IT leaders tackle the high price of talent

Since the onset of the pandemic, IT has risen in prominence as an engine for business sustainability and growth across all industries. The subsequent demand for enterprise IT talent has led to a sharp spike in salaries CIOs must pay to staff their teams. “Demand for tech talent was up by 50% to 60% in…

3 force multipliers for digital transformation

Many CIOs will face a challenging year grappling with growing pressure from transformation initiatives, weekly layoff announcements, and the prospect of a recession. While digital initiatives and talent are the board directors’  top strategic business priorities in 2023-2024,  IT spending is forecasted to grow by only 2.4% in 2023. Tech companies have laid off over…

Next CIO Champions the Rising Stars of IT in the UK

Next CIO returns for 2023 to continue to support the career development of aspiring IT and Tech leaders.  Next CIO is the annual awards and mentoring programme helping aspiring IT leaders to develop their careers, build their network and improve their skill sets. It is an opportunity for aspiring digital, data, and technology leaders to…

Transforming IT for cloud success

As CIO Neil Holden moved his company, Halfords Group, further into the cloud, he sought to do more than simply “lift-and-shift” IT operations. Rather, Holden — like most CIOs — wanted his increasing use of cloud to enable and shape the company’s transformation agenda. To succeed in that objective, he knew he had to transform…

AI value begins with managing the C-suite conversation

Every futurist and forecaster I have talked to is convinced the transformative technology of the next seven years is artificial intelligence. Everyone seems to be talking about AI. Unfortunately, most of these conversations do not lead to value creation or greater understanding. And, as an IT leader, you can bet these same conversations are reverberating…

Mulesoft, Tableau uptake fuels Salesforce growth spurt

Despite a tumultuous couple of months, strong user uptake of Tableau business intelligence and MuleSoft data automation and integration software fueled a surprising 14% year-over-year jump in revenue for Salesforce’s fourth quarter. Posting revenue of $8.38 billion after stock market trading closed on Wednesday, the company beat the expectations of analysts, whose average forecast for…