Tag: Guided Autonomy

Functional vs. Non-functional Requirements

The Whole Picture: Functional Requirements Are Important, But Not Sufficient in Selecting Software

If you are a business leader, are you frustrated with an IT organization that gives you all the reasons why your purchase of a software application won’t work versus figuring out how to make it work? If you are an IT leader, do you find your concerns about application security, performance, compliance and a slew…

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Shadow IT

There Is Light in Shadow IT

When you hear the phrase, “shadow IT”, what comes to mind? Visions of ominous, dark, or secretive information technology pockets operating outside of the CIO’s control or visibility? Worries that the software purchased or developed by these rogue IT groups will end up in the CIO’s lap when support becomes a challenge? For many CIO’s,…

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Software-as-a-Service: IT Skills for a New Generation of Computing

With the increasing adoption of SaaS as a viable means to provision new enterprise and niche-based applications, many of the traditional skills required by IT organizations are becoming less and less relevant. Essentially, these skills have transitioned to the SaaS vendor. However, SaaS gives rise to a new set of skills that most IT organizations…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of IT

Is IT a function, an organization or a vocation? Going forward, the answer is yes to all three. As a function, the selection, deployment and use of information technology will become the responsibility of the lines of business (Customer Service, Operations, Engineering, Supply Chain) and support functions (Finance, HR, Legal, Sales, Marketing). Information technology will…

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Software-as-a-Service: The Changing Roles of CIOs

Companies, divisions and departments alike have created a boom in cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications provisioned through providers such as Salesforce.com, Workday, Marketo and many others. The attraction of SaaS vs. the traditional on-premise model of provisioning applications is compelling for almost any size organization or team that wants to deploy new business…

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Software-as-a-Service: Suggestions for Mid-Market CIOs

Senior IT leaders and CIOs considering integrating new SaaS applications with on-premise systems will have to solve thousands of problems along the way. But don’t let that be a showstopper. Even though SaaS is relatively new, most of the implementation issues have been solved before and now include best practices for repeating successes. Experienced third-party…

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Software-as-a-Service: Challenges for Mid-Market Companies

Are you a midsize company ready to start or expand your software-as-a- service (SaaS) implementation? Here are the main challenges that lay ahead, and ways to prepare and overcome them.

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