Who’s succeeding with product-focused IT?

Organizations are making the shift to delivering IT as a product — a multistep process, rife with challenges. First, there’s the need to lay the groundwork for change, and to extend a product mindset across the organization. Then governance must be implemented, product teams must be structured and implemented, and supporting IT capabilities must be created.…

Workday CIO on tackling SaaS debt and sprawl

Being the CIO of a cloud ERP provider is a unique balancing act. As the first customer of your company’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, you must help drive the company’s flagship forward, but you also must support the technical needs of the organization as a whole. That’s where Workday CIO Diana McKenzie found herself when joining…

5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2019

Cloud computing has become the de facto platform for fueling digital transformations and modernizing IT portfolios. Companies are increasingly finding business agility or cost savings by renting software through vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google.  In fact, most enterprises procure cloud services from two or more vendors, a trend that will…

How to establish a thriving IT innovation hub

Aerospace and industrial giant United Technologies depends on innovation to meet the demanding needs of its corporate and government customers. To ensure a steady pipeline of profitable new ideas, the company created United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), a startup-like organization that builds and pilots products and services with the potential to positively disrupt the company’s…

8 jobs ripe for automation

Amid a frenzy of innovation in robotic process automation and artificial intelligence, CIOs are scouring their enterprises for tasks that can be automated. In a recent survey of tech-sector business leaders, the Consumer Technology Association found that just 10 percent of respondents aren’t planning to automate any job functions over the next five years. That…

Why women leave tech

Did you know that in 1984, 37 percent of computer science degrees were held by women? Today, that figure is just 19 percent. Even when women do choose STEM careers, only 26 percent work in technical roles, compared to 40 percent of men. And in technology specifically, the women who enter the industry leave at…