• How to choose RPA software for your business

    How to choose RPA software for your business
    RPA (robotic process automation) promises to rescue business users from performing boring, repetitive tasks. Hence the term “robotic”: The nature of the jobs performed by RPA tend to be rote and low-level. Businesses use RPA software to create software bots that perform pre-defined, structured jobs that typically involve filling in electronic forms, processing transactions, or sending messages.Stitch those basic activities together into fleets of RPA bots, and you have tremendous po
  • How to choose RPA software: 10 key factors to consider

    How to choose RPA software: 10 key factors to consider
    RPA (robotic process automation) promises to rescue business users from performing boring, repetitive tasks. Hence the term “robotic”: The nature of the jobs performed by RPA tend to be rote and low-level. Businesses use RPA software to create software bots that perform pre-defined, structured jobs that typically involve filling in electronic forms, processing transactions, or sending messages.Stitch those basic activities together into fleets of RPA bots, and you have tremendous po
  • Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Kiran Vankamamidi, Group VP and CIO, Driscoll's

    Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Kiran Vankamamidi, Group VP and CIO, Driscoll's
    Kiran Vankamamidi, Group VP and CIO at Driscoll's, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss hybrid work culture, touchless tech and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
    To read this article in full, please click here
  • What is a CMDB? A data warehouse for your IT environment

    What is a CMDB? A data warehouse for your IT environment
    CMDB definition
    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a data repository that stores information about all hardware and software assets in your IT environment. This critical component of the ITIL framework allows for efficient oversight and management of organizational assets, known as configuration items (CI), and delivers greater insight into how they relate to one other across the company.Assets logged in a CMDB include products, facilities, software, systems, and even key stakeholder
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  • BrandPost: Seize New Digitalization Opportunities to Create New Value for Industries

    BrandPost: Seize New Digitalization Opportunities to Create New Value for Industries
    In 2020, one of the most serious pandemics in history swept across the world. COVID-19 dramatically changed how people live, work, and create value. As such, it has driven the increasing convergence of the digital and physical worlds. It has also supercharged the digital transformation of industries, and thousands of industries are being reshaped, marking an epochal shift.Digital transformation has entered a new stage of development, offering much-needed certainty in a climate of extreme uncert
  • The great cloud computing surge

    The great cloud computing surge
    Driven in part by the pandemic, cloud computing adoption has reached new heights. These five articles take a close look at the implications.
  • Cloud or bust: IT leaders go all in on cloud computing

    Cloud or bust: IT leaders go all in on cloud computing
    After nearly two centuries in the boat-building business, Brunswick spent this spring readying for a different kind of launch.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Open-source container PaaS speeds app development at Boehringer Ingelheim

    Open-source container PaaS speeds app development at Boehringer Ingelheim
    Digital transformation continues to improve healthcare capabilities, but with this comes new challenges for pharmaceutical companies. To support speedy development of new applications, tech leaders at pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim have settled on container technology managed by an open source PaaS.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
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  • 7 IT cost-cutting mistakes you must avoid

    7 IT cost-cutting mistakes you must avoid
    Successful CIOs are always looking for ways to eliminate excess costs. Unfortunately, in their zest to trim waste, many IT leaders find themselves falling into common traps that needlessly damage IT and enterprise services and operations.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 5 ways IT is driving new revenue

    5 ways IT is driving new revenue
    IT has gone above and beyond throughout the pandemic to accelerate digital initiatives and keep organizations humming. But coming off a difficult financial year, businesses are leaning even more heavily on IT, tasking IT leaders with the need to create new revenue-generating initiatives.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • SAP finally joins the process mining fray

    SAP finally joins the process mining fray
    Business process improvement has been a top enterprise concern of late, and German software company SAP has heeded the call with Process Insights, a new process mining tool announced during last week’s Sapphire event.With Process Insights, SAP aims to help customers streamline their operations by reporting on the speed and efficiency of existing business processes before benchmarking them against 300 key performance indicators (KPIs) generated from aggregated SAP customer data. The tool,
  • CIOs take on the talent imperative

    CIOs take on the talent imperative
    With the increase in remote opportunities, highly skilled technical employees have more options than ever when it comes to where they live and work. This can be good news for CIOs—your prospective talent pool just got significantly larger. But the flipside isn’t so great—your competition for talent is now much broader than it used to be. To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 5 unpopular decisions every IT leader must make

