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Accent Notes Technology is increasingly critical as companies shift to more responsible and sustainable practices. Here's how CIOs can lead the charge on sustainable cloud migration. Building IT Relationships The devil, as they say, is in the details. Don't get tripped up on these common mistakes when calculating SaaS implementation costs. Feature The pharmaceutical firm teamed with the cloud provider and Accenture to turn the corner on a digital transformation that includes faster ways to research therapies for COVID-19 sufferers, says Karl Hick, chief digital and information officer. Feature IT leaders are leveraging the pandemic’s real-life stress-test to rethink IT strategy around building resiliency for an uncertain future. Movers and Shakers Chief information and technology officer, Lance Berberian, on how cloud and data strategy help the $11.5 billion company do science at scale. IDG TECHtalk Voices For businesses where remote work isn’t an option, the focus is on creating and refining their own digital-transformation-in-place technologies News The Fusion Cloud ERP suite gains new supply-chain and workplace management features to meet post-pandemic needs. Feature The tax preparation services company eschews client-server and other legacy systems for Microsoft Azure, a shift that required buy-in from engineers and executives, says CIO Alan Lowden. Feature Arizona State University has leaned heavily into cloud collaboration software to help students return to school in a hybrid learning model, says CIO Lev Gonick. Feature Does it seem like a sizable portion of your organization's cloud budget is disappearing into thin air? Here's how to bring some of that money back home. Feature The consumer reporting agency's migration to public cloud continues unabated, says CTO Bryson Koehler, who has spent the past two years overhauling IT after a massive data breach rattled the company. Movers and Shakers Penelope Prett on how storytelling, team empowerment, and personal brand allow IT to deliver maximum value at one of the world’s largest professional services firm. Feature The companies are developing tech to boost agricultural production, support sustainability and provide rural broadband, underscoring a growing trend of vendors co-creating solutions with customers. IDG TECHtalk Voices Are we in the midst of a broad-based restructuring of the digital healthcare sector? Feature Despite uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, IHS Markit stuck with its strategy to move compute resources to AWS. IHS CIO Chad Moss offers tips for IT leaders making similar migrations. Feature How can enterprises handle the complexity of multiple clouds — and reap unprecedented benefits? In a series of virtual roundtables, 30 IT leaders articulated the challenges and delivered insightful recommendations. Building IT Relationships It's no secret that preparation is key to successful contract negotiations, but SaaS renewals come with their own set of challenges. What are you doing to prepare for negotiation success? News The Indian IT services giant is accelerating its move to S/4HANA as it prepares to migrate workloads to the cloud IDG TECHtalk Voices Rapid response to disruptions caused by the pandemic will lead to better continuity plans going forward, participants in an #IDGTECHtalk Twitter chat said. Feature Looking for an edge in today’s IT job marketplace? Benchmark your cloud computing knowledge and skills with one or more of these highly regarded cloud computing certifications. Feature Looking to certify your cloud skills or wondering if AWS certifications are worth it? Here’s a breakdown to help you find the right AWS certification for you. Feature To succeed in transitioning to the cloud, CIOs are re-inventing their IT teams to be agile and cross-functional, equipped with new skills, new roles, and a highly adaptive mindset. Feature As the economy takes a turn and IT budget forecasts slip downward, it’s time to tighten up your technical stack — before the CFO comes calling. IDG TECHtalk Voices The global pandemic put new, unforeseen layers of stress on CIOs. Most are emerging better equipped for future challenges. News Oracle Analytics for Cloud HCM offers self-service analytics capabilities to HR executives, analysts, and line-of-business leaders. Feature Trojan Battery’s director of IT has been a believer in software as a service for years. With employees now on lock-down, he’s reaping the benefits of remote everything. Feature Read on to learn the four key areas that are hindering analytics success and how to address them. Feature Tight times require a fresh look at existing contracts to see how costs can be curbed or new capabilities can be obtained — but a collaborative ‘win-win’ approach is your best bet. News In what could be a bellwether for the tech industry, SAP dials down forecasts while offering delays or financing on payments for budget-constrained CIOs. Feature From business continuity challenges to pricing model modifications, the COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on IT service delivery, as IT leaders adjust and prep for the new, new normal. Feature With its on-premises capacity filling up, KeyBank is pivoting its analytics efforts to the cloud — a shift that will mean big changes to how its users work, given the variable costs of queries and egress. CIO Executive Council POV IT leaders today have a lot more to consider in building a cloud-based and data-driven infrastructure than juggling resources and maintaining costs. Feature The public cloud is a boon for getting applications up and running in a jiffy, but some CIOs have found that business agility comes at a premium and are rethinking their deployments via repatriation. Feature This powerful combo of workload portability and orchestration has become an invaluable business asset in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. Navigating the Digital Universe The cloud computing market is poised to be worth $623 billion by 2025. Still, despite all the excitement about its benefits, there are downsides. IDG TECHtalk Voices The cloud has changed the way we think about data management and distributed workloads. With one big gotcha. Thankfully, that’s about to change. Feature Capital One’s breach highlighted the pressing need for IT leaders to shore up misconfiguration errors. That’s where cloud security posture management and other tools come into play, experts say. CDO at the Center Like SaaS before it, AIaaS is a boon for businesses that want tap into the power of AI — without the time and expense of developing their own AI-based systems. Building IT Relationships Cloud vendors could go a long way toward building trust with their customers and differentiating themselves in the market with two key changes in their approach. News SAP and IBM offer a new (certified) home for big databases in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. News The database giant is leveraging assets from its acquisition of DataScience.com to deliver a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based data science platform focused on collaboration. Feature The upsides of the cloud are well known. But IT leaders seeking to capitalize on cloud services should beware these cloud-specific issues that can impact your strategy — and the bottom line. Feature As cloud budgets rocket skyward, a growing number of enterprises are looking for ways to cap costs. Check out these tips designed to bring cloud expenditures back to earth. Feature Sometimes enterprise require a culture shake-up — or at least a culture harmonization, as Barings CIO Andy Lennon learned when he accepted the challenge of unifying up 5 organizations under on tech umbrella. News With support for Windows Server 2008 ending, there’s still time to examine alternatives to upgrading. News Search giant follows Microsoft in offering route to legacy workload modernization via new Power Systems service in Google Cloud Platform. Feature When power company E.ON spun off its gas business as a new company, Uniper’s CIO started modernizing. Feature From skills shortages to privacy concerns, tech execs will need to overcome a number of hurdles along their digital journeys this year. The Adaptive CIO Vendors are certainly pushing for this application modernization. But where are CIOs on this and how can they make it a business success?
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