9 ways to address the IT retirement boom

The tech talent crunch is real, as enterprises around the world find qualified staff harder to attract . Worse, working age populations are shrinking in forty countries, including France, Russia, China, and Spain. In America, Baby Boomer retirements, low immigration rates, and record-setting low unemployment are making it difficult for many enterprises to attract and…

Top IT spending priorities for 2019

The CIO role continues to grow, thanks in large part to digital transformation, with IT executives adding new responsibilities, ranging from data analytics to product development, according to our 2019 State of the CIO. To meet these goals and continue to innovate, savvy IT leaders must carefully decide which tech investments to make to drive…

Smithfield cloud ERP sows analytics opportunities

Failed ERP implementations halt the careers of even the most seasoned IT leaders. But successful ERP projects buoy them. Just ask Julia Anderson, who cut her teeth installing ERP systems as the CIO of North America for ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co., before Smithfield Foods lured her to tackle a similar project. [ Comparison shopping?…

8 key roles of successful AI projects

Artificial intelligence offers ample opportunities to reap business value. When done right, AI can help improve sales, optimize operations, and free up staff for higher-value work. It can help reduce costs and empower organizations to create new products and pursue new markets. And enterprises are diving in. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 55 percent…

IDG Contributor Network: Managing multi cloud

Several weeks ago, I got to visit a Global 50 manufacturer. This organization had a very complex supply chain and manufacturing locations and vendor relationships across the world. It needed to govern the data that flowed between suppliers, customers, and even internal organizations. And it was not appropriate for everyone to see everything. In the…