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A Strategic CIO/CEO Partnership Allows Innovation to Thrive in a Turbulent Global Market
CIO Strategies 3 min read
A Strategic CIO/CEO Partnership Allows Innovation to Thrive in a Turbulent Global Market

This article originally appeared on Forbes.com; it has been modified for this space. CEOs need their CIOs’ help more than ever as they navigate through today’s global market turbulence. Shifting their focus from being overseers of data center operations to being strategic partners with their CEOs enables tech leaders to develop a business-driven innovation roadmap […]

Roundup: Gartner IT Cost Management Reports
Cost of Maintenance, Gartner, Maximize ROI 4 min read
Roundup: Gartner IT Cost Management Reports

Controlling costs is a constant strain on IT teams. The business wants enterprise-grade IT, but it also wants to execute big goals with a lean budget. Add to that the global disruption that has touched both lives and livelihoods around the world. The cost of adapting can bring with it even more budget turmoil. Making […]

The Hidden Tax that Comes with Traditional Application Management Services (AMS)
AMS, ERP 6 min read
The Hidden Tax that Comes with Traditional Application Management Services (AMS)

The model for traditional application management services (AMS) is broken. It’s dated and complex with a time and materials contract structure and a “man-hours” billing system. While the model was originally provisioned for issue resolution, the reality may lead to a continuous, almost unwitting client accommodation of large and growing numbers of billable hours for […]

Status Quo is Not an Option – Overcome Technical Debt to Accelerate Innovation
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, ERP 7 min read
Status Quo is Not an Option – Overcome Technical Debt to Accelerate Innovation

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. In today’s increasingly digital economy, competition is intense. Sticking with current business models and technology will result in many enterprises getting run over by competitors. Status quo is not an option. Yet, the cost of technical debt, created by past technology decisions, […]

New Application Management Service (AMS) Models are Emerging to Address the IT Talent Shortage
AMS, ERP 5 min read
New Application Management Service (AMS) Models are Emerging to Address the IT Talent Shortage

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. The pool of IT experts is shrinking and the talent that remains is being spread thinner as new technologies create demand for expertise.  According to Gartner’s “Survey Data: Gartner Talent Management for Tech CEOs Survey, 2020“1 report: “Tech CEOs rank attracting and […]

Deriving Value through Co-Creation: ITIL and Other Best Practices Frameworks
CIO Strategies, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Deriving Value through Co-Creation: ITIL and Other Best Practices Frameworks

This article originally appeared on Forbes.com; it has been modified for this space. CIOs have a new mandate from CEOs: accelerate innovation and growth as a business-driven thought leader rather than simply a caretaker of technology. This paradigm shift requires changes in how CIOs and their teams work, and in how they deliver on the […]

Fast-track Your Cloud Strategy
CIO Strategies, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Fast-track Your Cloud Strategy

This article originally appeared on CIOReview.com; it has been modified for this space. Considering a move to the cloud? CIOs cite a variety of reasons to do so, including cost savings, scalability, and the ability to more quickly deliver/enable initiatives for the business. At the same time, the number of cloud vendors and products — […]

The Best Time to Take Back Control of Your Oracle Roadmap is NOW
ERP, Maximize ROI, Oracle 2 min read
The Best Time to Take Back Control of Your Oracle Roadmap is NOW

Many Oracle customers are currently facing a May 2020 maintenance renewal deadline that may lock them into another year of high costs, limited innovation and falling behind. IT today is facing a mandate from the business to evolve beyond a cost center to a source of innovation and growth. However, CIOs running Oracle can be […]

9 Signs that Market Forces are Affecting your IT Roadmap
CIO Strategies, ERP, Innovation 4 min read
9 Signs that Market Forces are Affecting your IT Roadmap

Most CIOs believe they are in control of their IT roadmaps, yet external dynamics are creating pressure to change course. No longer can enterprise roadmaps be calibrated once and then put out of reach. To continue to enable business priorities and drive growth in a dynamic technology environment, roadmaps must be monitored and adjusted to […]

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