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Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT
CIO Strategies, Cloud, Cost of Maintenance 3 min read
Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT

IT leaders are upbeat for the most as they continue to move ahead with digital transformation efforts. It’s not that the budget spigots are opening wide – for most, spending and hiring rates are flat. “One of the biggest reasons for the hopeful outlook is the fact that business and IT are finally on the […]

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 […]

Biggest Obstacle to Innovation, IT Leaders Say: “Keeping the Lights On”
CIO Strategies, Innovation, Optimization 3 min read
Biggest Obstacle to Innovation, IT Leaders Say: “Keeping the Lights On”

Businesses want to innovate faster because they know successful innovators tend to be the most successful businesses. Yet if you survey IT and finance leaders, as we did recently in conjunction with Vanson Bourne, a technology market research firm, you will find many are dissatisfied with the pace of innovation happening in their organizations. The […]

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 […]

Video: SAP Expert Vinnie Mirchandani Sees No Rush to S/4HANA
ERP, Innovation, SAP 4 min read
Video: SAP Expert Vinnie Mirchandani Sees No Rush to S/4HANA

SAP is in a hurry to get customers to move to its next generation S/4HANA platform. Yet most SAP customers are in no hurry to move — nor should they be, according to SAP watcher Vinnie Mirchandani. You can hear from Vinnie directly by watching the video clips embedded in this post (or watch them […]

How Innovative SAP Customers Tackle Performance and Interoperability Issues
ERP, Innovation, SAP 2 min read
How Innovative SAP Customers Tackle Performance and Interoperability Issues

Many SAP customers want to continue to run their core system of record for the foreseeable future. But performance and interoperability challenges are growing as technology environments change amidst rapid transitions to diverse hybrid IT environments. These rapid changes can have a significant performance impact on SAP systems including new software and servers, upgrades to […]

What You Need to Know to Exploit the Cloud
Cloud, Hybrid IT, Innovation 5 min read
What You Need to Know to Exploit the Cloud

As digital transformation shakes up traditional business models, organizations of every size, in every industry, are exploring better ways to keep pace with change. Adoption of cloud computing technology has significantly increased over the last few years, promising a great opportunity for innovation amongst businesses if approached correctly, selectively and at the right pace. And […]

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