CIO

Why many CIOs are taking a second look at cloud

As a CIO, you want your organization’s data to provide meaningful insights and predictive business models. You want it to be presented in a way that provides choice and control, knowledge, and sovereignty. And you want it to be stored with enterprise grade flexibility, scalability and security. How can you achieve these goals? With new […]

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How is cloud driving digital disruption across industries?

Why did companies and people first start using the cloud? Typically, it was a tactical play to save IT organizations time, human resources and money — table stakes issues. But the platform has quickly evolved, with a new generation of software products leveraging the cloud to drive business agility, scalability to match demand and improved […]

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The human side of automation

I’ve worked with manufacturing clients for many years, so I’m very familiar with automation that is often employed to perform mundane, repetitive tasks. The goal in these cases is to improve process quality and speed while optimizing resources. Or, to put it bluntly, automation is often used to replace headcount with faster alternatives. However, I’d […]

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Why microservices matter to you

To meet the changing demands of business, enterprise CxOs need to participate in the digital economy, and capitalize on new channels and sources of revenue. If they have not already done so, it may be necessary for them to revitalize their core systems, and put into place an omnichannel environment that leverages multi-speed IT. Unfortunately, […]

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Why – and how – you need to begin your cognitive enterprise automation initiative.

Automation doesn’t threaten jobs; it enhances job satisfaction. While 98%1 of companies are already engaged in some form of automation, their staff needn’t be concerned that robots will soon take over their work. It’s estimated that fewer than 5%2 of jobs are fully automatable. Rather than fear automation, many employees are elated when it relieves […]

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What are microservices and why are they important?

With the continued, unrelenting expansion of customer, supplier and partner ecosystems, organizations are seeking better ways to strengthen engagement with them, and optimize their contribution to the corporate bottom line. Microservices enable digital leaders to meet the requirements of these constituents by quickly adding new functionality, making changes to and maintaining existing functions, and bringing […]

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Do you know what an astounding number of senior IT executives admit they’re doing wrong?

A recent research report revealed that 95% of enterprises consider innovation to be important. As a matter of fact, approximately 30% consider innovation essential to their future survival and growth. That being the case, what percentage of senior IT executives do you think would describe their current business practices as innovative? The answer is going […]

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CIOs deal with Cloud, Cognitive, and Complexity to bring innovation to their organization

Recently, I had the pleasure of delivering a key note address to the Millennium Alliance, a gathering of CIOs and CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) from many of the world’s most successful organizations. I am always energized by the interaction with our clients on the magnitude of transformation they are undergoing, and the depth of […]

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The Intersection of Automation and Artificial Intelligence

The difference between automation and artificial intelligence I get this question a lot – what’s the difference between automation and artificial intelligence?    With so many technologies and trends, it’s easy to get confused.   As with most technology topics, there are opinions – think of the great debate on how to pronounce GIF!  With that as […]

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5 Keys to driving automation adoption

Despite the attention-grabbing headlines, suggesting the workforce may one day be replaced by an army of robots, the reality is more complex. Fewer than 5% of jobs are fully automatable, according to McKinsey – but most roles have the potential to automate a significant proportion of their activities. This is the case in IT, where […]

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Boosting Your In-House Big Brother May Stop Employee Crime

I recently opened a work email with the subject line: “time to upgrade your computer.” I knew that I was due for a replacement laptop and was very relieved to see that someone was taking care of it, at last. But it took only moment for me to realize that I had been caught by […]

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What citizen engagement looks like in the digital age

An interview about digital citizen engagement with Jason Goldman, White House Chief Digital Officer I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Goldman, the first Chief Digital Officer of the White House, to discuss his office’s online engagement strategy and outreach. Jason was part of the Blogger team acquired in 2003 by Google, […]

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