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Feature Serverless marks the next leg of the cloud journey as CIOs further abstract infrastructure and operations in pursuit of greater business agility. Digitally Uncensored Enterprises are seeing massive growth of SaaS adoption within their organizations. However, tech officers need to get organized and address issues with license management, redundancies, governance and compliance. Here are 5 steps to take to prevent IT bloat due to decentralized SaaS use. Feature With digital transformation well under way, IT leaders are expanding their roles to take on business strategy responsibilities, identifying new areas of growth and opportunities for competitive differentiation, according to our 2019 State of the CIO research. Feature 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. Feature As enterprises transition from on-premises IT, Oracle is positioning itself as the premier provider for cloud computing. You may think this is a stretch, but the company has steadily revamped its vast software portfolio to the point where all of its applications are available, imbued their full feature sets as well as new AI technology, on the cloud. Feature CIOs are turning to financial analytics to automate technology business management (TBM), a framework for aligning the value of IT services with the cost to produce them. Feature Modernizing core reservation and property management systems by moving to the cloud sets Wyndham up for more innovative franchisee and guest experience, says CIO Scott Strickland. Feature Technology investments are both soaring and falling as digital transformation grips enterprises of all types and sizes. Here's a look at 2019's likely tech hot and cold spots. Digitally Uncensored Amazon may be facing a potentially data risk as third-party payment processors have been cited to be suspiciously getting sellers' Marketplace Web Service secret keys in the guise of integration. Feature Tech teams need to lose the grunt work, go on a dev diet, and exercise more strategic thinking. Feature Magellan Health CIO Srini Koushik is embracing SaaS for identity management and other functions as part of a digital transformation aimed at improving the way the company leverages data. Feature 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. Feature 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 Healthcare Technology Trends Several large tech firms have launched health clouds to tap into the burgeoning digital health ecosystem. However, the health cloud value proposition may not be entirely clear at this time. News Analysis 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. Feature The operator of Motel 6 and Studio 6 hotel brands bet on Amazon Web Services and DevOps to run more agile operations, says CIO Jessie Burgess. Digitally Uncensored Small to midsize businesses move towards Software-as-a-Service in a digital-first landscape. Feature Sysco CTO Wayne Shurts is refactoring ERP and other critical business applications and migrating them to Amazon Web Services. Here’s how he’s doing it. Feature Customer relationships are key to a healthy business. Here’s how organizations are making the shift to holistic, data-driven approaches to improving customer experience. Feature 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. News Analysis Data silos are bad, but strategies differ on the best way to break out of them. Reviews Asana’s work management and collaboration platform is an impressive tool that enables teams to significantly reduce the time they spend dealing with processes and task management. Feature Both a technology model and a business model, cooperative IT brings companies together to share technology and resources. Where does such an approach pay off — and where should it be avoided? Feature Everything as a service (XaaS) is emerging as a go-to operating model for delivering IT services. Co-opting the cloud’s rapid deployment model, XaaS may also serve as a revenue engine for innovative enterprises. Agile Enterprise Why leading enterprises across the globe are turning to a container management platform to breathe new life into legacy Windows Server applications. News Analysis 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. Feature GM's Randall Mott and Synchrony Financial's Carol Juel detail how private clouds enable them to build and scale applications with speed and agility. No public cloud required. Feature Want to maximize the time your organization spends on transformational initiatives? Here’s how to eliminate time-wasting practices and streamline how work gets done. The Digital CIO VMware book gives CIOs a look at how to transform their network to be optimized for the cloud. Feature Several years ago, an on-premises data lake was the answer to Ebates' BI infrastructure woes. Today, spikes in demand from ad hoc queries are interfering with core ETL workloads. Feature The task for CIOs is to define an all-inclusive IT architecture for on-premises and private/public cloud computing. Here are 5 steps to stay ahead of the game. The Digital CIO F5 Networks previews the evolution of application delivery controllers (ADCs) to meet the demands created by digital transformation. Feature A mobile-first strategy leveraging cloud-based mobility helps the Arizona Department of Child Safety (AZDCS) better serve families and children. The Digital CIO Cohesity’s Helios converts the massive amounts of secondary storage from a wasted asset into data capable of creating competitive differentiation. The Smart Service Desk How to deliver operational efficiency, provide a great employee experience, and ubiquitously deploy it via the cloud. Feature The most successful IT partnerships are continuously evaluated. Here’s how to tell a strategic IT relationship is on the rocks — and how to get it back on track. The Digital CIO As digital transformation happens, it's critical that CIOs focus on transitioning employee skills, as well as deploying new technologies. Feature Deploying a multi-cloud strategy can lead to substantial benefits, while avoiding vendor lock-in. Here’s how to do it right. Watts on IT Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services are moving into private data centers. DealPost This training bundle features 22 hours of content which will teach you how to use AWS starting from the fundamentals. The Digital CIO At Next 2018, Google announced it is making Nvidia's Tesla P4 GPU available as a cloud service, enabling more businesses to get started with AI projects quickly. Watts on IT Learn how enterprises are integrating their systems and data across the multi-cloud. Feature Organizations are ditching side books and upping compliance audits while exploring the impact AI, blockchain and augmented reality will have on their enterprise resource planning systems. Feature Line of business users are provisioning technology by doing an end run around IT. But this loss of complete control of the IT estate has its benefits — for the CIO and the company as a whole. Cloud Solutions to Business Problems Global events like the World Cup and the Olympics are a perfect showcase for cloud’s versatility and elasticity. Feature Patching old systems, migrating email to the cloud, unsupported compliance mandates, and ERP upgrades are some of the jobs IT pros dread most. ERP Talking Points With more and more businesses moving their ERP system to the cloud, find out the key benefits of a cloud-hosted ERP. Feature The collectibles subscription startup embraces NetSuite for its ERP and builds a critical assortment planner application with the cloud software company's help.
Feature Strategic outsourcing is a two-way street. Here’s how to increase your likelihood of getting the best from your IT service providers.