SAP expands portfolio with a slew of business transformation tools

Venture Beast

SAP this week expanded its portfolio of cloud-based applications and services to accelerate digital business transformation. Read More. AI Big Data Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise VB Home Page Analytics ERP managed services SAP SAPPHIRE NOW

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Webinar: Digital Business Transformation Accelerators

Forrester's Customer Insights

Almost every technology consulting firm, and many others besides, claims to be able to help your business transform into a digital business. “Digital Transformation” has been used to describe everything from moving applications from a data center to the cloud to updating the systems and processes in the finance department. Many examples of “transformation” highlight […].

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The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites, Q4 2018 — The Role Of CRM In Business Transformation

Forrester's Customer Insights

CRM suites today (1) support different business models and organizational sizes; (2) operationalize intelligence to impact outcomes; (3) offer vertical editions; (4) expose platform services; and (5) invest in ecosystems of value (AKA, application exchanges). CRM applicationsIn my last post, I highlighted the top five ways that CRM suites are evolving today.

Velocity with quality mandates a model based approach to ARA tools and DevOps

Forrester IT

Enterprises today are focusing on delivering applications faster to drive customer experiences and drive business transformation to meet rising expectations. The automation of the process known as Application Release Automation (ARA) is one of the critical impediments in the DevOps journey for I&O organizations today. Application Release Automation. ARA Tools Agile Application Release Automation Automation DevOps IT Infrastructure Models cloud computing

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When should the CIO take The Initiative to Promote Strategic Business Transformation?

Future of CIO

Either fast-growing businesses or well-established organizations have to continuously adapt to the numerous changes and well chart the path to significant business transformations such as digitalization or globalization, should CIOs take the initiative to promote such strategic business initiatives, if so, shall they promote at the front or lead from behind? And what’s the best scenario to take such transformational leadership?

CEOs Own Software Competency — And The Structure Of Innovation Delivery

Forrester's Customer Insights

Whether your firm is disrupting markets or playing catch-up, every major business activity and strategy requires […]. application architecture architecture & technology strategy business architecture digital transformation financial management Innovation innovation management reference architecture Agile business transformation digital disruption financial planning innovation software architecture

The Competitive Dynamics Of Workforce Optimization--A Critical Driver Of Customer Experience--Unpacked

Forrester IT

Uber and Lyft have monkeyed around with the fundamental order of the taxi and livery business. Customer service application pros see workforce optimization (WFO) tools as the fuel that drives customer service organizations. Additionally, in particularly hot areas such as speech, text, and desktop analytics, customer service pros see the ability to not just improve their own team's performance, but also drive broader business transformation.

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F5 shares up more than 14% after earnings beat expectations

GeekWire

Seattle application security and delivery giant F5 beat expectations for its third fiscal quarter, reporting $674 million in revenue, up 4% year-over-year, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.57, slightly down from the year-ago period.

DevOps: From Unicorns to Mainstream

Forrester IT

Every day I hear more about the pressure I&O organizations are under to accelerate the delivery of applications and services and the pressure it is placing on the existing resources. DevOps, which started as a grassroots approach by development organizations who were looking to extend their agile practices to support the faster deployment of code, has become business as usual across the whole organization.

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Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. It might be a simple enhancement or a whole new application to a new audience, we are all motivated by creating something new and the prospect of success.

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Expanding the AWS Cloud: Introducing the AWS Europe (London) Region

All Things Distributed

UK companies are using AWS to innovate across diverse industries, such as energy, manufacturing, medicaments, retail, media, and financial services and the UK is home to some of the world's most forward-thinking businesses. The City's thriving venture capital and start-up accelerator communities are fueling growth and innovation, making it one of the most important locations in the world to do business.

How does your SaaS vendor respond to the scalability question.

Social, Agile and Transformation

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3 Traditional Approaches to IAM That Need to Change

SecureWorld News

The past decade has ushered in many new technology and business challenges. This has left many organizations scrambling to realign their IT and security to meet today's new normal through digital transformation. A successful IAM program needs to be approached as a business transformation initiative, rather than a technology one. It requires key business and security stakeholders' buy-in, and their visions aligned with the IAM program.

Evaluating SaaS Vendors ? Understanding Business Models and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Evaluating SaaS Vendors – Understanding Business Models and Profitability. First and foremost, you need to find ways to evaluate their business model.

