Why digital transformations are lagging

Digital transformations have hit the skids, falling prey to poor leadership, disconnects between IT and the business, lagging employee engagement, substandard operations — just about every area required for success. That’s the conclusion of a July report from Capgemini Digital Transformation Institute and MIT Sloan School of Management, which surveyed more than 1,300 executives in over…

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IT as a product: Rethinking IT service delivery 1

CarMax has been a driving force in the used car industry, but when it came to speed in innovation, its IT group needed more horsepower. Delivering a good customer experience while remaining a market leader was foremost on the mind of Senior Vice President and CIO Shamim Mohammad. About three years ago, as the company…

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Get ready for blockchain’s big business breakout

For all the hype, blockchain has yet to go mainstream in the enterprise. That may well change this year as the technology’s reputation for trusted transactions continues to grow among IT leaders. Blockchain is a shared digital ledger for recording transactions. Each transaction among participants in a network is tucked into a record known as a…

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6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

Sometimes the truth hurts. It can be hard to admit that you’ve lost control over how your organization deploys technology, or that your network is porous and your code poorly written. Or no matter how much bandwidth you’ve budgeted for, it never quite seems to be enough, and that despite its bright promise, the cloud…

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15 data science certifications that will pay off

Data scientist is one of the hottest jobs in IT. What’s more, it’s the best job you can get, period, according to data from Glassdoor. If you’re looking to get into this field, or you want to stand out against the competition, look no further than data science certifications. Data science is important to nearly…

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