WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation
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When Your Employees Post Passwords Online in public Trello boards and other public SaaS solutions you may have serious data security issues via @brianKrebs #KrebsOnSecurity

When Your Employees Post Passwords Online in public Trello boards and other public SaaS solutions you may have serious data security issues via @brianKrebs #KrebsOnSecurity | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Last month’s story about organizations exposing passwords and other sensitive data via collaborative online spaces at Trello.com only scratched the surface of the problem. A deeper dive suggests a large number of government agencies, marketing firms, healthcare organizations and IT support companies are publishing credentials via public Trello boards that quickly get indexed by the major search engines.

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WHY IT MATTERS: this article is a reminder that the use of public software as a service tools may lead to exposure of critical and private corporate data. In the past, locking everything down behind corporate firewall and network meant this was not possible. At the same time, remote work and collaboration with partners around the globe was very difficult. CIOs would like to return to the good old days but users certainly do not want that. Proper governance must be enforced with these new tools and systems.

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10 digital transformation must-reads from @HBR

10 digital transformation must-reads from @HBR | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Some IT leaders are growing weary of the phrase “digital transformation.” Find here 10 articles on the subject to help grasp some wisdom:

1. How Landauer CIO built a revenue-generating mindset in IT

2. SunTrust CIO's formula for speed relies on cloud, DevOps

3. Increasing IT’s speed: 3 levers CIOs can use

4. Teaching IT to embrace change: 9 execs share advice

5. Matson CIO: The most painful, gut-wrenching part of leading transformation

6. How hybrid cloud aids digital transformation

7. Budgeting smarts for digital transformation: 4 tips

8. Digital transformation: 3 strategies to manage change

9. Digital transformation: 5 principles for the retail industry

10. What absolutely won’t work when it comes to digital transformation

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WHY IT MATTERS: a collection of articles on digital transformation by CIOs. Their insight is interesting because they have been at the forefront of the transformation from day one and have to have a cross-functional view of the organization, making their insights even more global and wide-ranging.

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Who Owns Digital Transformation? According To A New Survey, It's Not The CIO

Who Owns Digital Transformation? According To A New Survey, It's Not The CIO | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Digital transformation is one of those terms that seems to mean, well, everything. That's because different groups within organizations are investing in innovative technologies to modernize business operations. Whether it's IT, marketing, CX, HR, service and support, etc., each group, in their own right, is investing in advancement. It's not [...]
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Another data point that shows CIOs and technology teams are not able to carry the digital transformation in organizations.

 

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT

Digital transformation is more profound than simply installing new technology or tools. What this recent survey shows is that it often is customer-focussed, which leads the marketing team to carry the ball forward. Because the digital transformation *also* implies new technologies, we see tension between CIOs and CMOs, which often lead to internal struggles, duplication of effort and sometimes the creation of the CDO role to sit between the 2.

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El Monóculo's curator insight, November 6, 2016 7:01 AM

Another data point that shows CIOs and technology teams are not able to carry the digital transformation in organizations.

 

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT

Digital transformation is more profound than simply installing new technology or tools. What this recent survey shows is that it often is customer-focussed, which leads the marketing team to carry the ball forward. Because the digital transformation *also* implies new technologies, we see tension between CIOs and CMOs, which often lead to internal struggles, duplication of effort and sometimes the creation of the CDO role to sit between the 2.

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What is IT's role in digital transformation?

What is IT's role in digital transformation? | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Digital technology is revolutionising business but the role that IT departments play in digital transformation is not clear.
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A survey of 812 senior executives continues to show that companies expect IT and the CIO to drive the digital transformation but that IT department are not ready or equipped to lead the way. Been like that for a long time. Sad.

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, October 28, 2016 9:58 AM
OK, this study is sponsored by SAP, so it is IT centric, but it is intersting to read that collaboration between all the departments (IT and non-IT) is seen as a key success factor in digital initiatives. Very true, but not always easy to implement...
Robert McKenzie's curator insight, October 28, 2016 10:24 PM
The 'theme' of who should lead and who should coordinate is becoming a common challenge. This plays out in big data and analytics , innovation, digital transformation and is really an issue of coordination and governance
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IT talent shortage is global via @HBR

IT talent shortage is global via @HBR | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

A lot of research is available about the IT talent shortage in the United States. The unemployment rate in just about any metropolitan area is close to zero for many functions, despite the recent slight slowdown in hiring linked to ever-greater cloud adoption.

