What Must Enterprises Learn to Increase ROI from the Cloud?

Survey by Accenture shows some organizations have yet to realize the most value from their cloud strategies.

Leadership at some businesses continues to wrestle with getting the greatest return on investment from their cloud strategies, according to a report released by Accenture. Cloud transformation and plans to scale up the use of such resources are often the talk of IT circles, but the anticipated benefits can remain elusive. Though numerous organizations plan to increase their cloud investment in 2021 and beyond, it can still be a challenge for some to leverage cloud resources to the fullest.

For its report, Accenture

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Reducing Security Talent Attrition by Increasing Diversity

CIOs and other IT leaders must attract, retain and hire professionals with broad cybersecurity skills, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. Here’s some advice.

In the wake of the pandemic’s forced distribution of the workforce, millions worldwide will continue to depend on remote access for months — or even years. And a hybrid of remote work is likely to become a permanent fixture in many organizations. All these changes mean that CIOs and other IT leaders must attract, retain and hire professionals with broad cybersecurity skills, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. 

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How Enterprises Prioritized AI in 2020

Last year at this time, IT leaders were creating budgets and plans for AI initiatives. Here’s how a pandemic impacted them.

In Autumn 2019, as CIOs carefully crafted their technology investment plans for the new year, artificial intelligence and other advanced analytics made up a key part of the initiatives earmarked for investment. It was during that October to December time period when Deloitte was surveying IT leaders about the state of AI in their enterprises for a report released in July 2020. But as we all know, the tech plans those leaders set late last year hit a

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10 Ways to Transition Traditional IT Talent to Cloud Talent

While many IT professionals love learning new things, IT leaders and their organizations must do several things to facilitate a smooth transition to cloud.

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Organizations continue to transition more storage, compute and applications to the cloud. However, to succeed, they need the right skills and processes in place.

“I grew up in the traditional IT world. Things were simple then. If you knew a few technologies you could really make a difference, but in the cloud there’s a lot more interconnection between the different technologies and a lot more options available,” said Neeta Jain, CTO

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Time to Rethink Your Enterprise Software Strategy?

While it may be counterintuitive to make sweeping changes to enterprise software strategies amid a pandemic, the payoff could be substantial in the long run.

Working remotely has drastically shifted work processes across every industry. Some industries have been affected more than others, especially those heavily entrenched in paper processes. In many cases, companies have been forced into a digital transformation for which they were not ready.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting reductions in demand and shifts in supply (did toilet paper and Clorox warrant their own supply chain specialists?) most companies that hadn’t

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