education

Making In-Person Instruction a Reality — NTT DATA's COVID-19 App Earns an A+

A year after the start of a global pandemic, U.S. schools were struggling with bringing the students back into the classrooms. A key element to a successful school reopening program is tracking infection rates in the classroom and team sports. However, most K-12 schools and colleges were not equipped to manage large-scale COVID-19 testing and contact tracing activities. Learn how NTT DATA’s Smart Back-to-School application helped facilitate safe schools reopening programs.

May 2021
United States

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Closing the Digital Gap: Boosting Diversity in STEM Vocations

STEM is an acronym that stands for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The accelerated speed of innovation has caused companies and even countries to look for ways to avoid the shortage of professionals from STEM fields. Meanwhile, a strong gender stereotype is associated with STEM, with significantly fewer women joining the field. Learn about NTT DATA Group’s projects aimed at addressing this skill gap and nurturing a more diverse tech workforce.

September 2021
EMEA

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