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Americans may be divided politically and culturally, but there’s one area where we can find 100% agreement. We all love convenience. From the TV dinner in the 1950s to self-checkout at supermarkets today, we’re always looking to get what we want quicker and easier. We treasure our leisure time and want as much of it as possible. Drone delivery has promised to provide even more convenience. In a recent survey of over 1,000 consumers, nearly…  MORE

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If you’re a CIO or CTO these days, “relaxing” is not part of your job description. You must constantly enhance your technical strategy in order for the enterprise to keep up and get ahead. Deliver and develop faster. Become more agile. Improve the customer experience. The quest to be better never stops. This is why organizations continually adopt new technologies, or swap out one for another. And while you may enjoy how those new tools…  MORE

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When you see the word “robotic”, you’re likely to imagine something out of a science fiction movie. Or maybe you’ll picture a modern-day assembly line. But Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has nothing to do with those assumptions. RPA is an application of technology that frees up employees to focus on higher priorities by eliminating tedious, often repetitive tasks. This is important for today’s CIOs, who are increasingly seeking ways for technology to positively impact the…  MORE

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A simple guide to IT governance

June 27, 2022  |  BY

Today’s CIOs have a lot on their plates. Not only are they expected to contribute to the enterprise’s overall business strategy, they also have to concern themselves with IT governance. IT governance can be abstract term — so much so that even the most astute technology leaders can scratch their heads when trying to define it. Distilled to its essence, IT governance allows enterprises to manage their IT risks while ensuring that their technology fosters…  MORE

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For some years now, the cloud has been one of the dominant forces in the technology sector. As it should be. The cloud has transformed business, fostering unforeseen levels of scalability and adaptability, accelerating innovation, streamlining operations and lowering costs. The topic has even infiltrated society at large, with everyday people casually talking about storing their data in the cloud. And just when “the cloud” seemed to have become ubiquitous, we now have a spin-off of…  MORE

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If you’ve been in the technology game long enough, you’re well aware that every “innovation” isn’t necessarily innovative. But certain new approaches and processes do fit the bill of being transformative. For example, some years ago the tech community was introduced to DevOps, an approach that combined software development and IT operations to speed up the development lifecycle. Now a related and equal valuable idea has emerged called CloudOps. Similar to DevOps, CloudOps manages all…  MORE

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It’s no secret that today’s CIOs have to bring a wider array of expertise to the table than they did in the past. No longer can their days be merely focused on networks, databases, software upgrades, connectivity and troubleshooting. In 2022, the CIO must have a business perspective for everything they do. They have to be business leaders. While the goal is clear, the path to get there isn’t so obvious. How do tech executives…  MORE

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Anyone who’s purchased enterprise software understands the potential rewards and risks involved in the decision. On one hand you’re hoping your choice delivers what’s been promised: More efficiency, higher productivity, increased cost savings. One the other hand, in the back of your mind, no matter how confident you may feel in the choice, you wonder if it might end up to be a complete financial and business disaster. We never like to bring up the…  MORE

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