    5 unpopular decisions every IT leader must make
    Mike Anderson spent a lot of time this spring having difficult conversations about Salesforce.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise

    SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise
    SAP kicked off 2021 with a bold bet on migrating its customers’ core ERP applications to the cloud. Introduced in January, “Rise with SAP” offers to move customers’ systems of record to S/4HANA to their choice of cloud provider and manage them there with a single SLA.Now SAP is adding new applications to Rise with SAP, including support for more business functions and for five industry verticals.“We are expanding our initial offering beyond S/4HANA Cloud. Customers
  • Consequential innovation: 4 tips for unlocking hidden growth opportunities

    Consequential innovation: 4 tips for unlocking hidden growth opportunities
    Traditionally, most innovation programs have focused on either incremental or disruptive innovation: Incremental innovation to achieve near-term, quick wins and disruptive innovation to pursue longer-term big bets and game-changers. In most organizations, the split in terms of the percentage of resources and investment on each area, is typically 80/20 incremental versus disruptive.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • BrandPost: IT Services Should Save You Time … Not Take Up More of It

    BrandPost: IT Services Should Save You Time … Not Take Up More of It
    What would you do with one more hour in your workday?The possibilities seem endless. You could finally take that online course to hone a new skill. Or dig into that not-so-urgent project that has lingered too long on your to-do list. Maybe you would take the time to ponder new approaches to problem-solving or creative planning that you never have time to consider.I’d choose … all of the above. Wouldn’t you?But why even bother thinking about what you’d do with extra time
  • Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO, DaVita

    Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO, DaVita
    Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO at DaVita, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss AI in telemedicine, return-to-office strategies and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
    To read this article in full, please click here
  • IT’s silent career killer: Age discrimination

    IT’s silent career killer: Age discrimination
    Recent reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found technology company Intel had discriminated against eight older workers during mass layoffs in 2015 have shed light on a topic that often remains in the dark: age discrimination against older workers in IT.It’s an issue that never seems to go away, and it can hinder career advancement for IT professionals — even at a time when many tech skills are in high demand. Given that a large share of professional
  • The hard truth about business-IT alignment

    The hard truth about business-IT alignment
    IT, CIOs are frequently advised, needs to be aligned with the business, and alignment, we’re told, is mostly a matter of effective IT governance.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • What is master data management? Ensuring a single source of truth

    What is master data management? Ensuring a single source of truth
    Master data management definition
    Master data management (MDM) is a set of disciplines, processes, and technologies used to manage an organization’s master data. Master data is data about business entities or objects (customers, suppliers, employees, products, cost centers, etc.) around which business is conducted. It is used to provide context to transactional data and is typically scattered around the business in various spreadsheets, applications, and even physical media.Gartner define
  • Tech leaders see board-level roadblocks to digital transformation

    Tech leaders see board-level roadblocks to digital transformation
    The events of the past year have underscored the fact that digital transformation is critical to the success of organizations across industries. Yet despite the clear and urgent need to leverage technology to support business during the pandemic, a new survey of technology leaders finds that boards are still creating significant roadblocks in digitization strategy.The pandemic pushed technology executives including CIOs, CTOs, and CSOs into the limelight as transformation roadmaps were drastica
  • Dutch tech leaders see board-level roadblocks to digital transformation

    Dutch tech leaders see board-level roadblocks to digital transformation
    The events of the past year have underscored the fact that digital transformation is critical to the success of organizations across industries. Yet despite the clear and urgent need to leverage technology to support business during the pandemic, a new survey of technology leaders finds that boards are still creating significant roadblocks in digitization strategy.The pandemic pushed technology executives including CIOs, CTOs, and CSOs into the limelight as transformation roadmaps were drastica
  • CIO Think Tank Roadmap Report: Reinventing IT

    CIO Think Tank Roadmap Report: Reinventing IT
    In March and April 2021, CIO held a series of CIO Think Tank discussions—virtual roundtables that brought together 36 IT leaders to unpack one of the most important issues in the enterprise today: IT reinvention.These discussions aimed to identify key issues in reinventing IT to meet today’s rapidly evolving business requirements, and offer a roadmap for IT leadership to overcome practical obstacles. The roundtables were facilitated by John Gallant, Enterprise Consulting Director fo
  • SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference

    SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference
    Microsoft Azure’s preferred status for hosting S/4HANA appears to be coming to an end. SAP, which has been recommending pairing its ERP suite with Azure as part of a deal it struck with Microsoft, will now encourage customers to host S/4HANA wherever they want.According to SAP, the companies’ Embrace partnership will now refocus on customer choice. At the same time, SAP is pushing a new way to pay for its software: a subscription-based, hosted offering that it calls “Rise with
  • Match programme brings African tech talent to the Netherlands

    Match programme brings African tech talent to the Netherlands
    The tech sector in the Netherlands is poised for growth, with spending on IT this year forecast to rise past pre-pandemic levels as enterprises migrate applications to the cloud, but there's a catch: technology leaders, like their counterparts in other sectors and in other European countries, face a shortage of talent to meet their growing needs.The International Organization for Migration (IOM), a 174 member-state, inter-governmental organization, is offering help. Through its Match project, i
  • 5 tips for leading IT through crisis

    5 tips for leading IT through crisis
    Technology teams played the parts of corporate superheroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating digital strategies to ensure that their enterprises remained operational. IT leaders get the credit for the exceptional execution, but CIOs know that success is fleeting and stability is tenuous.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Real-time analytics: 7 tips for success

    Real-time analytics: 7 tips for success
    As data of all types pours into enterprises at unprecedented rates, being able to give decision-makers easy access to immediate insights is becoming a business necessity. Real-time analytics enables organizations to meet this challenge by applying logic and mathematics to raw data, transforming numbers into actionable knowledge, and opening the door to rapid and accurate decision-making.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 6 ways IT leaders are jumpstarting innovation post-COVID

    6 ways IT leaders are jumpstarting innovation post-COVID
    Even as COVID restrictions begin to lift, IT teams may still get little reprieve from the breakneck pace they’ve maintained throughout the pandemic to orchestrate technical change. That’s because, most IT executives don’t believe the dust has fully settled — instead viewing IT’s next phase as being primed for innovation.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Product Intelligence Report

    Product Intelligence Report
    Amplitude surveyed 350+ product leaders to find out how businesses in today’s world achieve digital success.(info.amplitude.com)To read this article in full, please click here
  • Amplitude ROI Guidebook

    Amplitude ROI Guidebook
    Nucleus Research conducted an in-depth ROI analysis on Amplitude customers across six industries to understand how our product intelligence platform impacted their business performance(info.amplitude.com)To read this article in full, please click here
  • Mastering Retention

    Retention is critical for every product, whether you’re at a Fortune 500 company or a 5-person startup. Learn proven methods for building a data-informed retention strategy.(amplitude.com)To read this article in full, please click here
  • Mastering Engagement

    Mastering Engagement
    Set product strategy for great user engagement, go in-depth on engagement loops, stickiness, activation and see examples from some of today's most engaging products.(amplitude.com)To read this article in full, please click here
  • North Star Playbook

    The guide to discovering your product’s North Star(amplitude.com)To read this article in full, please click here
  • The Definative Product Analytics Buyer's Guide

    The Definative Product Analytics Buyer's Guide
    You’ll receive a six-part guide that will help you and your team reduce friction across each step of the buying process. Access best practices and tools from pinpointing problems and use cases, judging readiness, exploring solutions and building requirements, selecting the right vendor, and finally adoption and implementation.(info.amplitude.com)To read this article in full, please click here
  • How to get started with Execution Management Systems

    How to get started with Execution Management Systems
    We have already talked about what Execution Management Systems can do for you and why you should be paying attention to your execution capacity. Now we will dig into how you can get started with an Execution Management System by giving your people the necessary tools and mindset to start to truly unlock their execution capacity.When companies wanted to uncover their biggest business process bottlenecks before, they would have to bring in armies of analysts and consultants for a months-long proc
  • Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader

    Making the leap from IT expert to IT leader
    The leap to leadership is a big one — especially in IT. That’s because the transition from IT expert to IT leader requires a significant shift in skills and a new mindset about the role technology plays in the business.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • ‘Citizen developer’ success requires strong IT oversight

