Does your CEO have a bold goal for 2016? Does the goal include the word
‘digital’ or ‘transformation’ in the description? Well, if so,
they’re not alone in their quest for a superior IT-enabled competitive
advantage that positions their organization for the future.
Business technology investment related to digital transformation (DX)
projects will constitute the majority of growth in IT-related markets over
the next five years, according to the latest IDC assessment.
IDC recently shared their analyst predictions for 2016, highlighting key
information and communication technology (ICT) issues that will impact the
organizations that have set a goal to digitally transform themselves over the
next one to three years.
As part of a related IDC customer webinar series, senior IT leaders and
Line-of-Business (LoB) executives were provided guidance for managing
their di... (more)
CEOs across the globe now view business technology as a key component of
their growth strategies. That’s why the role of today’s Chief Information
Officer (CIO) has become increasingly challenging. Mounting pressure to
innovate has left many CIOs flat-footed -- essentially playing catch-up
trying to integrate new technologies, rather than driving them.
A recent International Data Corporation (IDC ) study examined CIO and Line of
Business (LOB) executive perceptions of IT organizations, the changing role
of IT leadership from being an traditional operational player to becoming a ... (more)
Forward-thinking CEOs ensure that their organization has access to the latest
digital business technologies. But in today’s global networked economy,
that’s not enough. If you believe that digital transformation knowledge is
power, then fully mastering the ability to apply your IT capabilities into
actionable wisdom is infinitely more potent.
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) market research team recently completed a
global study of the path that several organizations have taken to develop and
deliver the digital learning support resources that their key internal
stakeholders bot... (more)
As an informed senior executive, you already know that it's no longer a
question of whether cloud service adoption is the right forward-thinking
business technology strategy, but rather how you will leverage the abundance
of new resources to outpace your competition.
More companies will be working within very heterogeneous cloud service
environments, thereby putting more pressure on IT organizations that must
deal with these additional complexities, according to a recent market study
by Cloud Connect and the Everest Group.
Their latest market study reveals the increasing influenc... (more)
Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can
be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to
interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to
focus on the true business value of data center resources.
According to Forrester Research, cloud computing platforms are more than
shared multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are three
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud deployment options available; each
has unique characteristics and economics.
Forrester’s three cloud service scenarios follo... (more)