IDG Contributor Network: Strategic IT Governance 2.0 – A business imperative for competitive success

As we begin 2019, you’re probably among the many CIOs around the globe reviewing strategic objectives and thinking about how to successfully execute the ever-increasing number of strategic projects without any significant proportional increase in your IT budget. And burning in the back of your mind are all the statistics about project failures. McKinsey &…

How IoT can improve IT operations

While the internet of things (IoT) continues to draw praise for its promise to reinvent such areas as supply chain management and the connected home, a more quiet revolution may be brewing, as companies are already experimenting with IoT devices to improve the productivity, efficiency and security of internal IT operations. IoT market projections are…

7 key IT investments for 2019 (and 3 going cold)

Digital transformation is shaking the IT industry to its roots, and CIOs are reacting by strengthening their stakes in several promising new technologies while pulling back investments in other sectors. A recent Gartner survey, “2019 CIO Agenda: Secure the Foundation for Digital Business,” identified several digital transformation technology areas that are experiencing strong enterprise investment…

How Sonic Drive-In serves up mobile ordering

Reinventing the experience for consumers in the digital age is a daunting evolution for quick-service chains struggling to stay afloat in a sea of similar choices. Sonic Drive-In is taking a bite out of this challenge by pairing its core assets — drive-in stalls and carhops — with mobile and analytics technologies to build a…

15 IT resolutions for 2019

In 2019, IT departments need to drive innovation for their organizations, not hold them back. They must move more quickly, use the data more wisely, and automate mundane tasks so they can act more strategically. Over the coming year, IT managers will get practical about AI and serious about cybersecurity, work to diversify their staffs,…

7 tips for scaling your AI strategy

Pilot projects of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies proliferated in 2018, as many enterprises tested machine learning (ML) algorithms and an array of automation tools to cement relationships with customers, improve network operations or augment their cybersecurity postures. Encouraged by early results, CIOs are preparing for the next challenge: scaling AI throughout the enterprise. Twenty percent…

Mavenlink review: Intelligent service-based project management

Mavenlink is an online project management platform that offers a range of features aimed at project management, team collaboration, project accounting, and business intelligence within a single solution. Considered a leader in professional services automation and project management, Mavenlink is making it easier for companies with dispersed workforces to achieve a greater level of transparency…

7 master data management certifications that will pay off

As data and analytics become the beating heart of the enterprise, it is increasingly critical for the business to have access to consistent, high-quality data assets. Master data management (MDM) is required to ensure that the enterprise’s data is consistent, accurate and controlled. Customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM) and compliance all have…