White Papers

Intelligent ERP - The Backbone of Digital Transformation

Today's systems of record have been overtaken by new systems of intelligence, which deliver automation, contextual collaboration and AI. IDC calls this enhanced ERP portfolio "intelligent ERP" or "i-ERP," and it is the backbone of digital transformation. In this report, IDC discusses new digital business models which enables enhanced user experiences and innovation, unlocking the value of information while addressing GDPR requirements. Read this whitepaper to understand the movement to i-ERP and assess the progress of vendors to realize the promise of i-ERP, which IDC predicts will run tomorrow’s business in an increasingly digital world.

Attribution: SAP

Workday: The CIO of the Future: Combining Technology and Business Expertise

Digital transformation offers an extraordinary opportunity for CIOs to step forward and take a leadership role in helping their organizations leverage technology to disrupt the competition, break into new markets, and stay relevant for the long term. Thanks to their unique view across the enterprise, CIOs are also keenly positioned to see the interdependencies that exist between organizational functions (e.g. finance, HR) and business units. This distinct perspective allows CIOs to identify opportunities for streamlining systems and processes, for bridging organizational silos, and to apply transformative business improvements.

Attribution: Workday, Inc.

Moor Insights & Strategy: Hybrid IT Helps Businesses Navigate Through Digital Transformation

In this era of digital disruption, businesses must be more agile to capture opportunities. Many viewed cloud computing technology as the way to do this, promising to address agility, scalability, and cost. But in moving to the cloud, many found that its security, compliance, and performance did not fully meet their needs. Additionally, previous common thought was public cloud is less expensive than private cloud. We now know that is not true in all cases. Savvy businesses realize hybrid IT, which includes both off-premises and on-premises services, enables better agility. After initial experience with public cloud offerings, businesses learned that many workloads are best hosted on-premises, primarily due to security, compliance, performance, control, and cost issues.

Attribution: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

IDC Technology Spotlight: Digital Transformation Trends in IT Services

In today's business environment, CIOs and business leaders are challenged to move their enterprises to the next level through digital business transformation, thereby providing the agility required to succeed in dynamic global markets. New technologies such as cloud, mobile, and business analytics, coupled with the right kind of organizational innovation, can create new business models and drive business opportunities. To succeed, enterprises need to assess their current stage of maturity in digital transformation to identify areas and capabilities that require strengthening. In addition, they should evaluate internal capabilities and maximize existing and potential third-party relationships. This Technology Spotlight examines these important trends and discusses the role that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) can play in helping companies achieve these goals.

Attribution: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Adobe: Digital Transformation: At the Intersection of Strategy and Technology

Tight collaboration between the CIO and line-of-business partners can identify business processes that can be enhanced by technology and deliver differentiated customer and employee experiences that accelerate business outcomes.

Attribution: HMG Strategy Adobe