It’s the holi-data shopping season!

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, but this year retailers noticed that customers aren’t spending the bulk of their holiday budget on Black Friday as they have in the past. Instead, shoppers are spreading their purchases throughout the pre-Christmas period, and are shopping online, whether on desktop or their smartphones, more than in the past. This shift has made it difficult for retailers to track and learn from shoppers’ habits during the holiday season.

The Chief Information Officer’s new role

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.

3 reasons to surrender your data center and move to the cloud

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,

The future is here

As of October 21, 2015, the future is now the past. That was the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel through time to in Back to the Future 2. Some things have come true in the 1985 vision of 2015 – drones, for example, or self-lacing sneakers, and some things haven’t yet. Where are our flying cars?

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But one thing is certain –

3 emerging technologies that could grow your business

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It’s really easy to think that all the innovations emerging from the tech sector won’t have an impact on businesses in other industries. But a recent study by Gartner announced that Unilever, a CPG business founded in the 19th century, is a supply chain leader thanks to its innovative use of data analytics. The truth is every business can be disrupted – and can take advantage of digital transformation. In a recent piece in Computer Weekly,

Top Tech Trends a CIO Needs to Know

Digital transformation is happening faster than you think. Businesses are evolving into “composable enterprises” built out of connected software, services, and applications. To create a new service, launch a new product, or enhance existing systems, businesses need to quickly connect applications, data and devices; their ability to stitch all these parts together determines whether they will win or lose in the market.

It’s increasingly the CIO’s job to accelerate innovation across the business.