Customers are pushing the limits of the software -- asking it to manage and do many more things than it was originally created to do -- and vendors are happy to oblige.
Stories by Robert L. Mitchell
In the third part of a three-part series, we look at two organizations that have chosen WordPress as their content management system.
When MasterCard WorldWide's chief innovation officer, Garry Lyons, launched MasterCard Labs two years ago, his approach to hiring was anything but conventional. Lyons began by recruiting talented people who didn't know anything about the payments processing business. "If you know too much about a particular domain, you end up saying 'that won't work' or incrementally improving something." And that, Lyons says, won't lead to the kind of innovations that bring disruptive change to the business. "Our goal is to get next-generation payment solutions into the market faster and cheaper than ever before," he adds.
In the second part of a three-part series, we look at two companies that have chosen Joomla as their content management system.
In the first part of a three-part series, we look at two companies that have chosen Drupal as their content management system.
Pradip Sitaram, CIO at Enterprise Business Partners, led a project to modernize the nonprofit housing developer's IT infrastructure, introducing agile development and cloud-based computing along the way.
New containerization technologies can help BYOD initiatives succeed by creating separate spaces on smartphones for work and personal use.
Three years ago, when electric grid operators were starting to talk about the need to protect critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, few utilities had even hired a chief information security officer.
Thanks to the Web, social media and an exploding culture of sharing pretty much anything online, advocacy groups and political campaigns have unparalleled access to vast amounts of new and very detailed psychographic data on voters interests, hobbies, lifestyles and political leanings. (See "What politicians know about you" in part 1 of this series.) Organizations are grappling with how to best exploit these vast troves of unstructured data without getting burned.
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New containerisation technologies can help BYOD initiatives succeed by creating separate spaces on smartphones for work and personal use.
Ramon Baez, who was recently named global CIO at HP, reflects on five years' of successes and challenges in his previous role as CIO at Kimberly-Clark.
Even with continued success, ADP CIO Mike Capone keeps the pressure on to avoid complacency.
By interlocking business services, companies gain customer knowledge, efficiency and speed. The payoffs are huge, but laying the groundwork for IT standardization is no easy task.
Predictive analytics involves both art and science, but getting started isn't for high rollers only. Here's how to ensure a successful outcome.