Thought Leadership

Digital Integration Hub: The Architecture of Digital Transformation

By |2021-07-27T11:30:51+00:00July 27, 2021|

For most businesses, the road to digital transformation has been a bumpy one, with non-unified data stores and multiple systems of record implemented over the years due to ongoing business requirements. Digital transformations are never easy and even more challenging than traditional change efforts. Without the proper planning and analysis [...]

How Tried-and-Tested COBOL Underpins Banking & Insurance Digital Transformations

By |2021-06-27T12:44:56+00:00June 27, 2021|

Legacy platforms that run COBOL remain a mainstay across a large swath of private and governmental organizations, especially in the banking and insurance sectors. They should also continue to play a key role for many banks’ and insurance firms’ digital transformations. All told, over 80% of all in-person transactions rely [...]

Why the Shift to Cloud-Native Doesn’t Mean Losing Your Legacy Infrastructure Investments

By |2021-05-31T13:45:23+00:00May 26, 2021|

This question will inevitably come up when an organization opts to make the leap to cloud environments: what will become of their investments in legacy data center infrastructure?  This concern is well warranted. Enterprises in traditional industries have often made significant investments in data centers and server equipment. In addition [...]

Making Financial Institutions More Customer-Centric in 2021

By |2021-05-06T13:16:51+00:00May 6, 2021|

Achieving a customer-centric service within the financial sphere can be no easy feat; traditional banks are finding themselves competing with emerging digital banks, amongst many other pain points they are faced with in today’s modern world.  Recently, Gigaspaces had the opportunity to moderate a virtual panel for CDAO Financial Services. [...]

Is 2021 the Year of the Cloud?

By |2021-05-06T13:19:18+00:00January 13, 2021|

IDC says that by 2022, more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide will rely on a mix of on-premises or dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs. The report also predicts that a rising desire by companies to mitigate future disruptions by being [...]

How to Combat Fraud in Banking

By |2021-05-06T13:19:35+00:00December 16, 2020|

Guest post by Christian Villumsen, Senior Advisor at 2021.ai Fraud is a growing problem across many industries and banking is certainly no exception. Whether internal or external, all banking institutions should be aware of the potential risks as well as sources of fraud within their organizations. That being said, with [...]

How a Smart Operational Data Store (ODS) Drives Digital Transformation

By |2021-05-06T13:19:52+00:00December 1, 2020|

In a previous blog post, we discussed the rising concept of what Gartner has coined a Digital Integration Hub (DIH). In fact, many people view the DIH as an evolved Operational Data Store (ODS) for historical reasons. In this post, we’ll explore the origin of the ODS, and its evolution [...]

How to Get Ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday – A CTO’s Perspective from Roger Forsberg, PriceRunner CTO

By |2021-05-06T13:20:04+00:00November 25, 2020|

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented, profound and lasting impact on the economy, rapidly accelerating the transition from brick and mortar to digital services, especially retail and eCommerce. Black Friday, originally known for its door-busting crowds rushing at big-box retailers, now has become a pay-by-click digital affair, with most [...]