CTO

Automation in Action

New digital business models have completely shaken the global economy. More than half the names of the companies on the Fortune 500 have disappeared since the year 2000. It’s likely that in another decade many more will fall off the list –- whether they are transformed through mergers and acquisitions or replaced by new companies […]

Continue reading

How cloud is helping reimagine traditional business models

In previous blogs, I discussed the importance of viewing cloud as a journey rather than a destination. Today, I’m going to discuss why this change in attitude is so important. I’m also going to reveal how cloud is being used by some innovators to redirect their focus to create new business models, new relationships and […]

Continue reading

Transforming enterprise processes with microservices

Recently, AT&T announced that it is teaming up with IBM Services to use microservices exposed as APIs. The provider will use the APIs to transform and decompose large, complex, multi-functional legacy monolithic applications into smaller, highly reusable business functions that can be independently deployed. This is great example of a digital leader implementing a microservices […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

The amazing race: The accelerating pace of enterprise automation

  Is your company keeping pace with advances in enterprise automation? Those of us who work in enterprise automation have the perception that the whole world is automating, and fast. That’s why we called our cognitive enterprise automation workshop at Gartner Symposium “The Amazing Race.” We wanted to reflect the urgency we feel as the […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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, […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading