Enterprises like Sears, Starbucks and Harvard are hiring Chief Digital Officers to help monetise digital content, better connect with customers and drive their businesses forward. But does every company need one?
Stories by Todd R. Weiss
More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.
At least one analyst is predicting social, mobile and cloud technologies will spell the end of the corporate help desk. Not so fast, say corporate IT leaders.
More and more companies are creating private social networks that help their employees learn from each other and drive the business forward. Here are tips from four companies that are finding success with internal social networks.
Great CIOs and IT executives help drive their companies by being agile, innovative managers. They nurture their employees, build talented teams and foster creativity in their people. They try new things. They lead by example.
Great CIOs and IT executives help drive their companies through innovation and agile management. They nurture their employees, build talented teams and generate creativity in their people. They try new things and improve upon the old. They lead by example.
CSI and its imitators have introduced TV viewers to some of the advanced technologies used by crime-scene investigators. But they aren't the only law enforcement personnel benefitting from technology; police officers across the nation have an arsenal of high-tech devices to help them investigate and solve cases.
Hadoop is <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221636/Hadoop_ready_for_corporate_IT_execs_say">all the rage</a>, it seems. With <a href="http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/PoweredBy">more than 150 enterprises</a> of various sizes using it -- including major companies such as JP Morgan Chase, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136345/Google_Update">Google</a> and Yahoo -- it <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221495/Q_A_Hadoop_creator_expects_surge_in_interest_to_continue">may seem inevitable</a> that the open-source Big Data management system will land in your shop, too.
When powerful ERP applications are needed by growing businesses today, SaaS ERP is being looked at more and more as a viable option to traditional complex, expensive and labor-intensive packaged ERP suites. And while SaaS ERP is still young, in the right setting and with the right users, it's offering some eye-opening real world gains for a variety of organizations.
Preventing external attacks to IT systems is a huge and critical task for most companies, but what are businesses doing to stop similar attacks when they come from within? That's a question that more companies should be asking themselves as internal IT sabotage cases regularly hit businesses hard, causing big monetary losses and often knocking companies offline for days or weeks.
Consumer-friendly social media tools are finally being integrated into complex ERP applications. Enhancing ERP with deep social media capabilities will allow for easy and fast communications between businesses and customers.
It's not budgets, technology issues or strategic worries that are creating roadblocks for Cloud projects in many enterprises. Instead, deep-seated fears of change and requirements for more Cloud education are keeping many enterprises from moving forward.
Choosing your company's next mission-critical ERP system might have just gotten easier.
When your company contracts with an enterprise applications vendor for a fixed number of software licenses for your users, it behooves you to carefully monitor that usage at all times.
Once you move your core IT systems into private or public cloud networks, your work isn't over. Now you have a different set of technology issues to deal with: managing the cloud to ensure that your investments pay off for your enterprise and deliver the efficiencies and ROI that you're expecting.