Government

A Framework for when Ride-Hailing/Sharing Companies and Public Transit Agencies may work together for the Public Benefit

Ride hailing and ride sharing companies have been steadily taking passengers from public transit systems, which weaken already funding-constrained agencies, negatively impacting cities. However, when not directly competing, these firms can work with cities or transit agencies to improve urban mobility and enable cities or transit agencies to reduce costs and/or improve efficiencies and service levels. 

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Data

7 Policy Principles to Balance the Control and Speed of Digital Disruption

IT has always had to support audits and certifications and navigate through what seems like constantly changing requirements. Compliance was visible to the board and IT had to answer to the board. That visibility, though, was rarely outside the building – and historically more top of mind for the CFO, the audit committee, internal audit and the CIO.

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IT Spending

Digital Transformation Investment Fast Approaching Majority of Total Technology Investment

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An increasing number of businesses are spending the lion’s share of their IT budgets on digital transformation (DX) technologies. But many businesses are not — and the high speed at which DX is reshaping industries is leaving some vendors and end users behind. As the DX wave continues to gain velocity, the question must be asked: Can these businesses catch up?

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Data

How CIOs Are Successfully Driving Data Excellence

This blog shares three peer examples for you to follow when it comes to data governance

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Energy

Tendril Acquires EnergySavvy: Aiming to Strategically Position Themselves in the Competitive Landscape of Utility Customer Engagement

On May 3rd, 2019, Tendril announced the agreement to acquire EnergySavvy in a strategic move to gain more market share in the competitive utility home energy management space.  Tendril’s core offerings have been focused on residential customer engagement products and services, which provide personalized energy efficiency and demand side management products and programs. The acquisition of EnergySavvy brings advanced personalization capabilities to the Tendril Platform.

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KPIs

Using KPIs and Metrics to Demonstrate IT’s Business Contributions

KPIs and Metrics IDC Blog

For CIOs, metrics are a key means of measuring the performance and effectiveness of their IT organizations in support of organizational improvement. During the recent IDC web conference ” New Metrics & KPIs for the Digitally Transformed IT Organization,” my colleague Bill Keyworth and I shared the results from our latest IDC MeasureScape survey and discussed new metrics and KPI’s for digitally transforming IT organizations working on infrastructure modernization and cloud adoption.

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Retail

Looking back at NRF, and the New Infrastructures on Show: Edge computing and 5G

If there was any doubt about a renewed focus on retail infrastructure, this was dispelled at NRF’s Big Show 2019 , and this has become even clearer in the weeks following. As we traversed the floors and booths, there were many conversations to be had around AI, IOT, “frictionless commerce”, and other “store of the future” technologies that digitally determined retailers are deploying in order to transform their physical consumer touch points.

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Energy

SAP Chemicals Best Practices: Takeaways from the 2019 event

SAP Chemicals Best Practices

Last month, the Best Practices for Chemicals Conference took place in Houston, Texas under the motto “Empowering the Intelligent Enterprise”. Running this event now the 5th time it was again a great success. With numerous customers, prospects, partners and SAP experts a unique crowd of business, functional and technology professionals came together to embrace innovative solutions, fresh ideas and best-in-class strategies for transforming chemical business into intelligent enterprises.

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Leadership Strategies

Strategic Architecture: A Stepping-Stone to IT Transformation (ITX)

“Architecture is not about installing infrastructure, but designing ways that information is stored and moved,” says Joe Spagnoletti, CIO of US LBM, a $3 billion specialty distributor of lumber, roofing, siding, and other building materials across 30 states. “When it comes to technology, we want to stay ahead of our competition, but not our technology partners,” he says. To do this successfully requires “people who understand the business and what connects to what and where we can disintermediate competitors or change the way things work by connecting things together in ingenious ways,” Spagnoletti says. These people are the company’s architects.

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AI Leadership Strategies

Artificial Intelligence: 15 takeaways from AGENDA19 to help you succeed with AI

Reflecting on my past day and a half attending AGENDA19, I am happy to share that I feel immersed with intelligence. AGENDA is an annual business leadership conference focused on driving organizations forward in changing times.

The overarching theme for our AI/ML sessions was “Where Companies are Winning with Digital” and it was covered in two segments:

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