What it takes to provide best-in-class customer experience

The mandate for today’s CIO has changed markedly over the past decade. What was once a predominantly technical role has expanded to include leading most businesses through digital transformation initiatives. For most businesses, improving customer experience (CX) is their top digital initiative, as CX is now the top brand differentiator. To improve CX, however, companies…

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

Salesforce.com’s $15.7 billion bid for Tableau Software has many organizations wondering how the proposed acquisition will impact their operations. According to industry analysts, it all depends on how your enterprise makes use of their respective platforms. Users of Salesforce’s CRM platform have all subscribed to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, putting their data in the cloud…

7 tips for getting out of a bad vendor contract

Like death, taxes and network downtime, bad contracts are a fact of life for most IT leaders. Deals that once seemed fair and equitable can sour over time for various reasons, such as the availability of a better or lower-cost technology or a vendor’s reluctance to live up to contract requirements. “Most often, there’s a…