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February 2017

Nordics IT Priorities 2017

Sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com

This year’s Computer Weekly and TechTarget IT Priorities survey has revealed the importance of the cloud for Nordic organisations. Over half of them are increasing their spending on cloud based services this year, according to the survey findings. Cloud services cover a range of technologies and functions and it is important to see which sub-groups are receiving the most attention. In this e-guide read how a significant proportion of funds are being directed to software as a service and used in the creation of hybrid cloud infrastructures. Also in this issue hear directly from a select group of CIOs and analysts in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, about the trends in Nordic enterprise IT in the year ahead. Digital transformation is once again the top priority for most, with artificial intelligence a good example of an area of focus within transformational journeys. One sector that is rapidly adopting digital technology is financial services. In the Nordic region it is breaking new ground with a healthy fintech industry in support. In this eGuide read about the fintech trends in the region’s biggest economy, Sweden. There is a lot happening there. TechEU’s 2015 fintech study put Sweden third behind the UK and Germany for the amount of fintech investment, while the Nordic Web reveals that almost two in every three fintech investments in the Nordics in the past two years were made in Sweden. Also read how Norway’s Telenor is using its experiences in the Nordic region to develop a global IoT services operation. Since it entered the IoT fray in 2008 with machine-to-machine technology, the technology has become mainstream and it is preparing to grow it business focused on the technology.

Table Of Contents

  • IT Priorities 2017: Nordic organisations to spend more on cloud services
  • Top IT priorities for Nordic CIOs in 2017
  • Top fintech trends in Sweden in 2017
  • Hiring cyber security and big data experts named top priority for IT recruiters in 2017
  • Hybrid cloud set to dominate datacentre infrastructure buying decisions
  • Case study: Telenor IoT strategy required core software change

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