Have you had your Bezos moment? What you can learn from Amazon

February 20 2018

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When people and companies grow wildly successful, we often forget that they have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. Yet, we often find ourselves speculating, how do they do what they do…and how do they do it so well?

Welcome to the coherence economy

February 14 2018

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Nearly 20 years ago, there was a major economic shift — from a services economy to an experience economy. Since then, the accelerating pace of technology, fueled by hyperspecialization, digitization, and the ability to programmatically control these new environments, has been quietly ushering in a new economy set to challenge every industry — the coherence economy.

2018 predictions: AI, SaaS, and the evolution of IT

January 31 2018

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Organizations today are under increasing pressure to move faster to stay relevant. It requires CIOs to embrace a new way of thinking about IT, one that distributes the IT function throughout the business rather than concentrates it in a single team.

Digital agility: How CIOs can drive real collaboration

January 23 2018

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Companies are eager to capitalize on the efficiencies, insights and deeper consumer connections that digital approaches offer. But the difference between merely adopting new technologies and real digital transformation is not always apparent.

CIOs are at the forefront of securing buy-in for meaningful digital investment, making clever technology choices that mitigate risk, support business goals, and foster collaboration to ensure digital solutions are integrated effectively.

SaaStr Podcast: How companies can unbundle to drive revenue

January 22 2018

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The tech climate is rapidly changing and putting increasing pressure on businesses to move faster. However, in recent years, we’ve seen digital transformation hindered by a misalignment between business and technology leaders. This has had a severe impact on the speed at which businesses can deliver products and services.

Last week, I spoke with Harry Stebbings on the Official SaaStr Podcast about this topic (and more!). Check out the episode here or below.

Webinar: How adopting APIs can boost your profits

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API creation and adoption are having a moment. As of January 2018, there are nearly 19,000 public APIs in ProgrammableWeb’s API directory. According to recent research, 94% of companies say they either have or are developing an API strategy. APIs are seen as an enterprise necessity.

5 reasons why ESB-led integration is out and API-led integration is in

December 11 2017

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Integration has been an enterprise challenge for a long time. In order to create the new products, applications, and services that businesses need to confront the digital revolution, you have to connect systems, data, and devices. There’s no way around it. Enterprises struggled with point-to-point integrations, which created a spaghetti-like mess of code, and then, for many years, companies found a better integration solution with ESBs (Enterprise Service Bus) and an ESB integration approach.

Why CIOs must look beyond mobile and embrace all digital channels

December 7 2017

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Businesses today are going through radical digital transformation in an attempt to create better customer experiences. From mobile to Facebook Messenger to connected home devices, customers today engage with businesses through a variety of digital channels. A single consumer, for example, can have over 900 digital interactions when purchasing a car.

Why DevOps and APIs are a Match Made in Heaven

November 6 2017

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In our technology-driven world, organisations cannot afford to stand still. They need to deliver software at high velocity without sacrificing stability, which is why DevOps has become such a popular approach.

As the name suggests, DevOps is an attempt to combine software development and IT operations in order to effectively get the best of both worlds: the rapid iteration favoured by the former and the stability, reliability and security favoured by the latter.

Splunk’s CIO on DevOps, APIs and the evolving role of IT

October 11 2017

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In this Q&A, Splunk CIO Declan Morris shares insight into the technology approaches that will enable Splunk to double revenue in the next three years.

The role of IT has evolved from a centralized delivery model to IT as a service, where IT-owned capabilities are being offered as a service throughout the business to drive new levels of agility. One CIO embracing the changing role is Declan Morris of Splunk, which enables organizations to turn massive streams of data into operational intelligence.