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2021: A State of Optimism?

on 26-Jan-2021 09:43:01 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Thought Leadership
“Cautious optimism is hugely important,” the CIO of a large coffeeshop chain told us at the end of 2020. The sentiment of caution is familiar: the lockdown life we have all come to know is characterised by endless cancelled plans, delayed returns to the office and an underlying sense of uncertainty. Any optimism that we entertain must be held up with the slightest suspicion that our well-laid plans may indeed fall apart. 
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Delivering Future Transport through Data

on 13-Jan-2021 15:37:48 By | Jess Thorpe | 0 Comments | Event reports
Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, transport companies were each carving out a path to data maturity. Today, this journey has accelerated, with an unprecedented collapse in passenger numbers forcing a shift in strategy and speed of delivery. Data leaders across road, rail and air convened virtually to explore the findings of new research by Cognizant and MuleSoft, in partnership with Nimbus Ninety, that explores what is driving data strategy across the UK transport sector.
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Inspiring Leaders in Retail: Lessons On Being Bold Through Uncertainty

on 11-Dec-2020 17:22:56 By | Louisa Cervero | 0 Comments | Event reports
Retailers have had an undeniably difficult year in 2020. Facing multiple lockdowns and a fast-tracked digital transformation, it is one of the sectors hardest hit by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking ahead to 2021, there are certainly challenges that remain, but also a great deal of opportunities. Members convened for a virtual breakfast in partnership with Equinix to discuss what 2021 will look like for the retail industry, as well as how to exploit data and drive infrastructure innovation. 
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Rapid Automation for Business Resilience

on 10-Dec-2020 17:55:36 By | Louisa Cervero | 0 Comments | Event reports
Automation has been on businesses’ digital transformation agenda for a considerable amount of time. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses must accelerate their digital transformation, specifically in regards to optimising costs and efficiency - but the question is, how does this work in practice? Members convened virtually, for an event in partnership with Conexiom, to understand the role that automation plays in building long-term business resilience.
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Understanding the Rise of Enterprise Application Testing

on 25-Nov-2020 14:04:00 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
As organisations prioritise agility and speed, enterprise applications and off-the-shelf productions have become increasingly popular as options to build up enterprise architecture. In addition to fuelling business processes, these key structures also serve as the backbone to innovation. In a world where 59% of organisations deploy a new software build daily, employing enterprise applications can harness new capabilities for agility but they also bring particular challenges around complexity.  Nimbus Ninety members gathered online to discuss the major pitfalls when it comes to testing enterprise applications, based on research done in partnership with Tricentis that revealed key findings in this space. 
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The Future of Working-From-Anywhere

on 18-Nov-2020 17:58:16 By | Louisa Cervero | 0 Comments | Event reports
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that remote working is here to stay - whether or not businesses are prepared. Hybrid working seems to be the future of our work reality. With this being solidified over the last few months of the pandemic, there are necessary steps businesses must take in order to ensure that home-working is just as secure and seamless as working within an office. Members convened virtually for an event in partnership with Zscaler, to discuss the challenges of adapting culturally and technically to this new world.
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Conquering Infrastructure Complexity

on 21-Oct-2020 17:54:33 By | Louisa Cervero | 1 Comment | Event reports
Today’s modern enterprise relies heavily on solid infrastructure and is crucial in supporting innovative practices within an organisation. However, before organisations can even get to innovation they need to overcome the complexity of their infrastructure. How do businesses ensure that their data management systems, whether on-prem, cloud or hybrid, have the capabilities to drive successful innovation? Nimbus Ninety members gathered online to discuss the issues presented by complexities in the modern data management environment, and how these demand organisations to constantly evolve. 
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Trusted Analytics for Insight Driven Success

on 18-Sep-2020 08:53:07 By | Louisa Cervero | 2 Comments | Event reports
Trust is a vital component of any data strategy. When users trust the data, it can be used accurately and efficiently to provide invaluable BI. However, when users have doubts about the data, it can be detrimental to the insight extraction process because of the lack of consistency and clarity across the organisation.   Nimbus Ninety members gathered online to discuss how to build trust, user engagement and adoption and encourage cultural change using an analytics platform to foster greater collaboration.
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The Route to Rapid Innovation

on 29-Jul-2020 17:00:28 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
Innovation is the lifeblood of organisations: it is where new opportunities lie and allows the organisation to rejuvenate itself and respond to change. However with greater pressure on IT teams to deliver and reduce cost, the steps to achieve innovation are littered with challenges. Nimbus Ninety members gathered online to discuss how to optimise and reduce costs while responding rapidly to changing business priorities as a result of COVID-19.   
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The Secrets to the Data-Driven Enterprise

on 29-Jul-2020 10:57:43 By | Shammah Banerjee | 0 Comments | Event reports
It’s no secret that organisations that are data-driven outperform the rest in terms of growth, efficiency and innovation. The question is how they do it. As data-driven companies begin to dominate the market, the challenge is to understand how they get the most out of their data and apply it to the most critical of their business challenges.  Nimbus Ninety members gathered online with DataStax, an open source, cloud-native database provider, to discuss the different technologies that are driving recovery and growth, as well as to explore what the path is to becoming a data-driven enterprise.  
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