What is a business intelligence analyst? A role for driving business value with data

Business intelligence (BI) analysts transform data into insights that drive business value. Through use of data analytics, data visualization and data modeling techniques and technologies, BI analysts can identify trends that can help other departments, managers and executives make business decisions to modernize and improve processes in the organization. The BI analyst role is becoming…

AI technology: When to build, when to buy

Artificial intelligence is fast becoming a business imperative. Whether it’s to improve efficiency, find new business opportunities, or keep up with — or get ahead of — the competition, companies across all industries are exploring the business benefits of AI, with AI adoption tripling in the past year alone. For some companies, that means building…

12 ways IT can create business value in 2019

With technology today’s fuel for business transformation, IT leaders are increasingly seen as key players in companies’ quests to bolster their bottom lines. But with so many new technologies and management approaches emerging, where should IT leaders put their focus? We asked a range of tech leads what they’re planning this year and how those…

Dealer Tire gains traction with data science

In 2016, Dealer Tire executives posed a salient question to the 100-year-old company’s fledgling data science team: Can we predict when each consumer will need tires? The answer — critical for a company that must get to customers before they buy tires somewhere else — was a resounding yes. “It was the first ‘a-ha’ moment,”…

4 key changes to the H-1B visa program

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the economy will need as many as 100,000 new IT workers per year over the next decade. And, right now, only about 60,000 of these workers are entering the workforce every twelve months. Changes to the H-1B visa program aim to improve and streamline the H-1B visa allocation process…

Building board relationships: The CIO's playbook

Presenting quarterly to boards is a chore for CIOs, who typically spend the time discussing cybersecurity risks and operations matters. But with technology playing an outsized role in businesses, CIOs and board members should meet more frequently outside the boardroom to strategize for digital disruption, says Khalid Kark, managing director of Deloitte’s U.S. CIO practice.…

FinOps: Best practices for cloud cost optimization

Won over by the promise to drive business agility while reducing costs, CIOs are migrating to the cloud en masse. But renting cloud services creates new problems, including managing bills populated with thousands of line items generated by instances running across the globe. Increasingly, enterprises are turning to FinOps (financial operations), a business management discipline…

Building a digital learning culture at Avery Dennison

Your digital strategy is only as strong as your least digital employee. That is why Avery Dennison built “digital literacy” into its multi-pronged digital transformation strategy. Nick Colisto, who joined Avery Dennison as CIO in 2018, describes the operating model changes and strategic programs that are driving digital optimization and transformation at the $7 billion…