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…

8 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…

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…

Robotic process automation is on the rise

More automation and AI capabilities are coming to business process management (BPM) in the form of robotic process automation (RPA). By automating rules-based business processes, RPA can help streamline business operations. In some ways, however, RPA represents incremental progress rather than a revolutionary breakthrough. Moreover, many RPA tools still rely on significant upfront human effort…

AI's dark secret? A desire for data without bounds

AI offers the potential to help humankind in many ways. Driverless cars and smart infrastructure hold the promise to reduce congestion by facilitating the movement of people through cities. Improved diagnosis and treatments are increasing lifespans. In the enterprise, AI can help improve hiring decisions, make the factory floor safer, automate routine tasks, produce more…