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Feature IT leaders from health-care, retail and tech sectors share their strategic priorities for 2020. Hint: Analytics, automation and cloud play big roles in CIOs’ roadmaps. News Quantum computing is still way out there, but Amazon Web Services is bringing other computing tasks much closer to home. Movers and Shakers CIO Vipul Nagrath discusses how the payroll software company is leveraging technology to improve the customer experience. Truth from the Trenches There are literally thousands of SaaS applications that can be used to manage almost every aspect of a company’s internal operations. On a bad day it may seem as if your company has purchased all of them! Here are some tips on how IT organizations can provide responsible application oversight even in the absence of direct application ownership. News Enterprises will soon have access to Azure Arc and Azure Synapse Analytics, two new services that bolster Microsoft’s cloud offerings. Feature Flexibility and feature functionality are among CIOs’ reasons for embracing a multi-cloud strategy. Experts explain the pros and cons of multi-cloud strategy and offer tips to get there. Building IT Relationships The competitive landscape is heating up. As Google Cloud aggressively approaches enterprises to get a foot in the door, Microsoft is going to great lengths to keep them out. Feature A credible threat of defection can help you leverage competitive pricing opportunities and escape long-term relationships gone bad. Feature FedEx needed experts to build and operate a cloud platform. So CIO Rob Carter found a solution in the Cloud Dojo, a bootcamp for cloud-native engineers. News SAP seeks to simplify app development on its cloud platform, while helping customers make the most of machine learning. News Autonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference. News Oracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps. Feature 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. Divergent CIO EBS is an example of how the flexibility and simplicity of utilizing cloud storage has improved in recent years. Feature The cloud may spark automated push-button fantasies, but the reality of shifting to cloud services is quite a bit more complicated. Feature The online retailer turns squads of developers, data scientists and product managers loose to build machine learning software and other critical business capabilities. Divergent CIO A well-laid plan, with all the stakeholders involved upfront, is the first step in building a more secure container environment. News Analysis Companies particularly in the UAE are quickly implementing cloud solutions, but with GDPR in play, data sovereignty is now top of the IT agenda. Opinion The cloud is essentially a dark pool of computational power and that mystery can lull us into complacency. Here’s what you don’t know about keeping your data secure in the cloud. Building IT Relationships Knowing what matters most to your current cloud vendors, those you are considering and those you ultimately add to your portfolio of cloud products and solutions in the future, will help you assess what leverage you have when it comes time to negotiate your initial deal or your upcoming renewal. Movers and Shakers With its five-platform digital strategy, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts improves the experiences of all its customers: guests, franchises, and internal team members. CIO Scott Strickland explains how. Feature 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. Feature As part of their digital transformation, leading organizations find unique ways to make customer interactions more meaningful, seamless, and faster. Opinion Low-code tools offer the promise of building apps in a snap, but when you look more closely at the platforms, outcomes, and processes, the reality of low code isn’t quite so simple. News Analysis The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone. Feature When a seemingly sweet deal turns sour, it's time to prepare an exit strategy. Here’s how to preserve essential business operations, your vendor relationship and your job. Movers and Shakers More executive committees say they understand how digital impacts their business strategy. Feature Chances are your enterprise's IT operations could use some improvement. Here are tips for getting key services on the fast track to higher performance and cost savings. Feature As cloud services grow, there are more expenditures to track than ever. But understanding why you’re spending is as important as knowing what you’re spending in the cloud. Feature Asurion’s move to the cloud and DevOps consumption and development models necessitated a major reskilling effort by CIO Daniel Curling. Here’s how he did it. Feature A year and a quarter into his tenure as HPE’s CEO, Antonio Neri reflects on his company’s storied past and the very human challenge of refocusing a $29 billion enterprise. Analysis Companies with transformative digital strategies are well on their way to freeing themselves from the costly burden of legacy systems. Feature Under CIO John Collier, Wawa is partnering with multiple vendors to build out its digital capabilities, suggesting that a DIY approach isn't the only game in town. Feature This scrappy provider of cloud ERP, CRM, HR, and vertical software believes its IPO will raise its profile and market share by a magnitude. Infor CEO Charles Phillips lays out the game plan in an exclusive interview. Feature The world’s largest brewing giant has a new data management strategy, the main ingredients of which are a single source for data and the cloud. The World of a Modern CIO What leaders need to know about how edge computing is shaping the future of business. The Digital CIO Google Cloud Next 2019 was the coming-out party for new Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian where he promised a Google that is more empathetic and easier to work with. News Analysis Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited resources? Feature Cloud consumption is growing rapidly, but tracking spending can be a bear. Enter FinOps, a financial discipline and tech solution intended to optimize how enterprise spend on cloud. The Digital Enterprise Capital One has committed to moving everything to the cloud. But is it even possible to go all-in on the cloud, and, in the end, is it worth the trouble? Feature Don't let misconceptions cast a shadow over your organization's ability to get the most out of the cloud. Here are 7 cloud myths that should be relegated to history. Feature Caesars CIO Les Ottolenghi replatformed the gaming and entertainment company on the cloud to facilitate personalization. The goal? Better guest experiences that translate to greater revenues. Feature Efficient cloud architectures don't emerge out of thin air. The best environments are constructed piece-by-piece from the ground up. The Adaptive CIO Is multi-cloud a business risk or just a new way of doing business? Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Age Since the term "platform" can have many interpretations, enterprise architects and business strategy leaders must provide clarity to help organizations hone their platform ambitions. The Digital CIO Many businesses are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer experience. CIOs should be careful with the emerging technology, however, and use it as an assistive tool first to reduce risk.rn Feature By moving its library of genomic data to the cloud, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has provided a platform for scientists around the world to collaborate. Feature Businesses are attracted to cloud ERP systems by their scalability and security patch automation, but compliance challenges and difficulties in moving sensitive data to the cloud are still a concern, a study by the Cloud Security Alliance reveals. High Tech in the Hub Like the weather, the accuracy of technology predictions can change with the wind. I’m looking forward to seeing how the industry will continue to challenge one another and how business demands will force continuous innovation.
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