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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, […]

Overwhelmed by Opportunity, Salesforce Customers Need Assistance
Business Growth, Salesforce, Support 4 min read
Overwhelmed by Opportunity, Salesforce Customers Need Assistance

Salesforce customers are drowning in opportunity – a good problem to have. In most cases, the challenge they have with Salesforce is not that it is rigid or limited, like the enterprise software of the past, but that it is so flexible and ever-evolving that they worry they aren’t extracting all the value from it […]

The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative: IT Must Serve the New Mandate from the CEO
Business Driven Roadmap, Business Growth, CEO 4 min read
The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative: IT Must Serve the New Mandate from the CEO

Business priorities are changing to growth and innovation. This is shifting IT’s mandate from efficiency and standardization to being an open, agile and customer-engaged organization that enables business-driven outcomes.  Complicating this dynamic is an increase in the frequency of vendors introducing new digital technologies such as cloud, social, mobile and analytics. It is opening up […]

What Retailers Have In Common on IT Spending and Digital Innovation
Business Driven Roadmap, Business Growth, Digital innovation 3 min read
What Retailers Have In Common on IT Spending and Digital Innovation

The holiday season gave retailers an unexpected gift: sales rose 5.1 percent between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, a six-year high1. To put that into perspective, the National Retail Federation put the average annual increase at about 3.9% over the previous five years. Even so, online sales accelerated even more rapidly, rising 19.1 percent2, according […]

How to Join the Digital Vanguard
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Cloud 3 min read
How to Join the Digital Vanguard

Is your organization a digital laggard or a member of the digital vanguard? I’ve been reading Deloitte’s 2018 CIO Survey, which makes a point of distinguishing between “vanguard” organizations where IT actively contributes to creating new businesses and business opportunities and everyone else. The traditional role of the CIO has been to be an operational […]

5 Reasons to Kill (or Rethink) a Pilot Project
Business Growth, Custom Code, Innovation 7 min read
5 Reasons to Kill (or Rethink) a Pilot Project

Once they get a foot in the door, enterprise software vendors will predictably start pushing pilots of their latest and greatest wares, from hybrid cloud to in-memory databases. For customers, testing these extensions and enhancements can make sense, provided there’s a strong business case, supportive leadership, and the right success metrics. Innovative organizations are always […]

Why a Stable, Available Business Platform is Key — Today and Tomorrow
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, ERP 3 min read
Why a Stable, Available Business Platform is Key — Today and Tomorrow

As the role of IT evolves from keeping the lights on to helping shape business strategy, technology leaders are challenged to find room for those strategic projects in their schedules and in their budgets. In a recent poll by CIO, 72 percent of those surveyed admitted they are struggling to balance business innovation and operational […]

Maximizing Value from Your SAP Business Suite Investments
Business Growth, ERP, Maximize ROI 2 min read
Maximizing Value from Your SAP Business Suite Investments

Over a period of years, you’ve likely invested millions in an SAP platform that today is robust, stable and core to running your business. Like any good investment, your ECC 6.0 system and other Business Suite applications should yield strong dividends for years to come. In the context of IT, that means delivering the efficiency, […]

Why Is Cloud Confusing? It’s Deliberate.
Business Growth, Cloud, ERP 2 min read
Why Is Cloud Confusing? It’s Deliberate.

Major enterprise software vendors like Oracle and SAP are aggressively promoting “cloud” however chronic overuse of the term “cloud” may be creating common misconceptions. There are essentially two distinct cloud models, with very different characteristics, that are frequently confused because they are both generically called “cloud”. The ongoing blurring of the term “cloud” can disadvantage […]

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