How top tech companies are addressing diversity and inclusion

Tech companies have traditionally responded to calls for diversity in the industry by releasing annual workplace statistics and restating commitments to improving equality. These efforts, however, have had little impact, as data continues to show that BIPOC workers, women and LGBTQ+ employees still face discrimination, underrepresentation and inequality in the tech industry. Compared to overall…

Inside Vodafone’s massive S/4HANA migration

Mobile network operator Vodafone migrated a monolithic SAP installation serving 100,000 employees to S/4HANA over a long weekend — after more than a year of preparation. The key, says Ignacio Garcia, Vodafone’s CIO for corporate information systems, is the data: “Data, data, data. Focus on data 100 percent.” [ Comparison shopping? See “The best ERP…

Digitizing industrial products at Cummins

Everything about Cummins is big. The Fortune 500 company manufactures engines for big vehicles, employs 63,000 people, generates $23 billion in sales, and operates all over the globe. With digital technologies making their way into Cummins’ products, much about this big company is changing all at once, including IT’s role in product engineering, the sales…

7 issues keeping CIOs up at night

The hits just keep coming — a global pandemic with no clear end in sight, business shutdowns, remote work mandates, a surge in cyber attacks, business strategy upheaval, and an uncertain business future. It’s a wonder CIOs get any sleep at night.  “All CIOs are facing a tremendous amount and variety of pressures and asks,”…

CIO Think Tank: Setting the multi-cloud agenda

In June 2020, CIO held its first CIO Think Tank, a series of virtual roundtables that brought together 30 IT leaders to unpack one of the most important issues in enterprise technology today: managing multiple clouds. The roundtables also included IDC Research Director Deepak Mohan, IDG B2B Editor-in-Chief Eric Knorr, and cloud executives Deepak Patil…