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BI Users, IT Users

7 risk mitigation strategies for the cloud

May 22, 2018

Via: CIO

Cloud services are here to stay, and they are taking over more enterprise functions every year. Where once cloud services were limited to simple storage or contact management, core functions like ERP have now moved to the cloud. And with […]


BI Users, IT Users

Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT

May 21, 2018

Via: CIO

IT leaders are upbeat for the most as they continue to move ahead with digital transformation efforts. It’s not that the budget spigots are opening wide – for most, spending and hiring rates are flat. “One of the biggest reasons […]


BI Usage, BI Users, Business Operations Reporting, Business Users

This startup wants to help traditional businesses effectively adopt blockchain

May 18, 2018

Via: The Next Web

Blockchain’s moment in the sun is finally here. It’s remarkable. Databases are a fairly unsexy technology, but blockchain has made the distributed database idea both mainstream and cool. The rush on cryptocurrency, highlighted by Bitcoin topping out at $20,000, has […]


BI Users, Power Users

IBM files patent for AI-managed traffic lights

May 17, 2018

Via: The Next Web

IBM filed a patent for an AI-powered traffic management system earlier this month. What it is: According to the patent, IBM wants to develop a system for controlling traffic lights that relies on cameras. A computer views real-time footage of […]


BI Users, IT Users

Flipping the script: Business leaders must learn the language of IT

May 10, 2018

Via: CIO

During a Walmart leadership meeting in 2017, CIO Clay Johnson witnessed a seminal moment in IT-business relations. When someone suggested making the technical terms of the retailer’s IT strategy more accessible for business line leaders, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said […]


BI Users, IT Users

IT’s 4 potential roles in digital transformation

May 8, 2018

Via: CIO

There are four distinct roles that IT can potentially play in its company’s Digital Transformation (DX) activities. These roles, illustrated in Figure 1, are Observer, Requestor, Implementor and Leader. The role that IT is allowed to play is based on […]


BI Users, IT Users

The secrets to effective IT procurement

May 7, 2018

Via: CIO

As the CIO role becomes more about vendor management rather than ‘building things’, it is relevant to consider what things make for an effective IT procurement process. To be honest, there are lessons here for CIOs, other IT leaders, and […]


BI Users, IT Users

7 ways to embrace shadow IT and win

May 3, 2018

Via: CIO

Fear not shadow IT, the software and services employees secretly use without explicit organizational approval. For decades, CIOs and IT managers have searched for ways of reliably ferreting out and squashing shadow technologies, realizing that the illicit tools create dangerous […]


BI Users, IT Users

6 business analyst certifications to advance your analytics career

May 2, 2018

Via: CIO

Certifications for business analysts are still emerging, but there’s already a handful of organizations offering exams to certify your business analytics skills. Business analysts help organizations make the most of the data they collect by finding trends, patterns and errors […]


BI Users, Extra-enterprise Users

RPA is poised for a big business break-out

May 1, 2018

Via: CIO

Software that automates basic tasks is catching hold in large enterprises, where CIOs are seeking to inject greater efficiency into business processes. Called robotic process automation (RPA), the technology enables IT departments to use a piece of software, called a […]