Enterprise technology news for IT leaders
NewsThe Fusion Cloud ERP suite gains new supply-chain and workplace management features to meet post-pandemic needs. NewsCivil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools. News AnalysisServiceNow is doubling down on its move to become a digital workflow platform with its Paris code release, adding applications for industry verticals to push beyond its ITSM roots. News AnalysisJust as SAP prepares to sell a stake in Qualtrics, rival SurveyMonkey is doubling down on its enterprise partnerships, offering CIOs an opportunity to optimize spend and results in this emerging area. NewsThe Indian IT services giant is accelerating its move to S/4HANA as it prepares to migrate workloads to the cloud NewsContingent labor has been hard to find during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Fieldglass External Talent Marketplace aims to offer access to a larger temp staffing pool. NewsChristian Klein, sole CEO since April, emphasized sustainability and an ambition to provide more industry-specific solutions at its flagship virtual event. News AnalysisH-1B visa applicants represent ‘a significant threat to employment opportunities’ for millions of unemployed, says Trump; IT firms say the move will damage the economy. NewsPegasystems is aiming its ‘platform for platforms’ at enterprises struggling to automate business processes that sprawl across multiple systems. NewsGartner and IDC see global IT spending dropping precipitously this year, with cloud services an exception as enterprises accelerate transformational strategies. NewsThe addition to the Planning Analytics portfolio gives SMBs and business units in the enterprise an on-ramp to integrated, AI-powered planning and forecasting without relying on IT support. NewsOracle Analytics for Cloud HCM offers self-service analytics capabilities to HR executives, analysts, and line-of-business leaders. NewsIBM is relying on technology from its Red Hat acquisition to deploy a new AIOps tool and help it deliver new edge-of-cloud computing services to support 5G networks PodcastNicholas Colisto, CIO at Avery Dennison, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss crisis management during the COVID-19 outbreak, the business impact of the pandemic and managing the digital customer experience. NewsIn what could be a bellwether for the tech industry, SAP dials down forecasts while offering delays or financing on payments for budget-constrained CIOs. NewsTableau's COVID-19 Data Hub is an example of how data and analytics companies are mobilizing data resources to help combat the novel coronavirus. News AnalysisWith COVID-19 accelerating a possible recession, IT employment rose — and fell — in March, but BLS figures prior to the shutdown may not give the whole picture of what’s to come. News AnalysisServiceNow is making a play to push beyond ITSM, thanks to new AI tools in the Orlando release of its Now platform and other recent AI-related moves. NewsSAP and IBM offer a new (certified) home for big databases in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. NewsEmployers that rely on foreign national talent face new electronic filing system and modified registration timeline for FY 2021 filing period. NewsThe 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. NewsThe ERP vendor seeks to entice upgrades to its latest platform as it also announces there will be no support for Business Suite 7 beyond 2030. NewsSearch giant follows Microsoft in offering route to legacy workload modernization via new Power Systems service in Google Cloud Platform. NewsWith support for Windows Server 2008 ending, there’s still time to examine alternatives to upgrading. NewsDeputy chief executive Mark Evans and CIO Rob Cochrane discuss how the NZ Police is working together – and differently – as ICT becomes a critical component of policing rn rn NewsMore businesses are experimenting with quantum computing via IBM’s Q Network, including Delta, Anthem, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo. NewsLeaves Cigna International after nearly 10 yearsrnrn NewsTower Insurance deploys EIS Group’s digital insurance platform as a cornerstone of its digital transformation initiative NewsQuantum computing is still way out there, but Amazon Web Services is bringing other computing tasks much closer to home. NewsAt its annual customer conference, Salesforce.com introduced Customer 360 Truth and a curiously British-sounding Einstein that your customers can now access. NewsMore AI, more preparation, more cloud integration were the key takeaways from the analytics platform maker’s annual event. NewsEnterprises will soon have access to Azure Arc and Azure Synapse Analytics, two new services that bolster Microsoft’s cloud offerings. NewsHurd’s death leaves Oracle in the hands of its other CEO, Safra Catz NewsSAP seeks to simplify app development on its cloud platform, while helping customers make the most of machine learning. NewsMicrosoft is tailoring its CRM tool for retail, and tuning it to deliver more insights from data. NewsAutonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference. NewsOracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps. News AnalysisCompanies particularly in the UAE are quickly implementing cloud solutions, but with GDPR in play, data sovereignty is now top of the IT agenda. NewsAustrian lawyer Max Schrems’ first complaint about Facebook’s transfer of his personal data to the U.S. brought down the Safe Harbor data sharing agreement. Now Europe’s highest court is examining his complaint about the use of standard contract clauses for this purpose. News AnalysisThe deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone. NewsUSCIS reports the H-1B visa cap has been reached on April 5, only four days after the application period opened. Diverse-ITIn November 2018, Google workers walked out to protest the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations. Now, many say the company has retaliated, and they had no choice but to hold a sit-in. News AnalysisCloud 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? Diverse-ITComputer programmers saw the greatest pay gap reduction, but look beyond that, and you see how inequality for women exists in different ways. Diverse-ITThere’s been a flurry of activity in the diversity and inclusion (D&I) technology space as the tech industry uses its strengths to address discrimination and lack of representation. NewsWith the latest update, Tableau users can type plain English queries to generate data visualizations, further lowering analytics’ barrier to entry Diverse-ITOracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers and women, according to a U.S. Department of Labor complaint filed last week. Diverse-ITCES has included “sex tech” in its show for years – why, then, was Lora DiCarlo’s invitation to the show revoked and their product’s award rescinded? Diverse-ITProgress toward equal representation of women in corporate leadership roles has been slow, especially in Silicon Valley. But Lead Up for Women plans to change that in 2019.
Diverse-ITTo get more women in leadership roles, organizations must overcome awareness and accessibility gaps in their learning and development programs.