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Maximize Your Opportunity within the Cloud
CIO Strategies, Cloud, IaaS 2 min read
Maximize Your Opportunity within the Cloud

One of the most appealing aspects of cloud computing is the promise — in theory at least — that if you’re not happy with a vendor, you can migrate to another with much less pain than with traditional enterprise solution providers. Today, CIOs have an almost bewildering choice of cloud applications and cloud platforms. This […]

Digital Transformation: Funding the Ongoing Journey
CIO Strategies, Innovation, Optimization 2 min read
Digital Transformation: Funding the Ongoing Journey

If a technology solutions salesperson walks out of your office without playing the “digital transformation” card, he or she is not likely long for that job. Vendors, whether through strategic vision or competitive necessity, have latched onto the aspirations and concerns of business customers who fear digital disruption. “Digital transformation rocketed to the top of […]

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 […]

Plan Ahead as the Cost of SAP and Oracle DBMS Runtime Skyrockets
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Oracle 2 min read
Plan Ahead as the Cost of SAP and Oracle DBMS Runtime Skyrockets

As what was once a mutually beneficial partnership between SAP and Oracle grows increasingly contentious, customers may find themselves caught in the middle. One symptom: the price for getting an Oracle runtime database license bundled with SAP Business Suite is now more than double what it was three years ago. As a result, customers covered […]

Cut IT Support Costs to Drive Digital Business Initiatives
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Hybrid IT 2 min read
Cut IT Support Costs to Drive Digital Business Initiatives

Does your IT organization eagerly embrace digital transformation, or quiver in fear at the prospect of it? If the former, you’re following the model of world-class IT organizations that run more efficiently and devote a larger portion of their process costs to new business-focused initiatives. That’s the takeaway from a study by Hackett Group, as […]

Six Battles That IT Needs to Be Armed for in 2018
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Modernization 4 min read
Six Battles That IT Needs to Be Armed for in 2018

IT managers face tough challenges even in the best of times. New technologies are always appearing, tried-and-true business models are evolving, and user expectations are soaring. As digital transformation picks up speed, it might seem like you’re under nonstop, full-scale assault. To survive and thrive, you need to be ready for what’s coming next. Here’s […]

Don’t Trip on the Cloud Migration Path
CIO Strategies, Cloud, Hybrid IT 3 min read
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?
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, Hybrid IT 2 min read
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,” […]

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. […]

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