SAP's platform strategy doubles down on cloud, IoT, AI, and user experience

SAP's platform strategy doubles down on cloud, IoT, AI, and user experience

A series of strategic communications this month demonstrates that SAP is not just serious about cloud, but is betting the business that it can create the most contemporary, compelling, and capable enterprise cloud platform.

Who controls the marketing tech stack in 2017: The CIO or CMO?

Who controls the marketing tech stack in 2017: The CIO or CMO?

A funny thing happened along the way to using technology to better connect with the marketplace: The CIO and CMO both decided to have a hand in it. How will they agree and align in 2017 as digital becomes central to the end-to-end customer experience?

So long, app silos: And welcome to the digital workplace hub

So long, app silos: And welcome to the digital workplace hub

What do these new digital workplaces as platform need to entail to succeed? istock.com As business applications continue to proliferate in the workplace, enterprises have begun to realize that their ever-more complex landscape of digital tools for their workforce should be more effectively organized and integrated to better deliver their full value and provide returns […]

Exploring Atlassian's vision for enterprise collaboration

Exploring Atlassian’s vision for enterprise collaboration

One of the first major breakthroughs in large-scale collaboration after document and content management was the enterprise wiki. One of the original pioneers in the space is Atlassian, and they remain a solid favorite in many collaboration environments today. In fact, the company’s offerings still make my current list of the top 10 collaboration solutions […]

What's top of mind for the CIO as 2017 looms

What’s top of mind for the CIO as 2017 looms

In conversations with various CIOs around the world throughout 2016, I’ve noted several widely consistent ongoing threads as well as some emerging IT leadership trends that have highlighted the challenging, highly varied, and increasingly momentous job it is to head up technology enablement within a large organization today. While the job of CIO has always […]

A new generation of CIO thinking emerges

A new generation of CIO thinking emerges

The data keeps piling up: Tech spending and digitization of the enterprise is happening outside of IT as never before. There’s no easy way to say it: The role of the CIO to lead the tech enablement of our organizations is steadily eroding as strategic technology decisions are more rapidly being made elsewhere in the […]

What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?

What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?

As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be.

The bar for digital experience is rising in exponential times

The bar for digital experience is rising in exponential times

Most companies are still plugging away, digital channel by digital channel, at creating the experiences they think their customers expect. But the game has changed decisively as entirely new customer-facing technologies emerge.