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The Best “Curve” Quotes of “Digital Master” Apr, 2020

Future of CIO

" Digital Master ” is a series of guidebooks (28 + books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.”

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A New Chapter: “Cloud Musings en español”

Cloud Musings

Since May 2010, “ Cloud Musings ” has demonstrated, educated and celebrated the use of advanced technology in business. Over this period, information technology has transformed from a business support arm to being the core of just about every business model. Business transformation is also accelerating as social media and big data analytics take their place in the mix.

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The IBM Press Release on Spark That Every Tech Leader Should Read

CTOvision

You know Spark, the free and open source complement to Apache Hadoop that gives enterprises better ability to field fast, unified applications that combine multiple workloads, including streaming over all your data. As data and analytics are embedded into the fabric of business and society –from popular apps to the Internet of Things (IoT) –Spark brings essential advances to large-scale data processing. Spark Drives Business Transformation for IBM Clients.

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Which Government, Non-Profit and NGO Have Big Data/CDH Lessons Learned To Share?

CTOvision

The goal of this program is to recognize organizations running CDH for the applications you’ve built using Hadoop, and for the impact your project is having on the organization, business, and/or society at large. The 2014 Data Impact Awards highlight achievements in the following areas: BUSINESS IMPACT. Drew Conway is a leading expert in the application of computational methods to social and behavioral problems at large-scale. By Bob Gourley.

CDH Users: If you have done impactful things with data please share how what and why

CTOvision

The goal of this program is to recognize organizations running CDH for the applications you’ve built using Hadoop, and for the impact your project is having on the organization, business, and/or society at large. The 2014 Data Impact Awards highlight achievements in the following areas: BUSINESS IMPACT. Drew Conway is a leading expert in the application of computational methods to social and behavioral problems at large-scale. By Bob Gourley.

The Monthly “CIO Master” Book Tuning: IT Management Dashboard Apr. 2020

Future of CIO

IT Management Dashboard Three Essential Information from an IT Management Dashboard Due to fast-growing information and emergent digital technologies, IT becomes more significant in driving organizational changes and catalyzing business transformation.

Experience “The Big Pivot”

Cloud Musings

Graeme Thompson, SVP/CIO Informatica The Big Pivot Podcast explores Digital transformation and its effect on every business in every industry. In exploring the business benefits of data-driven transformation, it is for CIOs who want to have a real impact on serving customers, empowering employees, and growing revenues. Data is the foundation of digital transformation so the CIO must be as focused on the data as they are on the physical aspects of IT.

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IT Transformation as an Integral Part of Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

IT transformation as an integral part of digital transformation means that IT is a business ‘solutionary’ and digital transformer. Transformation seeks to change. The word "transformation" in itself means change and change for the better, the new ways and methods of doing things, new structures, new relationships, new capability, etc. How to run IT as a changing organization for catalyzing business transformation?

Please, Stop Creating Microsoft Access Databases!

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. She only calls in IT if she needs something scripted such as more advanced forms or jobs that can load and transform new data. Business Exchange Profile.

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Top Ten Attributes of Agile Platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Also, the platform doesnt live in its own ecosystem - it probably needs to be integrated with other services, applications, and data sources. Business Exchange Profile.

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Reinvent Digital Organizations from Five Aspects

Future of CIO

A digital organization can bring greater awareness of the intricacies and the systemic value of organizational systems, business process, people dynamics, resource alignment, information abundance, and technological touches. But reinventing business to get digital ready is an evolutionary journey which requires much more time, energy, passion, courage, experimentation, retreat, and reflection.

Visual Thinking vs. Design Thinking in Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

To digitizing businesses, the overall design of the organization that matures itself requires very deliberate thoughts and actions, much like all stages of the business life cycle. Fundamentally, design is a creative process of turning imagination into reality.

Tech Moves: Wyze names first CFO; OutSystems exec relocates to Seattle; Flying Fish adds partner

GeekWire

Robson Grieve , chief marketing officer at OutSystems, an enterprise application development and deployment company, is relocating to Seattle from San Francisco. . He was previously EVP of business transformation in Chicago and served as global chief of staff to CEO Richard Edelman.

Three Steps to Big Data Discovery - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Data discovery efforts are particularly challenging in an enterprise or even medium sized business with many disparate databases. Business Exchange Profile.

