New technologies and tools are often at their best when they are ready for release. It’s been internally tested and tested, and it offers unlimited possibilities for the organizations that implement it.
But the apps are the real tests. Will the technologies work as promised? Will they provide more ideas, save workers time, save resources, and enable revenue generation? How will these technologies actually benefit the IT department, the CIO, and the organization itself? Is it worth investing time and money?
It’s always worth taking a look at how other companies have implemented a technology to learn from its victories and mistakes.
Another benefit of reading about how other organizations implement a particular technology or tool is that you may have a completely different use case where the same technology could be used. One great way to outsmart your competitors is to steal a use case from another industry that you or your competitors haven’t yet used and apply it in a new way to benefit your organization.
With these lessons in mind, we’ve collected some of the many use cases, case studies, and interviews with the CIO/IT Leader from last year. Here you will learn about the benefits of low code, data analytics, microservices, cloud scalability, AIOps, RPA, cybersecurity, network modernization, and more. These lessons are not in a tech company’s demo lab. It’s real world applications from your peers across a number of industries. As you prepare to head into 2022, a new year with new challenges, prepare by reading about these experiences.
Cloud and Infrastructure
Why Fiserv turned to Microservices for API development
The open source and cloud-based architecture has helped fintech reduce costs and meet the demands of developer talent.
How Evite used cloud scalability to match its resilience
CEO Evite discusses how the social planning site made the most of the cloud at the start of the pandemic and the eventual return of in-person interaction.
Why did Tribeca Games go virtual with Parsec
Presenting a virtual show of video games at the Tribeca Festival meant finding a way to make game shows playable for a global audience.
The head of the information department at the university is updating the network infrastructure
The University of Texas Arlington sought an AI-enabled Wi-Fi platform to improve student experience. The project came in the middle of a comprehensive IT overhaul.
AT&T Communications CTO on Transforming the Telecom Giant
Nearly a year into his current role, Jeremy Legge talks about leveraging the cloud and transforming mobile and broadband.
Formula One, the NFL and the NHL are making their bang for the buck with AWS
A team of major sports leagues at AWS Summit Online discussed how they use machine learning to turn fast-paced data into digestible content.
Why SMC Benefited From Dell Technologies To Switch To Hybrid Cloud
The global manufacturer opts for a unified platform rather than the “Frankenstein” approach to its digital transformation.
Asante CIO discusses transformation with cloud and telehealth
The health system serving southern Oregon and northern California has had to stare at the epidemic and danger of wildfires while exploring the roads
MassMutual CISO Talks About Cyber Security Priorities
The Chief Information Security Officer at insurance and finance firm MassMutual talks about the changing threat landscape and how data science is helping to charter the security team.
Data innovation and automation
JLL CIO: Hybrid Work, AI, and the Data and Technology Revolution
Fortune 500 real estate giant JLL CIO Eddy Wagoner says the office experience is about space as well as technology. Here’s why the company is acquiring an AI startup and launching a tech-focused venture capital fund.
Virginia aims to modernize agency with RPA technology
The Virginia Information Technology Agency embarked on a modernization strategy. A new RPA has helped the Commonwealth meet some of the many challenges posed by the pandemic.
Best Use Cases for Internet of Things
Many organizations are experimenting with the Internet of Things, but there are a few use cases that are likely to provide a lot of value to the organization.
How AI Wildlife Platform Solved Its Data Challenge
Wild Me is a not-for-profit machine learning service provider for field biologists who study wildlife and conservation. But before you can create algorithms for a whale shark, you need good data.
FanGraphs features a cloud database to keep up with the big show
A baseball analytics website has switched to MariaDB SkySQL as it looks to get more game data from local and international sources.
Simplify the 49ers’ home data storage
Levi’s Stadium integrates disparate data warehouses to further protect the future of its services and enhance operational efficiency.
How PepsiCo puts data to work by connecting with customers
Developing a strategy for using first-party data has helped the food and beverage giant adopt more nuanced perceptions of consumers.
Ancestry’s DevOps strategy to control its CI/CD pipeline
The Genealogy Corporation has sought a different approach to aggregate the development and dissemination of its software.
One10’s AIOps and the Cloud’s Journey to Software Update
The CIO discusses how the organization can migrate customized solutions to cloud-based applications and AIOps to reduce costs and the burden on in-house developers.
How CarParts.com Enhanced AIOps Strategy During Expansion
The auto parts e-commerce market faced a rapid overhaul of its IT infrastructure when new leadership put growth plans into action.
Low code / No code
Ringler Goes to Low Code/No Code to Take Advantage of Data Analytics
The settlement planning firm is finding a more efficient path to its digital modernization by working with the Creatio platform.
Why the spoiled chef’s low-code development recipe worked
The cookware company needed to create a digital interaction platform that it could control rather than just being at the mercy of social networks.
Pratt & Whitney’s Low-Code strategy to save development time
The aircraft engine maker is taking advantage of the WEBCON platform to tighten some of its operations.
Why ING-certified Core Dev needs Low Token / No Token
The banking and financial services giant has turned to the Genesis platform to handle the development of certain applications.
Mondelez follows a low code approach and no code in development
Snack giant Mondelēz aims to be at the forefront of the software development curve by building a community of citizen developers.
HealthBridge’s low-code strategy for handling medical claims
Developing applications quickly while working with HIPAA compliant data means finding a resource to take some weight off professional developers.
Texas County Turns Low-Code Vaccine Registry Database
Tarrant County has registered more than 800,000 people for vaccinations using cloud-based, web-facing, low-code database technology.
Chief Information Officer’s strategy
LogMeIn CIO: The Art of Consolidating Acquisitions
LogMeIn has consolidated 10 acquisitions and liquidated two business unit sales over the past five years. The company’s CIO shares his secrets on how to do it successfully.
NuVasive CIO Digital Transformation Project Details
NuVasive, a supplier of spinal surgery products and services, has targeted the surgical supply order in Japan for a digital transformation project to streamline operations.
FTD’s Powell CTO on Transformation and the Next New Normal
One year after joining the 110-year-old company, Powell talks about the flower e-commerce retailer revamping its infrastructure.