Infonomics: Unleash Your Best Asset

Chances are very good that you have an incredible competitive advantage already in-house at your organization — and you are not taking advantage of it. The real fuel for the digital era is your information. Doug Laney is a research vice president at Gartner: “People who talk about information as the new oil, no disrespect … Continued

Sizing Up Digital: The Midsize Perspective

Digital was supposed to level the playing field – helping companies of any size be more efficient and more far-reaching in terms of where and with who they do business. But we tend to hear more about the GEs of the world going digital or Amazon reaching even further. Is bigger better in the digital … Continued

Your Transformative Experience: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017

The promise of digital transformation puts new pressure on IT and business leaders alike to deliver on that promise. Yet, with the constant changes and evolution, how do you keep up? Well, what if we told you there was one place where you could consult the top experts on all of your digital transformation issues, … Continued

Optimize Marketing Costs for Optimal Results

Some good news, bad news: The good news is Marketing’s profile is significantly rising. So what’s the bad news? With great expectations come great responsibility – especially budget-wise. Ewan McIntyre is a research director for Gartner for Marketers: “We’re still seeing lots and lots of marketers who are still using the incremental approach to budgets. … Continued

Data Security’s Biggest Risk: Not Adapting to Digital

At first glance, security’s mission remains unchanged – keep the bad guys out. IT security is all about stopping the ransomware, hackers and state-sponsored cyberattacks, right? Craig Lawson is a data security analyst for Gartner: “We have to deal with threat actors who behave malevolently, right? And then, how do you deal with that X … Continued

The Main Event: Why Digital Leaders Must Learn Event Thinking

Take a deep breath, because your path to digital business success needs to be eventful. Now, before you hyperventilate at the thought of constant challenges, we should clarify that your path needs to be full of events – business events, that is. And you need to be using event thinking. Yefim Natis is a Gartner Research Fellow: “You … Continued

Unleash the Power of Your Business Ecosystems

Cliché alert – IT has made us more interconnected than ever before. Now the wake-up call – we’re really not taking full advantage of that yet. Here’s Gartner Research Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Betsy Burton: “All organizations have always existed in business ecosystems, however, it’s important to realize that there’s something really different today. And … Continued

Can Security Keep Pace with Digital? Part 2

Digital security is not just about reacting to the latest threats; it’s about making security a strategic part of your business strategy. But are we ready to? “When we walk into that first meeting and first do this, describe your infrastructure for us, tell me where your data is, they can’t. And when they do, … Continued

Can Security Keep Pace with Digital? Part 1

We know security is an important part of the business equation. Obviously you can’t operate if your networks are down or your data is hacked. But is our security really keeping pace with the digital era? We head to London this time around for an extended conversation with some of the top security experts in … Continued

Q2 IT Spend Yields Hopeful Signs

They say if you want to get the real story, you follow the money. And as we have passed the halfway point of 2017, it’s time to read the financial tea leaves we know better as the second-quarter global IT spend. John Lovelock is the chief forecaster at Gartner: “We’re in a move where CEOs are … Continued

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