Articles

 

  • Moving the Enterprise Forward via Next-Gen Cloud Technologies

    One of the greatest things about cloud computing is the scalability and flexibility it offers to businesses. Whether it's the ability to receive automated software updates (and freeing IT staff from system maintenance) to increased collaboration opportunities with far-flung company teams and business partners, the cloud offers companies incredible opportunities to share information and transform the business while reducing hardware, software, and support requirements.

  • Leveraging the Internet of Things for Disruption Today

    The Internet of Things (IoT) offers businesses new ways to expand relationships with customers and to improve operational efficiency. For instance, Samsung has introduced a smart refrigerator that takes a picture of the contents each time the door closes. The image can be sent to a homeowner's smartphone to remind them when items need to be replaced.

  • Apple vs. FBI Requires Careful Negotiation, Not Bombast

    The public battle between Apple and the FBI is like the tip of an iceberg. The real danger lurks beneath the surface, and nobody knows precisely how to maneuver around it safely. I had a great conversation last week with Israel Martinez on the topic.

  • Pinpointing New Opportunities for Enterprise Mobility

    While CIOs have a lot on their plates for 2016, surely enterprise mobility initiatives are near the top of the pecking order. According to a recent Harris Poll commissioned by Appian, enterprise mobility tops IT investments by IT decision-makers for 2016.

  • Challenging the Status Quo

    To compete in a business environment where change is constant, business leaders need to be agile and open to new ideas. They also must be willing to let go of traditional business practices and processes, recognizing that new approaches to serving customers and delivering value are needed in a landscape where customer expectations continue to rise.

  • The Art of Self-Promotion

    High-performing CIOs aren't always recognized for the breadth of their achievements. CEOs and other C-level executives who are stretched thin and have multiple direct reports and responsibilities can't keep track of everything that the CIO accomplishes.

  • Redefining IT Teams in the Modern Enterprise

    The radical pace of transformational change in business is leading to a number of dramatic shifts within the enterprise. Changes in customer expectations, including the digital touchpoints they use to research and purchase products, along with continuing disruption that's occurring across all industries, has forced companies to become more agile and responsive to changing customer behaviors and market requirements.

  • Fresh Approaches to Kickstarting Innovation

    Innovation is no longer an option for companies. Global competition is fierce across all industries. New market entrants and existing players are continually introducing new business models and methods for serving customers that are forcing company leaders to identify and act on new opportunities for improvement and brand differentiation.

  • Educating the C-Suite on Analytics

    Most business leaders recognize the value of using data and analytics to help the organization respond quickly to industry shifts and changing customer needs. Indeed, 59% of executives surveyed by McKinsey & Company and Teradata say they consider Big Data and analytics either a "Top Five issue" or the single most important way for their organizations to obtain a competitive advantage.