Tag "CIO"

The CIO Reading List: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Humans, particularly those who build things, only listen to leading indicators of good things.” –Ben Horowitz, Author, The Hard Thing About Hard Things Most management books are about the author’s successes—great decisions, great hires and great outcomes. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by top VC and former CEO Ben Horowitz, goes the other way.... more

Learning to Love Artificial Intelligence

In March, I attended the WSJ CIO conference in San Francisco and the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) ignited the most passionate discussions. I was surprised how many people were in the Steve Wozniak (“the future is scary and very bad for people”) and Elon Musk (“the biggest existential threat to mankind”) camps. I think... more

SaaS Sprawl: Is History Repeating Itself?

Remember the late 1990s and early 2000s? Back then, CIOs and business leaders were making their mark by implementing ERP software. This software automated key business functions like finance, HR and the first wave of cheap, easy-to-deploy niche applications which specialized in specific business processes not adequately covered by ERP. Companies spent a ton on... more

From The CIO’s Desk: Looking Ahead to 2017

Today, successful organizations are focused on how they can digitally transform their business most effectively. This modernization is having a profound effect because traditional industries are being disrupted by new entrants with a digital, rather than capital and people intensive business models. Additionally, brand new companies can start and grow very quickly when their product... more

Survey of 100 CIOs and CTOs Reveals Insights on Data Management Trends

77 percent of companies are either looking to invest in data management and architecture solutions for the first time or want to replace an existing solution that does not scale to meet business needs. The proliferation of data generated by enterprise applications, consumers, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has facilitated an unprecedented opportunity for... more