How AI will revolutionize DevOps

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere today — or at least it seems that way. The technology certainly holds a lot of promise because it will enable all sorts of automation for business processes that are still largely manual, and deliver more power to data analytics. One area that AI is already affecting and is destined…

Even utilities look to innovate and transform processes

I’ve always wondered how regulated utilities, which have a captive audience, drive innovation. When you are not competing for market share, how do you justify a strategic approach to technology? Mike Koehler, CIO and chief digital officer of Exelon, says using technology to improve the customer, employee, and supplier experience is precisely why he was…

At GM, self-service analytics drives business results

General Motors has built a predictive analytics platform that generates insights into several core business strategies, including anticipating market demand for autonomous vehicles. Maxis — shorthand for maximizing insights — represents a multi-million-dollar investment in data-crunching technologies that coincides with the company’s IT strategy overhaul. Maxis, which received a CIO 100 Award in IT excellence,…

6 secrets of revenue-generating CIOs

At first glance, CBRE Group has been working well outside its scope as a commercial real estate services and investment firm. Its new product? A software solution called CBRE 360, which launched early this year. CBRE’s IT team built the platform, which enables customers who own, operate or invest in properties to manage their spaces…

EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, like its predecessor the Data Protection Directive, authorizes the export of EU citizens’ personal information only…

8 technologies driving health care M&As

Tech is good medicine for heath care acquisitions Image by Getty Images The U.S. department of labor forecasts that the healthcare industry will add 4 million new jobs by 2016. That should be a daunting prospect for anyone working in that industry — particularly given that the rising cost of healthcare (18 percent of GDP…

Are workplaces actually changing as a result of #MeToo?

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have certainly raised awareness about sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace, and along with that awareness, the hopes and expectations that finally some corrective action might be taken to shift the culture of sexism and misogyny. But are employers actually taking concrete action to make their companies safer and…