Top 18 enterprise architecture tools for 2021

Enterprise architecture systems haven’t always been essential. In the 1940s, Thomas Watson Jr., one of the leaders of International Business Machines, supposedly said, “I think there is a world market for about five computers.” No one needs custom software to track a list that short. The modern enterprise, however, is much different. Some employees have…

Top 7 business intelligence trends for 2021

Business intelligence is not an oxymoron like jumbo shrimp. It’s not dead. And it’s not being superseded by artificial intelligence. In fact, BI is alive and well; it’s becoming easier to use, it’s expanding out to more employees, it’s moving to the cloud, it’s becoming embedded in broader ERP and CRM software suites, and it…

Pfizer drives digital operations overhaul

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, pharmaceutical titan Pfizer, like many companies around the world, faced significant productivity, supply chain, and safety concerns. A key to its success in navigating the challenges brought about by global shutdowns was the development of the Pfizer Global Supply – Digital Operations Center (DOC) project. DOC is a patent-pending solution…

IT technical fellowship: A new path to the top

Close your eyes and imagine if your top technical individual contributor within software infrastructure, cybersecurity, software development, and data center operations all came to you tomorrow and, each for his/her own reasons, gave notice that they were leaving your company.  How would you feel?  Certainly, your IT organization would survive, but would it be a…

15 top RPA certifications

Robotic process automation (RPA) has emerged as a key technology for streamlining business processes in the enterprise. As organizations increasingly adopt RPA, which relies on software robots to automate tedious tasks, expertise with RPA tools and implementations will become more important for business analysts, business intelligence developers, data or solutions architects, and system integrators or administrators,…