The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2017

It was a rebuilding year in a sense, as emerging tech for the enterprise steadily proceeded but didn’t result in as many new targets to track as last year. Yet it’s also abundantly clear the largest digital shifts by far are still ahead of us. Here’s how 2017 is breaking down.

Today's customer experience mandate: Avoid "50 first dates"

Today’s customer experience mandate: Avoid “50 first dates”

These days, digital channel proliferation is making it more complex than ever to connect with and satisfy customers, whose own expectations of service are growing rapidly. Maintaining a coherent digital experience appears to be an essential element of the solution.

Five Emerging Technologies for Rapid Digital Transformation

Five Emerging Technologies for Rapid Digital Transformation

The enterprise world of technology is finally catching up with the consumer world. Here are some representative examples of new enabling products for faster digital change.

Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again

Digital workplace update: Why enterprise collaboration is exciting again

After years of incremental progress, the enterprise collaboration industry is currently seeing a burst of innovation that’s led to several new approaches that have real potential to become digital workplace breakthroughs.

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 […]