Nokia in Central Asia: Forging New Partnerships and Pioneering Digital Transformation

Nokia in Central Asia: Forging New Partnerships and Pioneering Digital Transformation

Lansky’s visit to Dushanbe underscores Nokia’s commitment to supporting the digitalization efforts in Central Asia. Ivo Lansky, Senior Director of Nokia for Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia, visited Dushanbe to sign agreements with local companies and discuss Nokia’s future plans. In a significant move to bolster its presence in Central Asia, Nokia has signed agreements with local companies NETS, a leading internet service provider, and TTL (Telecom Technology), the first internet service provider in Tajikistan. We spoke with Ivo Lansky, Senior Director of Nokia for Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia. He recently visited Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to finalize these partnerships, marking a new chapter in Nokia’s collaboration with its customers towards digital transformation in the region. While Nokia’s mobile phones were iconic, Lansky explains that the company’s activities have long expanded beyond mobile device manufacturing. Today, Nokia is a global leader in B2B technology innovations in networking technologies. “Nokia’s digital transformation solutions and services are utilized not only by service providers, webscale companies, enterprise and industry verticals but also by governments,” says Lansky. Nokia has been on the market for over 150 years, present in 130 countries worldwide, achieving over €22 billion in net […]

Lumen, Microsoft forge deal to drive digital transformation, AI initiatives

Lumen, Microsoft forge deal to drive digital transformation, AI initiatives

Join the community. Try Seeking Alpha for free by creating an account » Tech quantic69/iStock via Getty Images Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN ) has forged a strategic deal with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) to support digital transformation and drive AI initiatives across its organization. Lumen ( LUMN ) has launched an enterprise-wide transformation to simplify and optimize its operations. As part of the partnership, the Recommended For You More Trending News See More » Related Stocks Symbol Last Price % Chg MSFT 434.01 -2.44% LUMN 1.60 7.05% Created with Highcharts 11.2.0 Jul 19 Jul 22 Jul 23 Jul 24 -20% 0% 20% Compare In The News Symbol Last Price % Chg YELP 36.49 -2.41% Yelp Inc. META 471.48 -3.52% Meta Platforms, Inc. SNAP 13.77 -3.91% Snap Inc. PINS 39.47 -3.32% Pinterest, Inc. IEP 17.27 -1.40% Icahn Enterprises L.P. Trending Analysis Trending News Seeking Alpha – Power to InvestorsPower to Investors Follow us Download app Subscription Support: 1-347-509-6837 RSS Feed Sitemap Group Subscriptions Affiliate Program About Us Careers Contact Us Account Account Login Create Portfolio Manage My Portfolio Portfolio Health Check Privacy Alert Preferences Subscriptions Premium & Pro About Premium Group Subscriptions Alpha Picks About Alpha Picks FREE Newsletters Investing […]

Digital transformation vs. digital optimization: How to choose

Digital transformation vs. digital optimization: How to choose

stock.adobe.com stock.adobe.com By Published: 17 Jul 2024 While digital transformation and digital optimization sound similar, they serve different purposes for companies. A digital transformation fundamentally changes how an organization operates and delivers value to customers, employees and other stakeholders. Digital optimization focuses on refining and improving specific IT processes and systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. Learn more about digital transformation vs. digital optimization. What is digital transformation? Digital transformation lets companies use tech to improve and adapt to changing business and market needs. In other words, digital transformation can be transformational. But it also poses significant costs and risks, including the growing problem of transformation fatigue. Today, enterprises are under increased pressure to do more with less, which could make digital optimization a better approach. What is digital optimization? Whereas digital transformation seeks a new optimal meeting point between IT and business operations, digital optimization realigns IT to mesh optimally with current practices. Digital optimization doesn’t generally disrupt the business. This method is also less likely to generate fatigue because it minimally affects departments dependent on digital processes. However, the short-term benefits are likely minor or too small. What to look for in digital optimization The first question […]

Philippines continues successful national ID, digital transformation programs

Philippines continues successful national ID, digital transformation programs

DIGITAL ID for ALL NEWS Digital Identity as a vehicle for financial inclusion Indonesia issues call for World Bank-backed digital identification project Pakistan’s aspiring journey to secure digital identity examined Knowledge-sharing crucial as the world looks to the future of DPI Issuance of 2.5M smart IDs part of South Africa’s 2025 budget plan Cameroon gets $4.8M South Korea grant to advance civil registration modernization project India G20 Task Force report defines course of global DPI development World Bank identifies priority actions for DPI in Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia hiring consultant for financial management of its national ID Daily Biometrics News Featured Company RecFaces is a leader in the development of ready-made software products with facial recognition functions. RecFaces’ boxed solutions help to quickly increase the efficiency of VMS, ACS, as well as ERP, CRM and time tracking systems. Learn More More Biometrics Companies ID for ALL FEATURE REPORTS Pakistan’s aspiring journey to secure digital identity examined Knowledge-sharing crucial as the world looks to the future of DPI Digital rights advocates say Nigeria’s NIMC has work to do on data mishandling Ambitious projects, global support transform ID management in the Maldives Afghanistan navigates controversies on digital identity journey More Features and […]

Cognizant and Whitbread expand relationship to transform digital customer experiences

Cognizant and Whitbread expand relationship to transform digital customer experiences

