Innovative CIOs make shift to managing IT as a product

It’s not enough to deliver software to the business faster, with almost every enterprise adopting agile development models. To compete in the digital era, CIOs are pairing agile with a product management model that more closely aligns technology with specific business lines. CIOs have spent years shedding the perception of “order taker” as they worked […]

Your IT resolution for 2018: Build better budget habits

Research has shown that about half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions. However, fewer than 10 percent manage to keep them for more than a few months. With that in mind, we recommend CIOs stick to a single resolution for the remainder of this year: rethinking your IT budget. Addressing current challenges In the […]

160-year-old insurance giant transforms into a digital business

For most of its 160 years, Northwestern Mutual had succeeded by using technology primarily to conduct its back-office functions, streamline its processes and create operational efficiencies — always supporting the work of its corporate office teams and its nationwide network of world-class financial advisors. Several years ago, though, company leaders recognized that the wave of […]

4 things successful CIOs know about digital transformation

2017 was a tumultuous year: From Amazon acquiring Whole Foods to Tesla accepting orders for its new fully electric Class 8 truck, it is evident our world is changing quickly. Within IT, a domain where change is something we live with every day, even we are struggling with what is coming at us!  The pace […]

Vision, alignment and the development of consensus

Given the rapid and accelerating rate of business change and competition, it is not unusual for businesses to want to deploy a major new product or upgrade rapidly. Sometimes business survival might hang in the balance and depend on such a product deployment. This is one of many reasons agile and scrum are so popular […]

Former DXC UK chief Wilson lands at Micro Focus

From one burning deck to another As exclusively revealed by El Reg way back when, Wilson gave DXC a six-month notice period that he was off: at that stage he’d only been on board the new co for six months so clearly something was amiss, possibly he didn’t like being asked to preside over continuous […]

British government to ink deal for yet another immigration database

Only £347m wasted in last overhaul The department confirmed procurements have been awarded to Accenture and PA Consulting as “caseworking delivery partners” to replace the 1995 Casework Information Database (CID). Contracts are currently being finalised and are due to be signed in the next week. Border IT is a critical area for the Home Office […]

Google’s not-Linux OS documentation cracks box open at last

‘The Book’, a first-draft programmer’s Fuchsia how-to The last time we updated readers on the OS it needed fair amount of work to get going. Now, Google has decided it’s time it gave the world something more informative than a bunch of Git-managed open-source code, and this week published what it calls The Book: a […]