Fintech, Cloud, and Finding Ways to Bridge the Skills Gap

How can companies take advantage of innovation in fintech if they do not have the skills in-house or tools to exploit the latest such resources? They might tap into third-party solutions providers such as Prophix or look to education providers such as Skillsoft to tighten up those gaps. There is a growing expectation among organizations … Read more

How CIOs Can Create Cohesive Teams That Accelerate Transformation

The success of a transformation program relies heavily on the leadership at the helm of the undertaking. CIOs play a more crucial role here than ever before. As transformation leaders, they often push and educate the entire leadership team on the most critical, technical, and often the costliest choices to guide the organization’s future. Our … Read more

California Association of Realtors Discusses Its Cloud Migration

The cloud migration of the California Association of Realtors (CAR) led to deeper reassessment of how the organization handled its workloads. That was one of the takeaways recalled by Josh Sharfman, chief technology and innovation officer with the organization when discussing migrated resources from on-prem to the cloud via cloud service provider OVHcloud. Sharfman says … Read more

Why Consigli Went Low Code for Project Management

When a construction company takes on a job, the work can involve complex input from a host of professionals that include contractors, architects, and building committees — but using a low-code platform for project management can alleviate some of the headaches that might arise in the process. “We often, and most construction companies, struggle with … Read more

Interim CIOs Favored as Organizations Seek Digitalization Push

Organizations are turning into interim chief information officers (CIOs) as they look to rapidly modernize technology across the business. The onset of COVID-19 put additional pressure on companies to digitally transform, which has also played a major factor in the rising demand for interim CIOs. Another factor is the limited market for top technology talent, … Read more

Is Now the Time for IT to Get Busy?

In October 2021, I wrote an article that discussed sustainability and IT. The conclusion then was that environmental sustainability was not a priority for most CIOs and other leaders. The 2021 CIO position was that virtualization and shrinking data center footprints had achieved significant and tangible sustainability goals. Proving out an ROI (return on investment) … Read more

Enterprise Guide to Data Privacy

Data privacy is different from many technology-related issues. Privacy is not driven by the performance or capabilities of an application or piece of hardware. It’s driven primarily by human actions — by individuals, businesses, or governments — with other humans feeling the pain. Humans make mistakes, creating vulnerabilities, and humans neglect or abuse personal data … Read more

AI-Driven Satellite Connectivity Linking Up IoT, Edge Computing

Expanded use of satellites may offer another acceleration catalyst to digital transformation, edge computing, and other evolving aspects of enterprise technology. That was a key takeaway from a panel of experts and industry stakeholders at last week’s Satellite 2022 conference, held in-person and via livestream. During the discussion, those panelists hashed out some of the … Read more

Brandeis University CIO La Creta Talks Migrating to Workday

When Jim La Creta became CIO at Brandeis University several years ago, he saw the need for a variety of improvements across the IT department. For example, he says the university previously had to cope with the financial strain of the 2008 economic crash, which led to kicking some tech issues down the road. Such … Read more

Nvidia, Others Hammer Out Tomorrow’s Cloud-Native Supercomputers

As organizations clamor for ways to maximize and leverage compute power, they might look to cloud-based offerings that chain together multiple resources to deliver on such needs. Chipmaker Nvidia, for example, is developing data processing units (DPUs) to tackle infrastructure chores for cloud-based supercomputers, which handle some of the most complicated workloads and simulations for … Read more