 

12 TIPS TO SURVIVE THE TALENT CRISIS

Proven Advice from CIOs and HR Leaders

  1. Ensure team members feel they’re part of something greater than themselves
  2. Invest in coaching, mentoring, training—one CIO said he’ll cut headcount before he cuts his training budget. Curt Carver, CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, sets aside 3 percent of his budget for training, “no matter what”
  3. Hire less for skills and more for emotional maturity and the ability to learn and change
  4. Offer interesting opportunities, such as working with the latest technologies or creating an application that will make a real di erence in customers’ lives
  5. Rethink the org chart and keep it flexible—Carver redesigns his every 12 to 18 months
  6. Redesign work around projects rather than roles, then tap into nontraditional sourcing methods such as crowdsourcing and talent platforms; not everything needs to be done by an FTE
  7. Use social media and speaking events to find and engage top talent
  8. Use open source as a magnet for talent by having your team become part of (and contribute to) the community
  9. Create affiliations with colleges/universities (course design, internships, etc.) and even K-12
  10. Invest in diversity programs that go beyond filling your corporate social responsibility requirements— for example, retaining women returning to the workforce or hiring individuals with autism
  11. Build a strong collaborative relationship between IT and HR
  12. Be clear about what you’re offering upfront (culture, mission, type of projects), and then be consistent in delivering that
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A survey of CIOs shows challenges ir recruiting talent for IT organizations.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Companies focus on technical expertise and skills but recruiting millennials means that other characteristics are as important - if not more - such as attitude and emotional maturity. The old saying remains true: hire on skills, fire on attitude...

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1Seth Hodge's curator insight, October 11, 2016 11:25 PM

A. The indicator being discussed is unemployment of IT workers/support.

B. The article talks about how there are many jobs in the IT industry that are overlooked somehow and how many of these jobs provide good income and don't all require over the top certification requirements. Also tells about how to get some of these jobs. It also seems to point out that there are this many jobs that need to be filled but the unemployment rate is still sort of high for having so many vacant jobs.

C.I did not realize there was such a huge demand for IT support.

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CIO Desk Reference- for those times when you don't have the bucks to pay for Gartner

CIO Desk Reference is the world's best source for thought leadership articles, tools, and practical advice for CIOs, and IT Managers. It includes sections on the following topics:

  1. IT Strategy
  2. e-Strategy
  3. IT Governance
  4. Enterprise Architecture
  5. IT Sourcing
  6. IT Operations
  7. CIO Career
  8. CIO News
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CIO index provides a series of reference documents, white papers, studies, getting started guides and other document that focus on all IT fields.

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2016 Trusted Access Report: The current state of device security health

2016 Trusted Access Report: The current state of device security health | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

5 key recommendations

  1. Don’t reject BYOD — be prepared for it. Give your IT administrators actionable data on device ownership and health that can inform risk-based access control decisions.
  2. Encourage safe computing practices and good security hygiene, such as running regular security updates or using device encryption, passcodes and additional authentication to protect systems and data.
  3. Configure systems and deploy policies that enable automatic updates for as much software as possible to remove some of the friction that users feel when manually installing updates. We found that an overwhelming number of out-of-date browsers and systems don’t take basic steps like enabling automatic updates.
  4. Switch to browser platforms that update more frequently and automatically, like Google Chrome.
  5. Disable Java and prevent Flash from running automatically on corporate devices, and enforce this on user-owned devices through endpoint access policies and controls.
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DUO security publishes a report on security findings from over 2M devices its software is installed on and provides recommendations from its findings

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Security is better, it seems, when users use software that update themselves automatically. Unfortunately, because enterprises have to pay to keep software up to date, most computers are out of date from a security standpoint. Leaders should prioritize keeping systems up to date or favour solutions with automated and free updates. As the paper describes, there are many out there, you just have to look for them carefully.

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2015 @Deloitte CIO survey shows 3 types: operator, instigator, co-creator

2015 @Deloitte CIO survey shows 3 types: operator, instigator, co-creator | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
View a snapshot of how CIOs deliver value to their organizations through three different patterns of behavior.
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CIO Surveys are interesting for the trend they highlight. Here it shows the 3 types of CIOs out there: operators are the more traditional ones, instigators are the ones that drive digital transformation, and co-creators are there to support the business (that ultimately drive the transformation).


Which one are you?

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Two Digital Transformation Time Bombs: what happens when you do "shadow IT"

Two Digital Transformation Time Bombs: what happens when you do "shadow IT" | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Adjectives like “swashbuckling” and “romantic” rarely if ever apply to enterprise technology, so the fact that “rogue” IT is now a Thing should give one pause. Errol Flynn swooping down from a yardarm, disarming smile on his too-handsome face? Hardly the image you’d expect bringing your iPhone to work would elicit. Yet rogues there be,…
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An interesting look at what happens when people think shadow IT is good and they can manage to work without addressing the real issues of legacy systems and data integration.

