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Digitalization: Building Digital Ecosystems to Interact with and Shared Data

By Dick Weisinger

Gartner defines a digital ecosystem as “an interdependent group of enterprises, people and/or things that share standardized digital platforms for a mutually beneficial purpose (such as commercial gain, innovation or common interest). Digital ecosystems enable you to interact with customers,

IT Business: Frontline Line-of-Business Leaders Increasingly Control IT Spending

By Dick Weisinger

Cloud-based technology is increasingly eroding the control IT departments have over total technology spending. IDC forecasts that non-IT business units will spend more than $609 billion in 2017 and even be on par with or exceed IT department spending by 2020.

Migrating from Legacy IT: Costs, Culture and Fear of Change Roadblock Successful Migrations

By Dick Weisinger

Legacy IT systems are a drain on resources for maintenance and a source of end-user frustration with antiquated user interfaces.  But change can be painful. Migration from legacy systems is often difficult.  Just selecting a new system and getting buy-in

Shadow Analytics: Quicker Results, but Often at the of Cost Creating Non-Secure Siloed Data

By Dick Weisinger

Shadow IT refers to the use of apps and external IT services without consulting internal IT resources.  It’s an end-run approach that many departments are increasingly using when they feel that traditional IT “help” just gets in their way.  Increasingly,

Enterprise Computing: Mobile Still a Distant Second to Desktop Computers

By Dick Weisinger

Businesses are slowly migrating to mobile.  The emphasis with that statement is on the word ‘slowly’.  Despite the demand by customers, employees and clients on mobile tools to enable a work-anywhere environment, businesses are not transforming that quickly. A recent Gartner report