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Revealing the Risks at the S/4HANA Crossroads
Business Growth, ERP, Maximize ROI 3 min read
Revealing the Risks at the S/4HANA Crossroads

As SAP continues to raise its bet for S/4HANA, SAP customers find themselves at a crossroads. Is it time to migrate to SAP’s new application, or is a wait-and-see approach the best option? More than two years after SAP launched S/4HANA amid considerable fanfare, user adoption has been underwhelming. In the UK, just 5 percent […]

Smart Strategies That Will Boost IT Cost Optimization
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Optimization 3 min read
Smart Strategies That Will Boost IT Cost Optimization

Digital transformation is picking up speed. It’s driving businesses to rethink their traditional imperatives and bringing a new focus on customer engagement and disruptive business models. As companies emphasize new priorities, they need to optimize inefficient processes and reduce burdensome costs that are a drag on their business. For IT, that requires some tough choices. […]

The Evolving Role of the CIO in the Digital Age
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Innovation 2 min read
The Evolving Role of the CIO in the Digital Age

For the longest time, the role of the chief information officer was set in stone. The job was all about keeping the technology “lights” on and, if possible, reducing costs. Today that job description is outdated. In the era of big data, apps and cloud computing, the role of today’s CIO is to enable the […]

Is There Really a Shortage of Funds for IT Business Innovation?
Business Growth, Innovation, Optimization 3 min read
Is There Really a Shortage of Funds for IT Business Innovation?

One of the main challenges in the IT market is the continued search for ways to innovate. IT is the cornerstone of many organizations’ business strategy, and increasing investment in this area is crucial for companies that need to acquire new systems, maintain their current structure or enhance their competitiveness. Despite the recent poor performance […]

The Truth About Forced ERP Upgrades and How to Beat Them
ERP, Hybrid IT, Support 3 min read
The Truth About Forced ERP Upgrades and How to Beat Them

Companies running ERP software are at a crossroads with their software strategy: “Should I follow the vendors’ upgrade path or is it time to consider other options?” Vendors want ERP users to upgrade on the vendor schedules, but that’s simply not the right fit for all (or most) customers. CIOs know they need to invest […]

What You Need to Know About Bimodal IT
CIO Strategies, Innovation, Modernization 3 min read
What You Need to Know About Bimodal IT

The digital economy is all about fast innovation and getting new products to market more quickly than competitors. IT needs to step up its game to help drive innovation, without sacrificing top priorities such as compliance, cost control and maintaining availability. The stakes are high even for massive, successful businesses. Today, 50 percent of the […]

Achieve the Best of Both Worlds with SAP and Hybrid IT
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, Hybrid IT 2 min read
Achieve the Best of Both Worlds with SAP and Hybrid IT

SAP customers have been at the forefront in embracing hybrid IT. This best-of-both-worlds approach lets them preserve and continue to leverage investments in mission-critical SAP ERP. At the same time, best-of-breed cloud applications help meet demands for greater business agility. A study by the IT software management vendor SolarWinds quantified what was widely recognized across […]

Disruptive CIOs Are Driving Innovation by Breaking the Status Quo
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Innovation 5 min read
Disruptive CIOs Are Driving Innovation by Breaking the Status Quo

CIOs are no longer just great technologists — in fact today’s CIO can no longer afford to be just a great technologist. The successful CIO of tomorrow is a revenue generator, customer engagement guru, business leader. Successful CIOs are changing business models in their organization — they are becoming disruptors. But what does that mean […]

Overcoming the #1 Barrier to Digital Transformation
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Support 3 min read
Overcoming the #1 Barrier to Digital Transformation

For years, IT has had clearly defined responsibilities: Keep critical business systems up and running, control costs and meet security and compliance requirements. Even today, most of your IT budget is likely spent keeping the lights on. But this traditional focus is holding organizations back in an era of accelerating focus on customer experience enabled […]

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