Bringing new sources of energy to life at National Grid

With solar, wind, and hydro, the number of energy sources that make up National Grid’s supply chain is growing. Developing frictionless processes to bring energy to customers safely, faster, and easier is a key part of the company’s digital strategy. Andi Karaboutis, chief information and digital officer, discusses that strategy and advises CIOs “not to…

Secrets of Digital Leaders: How IT Contributes to Digital Success

In today’s hypercompetitive business environment, a high-functioning IT organization delivers significant competitive advantage. The most advanced enterprises see IT as a service-driven organization that plays a critical role in improving top-line revenue, driving innovation, and delighting customers. These organizations, which IDC refers to as digital leaders, consistently behave differently than their less accomplished peers in…

IoT success stories: Reaping value from sensor data

Enterprises replatforming for the digital era are thirsty for data. That thirst is spurring a proliferation of internet of things (IoT) implementations across several sectors, including industrial manufacturing, agriculture and retail. Unlimited connectivity, ubiquitous data supplies and massive processing power have been a boon for IoT, which includes sensors that gather data about anything from…

Top HRIS certifications to boost your career

As HR technology evolves, HR professionals need to understand not only how the solutions function, but also how to extract the most benefit from these systems’ emerging capabilities.  The best way to accomplish this is through human resources information management (HRIM) and human resources information systems (HRIS) certification. While many HR pros pursue continuing education…

10 bad IT hires to avoid

Tech leaders who’ve been in business for a while will recognize this scenario: A new hire who looks great on paper (or LinkedIn) gets a desk, an ID card and an attitude. Your promising new IT staffer is turning into a bad hire horror story. In fact, a survey by tech staffing firm Robert Half…