Remember when we sent and received invoices in the mail? Or that we paid employees with printed checks that they'd take to the bank? Fortunately, these and other traditional methods of doing business are going the way of VHS tapes. CIOs and their tech teams are helping their organization reduce costs and improve efficiencies through increased investment in business process automation (BPA)... Read More »
Even though automated processes, called machine-to-machine (M2M) transactions, are overtaking human-to-computer transactions, M2M security is often overlooked, according to a new report by Forrester Consulting. M2M is used in applications such as billing, customer service and support, building automation, and digital signage.
Software as a Service (SaaS) is serving as more than merely a cost-savings tool. It's helping organizations gain a competitive advantage through enhanced business processes, innovation and customer experiences, according to a recent survey from IBM. The accompanying report, "Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage," also depicts how SaaS is... Read More »
By now, CIOs are highly aware of the C-suite's growing interest in aligning IT planning, investment and deployment with strategic business goals. Despite the fact that much of this activity is driven by the increasingly unpredictable and rapid pace of market shifts, many organizations are still moving too slowly toward this goal. CIOs and tech departments are hardly the sole parties to... Read More »
With Microsoft ending its free support of Windows XP on April 8, IT organizations that have not yet upgraded from the 12-year-old operating system are mulling their options. A new survey of 1,070 IT professionals conducted by Evolve IP, a provider... Read More »
If your organization isn't fully committed to the concept of continuous delivery of software, then it may only be a matter of time. The vast majority of companies have at least started transitioning to this IT model, according to a recent survey from Perforce Software. As defined in the Perforce Software report, "Continuous Delivery: The... Read More »
The "shadow IT" phenomenon may be a bigger issue than companies have realized. As software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps have risen in effectiveness, stature and influence, their use outside the purview of IT has spread like wildfire. Such are the findings of a study conducted for McAfee by Stratecast, a unit of... Read More »
On one hand, IT organizations acknowledge that they are under pressure to deliver applications more rapidly than ever. On the other hand, a new survey of 155 senior IT professionals at Fortune 1000 companies, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Chef, finds that the majority of IT organizations feel very... Read More »