Three-year digital innovation collaboration will see Cognizant empower the hospitality company’s growth ambitions across the UK and Germany LONDON, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH ) and Whitbread have expanded their digital transformation relationship which will see the professional services provider support the hospitality company’s ongoing digital transformation with product design, product management and engineering as Whitbread expands its operations in the UK and Germany. The renewed relationship will focus on realising Whitbread’s digital growth strategy which looks to deliver an enhanced customer experience. This follows a major modernisation programme where Cognizant helped Whitbread replace its legacy property management system. As part of this transformation Cognizant reimagined Premier Inn’s e-commerce site and key digital elements such as its business booker and integration services, migrating 900+ hotels’ operations via a phased transition whilst the business continued to successfully operate and service customers. Thanks to the modernized technology stack and API-driven architecture already delivered, Cognizant can rapidly develop and integrate new features into Premier Inn’s digital channels and its anticipated refreshed mobile customer experience. The digital transformation envisioned by Whitbread and Cognizant covers all aspects and interaction points of Whitbread customers’ journeys and will enable guests to manage their […]

Digital transformation set to drive huge rise in demand for critical resources

Digital transformation set to drive huge rise in demand for critical resources

(Image credit: Getty Images) UK businesses will require up to 30% more energy, computing power, and network capacity this year to support their digital transformation , according to research. A survey of 504 UK business leaders commissioned by business internet service provider Beaming has found that the proportion of UK businesses using new technologies such as AI , automation, cloud computing , and data and analytics will almost double this year, from 22% to 40%. Almost a fifth said they’re introducing technologies to transform their products, services, and operations. And this will create a big rise in demand for critical resources over the coming year, according to Beaming. " Digital transformation represents a fundamental shift in how businesses operate, and that shift is accelerating," said managing director Sonia Blizzard. LATEST VIDEOS FROM itpro "Our research shows that while many businesses are making significant strides with technology, there’s a pressing need for additional resources to support them to make cost-effective, sustainable, and humane choices." UK businesses will require 19% more computing capacity this year than last, says Beaming. One in six small, medium, and large firms believes that their need for computing power will at least double this year, with […]

Data and gen AI: Keys to Air Europa’s digital strategy

Data and gen AI: Keys to Air Europa’s digital strategy

José Carlos Bermejo, the Spanish airline’s director of data and analytics, knows data enables business success. But only the right application of the right technology can maximize the benefits of this most critical asset. Credit: José Carlos Bermejo Gen AI has become a priority tool across all industries for all types of companies, where up to 40% have a budget or related gen AI initiatives, and 30% believe this technology is disruptive to the business, according to recent data from IDC. But it’s still early days since ChatGPT burst on the scene in 2022. So large corporations are still being put to the test with their implementing processes. Case in point is Spanish airline Air Europa, even though their longstanding approach to data has given them a jump on applying the technology. Its director of data and analytics, José Carlos Bermejo, explains that a large part of gen AI’s initial benefits is due to the company’s strategic approach, and successful track record, surrounding data. Its implementation of a decentralized model, for instance, stands out. “It gives business areas the agility and autonomy to extract value from information without waiting, without dependencies, and without bottlenecks,” he says. “At the same […]

5 IT risks CIOs should be paranoid about

5 IT risks CIOs should be paranoid about

From mounting technical debt to financial concerns in the cloud, IT leaders must recognize, survey, and develop plans to address several key operational risks that if left unchecked could debilitate their business. Credit: YAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV / Shutterstock As a digital transformation leader and former CIO, I carry a healthy dose of paranoia. Call it survival instincts: Risks that can disrupt an organization from staying true to its mission and accomplishing its goals must constantly be surfaced, assessed, and either mitigated or managed. Is the organization transforming fast enough? Are stakeholders struggling or unhappy? Are agile teams overly stressed with too many priorities? As a digital trailblazer, much of my paranoia involves issues that could derail transformation , but it’s the operational and security risks that truly keep me up at night. Many of these issues fall into the category of outsider threats, where CIOs must invest in security best practices and establish monitoring and response plans to navigate issues should they materialize. While security risks are daunting, therapists remind us to avoid overly stressing out in areas outside our control. CIOs must make the best efforts to protect the organization and drive the investments and practices that minimize security […]

Tips for Guiding Traditional Industries Through the Digital Age

Tips for Guiding Traditional Industries Through the Digital Age

Thitaree Sarmkasat via Alamy Stock The digital age has sounded an urgent wake-up call that traditional industries can no longer ignore: Transform business models and customer experiences or risk becoming obsolete. Experts have estimated that companies still relying heavily on manual processes lose up to 30% of potential revenue due to outdated operations and the failure to meet modern consumer expectations. Whether you lead a manufacturing company, healthcare provider, hospitality business or other traditionally run organization, the time is now to chart an innovative digital roadmap. Leaders must navigate these changes effectively to thrive in the digital age. Let’s explore how they can do so and why digitization is crucial for even the most traditional industries. Urgent Need for Digitizing Traditional Industries A failure to digitize operations poses an existential threat to traditional businesses. As the McKinsey data shows, companies still relying heavily on manual processes take a significant hit to their bottom line. This stems primarily from customer dissatisfaction and the inability to meet the digital-first expectations of modern consumers. Legacy industries like self-storage have felt this urgency acutely. Historically operating via handwritten rental agreements, physical keys, and mandatory in-person visits, self-storage providers are now swiftly embracing technologies […]