Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

UCSD shifts from Cobol to real-time data streaming

UCSD shifts from Cobol to real-time data streaming

At the University of California San Diego, CIO Vince Kellen is taking a modular, incremental approach to replacing Cobol applications with modern ERP systems in a quest to give analysts real-time access to data.

Carrefour modernizes food traceability with blockchain

Carrefour modernizes food traceability with blockchain

Blockchain is helping the supermarket chain track the provenance of its food products, but knowing your supply chain inside out is the key to making the most of the technology.

Top 12 BI tools of 2019

Top 12 BI tools of 2019

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.

Inside Western Digital’s massive cloud ERP migration

Inside Western Digital’s massive cloud ERP migration

A three-company merger has given Western Digital CIO Steve Phillpott a unique lens on moving ERP to the cloud. Here are his key takeaways.

Workday CIO on tackling SaaS debt and sprawl

Workday CIO on tackling SaaS debt and sprawl

Configure your software, don’t customize it — but make sure you have the skills available to do it well: That’s the advice of Workday CIO Diana McKenzie

SAP’s big Qualtrics buy: It’s all about your customers

SAP’s big Qualtrics buy: It’s all about your customers

SAP’s $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics may help put customer experience on the CIO’s agenda.

Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

BI vendor seeks to simplify and automate data analysis as part of a growing trend toward injecting AI capabilities into BI tools.

Making sense of IBM-Red Hat in the multi-cloud era

Making sense of IBM-Red Hat in the multi-cloud era

IBM’s bid to buy Red Hat will see it integrating rivals’ cloud infrastructures, luring new clients to the cloud, and potentially kicking off an industry-wide series of cloud mergers.

Oracle puts AI center stage at OpenWorld

Oracle puts AI center stage at OpenWorld

Oracle is injecting machine learning into its offerings to improve payment processing, expense accounting, and hiring — and has launched subscription management services for its customers’ customers.

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

The transatlantic data transfer agreement is under review this week.

Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online

Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online

Would you trade your ERP system for QuickBooks? Intuit hopes the answer is yes.

What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

An inventory management system can help streamline your operations by keeping tabs on goods and supplies and by forecasting needs based on a wide array of data.

SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

Data silos are bad, but strategies differ on the best way to break out of them.

Software AG’s new CEO urges CIOs to drive digital transformations

Software AG’s new CEO urges CIOs to drive digital transformations

Sanjay Brahmawar discusses why digital transformation is a career-defining opportunity for CIOs and encourages IT leaders to experiment to stay ahead of the competition.

SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.

The biggest AI startup deals of 2018

The biggest AI startup deals of 2018

Total investments in U.S. venture-backed artificial intelligence companies topped $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the highest ever. Here's where the money went.

EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles.

8 technologies driving health care M&As

8 technologies driving health care M&As

Forty-eight percent of respondents to a West Monroe survey cited using technology to disrupt incumbents as one of their top drivers for making health care acquisitions. Here’s a look at what they’re buying.

$660,000 data privacy fine highlights dangers for businesses dabbling in politics

$660,000 data privacy fine highlights dangers for businesses dabbling in politics

A year into an investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the U.K.’s privacy watchdog is hitting companies that shared data with political parties with sanctions including a criminal prosecution and a...

SAP wants to woo businesses back to its CRM

SAP wants to woo businesses back to its CRM

Woo, not sue: That's SAP's new strategy for dealing with customers that want to access their core ERP data through a cloud-based CRM system.

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