    ‘Citizen developer’ success requires strong IT oversight
    The “citizen developer” revolution sounds very promising. After all, what enterprise wouldn’t want to be more agile while reducing costs and accelerating their ability to bring solutions to market.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 4 strategies for retaining IT talent

    4 strategies for retaining IT talent
    Some are calling it the turnover tsunami: One in four workers plans to quit their current jobs once the pandemic is over. That number jumps to one in three for Millennials and employees with children. As for the IT profession, a new survey by Blind, an anonymous social network popular with tech workers, found that almost half of their users (49%) plan to land a new position this year.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University

    Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University
    Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss the post-COVID workplace, the digital divide, diversity and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
    To read this article in full, please click here
  • Are Oracle's cloud gains enough to make it a contender?

    Are Oracle's cloud gains enough to make it a contender?
    BotSupply CEO Francesco Stasi had just finished demonstrating his company’s chatbot technology at a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark when he was approached by an attendee from Oracle, who told him the software giant was building out its intelligent virtual assistant platform.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 6 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

    6 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT
    Famous mock musician David St. Hubbins once said, “There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.” On one side of the line is an endless celebration of genius. On the other: failure and ignominy.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • Tech Resume Library: 27 downloadable templates for IT pros

    Tech Resume Library: 27 downloadable templates for IT pros
    A well-crafted resume will attract recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers, but getting it just right is a daunting task. To jump start the process, Insider Prohas assembled this collection of real resumes revamped by professional resume writers. (Watch this space for new templates.)
  • Innovation vs. operations: A critical balancing act IT must master

    Innovation vs. operations: A critical balancing act IT must master
    It’s the age-old IT conundrum: striking the right balance between creating new capabilities and providing a reliable operational environment for the business.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • The quest for end-to-end intelligent automation

    The quest for end-to-end intelligent automation
    The pandemic has seen accelerated interest in process automation as organizations have scrambled to overhaul business processes and double down on digital transformations in response to disruptions brought about by COVID-19.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 4 tips to kickstart your agile practice

    4 tips to kickstart your agile practice
    For years, agile has been the essential approach for keeping innovation teams moving with collaborative precision and velocity. In 2020, many organizations were forced to flip their agile processes upside down to meet the challenges of remote work during the global pandemic.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • 7 IT governance myths

    7 IT governance myths
    When designed and functioning properly, IT governance plays an integral role in aligning IT and business goals, helping to focus, fortify, and advance an enterprise’s overall business strategy. Yet all too often, IT leaders fall victim to popular misconceptions that not only derail effective IT governance, but directly conflict with key business objectives. The final outcome is an enterprise that’s burdened by unnecessary risks, compliance vulnerabilities, and missed opportunities, a
  • 7 pitfalls that undermine DevOps success

    7 pitfalls that undermine DevOps success
    Many organizations have begun incorporating DevOps into their IT mix, whether it’s for small projects or on a larger scale.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)
  • BrandPost: Edge Thinking or IT Thinking. Are You Transforming or Optimizing?

    BrandPost: Edge Thinking or IT Thinking. Are You Transforming or Optimizing?
    A question for the reader: what do you think is the driving force behind digital transformation? If you believe it’s internal pressures you might need to think again.Today, and in a great part as a consequence of enforced isolation from physical consumer activity in the last year, customers expect content relevant to them. And then preferably when it’s relevant to what they’re doing at the time, or where they are, and in a format suitable for the device they’re using. It
  • BrandPost: How Intelligent Applications Are Shaping Key Industries

    BrandPost: How Intelligent Applications Are Shaping Key Industries
    The pandemic has been a significant catalyst for driving digital transformation and adopting intelligent technologies that enable enterprises to improve their speed, agility, and efficiency. In fact, by 2025, it is estimated that 97% of global enterprises will have implemented digital transformation through intelligent upgrades, according to Huawei's Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025 predictions.Drawing from Huawei’s quantitative data and real-world use cases of how intelligent technology
  • The new IT skills mandate for digital success

    The new IT skills mandate for digital success
    After getting a bachelor’s degree in information systems and looking for a job for two years, Fidel Peters began working as a driver at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, delivering meals and transporting specimens and medications from the various offsite clinics affiliated with the hospital. Occasionally, he would drive IT leaders to and from meetings and used that as an opportunity to speak to a couple of people about his interest in an IT job.To read this article in full, please click here(I

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