Exponential IT is Accenture’s name for a doctrine enabling companies to respond quickly to immediate business needs while continuously evolving for the future. Companies’ systems should support rapid launch of new products and services, while exploiting existing IT investments.
Carole McCluskey is the Chief Information and Technology Officer of TrueBlue, a specialty employment service based in Tacoma, WA.
The role of the CIO is not what it used to be. Once upon a time, it was good enough to just go build stuff and that’s what our companies expected of us — to just go out and build things. Today, that’s not really our jobs anymore.
My job is about how we make sense out of all these things that are in our enterprise — how do we make sense of shadow IT?
People working for SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS companies, especially those with highly regulated customers, know that the “request for” process can be a really painful business undertaking. Anyone involved in providing the materials for a Request for Proposals, or a Request for Information, or a Requests for Briefs (hereafter I’ll call them RFx) knows that they are very difficult and time-consuming to produce. For us at MuleSoft, when we participate in an RFx, there are numerous processes that involve our engineering,
Much has been written about the transformation of the Chief Information Officer, but as the world is transformed by the digital revolution, the CIO finds himself or herself at the center of extraordinary change. Technology has fundamentally altered the business of doing business. The emergence of an always-on, always-connected world means that old business models are being disrupted, consumers are demanding more, and the world is smaller and more connected than ever before.
MuleSoft CEO Greg Schott has advice for companies looking to move faster and take advantage of opportunities provided by digital transformation. In an interview with Computer Business Review, Greg says, “Surrender your data center security blanket,” he says. “I think even the most regulated business would go to the cloud if they could. [But in many cases, CIOs] feel better because their data is sitting inside my data center, I can see it I can touch it,
When business leaders think about their organization’s data, they might think about records kept in on-premises systems or even in cloud applications, but they generally think of that data as very much inside the business. But what if those data assets could be reimagined and repackaged as a complete service and then exposed, inside and outside the business, through APIs? Now enterprise data not only has the possibility to spur growth but also provide new revenue streams for the business.