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  • The 11 biggest issues IT faces today

    From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night

    Written by Paul Heltzel18 Feb. 19 07:42
  • 7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

    According to a report by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide, "Trust is identified as particularly important in obtaining support for and participation in change efforts. Executives and employees see change differently: (a) senior managers typically see change as an opportunity for both the business and themselves; and (B) employees typically see change as disruptive, intrusive, and likely to involve loss. When managing change, it's essential to identify the key issues, such as loss of turf, attachment, meaning, future, competency-based, and/or control."

    Written by Moira Alexander02 July 15 01:29
  • Top CIOs Start the Journey to the 'Digital Enterprise'

    Back in 1980, the woman who now runs the data center at State Street Bank started her career there by pricing a mutual fund in a ledger book. That process would get automated as the bank became a computerized enterprise. Today, she can connect State Street's systems with those of customers and partners and produce sophisticated reports to let customers analyze the mutual funds they might buy. That's the digital enterprise.

    Written by Michael Fitzgerald29 Oct. 14 00:59
  • Gamification Helps Utility Companies Change Customer Behavior

    In exchange for discounts from their favorite companies, people will like corporate Facebook pages, fill out surveys and join mailing lists. But power companies have to get their customers to do more than that.

    Written by Lauren Brousell28 Oct. 14 01:06
  • SAP looks to long-time ally IBM for help expanding in the Cloud

    SAP's Hana Enterprise Cloud service will be made available through IBM's global Cloud infrastructure, in a move that expands options for customers around the world who are considering moving their business applications off-premises to the Cloud.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Oct. 14 04:41
  • Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd: Our IP will help us win in the Cloud

    Though Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd's title may have changed recently, his job running the company's sales and support operations really hasn't. But he does have a whole lot more to sell and support these days, and it's all in the cloud.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 Sept. 14 05:38
  • County set to rip and replace troubled SAP software system

    Commissioners in Jefferson County, Alabama, are poised to vote for removal of a problematic SAP software system in favor of a new system developed by Tyler Technologies, after spending some US$20 million over a number of years.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Sept. 14 02:43
  • Oregon sues Oracle over troubled health insurance website

    Oregon has filed a long-expected lawsuit against Oracle over its role developing the state's troubled health insurance exchange website, alleging the vendor fraudulently induced Oregon to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for software and services that didn't work as promised.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Aug. 14 06:00
  • SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

    It took some time and considerable internal effort, but SAP says it has made good on a pledge to simplify its software pricing and licensing model.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Aug. 14 04:57