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Constructive Criticism in the Boardroom

Future of CIO

The true critical thinking and constructive criticism are very important for the business’s improvement continuum. The corporate board plays a crucial role in overseeing business strategy and driving business transformation. At the age of exponential growth of information and business complexity, leaders may not always have the right answers; but they should always ask the right questions.

Tech Moves: Startup Haven grows team to lead new fund; PSL promotions; F5 Networks adds execs

GeekWire

It focuses on pre-seed companies with capital-efficient business models and early signs of commercialization. F5 Networks hired Microsoft CVP Yvette Smith as SVP of customer success and business transformation and promoted Gail Coury to SVP and chief information security officer.

Connections Redefining the Enterprise Network

Cloud Musings

Photo credit: Shutterstock The computer and the network that connects them are both inextricably linked to the success of any business. This reality surfaces the need for organizations to transform their supply chains into demand and product networks. Networks and networked devices are just as vital to a business as they are, in many cases, integral to the digital product itself. This concept transforms supply chain silos into product and demand networks.

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The Focus Areas of Information Architecture (IA)

Future of CIO

I Information is one of the most invaluable business assets which can create or multiply the business value and maximize its return on investment. Keep in mind, just because you have abundant information or relevant business content doesn't mean you have everything.

Three Agile Insights Working With Offshore Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Every year, I make the trip to India to visit teams that work as developers, testers, and support of our applications. Business Exchange Profile. business exchange. (11).

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Three “Soft” IT Management Disciplines to Drive Digital Transformation

Future of CIO

Digital transformation is “pushed” by both visible forces and invisible forces, hard forces and soft forces from multiple directions. Often, IT is perceived by the business as a big cold, isolated function with monolithic hard boxes and tangled wires, surrounding with IT staff stereotyped as geeks who speak the different language and lack of business acumen to ask insight questions. CIO Master Digitalization IT Transformation

The Internet of Things Will Deliver Big Data's Promise

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. IOT applications span multiple industries and domains, everything from wearable computing, to health care, to smarter cities. Business Exchange Profile.

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The Problems with Siloed Databases Part 2

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. I accept all of these as reality so the question is, are non-developers or business users developing databases with structures and documentation that simplify changes?

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From “Cost Center” IT to “Value-Added” IT Transformation

Future of CIO

With the increasing pace of changes and overloading information, many companies are reaching the inflection point of digital transformation. Every new technology adopted must facilitate the business but also bring down the incremental cost of growth and the time to market.

The Pitfalls of Change Management

Future of CIO

Change is continuously happening and spiraling up in such a dynamic business environment, it is nevertheless true that change itself has become unpredictable and evolutionary.

CIOs as “Change Agents” How to Walk the Talk Effortlessly?

Future of CIO

Do they have the charisma to get buy-in either from the business or from current IT staff? Achieve the business buy-in: Change is a dance between the top management and the affected parts of the organization. One of the first things a CIO must do in a transformation initiative of this magnitude is to ask the business for help. CIOs should be able to talk with business unit leaders, selling them on the challenges and the vision for the future.

Five-Pillar Framework to Develop the Platform Business

Future of CIO

It can expand and amplify its influence with the ability to create new business models, run a platform business in a hyperconnected digital ecosystem - treat customers, suppliers, channel partners and industrial participants as active agents who can integrate the modular capabilities exposed in a powerful platform to create new experiences and expand its impact. Here are five essential pillars to build a solid framework for developing a powerful platform business.

CIOs as Digital Master: How to Manage the Zigzag Digital Transformation Skillfully

Future of CIO

Organizations’ digitalization is surely a transformation journey, as it has to permeate into business vision, strategy, culture, process, and communication, etc. Thus, the digital leaders need to understand their environment and playing field profoundly to develop a plan to harness the identified opportunities and manage a zigzag digital transformation skillfully.

Simple Agile Product Development - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 and business transformation. Reuse simplifies construction, testing, and ongoing maintenance of the application. The Business Analyst has to flush out requirements and drive them to patterns.

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The CIO as “Chief Improvement Officer”: Grease The Wheel of Digital IT via Process Tuning

Future of CIO

An evolving digital IT is a lever to move the business forward. In today’s digital dynamic and technical environments in which IT is being used more and more around the globe for revenue generating initiatives and in fact, business is becoming IT. Information and Technology and its associated methodologies and practices are parts of the leverage mechanism to bridge organizational gaps, modernize and integrate business processes, and build a cohesive set of business competency.

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