This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a time to encourage deeper conversations and to explore initiatives that can support employees. The stigma surrounding mental health has been lessened thanks to open discussions, however, there is still progress to be made. Furthermore, these discussions need to be taking place in the professional spheres as according to a 2022 report, a staggering 61% of employees have never sought support for their mental health - despite one in five reporting that poor mental health impacts their productivity.
We spoke to nine different technology leaders about their best advice and strategies going forward on how to prioritise wellbeing among employees and employers alike.
The Formula 1 season has been described as a travelling circus. Team members across varying functions tackle the extraordinary feat of moving and setting up all necessary infrastructure to execute their race plan. They do this over 20 times over the course of a season – across up to 20 countries and 5 continents.
Nexthink has introduced Nexthink Accelerate, a DEX subscription service aimed at an organization’s overall DEX maturity. Whether a company is driving transformational change for the future of work, reducing disruptions in employee environments or looking to increase employee satisfaction, the Accelerate program acts as a partner and guide to meet those goals.
Research commissioned by Lenovo reveals CIOs are more involved than ever before in areas outside their traditional technology purview, such as business model transformation, corporate strategy, and sustainability.
The shift to hybrid and flexible working patterns has revolutionised the way small and medium sized businesses and employees think about productivity, company culture, and how to organise their operations to best support their needs. Research from GoTo, the flexible-work support and collaboration company, reveals that 70% of employees are unwilling to accept a job without the option to work flexibly, and companies are continuing to step up their investments to remain competitive.
VMware has launched ‘The State of Kubernetes 2022’ report, revealing that Kubernetes has now entered the mainstream, with 99% of respondents saying they have realised benefits from deploying the technology. Developers are also taking advantage of multi-cloud strategies, with two-thirds now running Kubernetes in multiple clouds.
Liferay has been chosen as a core digital infrastructure component in the factory of the future at the Digital Manufacturing Accelerator (DMA). The initiative, by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), lets manufacturers experience the advantages of industry 4.0, IoT, smart manufacturing, robotics, and automation in a risk-free environment with accurate financial and operational projections in relation to selected manufacturing applications.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
Christian Gilby, Senior Director of Enterprise Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks through the recent updates to the Apstra intent-based networking platform, covering edge, Zero Trust and migration services. He also details a recent customer success story.
Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.