Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

How IT leaders can cultivate an LGBTQ-friendly workplace

How IT leaders can cultivate an LGBTQ-friendly workplace

Encouraging inclusion and accommodating diversity requires a culture of openness — and can help your organization become more innovative.

SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise

SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise

SAP has added HR and vertical industry support to its hosted S/4HANA offering, while furthering its forays into process intelligence and AI for expense auditing.

SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference

SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference

Microsoft’s Azure will no longer be SAP’s preferred cloud platform — although SAP executives say the companies’ Embrace partnership remains strong.

Baylor goes back to basics to build ERP for the future

Baylor goes back to basics to build ERP for the future

To support its ambition to become a top-tier research institution, Baylor University overhauled its ERP systems, a process that required getting back to the fundamentals of business-IT collaboration.

Zoho launches Qntrl to automate business processes

Zoho launches Qntrl to automate business processes

A new entrant to the business process management market, Zoho already holds much of the data mid-market enterprises may want to automate.

M&T Bank branches out to bridge skills gap

M&T Bank branches out to bridge skills gap

With apprenticeships, boot camps, college courses, and internships, CIO Mike Wisler is ramping up in-house developer staffing as part of a strategy for which diversity is key.

ServiceNow bets on citizen developers in latest enterprise push

ServiceNow bets on citizen developers in latest enterprise push

ServiceNow offers enterprises a platform on which to formalize the informal workplace processes eroded by the move to working from home.

IFS launches cloud-native, containerized ERP

IFS launches cloud-native, containerized ERP

The ERP vendor’s IFS Cloud gives CIOs hosting flexibility, freedom from infrastructure management, and vertical options tailored to their industries.

What CIOs can expect from IBM’s managed infrastructure spinoff

What CIOs can expect from IBM’s managed infrastructure spinoff

Later this year, IBM will spin out its managed infrastructure services operations, pitching for new business in fields such as cloud reversibility and data management.

10 key Microsoft Ignite takeaways for CIOs

10 key Microsoft Ignite takeaways for CIOs

It’s barely five months since the last Ignite conference, but Microsoft still had a lot to share about innovations in AI, IoT, and communication.

Northwell Health’s new HR cloud faced early COVID test

Northwell Health’s new HR cloud faced early COVID test

When the pandemic hit New York, the local healthcare provider was able to turn a test analytics environment into a live dashboard for managing staffing needs.

‘Rise with SAP’: SAP bets on migrating your ERP to its cloud

‘Rise with SAP’: SAP bets on migrating your ERP to its cloud

Christian Klein says SAP’s new business transformation as a service offering will reduce TCO. Users groups are skeptical given sketchy details.

CarMax’s product-based approach to IT pays off

CarMax’s product-based approach to IT pays off

CIO Shamim Mohammad years ago laid the groundwork for fast-tracking an omnichannel sales platform despite the pandemic, by embracing cross-functional product teams.

Top 12 BI tools of 2021

Top 12 BI tools of 2021

It’s not always easy choosing a business intelligence tool to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here are 12 that could work for you.

The biggest enterprise technology M&A deals of 2020

The biggest enterprise technology M&A deals of 2020

It’s been such a noisy year that many enterprise technology acquisitions have passed almost unnoticed. Salesforce.com’s $27.7 billion offer for Slack , though, serves as a reminder how active the merger market has been.

Rémy Cointreau ports SAP to the cloud to help sell more cognac

Rémy Cointreau ports SAP to the cloud to help sell more cognac

The French liquor company blended its two SAP instances and migrated them to Google’s cloud to gain a better understanding of its customers.

SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

At its annual developer conference, SAP rolled out not one but three new automation technologies, hoping to recruit citizen developers to its platform.

With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

Salesforce is letting CIOs choose where they run its software, easing compliance with data protection and data sovereignty laws.

With IT salaries dropping, some hard-earned skills still pay

With IT salaries dropping, some hard-earned skills still pay

Employers are still willing to pay highly skilled IT staff a premium — but certification is making much less of a difference than it used to, a study shows.

Sweetwater Sound retunes in-house tech for expansion

Sweetwater Sound retunes in-house tech for expansion

SVP of IT Jason Johnson sings the praises of in-house development as the musical instrument retailer rebuilds homegrown CRM and warehouse management systems for microservices.

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