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Benefits and Challenges of Intelligent Automation

Business leaders worldwide believe the success of their enterprise depends on successfully deploying intelligent automation (IA) during the next five years, according to a report from Avanade. However, while the majority of business leaders recognize the growing importance of investing in... Read More >

Why Some Business Execs Think IT Can Be Replaced

As company culture and existing "organizational context" (attributes in the environment that can influence performance) keep CIOs from being as effective as they could be, many business executives said that IT is either significantly or fully replaceable by third-party services, according to a recent survey from McKinsey and Company. The resulting article, "Read More >

How Continuous Testing Boosts Business Performance

With the majority of IT departments managing hundreds or thousands of custom apps and developing many of them in-house, a growing number of organizations are investing in automated continuous testing, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The resulting report, "Read More >

C-Suite Builds Courage to Delve Into Business Tech

Instead of deferring any and all tech-related issues to the IT department, today's most successful C-suite leaders are diving deeply into technology challenges and solutions, according to a recent survey from ThoughtWorks. The accompanying report, "Read More >

Security or Agility? An Unnecessary Choice

In an effort to digitally transform their companies, the majority of enterprises are integrating their security teams into DevOps methodologies—or are trying to do so—a new survey finds. Faster app development can open a company to security risks, however. So how can enterprises increase both simultaneously? A new survey, "Read More >

Why CIOs Should Champion Workplace Changes

A combination of employee cultural shifts and the dominate role technology plays in our lives has resulted in organizations committing to a digital workplace, according to a recent survey from Dimension Data. The resulting report, "Read More >

Shutterstock Takes Aim at Digital Transformation

The large stock photo, video and audio service undergoes a picture-perfect business transformation, positioning the company for future success. Read More >

World-Class IT Organizations Deliver Greater ROI

World-class IT organizations are significantly boosting the bottom-line performance of their companies, according to recent research from the Hackett Group. The accompanying report, "Beyond World-Class Service: IT's Digital Capability Imperative," defines "world class"... Read More >

The CIO and CTO Must Work as Partners

A collaborative CTO/CIO mindset can look across both organizations in developing the talent needed to help the company succeed. Read More >

How to Become a Best-in-Class Digital Company

A commitment to emerging technology, when combined with a dedication to better user and customer experiences, is translating into significant revenue gains for companies, according to a recent survey from Alfresco. The resulting report, "The Great Rethink:... Read More >

How AI Will Change Business and Tech

A smarter IoT, more powerful chips and AI will change business and tech in profound ways, producing smarter drones, robots and wearables, and better analytics. Read More >

Why Companies Are Adopting DCIM Solutions

A majority of IT departments are deploying data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solutions and are reaping significant savings, according to a recent survey from Intel Data Center Manager and Schneider Electric. The resulting report, "DCIM Solution... Read More >

Dial Up Disruption With Emerging Tech

Emerging technologies represent an enormous opportunity for businesses. But formulating a tech strategy and putting it into motion can be challenging. Read More >

DevOps and Cloud Combo Boosts Software Performance

While relatively few companies are making extensive use of both cloud computing and DevOps, those that commit to both are achieving vastly improved key performance indicators (KPIs) as a result, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The accompanying report, "Read More >

Why IT Leaders Have Too Little Time for Innovation

If your IT employees feel like they're on a perpetual hamster wheel—working hard but not really moving forward—they're far from alone: Tech leaders and staffers spend the vast majority of their time "keeping the lights on" instead of innovating, according to a recent survey from Sungard Availability Services. The accompanying "Little... Read More >

Digital Transformation Is in Chaos

A new survey finds a "widespread stall" in digital transformation efforts, suggesting that its leadership is in crisis. Half of senior executives polled said their company is not successfully executing 50 percent of its strategies, according to the new report from Wipro Digital, "Read More >

A Practical Alternative to Two-Speed IT

Part two of this series on two-speed IT will explain the remaining three steps in the framework and will describe how to implement a technology lifecycle. Read More >

Cultural Issues Derail Digital Transformations

There's a huge difference between how companies' executives believe they are encouraging a digital culture and how employees think their leadership is doing, according to a recent survey from Capgemini and Brian Solis, a prominent digital analyst and author. The resulting report, "The Digital... Read More >

Two-Speed IT: Juggling Competing Agendas

How can IT leaders juggle seemingly competing agendas: to meet the business’ demands for increased innovation, while cutting costs and slashing budgets? Read More >

Building Positive Relationships With Stakeholders

Trust and credibility require putting your money where your mouth is. They are the foundation of all meaningful relationships—whether personal or professional. Read More >

CIOs Must Balance Daily Operations With Innovation

The line between business and technology strategies has begun to blur, according to a new study, and IT personnel increasingly operate at the core of their organizations. As a result, IT leaders face two sets of challenges: executing day-to-day IT operations efficiently and cost-effectively, and developing the technological foundations for innovation and future growth, according to the "Read More >

How Automation and AI Drive Tech Transformations

While nearly all IT and business decision-makers believe automation plays a critical role in ongoing digital transformation efforts, most admit that they haven't made enough progress in this area, according to a recent survey from Infosys. The resulting report, "Human Amplification in the Enterprise: Automation. Innovation.... Read More >

CIOs Are Concerned About the Impact of the GDPR

While the majority of U.S. CIOs consider themselves well-briefed about the European Union's pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), they are concerned about its impact on their ability to use data related to European customers and individuals, according to a recent survey from Compuware. With the May 25, 2018 deadline approaching, the "Read More >

Remote Applications Drive Bandwidth Demand

WAN managers need flexible network services due to the growing demand for higher bandwidth and predictable connectivity to applications that are remote, according to a new study, "State of the WAN Report," conducted SD WAN-supplier Aryaka. Traditional Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) no longer satisfies that need in a... Read More >

10 Summer Books on Leadership, Tech and Business

Whether you're on the beach, by the pool or just taking the train to work, you can make the most of these summer months by immersing yourself in these informative books about leadership, innovation and digital transformations. To offer suggestions, we've come up with the following list of business and tech-themed titles. Two of them offer in-depth insights into the ever-evolving relationship... Read More >

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