19 organizations advancing women in tech

Despite national conversations about a lack of women in tech, women remain largely underrepresented in STEM roles, according to a study by the National Science Foundation. And the pipeline doesn’t suggest a near-term correction, as only 19% of computer science degrees were awarded to women in 2016, down from 27% in 1997. Women also typically…

Data-driven financial planning is still falling short of its potential

Among the relationships that technology teams have with other business departments, the potential for improved IT-finance collaboration is quite possibly the most under-explored. It’s especially poignant when we consider the extent to which financial data can steer business strategy for the better. Take, for example, the ubiquitous and unassuming concept of free shipping in ecommerce.…

Thoma Bravo acquires SaaS company Anaplan for $10.7B

Business planning SaaS (software-as-a-service) software maker Anaplan is being acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $10.7 billion. Founded in the UK and now based in San Francisco, Anaplan offers cloud-based finance and planning software and counts almost 2,000 customers worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Shell, Thomas Cook and VMware. The company went public in 2018,…

Thoma Bravo acquires software firm Anaplan for $10.7B

Enterprise planning software maker Anaplan is being acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $10.7 billion. Founded in the UK and now based in San-Francisco, Anaplan offers cloud-based finance and planning software-as-a-service and counts almost 2,000 customers worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Shell, Thomas Cook and VMware. The company went public in 2018, two years…

Ukraine crisis puts global IT outsourcing on edge

While first and foremost a humanitarian crisis, the hostilities have Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine has also been a concern for IT outsourcing customers with interests in the region — and those taking advantage of the global IT services market generally. The conflict has had a significant impact on Ukraine’s IT outsourcing industry, which exports…

State of the CIO, 2022: Focus turns to IT fundamentals

If there’s one thing Jamie Holcombe has learned from his decades-long career as a public and private sector IT leader, it’s how to be a good salesman. Staying razor-focused on business benefits and communicating in a language everyone understands is central to successful IT initiatives, whether the project involves state-of-the-art technology like robotic process automation…

3 trends driving transformation decisions in healthcare IT

The healthcare community gathered at ViVE 2022 in Miami in early March to discuss the industry’s latest technology and business strategies. The event was an excellent opportunity for healthcare leaders to come together and share their insights on the industry’s most pressing issues. This year’s conference was especially important, as healthcare providers face increasing financial…