IT faces conflicts in realities of digital world

IT faces conflicts in realities of digital world

IT faces two realities: a legacy environment and a digital environment. When your company commits to a digital future, your legacy environment doesn’t go away. But adopting a bimodal strategy is not successful. Here’s the reality:...

06/29/17

In digital, what was context now becomes core

In digital, what was context now becomes core

The quest for operational excellence through outsourcing IT over recent decades creates a dilemma for digital transformation.

06/21/17

How DevOps changes the delivery of IT functions

How DevOps changes the delivery of IT functions

Labor arbitrage and shared services companies have had a perfect marriage over the last 20 years. Then along came the Digital Revolution with new business models and a new construct for services. One component of the digital model...

06/13/17

Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” solve problems in administering IT ecosystem services

Blockchain-enabled “smart contracts” solve problems in administering IT ecosystem services

Businesses are moving into a software-defined world with usage-based service contracts and an “Everything-as-a-Service” ecosystem of providers. But there’s a problem: Contracts have not kept up with the desire to buy things in an...

06/05/17

Why a hackathon may not be a good strategy for your company

Why a hackathon may not be a good strategy for your company

Hackathons, or hackfests, are getting a lot of buzz for being a collaborative, crowdsourced way of generating new product or service ideas. Sometimes they’re even touted for ideas that drive change and create a competitive advantage....

06/01/17

A fundamental flaw in approaching digital transformation

A fundamental flaw in approaching digital transformation

What makes digital technologies so different and disruptive is their potential to enable very substantial business benefits. “Enable” is the key word. Too often, executives see the power of a technology and reason to themselves “This...

05/16/17

CEO mandate is not enough for success in digital transformation

CEO mandate is not enough for success in digital transformation

If you’re a CIO or other executive tasked with leading a digital transformation project, chances are high that you’re left-brained oriented – you’re a logical thinker and are very good at solving problems. But be careful when you...

05/11/17

Is blockchain technology secure for your company’s transactions?

Is blockchain technology secure for your company’s transactions?

Blockchain technology is hard to ignore as practically everybody’s talking about it. That’s understandable because it’s predicted to disrupt the value flows that underpin business transactions and economies as well as create new...

05/04/17

How blockchain technology applies to your company

How blockchain technology applies to your company

Companies need to be aware of the advantages and start thinking about how to use blockchain.

05/03/17

The disruption and promise of artificial intelligence

The disruption and promise of artificial intelligence

There’s no shortage of books, news articles and comments in social media about how artificial intelligence (A.I.) is shaping our future. Although it’s still blazing a trail, we’re on the brink of A.I. disruption that will change all...

04/21/17

How a CIO shifted IT’s role to enable growth through digital innovation

How a CIO shifted IT’s role to enable growth through digital innovation

How would you go about leading a challenging digital transformation? Tips from a global vehicle manufacturer’s complex transformation to accelerate time to value.

04/19/17

Oracle announces it is not pursuing Accenture, but maybe it should

Oracle announces it is not pursuing Accenture, but maybe it should

Oracle Founder and Chairman Larry Ellison stated that Oracle is not interested in acquiring Accenture. Maybe they never intended to, despite the report of rumored due diligence. But, quite frankly, maybe they should, and there are two...

04/13/17

How to eliminate enterprise shadow IT

How to eliminate enterprise shadow IT

Gartner studies have found that shadow IT is 30 to 40 percent of IT spend in large enterprises, and our research at Everest Group finds it comprises 50 percent or more. Either way, I believe these statistics are an understatement of...

04/11/17

Accenture’s eye-catching acquisition of Genfour

Accenture’s eye-catching acquisition of Genfour

It’s a safe bet that most enterprises as well as service providers pay attention to Accenture’s market moves and investments. After all, Accenture is the world's largest independent consulting and IT outsourcing firm, so who wouldn’t...

04/07/17

Why did Deloitte acquire Day1 Solutions?

Why did Deloitte acquire Day1 Solutions?

Deloitte recently announced it acquired cloud consulting firm Day1 Solutions. Deloitte is one of the world’s largest service providers and has service relationships with most major U.S. enterprises. Day1 is a small firm. So, this...

04/06/17

Potential Oracle acquisition of Accenture brings new digital twist

Potential Oracle acquisition of Accenture brings new digital twist

This morning’s news in the UK’s leading IT publication, The Register, announced that Oracle has hired specialists to conduct due diligence on synergies and impacts of Oracle acquiring Accenture. Obviously, the feasibility study is at...

03/29/17

How to future-proof your transformation project

How to future-proof your transformation project

I recently came across an observation about parenting that I think is wisely applicable to business decisions: “When we make assumptions, we contribute to the complexity rather than the simplicity of a problem, making it more...

03/21/17

The problem with the end-user computing environment

The problem with the end-user computing environment

End-user compute is the IT area that garners the most dissatisfaction among business users. Interestingly, it’s also the lens through which IT’s success and value is most often viewed by the business executives, as it indicates...

03/08/17

The impact of new digital business models on IT services

The impact of new digital business models on IT services

On-shoring is becoming more in vogue. Like many U.S. CIOs and their C-suite colleagues, you may be actively exploring how to duplicate or offset the loss of cost benefits from offshore/labor-arbitrage services. I have good news for...

02/27/17

How to evaluate your service providers in 2017

How to evaluate your service providers in 2017

Third-party IT and business service providers also face a changing market and are taking steps to align themselves with the new business realities and new market opportunities. You need to understand the current debate in the service...

02/22/17

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