3 key insights I learned as a Global CIO and strategy advisor

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Seventy four percent of companies are going through some form of digital transformation. With percentages that high, there must be value buried somewhere in these initiatives, right? From my perspective, having worked as a strategic advisor and Global CIO for over 20 years, the value comes to those pursuing transformation.

CIO perspective: We all recognize the importance of data to the customer experience, so why can’t we get it right?

December 12 2018

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I began my career in retail technology in 1992, a few years before Amazon began selling books online and would, as we all know, go on to forever redefine retail and consumer behavior. In all that time, data about customers, inventory, service, and marketing simmered below the surface of retail organizations — never rising to the level of prioritization that would have empowered us to leverage it to full effect.

From CIO to CEO: Yvonne Wassenaar discusses the future of technology

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To survive today, companies need tech-savvy leaders. The convergence of cloud, SaaS, mobile, big data and more is turning every company into a technology company. As a result, CIOs need to step up and partner closely with business leaders to drive strategic initiatives and growth opportunities. In some cases, CIOs are even stepping up into the CEO role itself.

Application Networks in Federal Government

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Across industries, organizations are realizing the power of reusable APIs to transform the way they do business. Health systems are redefining patient care, retailers are pioneering innovative omnichannel experiences for their customers, and banks have accelerated the speed at which they can bring innovative new products and services to market.

But what about government? How should federal agencies be thinking about leveraging reusable APIs to enable more efficient and cost-effective citizen service and mission delivery?

IT Q&A: Ask Ross Anything

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Earlier this year we published our Connectivity Benchmark Report research that surveyed 951 IT decision makers on whether they’ve been able to achieve their digital transformation goals, whether they will have enough resources to do what they want to do this year, and whether they can actually complete all of their projects..

The answer to all of these is “no”; resourcing is a problem, time constraints and legacy software are holding IT departments back,

Webinar: CIOs and CISOs – Enable Security By Design

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Learn how to align security and agility

In some organizations, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has earned a reputation inside of IT as a blocker or a hindrance to innovation.  Some CISOs have even be referred to as the ‘Queen (or King) of No.’  Why?  Because despite the massive amounts of attention being paid to security in the media, with Target, Apple, Nissan, and Twitter all making the news recently for their security failures,

The CIO’s top priority: accelerating change

What’s the one thing that will set your business apart from the pack? According to our founder Ross Mason, it’s the rising role of integration and an emphasis on speed.

In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, Ross elaborated further: “The way in which companies are driving their competitive advantage is … in the way in which they can move the information and the assets they have around their organization and deliver that to their consumers in the right way.

Production Lifecycle for IT operations: Anypoint Platform vision and June 2016 updates

According to a May 2015 survey conducted by the Harvey Nash Group and KPMG, 59% of CIOs and other IT executives face a skills shortage. In parallel, the goals and demands of the business continue to rise, which is forcing CIOs everywhere to do more with less. The need to build, deploy, and maintain applications and APIs at a faster rate, with a lighter focus on setup and training and a heavier focus on making sure the business is running smoothly is apparent.  

Digital Transformation Trends to Watch: APIs Ignite a Cultural Shift Within Businesses

Digital transformation isn’t only a key business strategy, it’s an inexorable force that every business in every industry must contend with. But digital transformation brings with it great advantages if the entire business rises to the challenge. However, in organizations today, there is a significant misalignment between business priorities and IT investments, hindering digital transformation initiatives and directly putting revenue at risk. Released today, MuleSoft’s second annual Connectivity Benchmark Report reveals this growing issue and the role of APIs in enabling digital transformation.

Transforming from a CoE to a C4E

It’s a common scenario in many businesses – every function in the organization wants to add a mobile app or a new SaaS application and they all rely on IT to deliver. It is becoming very difficult for IT to keep up with the demands on their time and resources coming from the organization today. What if there were a way for IT to deliver more projects and create new innovations with the same amount of resourcing?