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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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