Chris Cochrane, Global Services CIO

A CIO’s perspective of global IT challenges.

By Chris Cochrane, CIO, BT.

In a whistle-stop 11-day tour, I recently met with 13 of our key customers in five countries across Asia Pacific and the Middle East — Dubai, Qatar, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

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Globe image from BT and Cisco infographic

Enterprises need to act now to take advantage of the cloud.

Cloud is no longer merely a trend or buzzword — it’s an established platform for many businesses. And, as Cisco’s latest Global Cloud Index reveals, by 2020, global cloud IP traffic will almost quadruple, driven by the rise in cloud workload distribution and cloud virtualisation.

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Don’t hang-up on the creative potential of collaboration.

By Chris Wilson, Head of Portfolio, BT One Collaborate, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa.

Encouraging innovation in business has traditionally been held back by legacy technology but unified communications is changing all that. [Read more…]

Don’t get lost in translation – collaborate!

By Alan Lang, Head of Marketing, BT One Collaborate, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa.

“Can you hear me? Yes? No? Hi. Yes it’s me. Alright? No the other John. The line is not great. Sorry. What accent is that?” Poor technology has a habit of discouraging collaboration – yes collaboration, the great inventor of ideas and mistress of productivity. So why do businesses put up with poor quality? In a perfect world with fast connections, high audio quality and video capability, collaborative working can flourish. It has huge merits to any business that wants to develop company-wide projects across different offices, buildings, cities and even countries. [Read more…]

Measure your business’ cloud aptitude.

Take the Cisco Business Cloud Advisor assessment in partnership with BT to gain a better understanding of how your organisation can leverage more value from the cloud. [Read more…]