At BJ’s Wholesale Club, one of Peter Buonora's primary roles as Enterprise Architect is to organize and prioritize our overall application landscape and infrastructure and align that to his business goals.
CIOs have a mandate to innovate, but the daily concerns of running IT and inadequate resources may be holding them back, according to a new report, "Business Transformation and the CIO Role," by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.
A recent Harvard Business Review Analytic Services Survey found companies that embrace IT-enabled business innovation are transforming their businesses in key areas such as customer engagement and insight, new business models, end-user processes, and new product and service developments.
First the good news: In a survey of about 300 IT professionals released today by SolarWinds, 99 percent reported that they advise their companies on strategic decisions about new technologies. Now the bad news: Only a third of respondents said they were completely confident about giving that advice.
Many CIOs are on the fence when it comes to Shadow ITers. Whether you feel shadow IT is lurking in the shadows or coming out of the shadows, end users have more direct ability to leverage IT resources to meet their immediate needs than they have ever had before. Ennio Carboni, President and GM for the Network & IT Management Division at Ipswitch has direct experience with the phenomenon and offers his perspective on shadow IT and how to make the best of it.