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Enterprise Apps at a Crossroads

CIOs face an inflection point as they map out their cloud migration strategies. Do they trust the cloud paths laid out by packaged application vendors, or is now the time to adopt a best-of-breed, hybrid IT path? The decisions they make around integration, interoperability, and support for enterprise applications will have a significant impact on the success of their digital transformation efforts.


Cloud vs. On-Prem ERP: Which One Will Rule?

For some time now, industry pundits have maintained that cloud-based ERP will eventually rule and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. As CIO observes, this is a big change from just a few years ago, when cloud ERP was met with outright skepticism, particularly among large companies with big investments in on-premises systems. So […]

Before Canceling Your ERP Vendor’s Maintenance Agreement…

New Gartner Research Report: What to Consider Before Cancelling Your ERP Vendor’s Maintenance Agreement and Switching to Third-Party Support Analyst(s): Pat Phelan Gartner is seeing a steady increase in inquiries about cancelling maintenance agreements with enterprise resource planning vendors. ERP leaders must understand the impact of any cancellation and plan for ongoing ERP maintenance and support […]
Pete Bartolik

Funding Digital Transformation

If a technology solutions salesperson walks out of your office without playing the “digital transformation” card, he or she is not likely long for that job. Vendors, whether through strategic vision or competitive necessity, have latched onto the aspirations and concerns of business customers who fear digital disruption. “Digital transformation rocketed to the top of […]
Pete Bartolik

What’s the State of the CIO?

The life of a CIO? It’s complicated. That’s the conclusion of CIO Editor in Chief Dan Muse, introducing the publication’s 2017 State of the CIO report. “Moving apps and workloads to the cloud, ensuring legacy software can talk to off-premises apps, and keeping networks and systems secure remain core functional tasks of the CIO role,” […]