The reverse pitch: Enlisting startups to hone innovation

Pilgrimages to Silicon Valley have long been a rite of passage for IT leaders seeking game-changing innovation. During those jaunts, venture capital firms host “speed-dating” sessions, trying to match their tech startups with CIOs. But as digital disruption regularly challenges enterprises’ ability to stay current, companies are courting innovation with a more targeted practice: The…

IT Resume Makeover: Condensing for the CIO role

IT leaders seeking executive-level roles face a common resume conundrum: how to convey their extensive experience and skills in a compact way that has impact. That was what Mark Bye, CIO at Long Motor Corp., recently faced with his resume, which he hasn’t convinced told the right career story for the executive-level positions he was…

7 steps to a well-architected cloud

Creating a strong and reliable cloud architecture is essential for long-term IT and enterprise success. Unfortunately, many cloud architectures are constructed haphazardly over several years, failing to meet the demands imposed by rapidly evolving technologies and business requirements. If you’re building your first cloud architecture, or if your organization’s existing cloud structure is beginning to…

Making the most of your data analytics budget

Organizations worldwide are spending more on data analytics. The key questions: Are they translating those investments into analytics that actually drive business value, and if not, what can help give them the best results? A 2018 study by International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will reach $260 billion…

Palm Beach County speeds court filings with AI

Florida’s Palm Beach County is keeping five recent recruits in the dark to boost productivity: The Lights-Out Court Document Processing project has five “robots” working 24/7 to process some of the thousands of documents the county court receives each week. It’s an example of how artificial intelligence and humans can work alongside one another —…

What customer-centric IT really looks like

When Bernie Gracy took the tech leader reins at Agero, his first order of business was to take stock of the company’s extensive technology portfolio and spend the day riding around in a tow truck. Agero, a digital platform for connected vehicle, roadside assistance, and claims management services, serves automotive OEMs, insurance companies, and an…