A Digital Mind: The Emergence of the Chief Digital Officer

Digitization shapes our everyday lives. As it is comparably easy for end users to switch to new apps and functions simply by updating the version or buying a new device, it is a much bigger stretch for companies that have to make the move from back office IT into the digitized economy. What does it mean for enterprise leaders to lead companies into digitization? In this article, we will have a closer look at whom should be driving this profound change.

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Smooth Operations: How a Central Database Can Assure High Availability for Banking Clients Worldwide

High availability is business-critical for the leading international commercial bank with one of the densest branch networks among German private banks: Commerzbank. With its subsidiaries, the company owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks and serves clients in all markets worldwide. Represented globally at every major stock market, network outages and downtime must be averted at all costs, especially for the Commerzbank trading center in Frankfurt. In mere minutes, a network outage could potentially affect as many as 500 traders and prevent millions of Euros from being invested.

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