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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. IT’s Not Just Software CIOs are closer to modern technology infrastructure than they may realize. News Analysis 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. Technology Insights To build a truly intelligent enterprise with emerging technology, business transformation must be guided by human insights and needs. The Data Economy With real insights on the readiness of your data to move to the cloud, and a cloud-native catalog ready to manage it, you can accelerate migration with both confidence and control. High Tech in the Hub We need a fundamentally new approach to managing the cloud that allows decentralized teams to adopt the cloud and run at cloud-speed, while still maintaining the best practices and optimum security/efficiency required by our business. Feature SLA adherence is no guarantee of outsourcing success. Here’s how to avoid seeing red when all the lights on the service delivery dashboard are green. News Analysis New executive order promises to help CIOs take control over agency IT as they pursue hybrid cloud and "everything as a service". Feature From containers to PaaS to IaaS, cloud skills still command a premium. Here are the 10 that pay the best. Opinion CRM vendors cash in on your hopes for revenue, profitability and collaboration. And it's all true … except for the parts that they leave out. Here are some truths that they won't share but you should understand. The Digital Workplace As enterprises go through their own digital transformation journeys, hybrid cloud environments are becoming the platform for agility, innovation and automating data services. Straight Talk on Project Management Everything that your business does should be aligned with your business strategy. Here’s why. Feature Shining a light on shadow IT can reveal potentially useful and productive technologies. Here's how to meet employees' hidden needs — reliably and securely. At Your Managed Service As it gains momentum, SD-WAN is disrupting the network purchasing decision, opening the market to new players and redefining networking itself. Navigating the Digital Universe Roughly two-thirds of enterprises plan to have some type of multi-cloud environment by 2019. But getting there is still a challenge. Tech Policy & Patents As open source solutions are becoming more important in the cloud, staying ahead of potential patent, as well as copyright infringement claims, is vital. Feature The 140-year-old shoe maker is racing through a digital transformation to accelerate operations and deliver online customers the best fit. Enterprise Service Management Organizational leadership must work toward a culture of service excellence. Talking Tech in the Age of Cloud Cloud plus AI could turn enterprise resource planning software into true expert systems. Feature Success in managing the hidden risks of new initiatives will buy you credibility to invest further in innovation. Talking Tech in the Age of Cloud Market projections on cloud IT spending vary, but they’re all heading in the same direction. Feature Are you a control freak? A data fiend? An infrastructure junkie? Your tech addictions may be bringing your company down. Here's how to go cold turkey. Building IT Relationships When considering a software vendor’s cloud offering, it's critical to think as much about how they structure the subscription agreement. Navigating the Digital Universe With 81 percent of enterprises operating multi-cloud landscapes and 26 percent spending over $6 million annually on public cloud infrastructure, staying on top has never been harder. Business in a Digital Age 7 issues to keep in mind while dealing with legacy systems. The Digital CIO Major League Baseball implements Mitel-based private cloud to deliver consistent leaguewide communications. Feature When technology is as hyped as machine learning is, misunderstandings and misconceptions abound. Here’s a clear-eyed look at what machine learning can and can’t deliver. Building IT Relationships Enterprises must ensure their cloud subscription agreements and relationships with SaaS vendors are structured in a way that allow them to leverage the considerable advantages of this 21st-century cloud delivery model. Cloud Solutions to Business Problems I wish I could tell you that everyone out there is happily executing a well-crafted multi-cloud strategy, but the truth is that quite often it has happened due to pressure from business units, as well as vendors. Feature Adopting cloud platforms has allowed the energy company to reduce its reliance on manual coding, accelerating time-to-market for applications, according to Shell Downstream CIO Craig Walker. Listen and Adapt: Thinking Organizations Planned utilization of resources is the best way to ensure that balance between firefighting and performance is always in equilibrium, especially when the trends suggest increasing complexities and volumes. Feature The causes of IT outsourcing failure are numerous, but there are some common indicators of trouble that IT leaders can monitor and address before an outsourcing relationship goes off the rails. The Adaptive CIO CIOs want a number of straightforward capabilities from vendors they are willing to consider “enterprise grade,” but achieving it may require change from vendors. Feature CIO Tom Coleman is shifting Sloan’s ERP operations to SAP S/4 HANA in two stages to enable the commercial plumbing products manufacturer to better reap the benefits of business insights and the cloud. The Digital CIO Five9's CXSummit highlights how shifting the contact center to the cloud can lead to digital success. Feature CIOs turning to the cloud to fuel digital transformations have an ally advisor in Stephen Orban. The head of enterprise strategy at AWS knows exactly what they’re going through thanks to his cloud-first experience as CIO of Dow Jones. Feature From the cloud, to cybersecurity, to data analytics — these new and emerging IT certifications are growing in popularity and demand, according to a report from Global Knowledge.
Feature The CIO of Funko, a pop culture company that makes collectible toys, is banking on Microsoft software to provide the foundation for digital services.