Implementing a new ERP system is a full-contact sport. As the project lead, you need to deal with a new technology, competing priorities for scarce resources, multiple vendors and a very stressful environment. You need to be ready to deal with the unexpected, because you are the captain of a ship heading out into a stormy sea. Here are three great pieces of advice from three famous movie characters.
I recently spoke with Alexandre Pereira, Global CIO at Vale, a Brazilian multinational mining company, who told me about a conversation with one of the company’s business leaders when they considered launching a transformation initiative. The executive asked Alex, “Why do cars have brakes?” The answer: “It allows cars to go faster.” When it comes to advice about how to build a foundation for success in a transformation initiative, the comment about car brakes is one of the most insightful analogies I’ve heard, and I want to share its deeper meaning in this blog post so you can apply it at your company.
Innovation is the life line of a company and creates a sustaining competitive advantage. In today's information economy – every company is a technology company and need to have a strategy to become a digital enterprise. IT leaders are in a unique position to influence and shape this journey with the advent of big data, hybrid clouds and AI & machine learning driven algorithmic products. This practical framework discusses some of the proven techniques to bring IT led innovations to the forefront and enable an agile IT organization that stays in the path of success for emerging trends.
During the time of transition from industrial-age to digital-age practices, what the business needs most is a renaissance of enterprise IT. This is an exceptional opportunity, a call for action, for CIOs and CDOs to spearhead the end-to-end transformation of the enterprise IT value stream through innovations in management and culture.
Banks are struggling to survive through the digital age. In order to compete with FinTechs, regulatory mandates and consumer requirements, banks must be able to plug-and-play into the digital business ecosystem to recover market share and reassure their value proposition. Financial institutions and banks need a new strategic mindset for their business in 2017 and beyond.
Redesigning the patient experience requires creative thinking. Remove your constraints and open your mind as we explore the best commercially viable innovations presented at the Yale Healthcare Hackathon.
2017 is the year for CIOs to change perceptions; IT isn’t a utility, and you aren’t a utility player. Following these strategies around cloud, application support, and security will go a long way toward elevating your role to strategic leader.
The digital age has originated an amazing phenomenon: the appearance of hybrid professionals called marketing technologists. At the theoretical level it is a thought-provoking concept, but watching it transform into reality is not so simple and can create misconceptions in this fast-evolving digital world where IT and marketing are strategically converging.
Variation, selection and competition are the challenges of navigating today's digital ecosystem of value. Identify the struggle between individuals and competitors to discover tomorrow's game-changers. Innovation is the modern struggle for existence. Will your organization survive?
Engagement in IT functions tends to be lower than elsewhere, and it is time for CIOs to act. Leadership capability can be developed if employers help managers to understand why their people are not engaged.
What is your strategic intent? More importantly, what are the key drivers that are influencing the direction you take? And are you going in the right direction? Here is a look at strategic intention and how you can make sure you are on the right track.
There is absolutely no doubt that many transformational technology trends that will shape the future of businesses and society as we know it will gain strength and speed in 2017 and will go beyond this year, but many extremely important game-changing technologies that will cause extreme disruption this year are not getting the proper attention.
Data breaches increased 54 percent from 2012 to 2016. The struggle to protect medical and healthcare data will continue into the new year. Understanding your threat profile is the first step toward prevention.
Your list of professional resolutions may be extensive, so prioritization is essential to staying on track as you work your way through it. As a help for your prioritization efforts, I’ve compiled this list of three “chart topper” IT issues for the new year: closing the IT talent gap, keeping data secure and compliant, and jumping on the IoT bandwagon for the right reasons.
Software estimating means specifying the time needed to create a software-based product or service, which in turn affects go-to-market schedules and revenue goals. Because so many moving parts make up a software estimate, some professionals feel defeated before they even start developing the software. One way to get better estimating is to outsource software development. Another is to account for important areas such as these: engineer experience, availability and productivity, as well as unforeseen defects, problems and last-minute requests.rn
Technology has deeply affected the global economy and its usage has been linked to marketplace transformation, improved living standards and more robust international trade. So, if technology has virtually revolutionized every industry in the current global economy, why economists still question whether technology is visible in traditional economic metrics such as GDP, productivity, and corporate profits?
The IT workforce is an oft overlooked component of successful M&A activities. With global M&A transactions projected to exceed $3 trillion in 2017, evaluating the IT workforce will be critical to fully capturing synergies in M&A deals.
We are all sick (literally) and tired of the endless rounds of 'catch the data thief' playing at a hospital near you. Since these hospital attacks begin in 2014, they seem to get worse each year. Now industry pundits are indicating that 2017 will be the worst year yet. Santa might have to turn in his sleigh for an EMS truck, but not one loaded with security solutions that are better left on the Island of Misfit Toys.
The treatment of enterprise applications as capital assets is a relic of the industrial-age IT operating model. In the digital age, capitalization of the application development cost can be wasteful and counterproductive.
Apple can no longer ignore cries of help from its enterprise customers. Call them marriages of necessity, but Apple is striking corporate deals that make it more friendly to CIOs. We look at five of those partnerships.
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