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It's Complicated: 3 CIOs speak about their changing roles

IT and procurement have a long-standing relationship, since IT is one of the biggest categories that procurement is managing in most organizations. And, as finance becomes more strategic and the CFO’s tech portfolio grows, the IT-finance relationship has increased in importance, and the IT-procurement relationship has changed. Implementing business spend…Read blog post

For a successful technology initiative, never skip these steps

Although IT leaders take great pride in maintaining existing systems, enhancing critical applications and responding to the requests of their end users, their greatest sense of personal satisfaction comes from technology-enabled initiatives that deliver strategic business value. Every IT leader is a technologist at heart who fundamentally believes that their…Read blog post

The staying warm guide to choosing technology solutions

Since the Great Recession, mid-market companies have come into their own, on average recovering and growing at a much faster clip than big and small businesses. According to researchfrom the National Center for the Middle Market, for the year ended July 2017, mid-market companies grew revenues 6.7 percent on average, versus…Read blog post

The View from the Cloud

Back in 2005, while working for Sun Microsystems, I was delivering a keynote at a computing event in Moscow. One of the slides in my presentation outlined how IT would move from being the builder of things to being the aggregator and integrator of things. It was an innocuous sounding…Read blog post

How to Evolve to Two-speed IT

It used to be that IT had one set of customers, and they were internal, and one system to maintain: The ERP. Fast forward 10 years and people are using mobile applications in every aspect of their daily lives, using social media to communicate more with pictures than words,…Read blog post