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delmy's curator insight, November 14, 2015 9:32 AM

# sceuned15


Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, November 14, 2015 10:28 AM

SOA is a good foundation for digital transformation, but you need to get your CDO work with your CIO... If you have a CDO!

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Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work

Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
By adopting a digital product management model, companies can get the most from their IT architectures and deliver innovative online customer experiences faster. A McKinsey & Company article.
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More insight on 2 speed IT from McKinsey - how IT organizations must change. And it is a profound change.


I wrote about this earlier this month: http://sco.lt/5ZIOZN

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Ulises La Roca's comment, October 16, 2015 5:09 PM
Mediante la adopción de un modelo de gestión de productos digitales, las empresas pueden obtener el máximo de sus operaciones TI .
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Multi-speed IT for a digital business - Accenture

Multi-speed IT for a digital business - Accenture | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Read how CIOs looking to lead their organization’s digital and operating model transformations must master multi-speed IT.
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Doing exactly this at Bombardier right now: creating an agile team within the IT organization that complements the traditional team on business critical new technologies including: digital marketing, analytics and data management, collaboration, mobile, and cloud solutions.


Results are pretty amazing: more agility, improved business satisfaction and often lower costs to deliver.


It works.

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#IT budget average 3.3% of revenue in 2015, but but varies widely by industry

#IT budget average 3.3% of revenue in 2015, but but varies widely by industry | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
IT budgets are expected to increase by only 1% in 2015, during an era of unprecedented digital trasition and disruption. Is IT being given the resources to win? If it is, can it deliver?
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Post that claims IT investment is flat but that overall spend in digital technologies will continue to increase, but it will happen outside the realm of IT and the CIO control.

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How to become a better #CIO? Spend time with your customers. #easy

How to become a better #CIO? Spend time with your customers. #easy | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
I defined part of my role here at NetApp to serve as a customer-facing CIO. To make that a reality, I very consciously do a few things.
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Short read that reminds us all how important it is to get out of our IT or technology environment and spend time with "real people".


The formula is simple: 33% in IT, 33% with business, 33% with clients.


Time well spent indeed as they will, for sure, give you a reality check every single time.

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Aaron's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:39 PM

Short read that reminds us all how important it is to get out of our IT or technology environment and spend time with "real people".

 

The formula is simple: 33% in IT, 33% with business, 33% with clients.

 

Time well spent indeed as they will, for sure, give you a reality check every single time.

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How a change agent & #SaaS saved the FCC millions on a legacy IT upgrade

How a change agent & #SaaS saved the FCC millions on a legacy IT upgrade | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
One of the first tasks Dr. David A. Bray wanted to take on as the new CIO for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission was driving cultural change. A lot of history preceded his arrival, and he knew coming into the role it would be important to listen and learn while also working to encourage a “think different” mindset about the agency’s technology.
Farid Mheir's insight:

WE are seeing this more and more: different way to operate in IT by using software as a service and letting the business run with technology projects. And it works... but only if the top leadership is present and drives the show. Because the head winds are very strong.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT?

If you ask, then my answer will not be useful. Or appreciated.

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Mohammed Ayub's curator insight, August 9, 2015 6:41 PM

WE are seeing this more and more: different way to operate in IT by using software as a service and letting the business run with technology projects. And it works... but only if the top leadership is present and drives the show. Because the head winds are very strong.

 

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT?

If you ask, then my answer will not be useful. Or appreciated.

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IT budgeting in 2015: a review of surveys from Deloitte, Gartner and others

IT budgeting in 2015: a review of surveys from Deloitte, Gartner and others | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
As CIOs prepare for another year in the IT front line, we examine a selection of reports that take the industry's financial temperature.
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Adobe's CIO: IT leaders a 'catalyst' to bring together #digitalTransformation via @ZDNet

Adobe's CIO: IT leaders a 'catalyst' to bring together #digitalTransformation via @ZDNet | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
A recent conversation with Adobe CIO Gerri Flickinger underscores how IT leaders can and should lead digital transformation from the front by looking outward.
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The chart says it all: digital transformation is the most significant IT trends in years.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Look at the chart. Again. ;-)

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How IT Can Change For the Digital Era and What Leaders Can Do About It

How IT Can Change For the Digital Era and What Leaders Can Do About It | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
I've recently come to believe that we're at a watershed moment in technology as it's applied to business. The aging, creaky model of centralized IT departments has been increasingly challenged by w...
Farid Mheir's insight:

More reading about the new role of the CIOs.


