Navigating the Maze of Technologies in the Drug Development Industry

Anyone in the drug development industry who has recently attended an industry conference, browsed a trade publication or even opened an email is likely to feel overwhelmed by the proliferation of proffered technology solutions. Parts of the development process, such as clinical data management and regulatory documentation, have been relying on technology as their primary means of conducting business for some time now, but it’s beginning to feel like every possible activity has inspired the creation of a device or a digital solution.…

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How Digital is Changing Application Management Services

Top_5_smApplications are at the heart of digital transformation. The growth of cloud computing and the rapid adoption of As-a-Service solutions are changing the way enterprises deliver products and services to their customers. Because of the increased appeal of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings, especially in the service of core enterprise applications, money spent in shadow IT across industries is increasing more than 60 percent a year.…

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An Inside View of the Growing Market for HR/Finance SaaS Technologies

Human Resource and Finance leaders looking for new technology solutions are increasingly casting their eyes to the cloud. According to the most recent ISG HR Technology and Service Delivery Survey, more than half of all new HR tech purchases will be cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.…

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How Universities and Academic Medical Centers Can Prepare for Change

Change impacts all of us, but leaders of colleges, universities and academic medical centers face the extraordinary challenge of guiding institutions to achieve their core missions even as they are buffeted by ever more rapidly changing external and internal forces.…

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What to Do When Your ERP Doesn’t Measure Up

When an organizational leader begins to realize the ERP system he or she has grown to rely on is no longer meeting the company’s needs, it’s more than just a gut feeling. The warning signs can become painfully obvious, pointing to the fact that a rigid system can’t keep up with rapid business evolution, especially during a reorganization or integration following a merger or acquisition.…

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Building the Basis for Smart IT Decision-Making

In a recent article, Blazent CEO Charlie Piper noted the majority of IT executives are not confident in their data-quality management practices. This means critical business decisions are being made every day without a complete and accurate picture of the IT estate.…

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To Cloud or Not to Cloud is No Longer the Question

Despite the fact that many CFOs have been late to the table in the cloud revolution, cloud computing is having a major impact on the jobs of enterprise finance leaders. As the concerns about security, data location and control are allayed with one success story after another, the question is no longer “to cloud or not to cloud” but “how and what to cloud.”

Four misconceptions have traditionally framed CFOs’ thinking about cloud-based solutions, but over time each one has less and less power.…

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Is the IT Services Industry at a Crossroads?

The latest ISG Index shows that enterprise buyers of IT services have grown very fond of the on-demand model cloud computing offers. In fact, the As-a-Service market now makes up more than one-third of the global sourcing market, nearly double the share it had just two years ago.…

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What is the Future of Digital? Ask the Cognitive Virtual Agent

Millennials expect everything to be at their fingertips—their social relationships, their retail relationships, even their banking and insurance relationships. To meet this demand for anytime, anywhere access, companies are racing to figure out how to quickly adapt to these new customer engagement models.…

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How to Have a Healthy Conversation between the CIO and the CFO

The CIO walks into the CFO’s office. He’s steeled himself for this meeting, believing the CFO has only one word in her vocabulary when it comes to technology spending. Rumblings cross his mind.

Why does she always say no to investing in technology?

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