Don’t Trip on the Cloud Migration Path
It seems like everybody is rushing to migrate to cloud applications, and you don’t want to get left on the wrong side of an inflection curve. But there are pitfalls for hasty cloud migration, so it’s important to sit back and fully analyze what you’ve got and where you want to go. Early in 2016, […]
What’s the State of the CIO?
The life of a CIO? It’s complicated. That’s the conclusion of CIO Editor in Chief Dan Muse, introducing the publication’s 2017 State of the CIO report. “Moving apps and workloads to the cloud, ensuring legacy software can talk to off-premises apps, and keeping networks and systems secure remain core functional tasks of the CIO role,” […]
Is There Hesitation to Commit to SAP S/4HANA?
Most SAP licensees plan to continue running their proven, SAP ERP releases given its rich functionality that more than meets their business needs without the cost, disruption and risk of migrating to S/4HANA. This was the top finding in a recent global survey conducted by Rimini Street, selected by 89 percent of the survey respondents. […]
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
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
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 Today that job description is outdated.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?
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
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
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 […]