Archive for April, 2019

Wawa brings digital integration to the convenience store

Wawa brings digital integration to the convenience store

The smartphone’s role in people’s daily lives leaves CIOs no shortage of options with which to get closer to customers. And while many retail chains are throwing one novel technology after another against the wall to see what sticks, convenience store chain Wawa has come up with a different formula: partnerships with companies whose digital capabilities boost the...

Posted on April 29, 2019Read More

Infor CEO: Our IPO will take us to the next level

Infor CEO: Our IPO will take us to the next level

The systems of record employed to run the enterprise — ERP, CRM, HR, manufacturing, etc. — may not be the most thrilling software, but their successful implementation plays an outsized role in ensuring a smooth-running business. Oracle and SAP loom large as the broadest, deepest vendors in the space. But Charles Phillips, CEO of New York-based Infor, wants to elbow his way...

Posted on April 24, 2019Read More

Anheuser-Busch taps single source for data analytics

Anheuser-Busch taps single source for data analytics

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the $60 billion brewer of Budweiser, Corona and more than 500 beer brands, had a data problem when Harinder Singh joined the company as global director of data strategy and solution architecture in 2017. To read this article in full, please click...

Posted on April 15, 2019Read More

IDG Contributor Network: How to be an edgy CIO

IDG Contributor Network: How to be an edgy CIO

Edge computing is not new, but its applications for business have rapidly evolved over the past decade. I initially implemented an edge solution for ACI Specialty Benefits back in 2010 because we were collecting petabytes of wearable and biometric data. The delivery, processing, and storage of this data became too expensive and latent to ship and translate into usable...

Posted on April 12, 2019Read More

Google ready to step up its enterprise presence

Google ready to step up its enterprise presence

Last year I wrote a blog post questioning whether Google was ready to become a mainstream enterprise vendor. As I pointed out in that post, Google has danced around enterprise for years but has never been able to establish itself as a “go-to vendor.”   CIOs I talk to define their company around certain vendors in different technology areas. They might say they are an...

Posted on April 11, 2019Read More

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and mid-size businesses to scale faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited resources? At its annual SuiteWorld event, in Las Vegas this week, NetSuite is offering some answers. The SaaS ERP company is, among other things,...

Posted on April 04, 2019Read More

FinOps: Best practices for cloud cost optimization

FinOps: Best practices for cloud cost optimization

Won over by the promise to drive business agility while reducing costs, CIOs are migrating to the cloud en masse. But renting cloud services creates new problems, including managing bills populated with thousands of line items generated by instances running across the globe. To read this article in full, please click...

Posted on April 03, 2019Read More