7 risk mitigation strategies for the cloud

Cloud services are here to stay, and they are taking over more enterprise functions every year. Where once cloud services were limited to simple storage or contact management, core functions like ERP have now moved to the cloud. And with a broad array of essential services increasingly shifting to the cloud, IT leaders must keep…

How Kroger transforms IT innovation to revenue generation

As U.S. grocery chains go, Kroger is an outlier for its early-adopter approach to technologies, including internet of things (IoT), data analytics and mobile applications and services, to better serve customers. Now the company is commercializing its investments, selling software, hardware and other products to rivals and other retailers. Kroger earlier this year launched Sunrise…

IDG Contributor Network: For your digital transformation, it’s not enough to retool – it’s time to rewire

I truly believe that there has never been a more exciting time to be in business. The promise of digital transformation is inspiring … and staggering. But when commitments to digital capability development are balanced against basic financial performance objectives, digital transformation initiatives can stall or worse, fail. A recent HBR article took a closer…

Why CIOs need a seat at the M&A table

Prior to the digital revolution, mergers and acquisitions were primarily pursued to drive synergies and acquire targets similar to a company’s own organization. These traditional M&A deals were conceptualized and executed across the C-suite, but often left CIOs off the playing field. But in today’s fast-changing digital landscape, business success is increasingly measured by the…

IDG Contributor Network: The path to explainable AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) shifts the computing paradigm from rule-based programming to an outcome-based approach. It allows processes to operate at scale, reducing the number of human processing errors, and inventing new ways of solving problems. AlphaGo inspired Go players to try new strategies after experts had been using the same opening moves for 3,000 years.…