Also read about Disrupt IT, a book about the subject

http://amzn.to/1FBZsSB

or a previous blog post

http://sco.lt/9L8JMn 

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, April 14, 2015 10:47 AM

It is getting more and more obvious that centralized IT is not the model of the future...

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Disrupt IT – a book about the transformation of the CIO Role

Disrupt IT – a book about the transformation of the CIO Role | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
A year ago I published the book Disrupt IT in which I defined a new model for IT that meets the needs of the digital business. The book also described seven principles that provide CIOs and Boards ...
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Sounds like a good read for new CIOs, and those in position today.

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The Path to Success as a New CIO via @Accenture

The Path to Success as a New CIO via @Accenture | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it

Key areas of focus for the early months of a CIO’s tenure should be:

  1. Understanding the impact of digital on every aspect of the business.
  2. Positioning oneself as the architect of innovation.
  3. Embracing the “We Economy” and understanding how to pull various internal and external pieces together into an effective digital ecosystem.
  4. Getting the IT team on board—with the right skills, and a solid understanding of the company’s current needs and future direction.
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This pretty much spell "digital transformation" for a new CIO

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François DEMONGEOT's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:33 PM

Without 4 (the It team) you risk to very quickly isolate your self. Digital is not yet the whole of IT , remember as well to have credentials in the 'old world'

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The Best Netflix Show You'll Never See: how netflix uses devOps

The Best Netflix Show You'll Never See: how netflix uses devOps | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
How DevOps helps Netflix keeps 53 million users worldwide binge-watching without a hitch.
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Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners via @McKinsey

Why CIOs should be business-strategy partners via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Our latest survey of business and IT executives finds that IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are involved in shaping business strategy. A McKinsey & Company article.
Farid Mheir's insight:

Full of data that shows how different the perspective is on the IT function. CIOs believe they should cut cost and run servers, when in fact non-IT executives expect IT to deliver data and analytics, even if it means growing their budget. Must read for anyone in IT.

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William Henderson's curator insight, February 27, 2015 9:00 AM

This article dovetails nicely with my last several posts concerning the transformation of the IT department. The majority of the article deals with the results of a McKinsey survey. To me here are two of the most important statements that summarize the survey:

 

*IT performance increases across the board when CIOs are involved in shaping business strategy.

*Few executives say their IT leaders are closely involved in helping shape the strategic agenda, and confidence in IT’s ability to support growth and other business goals is waning.

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CIOs Should Lead Digital Transformation

CIOs Should Lead Digital Transformation | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
I've saved the best for last in this series of posts on responsive IT. In our survey of 750 business and technology leaders (around 200 from IT and the remaining 550 from other parts of the busines...
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William Henderson's curator insight, February 15, 2015 2:43 PM

I read articles that stated the CIO position was going to become extinct. For now, I do not believe it. That is why this article makes so much sense to me. The CIO has to maintain a leadership position in this digital age. They should be at the table of every executive meeting when discussing strategy and tactics.

 

Here are two operative statements in the article that I think are very important and support my last two blogs concerning, in part, where IT should spend their time.

 

*As your business becomes more digital – whatever that means for you – job 1 is to figure out how to minimize or offload the things that are not central to this transformation as quickly as possible.

 

*CIOs who want to play this leadership role must get serious about changing how they spend their time.

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CIO Tech Priorities 2015 - IDG


Via CYDigital
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Very thin but with some interesting stats nonetheless. especially the chart where IT spend is rising.

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CYDigital's curator insight, February 9, 2015 8:50 PM

What you'll find interesting is that MarTech is not mentioned. I don't know if its not on the radar, or it has been folded into the other categories. Whatever the case may be, know that the CIO's plate is pretty full.

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A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise via @McKinsey

A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise via @McKinsey | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
Delivering an enriched customer experience requires a new digital architecture running alongside legacy systems. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Very much in line with the emerging concepts of systems of record versus systems of engagements (see http://sco.lt/5d1pD7 and http://sco.lt/8Blzhh) this paper presents the impact on IT organizations and processes: the need for 2 different speeds of operation.

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Jean-Marie Grange's curator insight, January 28, 2015 1:48 PM

The impact of going digital on the organization's IT Architecture and governance

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The Move from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement via @forbes

The Move from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement via @forbes | WHY IT MATTERS: Digital Transformation | Scoop.it
There's an ongoing discussion in the enterprise software world about "systems of record" vs. "systems of engagement."  Which do you have? "Systems of Record" are the ERP-type systems we rely on to run our business (financials, manufacturing, CRM, HR).  They have to be "correct" and "integrated" so all data is consistent. [...]
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A strong example of the popularity of systems of engagement in the HR sector.


See also http://sco.lt/5d1pD7

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