• The Modern CIO is a Tech Investor, Not Just a Tech Consumer

    I had an excellent conversation last week with Clark Golestani, EVP and CIO at Merck, one of the world's premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical companies. Merck strives to make a positive difference in the lives of billions of people worldwide.

  • Crafting an Adaptive Roadmap in Uncertain Times

    Survival of the fittest has become more acute than ever in today's chaotic business environment. According to a recent study of more than 30,000 publicly-held firms in the U.S. over the past 50 years by Boston Consulting Group, public companies have a one in three chance of being delisted over the next five years, whether because of bankruptcy, liquidation, M&A, or other causes. To help put this in perspective, that's six times the delisting rate that companies faced 40 years ago.

  • Enabling the Intelligent Enterprise

    In order to compete in the 21st century economy, companies need to act smarter. Successful companies are drawing insights from customer data to deepen relationships with their customers. They're also drawing upon the intellectual capital and collective wisdom of their employees.

  • Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Stay a Step Ahead

    Cyber security threats are becoming more dangerous as hackers continue to get more sophisticated. The numbers speak for themselves: there's a 20% increase in successful attack rates year over year, even as companies and government agencies continue to invest in cyber security tools, according to the Ponemon Cost of Cyber Crime Study.

  • Playing a Central Role in Enterprise Transformation

    Digital disruption and business model innovation are forcing enterprise companies across industries to transform their businesses to improve competitive standing. Thanks to emerging competitive threats, companies can no longer rely on traditional business practices to retain customers and market share.

  • "Blockchain and the CIO" - By Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

    We've become convinced that the most important technology for the Enterprise and the CIO is not big data, the social web, artificial intelligence, robotics, or the cloud. It's the blockchain, the technology behind digital currencies like Bitcoin.

  • Making Enterprise Mobile Apps More Workflow Focused

    Organizational leaders across industries are continuously looking for ways to deploy enterprise mobile apps that can improve employee productivity by enabling workers to get more work done efficiently wherever they may be - whether they're commuting, working from home, or simply somewhere outside the office.

  • Reaching for the Cloud as a Rainmaker to the Enterprise

    Companies are utilizing cloud services for multiple reasons. In some cases, cloud services are more cost-effective than the cost of providing comparable services in-house using premise-based software. In other instances, cloud services are allowing companies to obtain greater agility for scaling resources, accelerating time to market, and in other ways.

  • Busting the Eight Fallacies of the Public Cloud!

    I read the Seven Fallacies of Distributed Computing by Peter Deutsch after their publication in 1994. Little did I realize that these fallacies (eight, with an addition in 1997) would still be true 22 years later with 'distributed' = 'public cloud.'

  • Capturing Insights for Disruptive Innovation

    Some of the most successful examples of disruptive innovation involve companies that identified unmet and, in some cases, unimagined customer needs. In other cases, the genesis for disruption was borne out of necessity.