IDC MarketScape: Evaluating 12 leading enterprise performance management (EPM) vendors

Financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, cost management, risk management and tax accounting are not the most glamorous of functions within an enterprise, but they are certainly one of the most important. That’s why Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) has emerged as one of the fastest-growing subsets of the big data and analytics market. EPM software measures, analyzes and optimizes financial performance management, planning, forecasting and certain risk management functions. “Enterprise performance management…

August 22, 2019
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BrandPost: Modernized Processes are Essential to Developing an IT-Driven Organization

All who have embraced the changes of the digital world have seen it modify the way they live and work. Nearly every type of transaction – from how and when we communicate with family and friends to how we buy food, clothes, tickets or pretty much anything – has been altered by digital technology. Today, the effort it takes to dial into a conference call, instant message your boss, accept…

August 22, 2019
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Transforming an insurance and financial services giant to meet customers’ digital expectations

When I ask my daughter how college is going, she says, “Check my Instagram.” My daughter, and her entire generation, will be Nationwide’s future customers in only a matter of years. How does an insurance company that has sold products through a network of agents engage with this new generation in an entirely new way?  By rewriting major systems, adapting the company culture, and moving beyond business models that have…

August 22, 2019
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CIO resumes: 6 best practices and 7 strong examples

Conflicting advice on how to write a strong resume abounds — and when you’re targeting a CIO position, there’s even more to consider. At the executive level, a well-crafted career story is essential. This requires a honed ability to highlight and emphasize your experience, accomplishments and achievements. Here, industry experts offer six best practices for writing a winning CIO resume. To help you hone your final version, we’ve also included…

August 22, 2019
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BrandPost: The Dark Side of Robotic Process Automation

  Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is undeniably red-hot these days. Enterprises are adopting RPA at staggering rates to increase operational efficiency—but when I discuss RPA with fellow CIOs or Global Shared Services Leaders, the most common topic of discussion is the serious issue with scaling RPA in the enterprise. Forrester is reporting that 86% of organizations adopting RPA are experienced increased efficiency, 67% gained deeper insights into customers, and 57%…

August 21, 2019
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IDG Contributor Network: Lack of cybersecurity is the biggest economic threat to the world over the next decade, CEOs say

In its 2019 CEO Imperative Study, Ernst & Young surveyed 200 global CEOs from the Forbes Global 2000 and Forbes Largest Private Companies across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Also interviewed were 100 senior investors from global firms that manage at least $100 billion in assets. However, regardless of their location, CEOs, board directors and institutional investors cited national and corporate gaps in cybersecurity…

August 21, 2019
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Autodesk brings automation to its IT help desk

Having shifted its design and engineering software business to the cloud, Autodesk is well-versed in the mantras of digital transformation, including the importance of customer experience. Lately, however, Autodesk CIO Prakash Kota has been shifting his focus inward, to provide a frictionless IT experience for Autodesk’s employees. “We took a step back and looked at all the touch points that people come to for IT support,” Kota says. “It was…

August 21, 2019
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The ‘ride-along’: The transformational CIO’s secret weapon

Executive consultants have plenty of advice about what CIOs must do during their first 100 days of taking on a new role. Meet the team, assess talent, and grab quick wins, highlight the necessary tasks. But many CIOs do something just as critical though rarely talked about: the “ride-along.” A CIO undertakes this practice to learn how company employees at various levels do their jobs. The ride-along takes many forms,…

August 21, 2019
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