Application modernization

Smarter Business Review stories about application modernization

Are your SAP applications running at cloud speed? 3 questions to ask providers

Written by Susan Wallace | April 17, 2019 | Application modernization, Cloud

Migrating SAP applications to the cloud is top of mind for many IT leaders. A recent Frost & Sullivan report cites that 26% of US-based enterprises have deployed SAP’s cloud-based S/4HANA system for at least some of their SAP workloads, and another 44% plan to do the same. However, it’s not just a matter of ...read more


As people on the autism spectrum move into adulthood, who will hire them?

Written by Paul Austin and Andrew Williams | March 26, 2019 | AI, Application modernization, Business transformation

The last decade saw major strides toward creating a more diverse workforce (and for good reason), but one group has been largely overlooked—until now. Ingrid Weiss wanted a job. The college-educated 23-year-old knew that work was the next step in her path to adulthood, but she faced barriers. As someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ...read more


When neurodiversity works: Bringing new perspective and talent to your team

Written by Andrew Williams and Paul Austin | February 7, 2019 | AI, Application modernization, Business transformation

Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are recognized and respected as any other human variation. One of these variations is autism. In the workplace, high-functioning autistic individuals may view the world a bit differently than their neurotypical teammates. They may notice anomalies that others do not. They may see a different solution to a problem. ...read more


Navigating the New Normal with NextGen application development and maintenance

Written by Tom Crane | February 6, 2019 | Application modernization, Business resiliency, Business transformation...

Today’s enterprises are struggling to keep pace in a business world increasingly populated by nimble startups. These enterprises once relied on their IT cores as a source of competitive advantage. Now, those same IT cores increasingly make it difficult for them to adapt to a “New Normal” defined by speed, efficiency and resilience: Speed: Traditional ...read more


What soccer can teach us about digital workplace services

Written by Henry Cipriano | September 4, 2018 | Application modernization, Business transformation, Digital reinvention

Many a sports writer has used soccer as a metaphor for life. Whether it’s the struggle to achieve long-desired goals or the camaraderie of shared success (or failure), soccer encapsulates many of the same experiences that everyday people encounter as they navigate through careers, family relationships and community involvement. Many enterprises are experiencing in the ...read more


How workspace as a service helps CIOs sleep at night

Written by Herb Hernandez | September 1, 2018 | Application modernization, Business transformation

Given we’re squarely in the as-a-service era, it was only a matter of time before workspace-as-a-service would come of age. With all the changes in the workplace—from the broader generational shifts to the more specific trends toward unified endpoint management—some organizations are employing a workspace-as-a-service model. Rather than: purchase and provision new equipment, maintain assets, ...read more


Weather and AI make for a perfect storm in the insurance sector

Written by Cathy Reese | August 20, 2018 | AI, Application modernization, Automation...

How weather data can help streamline the claims process The weather has always challenged our best and brightest—from Aristotle and his early theories of Meteorologica to the legions of engineers and scientists at organizations such as IBM’s The Weather Company. The job isn’t getting any easier. Weather will always be a highly complex scientific phenomenon, ...read more


Five tips for successful and speedy SAP S/4HANA implementation

Written by Garrick Keatts | January 31, 2018 | Application modernization, Automation, Digital reinvention...

In 2017, new trends emerged around how to approach SAP S/4HANA transformations successfully. More implementations were launched than many people had predicted, the technology is now proven, client attitudes shifted, and companies have started to realize real benefits with new solutions. What makes it even more interesting and exciting as we look forward is that ...read more