Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

Uniper CIO seizes on company split to move to cloud

Uniper CIO seizes on company split to move to cloud

When power company E.ON spun off its gas business as a new company, Uniper’s CIO started modernizing.

AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds

AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds

Quantum computing is still way out there, but Amazon Web Services is bringing other computing tasks much closer to home.

Inside Cisco's IT monitoring makeover

Inside Cisco's IT monitoring makeover

When Cisco’s IT team set out to replace a homegrown monitoring system, changing minds was as much of a challenge as changing code.

Dreamforce 2019: Salesforce gives CRM ‘single source of truth’

Dreamforce 2019: Salesforce gives CRM ‘single source of truth’

At its annual customer conference, Salesforce.com introduced Customer 360 Truth and a curiously British-sounding Einstein that your customers can now access.

Inside HPE’s massive S/4HANA consolidation

Inside HPE’s massive S/4HANA consolidation

Taking a top-down approach is the key to ERP consolidation success, says HPE SVP and CIO Archana Deskus. Unless the CEO is on board, something this big won’t get done.

The big picture from Tableau Conference 2019

The big picture from Tableau Conference 2019

More AI, more preparation, more cloud integration were the key takeaways from the analytics platform maker’s annual event.

Microsoft shows off hybrid cloud management and cloud analytics tools at Ignite

Microsoft shows off hybrid cloud management and cloud analytics tools at Ignite

Enterprises will soon have access to Azure Arc and Azure Synapse Analytics, two new services that bolster Microsoft’s cloud offerings.

Ticketmaster tackles tech debt with streaming data platform

Ticketmaster tackles tech debt with streaming data platform

Online box office takes data science enterprise-wide without rewriting all its code.

Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd dies

Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd dies

Hurd’s death leaves Oracle in the hands of its other CEO, Safra Catz

9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas

9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas

SAP seeks to simplify app development on its cloud platform, while helping customers make the most of machine learning.

Microsoft expands Dynamics 365 with e-commerce, in-store modules

Microsoft expands Dynamics 365 with e-commerce, in-store modules

Microsoft is tailoring its CRM tool for retail, and tuning it to deliver more insights from data.

How data hygiene leads to customer success

How data hygiene leads to customer success

Before integrating ERP or CRM systems with other tools, Spear Education CEO Kaleim Manji advises reducing customization and cleaning up your dataset.

11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Autonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference.

Tableau explains your data with new natural-language tool

Tableau explains your data with new natural-language tool

Tableau latest self-service capability, Explain Data, provide users with automated analysis of their data visualizations in ways they can readily understand.

Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps.

Health insurer shifts ERP to the cloud to transform financial operations

Health insurer shifts ERP to the cloud to transform financial operations

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is reducing legacy complexity by migrating to cloud-based ERP, while experimenting with RPA to help prepare staff for the changes ahead. 

Autodesk brings automation to its IT help desk

Autodesk brings automation to its IT help desk

To handle demand for support from a growing workforce without adding helpdesk staff, CIO Prakash Kota has brought in a bot take over some of the busy-work.

Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems’ first complaint about Facebook’s transfer of his personal data to the U.S. brought down the Safe Harbor data sharing agreement. Now Europe’s highest court is examining his complaint about the use of...

Hermes transforms data infrastructure to speed parcel deliveries

Hermes transforms data infrastructure to speed parcel deliveries

The UK logistics company changed its data model and moved to the cloud, enabling it to offer a host of new services around parcel delivery.

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

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