Technology companies commonly have two compelling stories to tell: their own; and how they help clients overcome challenges and capitalise on opportunities

Our technology practice focuses on enterprise solutions.

Our interests span five broad themes. In each case, technology providers have a compelling ‘before and after’ story to tell, and showcase past and expected metrics as cases in point.

Digital transformation: While the experience is different for each company, digital transformation generally involves the digitalisation all business functions, resulting in fundamental changes to how companies operate and deliver value to customers. The benefits of digital transformation are immense, with enterprises able to perform more effectively, efficiently and securely, and with their customers able to access products with ease.

Essential technologies: Tools that are experiencing widespread industry adoption, and where the market and applications are understood. Present-day examples include time-series databases, or TSDBs, where time-stamped entries track changes in data over time, and which are seeing increased usage due to IoT deployment; software-defined wide area, or SD-WAN, which allows remote locations to connect to internal networks using public internet with an added layer of end-to-end encryption; and service mesh, involving small blocks of code that work together to form one application, yet with each microservice running from its own container.

Experimental technologies: Early-stage solutions with few functional products and where adoption is limited. Examples are multi-cloud management, which integrates services provided by multiple cloud providers, including native services, under one control console; quantum cloud computing, which sees quantum computers that solve problems faster and cheaper than their classical counterparts hosted in the cloud; and stateless hyperconverged infrastructure that utilises a shared data server, so that no node is in possession of a unique data set.

Transitory technologies: Concepts that are seeing adoption, but where there is uncertainty about widespread market uptake. These types of solutions include serverless computing, involving code that is not stored on cloud or locally, and is applied to functions that are infrequently used; and graph databases, a new type of NoSQL database that is ideal for organisations building social networks, recommendation engines, and knowledge graphs.

Disruptive technologies: Solutions that address pertinent challenges in a new manner, and which are predicted to gain widespread adoption and attractive significant investment. We predict the following technologies will disrupt the enterprise technology space: HTTP/3, which will shorten connection establishment times, reduce bandwidth congestion, and improve latency; Nanosegmentation, an emerging security technology, which maps internal communications between microservices and creates a whitelist of what’s allowed; and augmented business intelligence, which through use of AI leverages unstructured data from a variety of sources, and produces more granular insights.

Our technology practice is part of our broader technology and telecoms offering, encompassing a wide range of sub-sectors and product offerings.

For enterprise technology firms, our capabilities include:

  • Foundation technologies: artificial intelligence, disruptive ledger technology, cloud, internet-of-things, big data and semantics
  • Enterprise solutions: cybersecurity, CRM, cloud services, infrastructure and hardware, software development, apps development, storage, virtualization, analytics, networking, business intelligence, business process management, and much more

For telecoms firms, our capabilities include:

  • Mobile technology: devices, apps, networks
  • Mobile services: enterprise mobility, hosting, mobile security, mobile for small businesses

To enquire about our technology practice, talk to us.