At Wells Fargo, true transformation means making IT obsolete

In the past several years, a combination of regulatory changes, pressures from fintech startups and big technology companies, new technologies (like advances in machine learning), and a shifting cyber risk landscape have brewed a perfect disruption storm in financial services. While retail banking has evolved quickly—mobile and paperless banking are now mainstream—commercial banking has been…

How AI will revolutionize inventory management

Walmart watches the weather to decide what food is going to sell better. Predictions powered an 18 percent increase in sales by having more steaks in stock when it’s warm, dry, cloudy and windy, and beefing up burgers when it’s hotter and less windy. High temperatures with a light breeze sell more salads; clear sunny…

How CIOs can last longer than 4.3 years

The opportunities and challenges associated with digital transformations dictate that there has never been a better time to be a CIO. Acutely aware of technology’s importance in driving business differentiation, more CEOs are empowering CIOs with the resources to conduct sweeping business changes designed to boost customer engagement and grow revenues. Yet the CIO role…

Everything you need to know about Generation Z

Just when you thought you had millennials figured out, along comes Generation Z. But how exactly do they differ from millennials — if at all? What does this next generation of tech-savvy, socially aware and entrepreneurial workers want? How can you attract, hire and retain them? New research from culture, compensation and career monitoring site…

Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

What is agile? Agile is a project management methodology that uses short development cycles called “sprints” to focus on continuous improvement in the development of a product or service. Although incremental software development methods go as far back as 1957, agile was first discussed in depth in the 1970s by William Royce who published a…

What is a cloud architect? A vital role for success in the cloud

What is a cloud architect? Cloud architects are responsible for managing the cloud computing architecture in an organization, especially as cloud technologies grow increasingly complex. Cloud computing architecture encompasses everything involved with cloud computing, including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, delivery and networks required to manage cloud storage. The cloud architect role According to a…

How to get started with predictive analytics

Predictive analytics is helping businesses in fields as diverse as healthcare, retailing, hospitality and insurance peer into the future to optimize inventories, manage staffing, enhance customer engagement, set pricing and achieve many other profit-building goals. Thanks to steady advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), predictive analytics is growing increasingly accurate and insightful.…