IT Governance and Executive Strategies CommunityModernization and Rationalization: Keys to Digital Strategy Execution<div><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:8.0pt;margin-left:0in;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Sprawling uncoordinated inventories of information technology leads to accumulation of technical debt, bloated budgets, waste, and impaired digital transformation initiatives. Is your company experiencing any of the following?  </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;">Irrational spending patterns</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;">Lack of M&amp;A integration</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;">Uncontrolled innovation</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;">Uncoordinated procurement</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14px;">Poor…</span></li></ul></div>Aaron PolikaitisThu, 18 Oct 2018 16:42:33 -0400 Guiding Principles of Business-Oriented KPIs for IT<div><p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:8.0pt;margin-left:0in;font-size:15px;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;'>Driven by the acceleration of digital transformation within their enterprises, CIOs have engaged in a significant shift in their IT leadership objectives which are driving the development, monitoring, and usage of new IT metrics and KPIs.   What are the new guiding principles being used to deal with the "service oriented" IT business required by…</p></div>Bill KeyworthWed, 19 Sep 2018 13:07:18 -0400 Barbarians Are at the Gate<div><p>Recently, I've had conversations with an increasing number of leaders who are digitally distraught. They are distraught because they can sense their organization is wavering on digital. As the champion of digital for their organizations, they know what needs to be done, but feel a lack of empowerment to get it done.</p> <ul> <li>They know their organization…</li></ul></div>Meredith WhalenTue, 24 Jul 2018 15:14:26 -0400 Risks Are Rising Amidst Looming Trade War, But A Tech Crash Is Unlikely<div><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:justify;font-size:16px;font-family:"Avenir Next Regular",sans-serif;'>The global economy may be slowing again. A trade war between the US and its largest trading partners is threatening to disrupt short-term projections for the second half of 2018 and 2019. Even if the current tensions give way to new trade agreements in the interests of stability, most economists expect the US economy to post a contraction by 2020,…</p></div>Stephen MintonWed, 27 Jun 2018 18:23:20 -0400 Digitally Determined Blueprint<div><p>This past Spring, I spoke with numerous <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">digital leaders</a> who are feeling distraught. They know what needs to be done but feel a lack of empowerment. Either their CEO is not making the difficult organizations moves, or their organization has multiple strategies, or their investors are taking a short-term view when it comes to funding decisions.…</p></div>Meredith WhalenMon, 18 Jun 2018 13:57:33 -0400 Transformation (DX) – Are Businesses Missing the Mark?<div><p>IDC recently published its <em>Semiannual Worldwide Digital Transformation (DX) Spending Guide,</em> where we sized multiple DX use cases worldwide across multiple industries. By looking at DX from a use-case perspective, we were able to break down the broader conversation around DX driving business model change to a more granular and focused discussion,…</p></div>Craig SimpsonFri, 15 Jun 2018 10:46:15 -0400 Reasons Why You Should Consider Data Monetization<div><p> Below are factors for CIOs and business leaders to keep in mind when their companies are considering  data monetization.</p><p><strong>1) Data-driven customer experiences are the new currency of business.</strong> <br/> High-quality customer experiences are enormously data intensive, but they are a prerequisite for success in the digital era.<br/> </p><p><strong>2) Customers expect smarter…</strong></p></div>Serge FindlingMon, 21 May 2018 09:15:36 -0400 Blockchain Become a Ubiquitous Buzzword?<div><p><img class="fr-fic fr-fir fr-dii" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;" alt="picture.jpg" data-src="/.api2/binaries/rLYxDl9yjK/thumbnails/picture.jpg?width=400&amp;height=300" data-ig-embed-key="rLYxDl9yjK" src="/.api2/binaries/rLYxDl9yjK/thumbnails/picture.jpg?width=400&amp;height=300">In January 2018, IDC published its first numbers sizing blockchain technology across various regions and industries. To outline current trends on the Central and Eastern European (CEE) market, we asked Mohamed Hefny, systems and infrastructure solutions program manager with IDC, a few questions.</p><p><strong>Q. Blockchain is a relatively new term, which is…</strong></p></div>Ivana SlaharovaTue, 24 Apr 2018 08:07:12 -0400 Semiannual Spending Forecast Snapshot: Home Automation in Europe<div><p><img class="fr-fic fr-dib" style="width: 800px;" alt="16AprilArtboard 1new.jpg" data-ig-embed-key="BPM36nRY8Q" data-src="/.api2/binaries/BPM36nRY8Q/thumbnails/16AprilArtboard 1new.jpg?width=800" src="/.api2/binaries/BPM36nRY8Q/thumbnails/16AprilArtboard 1new.jpg?width=800"></p></div>Ivana SlaharovaMon, 16 Apr 2018 05:26:49 -0400 Benefits of 3rd Platform IT Spending Are Not Always Equal<div><p><br><strong>4 Pillars (Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Analytics, Social) of the 3rd Platform<br></strong><br>One aspect of the 3rd Platform model is that new technologies (which IDC calls “innovation accelerators”) are mostly deployed on the four “pillars” of cloud, mobile, BDA (big data and analytics) and social. These pillars create a foundation on which new products such as…</p></div>Stephen MintonMon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0400