SAP Evolves for Next-Gen Enterprises

The world seems like it’s headed back to normal operations, but still, everything has changed. That was the vibe as customers of enterprise software giant SAP returned to an in-person event format for the company’s annual Sapphire conference in Orlando, Florida this month (although a virtual option was also still available). Indeed, the world, industry, … Read more

Fintech, Cloud, and Bringing Machine Learning to the Edge

A few disruptive players in the financial services scene came out to a gathering held last Thursday at Google’s offices in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. It was all part of an event organized by C2C Global, a community of Google Cloud users, to bring together business leaders and experts to discuss not … Read more

Time to Rethink How We Make the Products of the Future

Organizations are nothing without their paying customers. While so many businesses are busy focusing on earning new customers to demonstrate growth and progress, the pandemic taught us a valuable lesson: Your most loyal current customers are your key to resiliency. Companies are shifting to subscription models, offering products as-a-service, regardless of their industry. Subscription models … Read more

Are Blockchain and Decentralized Cloud Making Much Headway?

There is some debate about potential benefits of hosting cloud computing on a centralized or decentralized network, and whether the blockchain might pose some relevance on such a front. The answer seems to be a definite maybe — under certain circumstances. Avivah Litan, vice president and analyst with Gartner, says blockchain enables decentralized cloud computing, … Read more

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

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

Scuderia AlphaTauri Cranks Up Racecar Efficiency with Epicor

When Scuderia AlphaTauri, a Formula One (F1) team from Italy, wanted to ratchet up its efficiency servicing and maintaining its latest racecar, they turned to Epicor’s Kinetic enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. (Kinetic is available in a cloud-based form but the racing team is not using that version.) It was a tall order, given that … Read more

A New Era of Digital Finance for Treasury Teams

Hybrid and remote work are becoming commonplace as organizations of every size and type adjust to the pandemic era and implement more resilient ways of working. According to PWC, less than one in five executives say they want to return to the office as it was pre-pandemic. Before the global pandemic, many treasury teams knew … 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

General Catalyst’s Clark Talks Opportunistic Investing in Tech

With the next evolution of compute, data, software, and cloud still taking shape, venture capital firm General Catalyst looks for opportunities to back innovators who might speak to the new needs of the market. Companies might be angling to bring workers back to the office but not every staffer is going to let go of … Read more