Innovative CIOs make shift to managing IT as a product

It’s not enough to deliver software to the business faster, with almost every enterprise adopting agile development models. To compete in the digital era, CIOs are pairing agile with a product management model that more closely aligns technology with specific business lines. CIOs have spent years shedding the perception of “order taker” as they worked…

How to get a failing project back on track

It can be a short path between project initiation and project failure. And while not every failing project is worth recovering, project managers who heed early warning signs of project failure can rescue a troubled project by tapping their valuable training and experience and executing the following. Tip 1: Recognize the signs of trouble First…

Indirect access: SAP offers a new way to pay

SAP is inviting customers to pay for its software per record created when they access it indirectly through third-party apps and services, and not per named user as it does today. It’s also promising to build a wall between its sales and license auditing departments, so that customers don’t feel threatened during commercial negotiations. […

IT’s worst addictions (and how to cure them)

Everybody has bad habits, but sometimes they can turn into compulsions. While technology addiction is a real thing, especially for teenagers, IT pros have their own monkeys on their backs. Whether you’re an infrastructure junkie or a Slack head, chasing the data dragon or mesmerized by the blinking lights on your network operations center dashboard,…

IDG Contributor Network: Digital speed: 5 strategies to rapidly deliver business value from digital transformation

Digital transformation for large enterprises is a humongous undertaking that can typically span across several years. CIOs at the helm of digital transformation are under immense pressure to rapidly deliver results. However, despite the allocation of millions of dollars to digital transformation, many organizations are struggling with aligning technology spend with business outcomes. Some organizations…

6 reasons to pump the brakes on AI

Hype over artificial intelligence reached its zenith in 2017, with CIOs, consultants and academics touting the technology as potentially automating anything from business and IT operations to customer connections. Yet through the first calendar quarter of 2018 several media organizations  reported on the dangers of AI, which involves training computers to perform tasks normally requiring…