Cloud computing, data access and analytics, and unified communications and collaboration earned the top innovation priority slots among a group of Fortune 500 executives recently interviewed by McKinsey & Company.
A new study from APQC underscores the importance of business process management, alignment of strategic objectives, and strong use of analytics among the best practices driving bottom line results.
Forrester’s Dave Bartoletti discusses in a recent blog how more businesses are utilizing the cloud to completely transform how they source, build and deliver IT services. The discussion is one that moves beyond the basic money-saving argument to a more holistic approach via the core tenets of cloud computing itself.
“In financial services, the winners will be those that are able to deliver a good experience for every interaction with customers, regardless of channel,” says Maickel Sweekhorst, leader of Deloitte’s Consulting Services Technology group.
Gartner has predicted that by next year, one-third of all business intelligence functionality will be consumed through a mobile device. This makes sense when you consider the types of business intelligence tools now accessible to everyone. Dashboards and other visualization features, for instance, help shape data into more pleasing and useful formats.
A private cloud is generally described as a cloud computing platform built on an enterprise’s existing hardware and software. One alternative is to instead deploy services on a public cloud infrastructure via an external cloud provider. Then there’s the hybrid cloud, which is a combination of both.
Tools such as messaging and collaboration make business processes more efficient. The ability to connect immediately is changing everything, particularly the ways in enterprises can boost productivity. The goal: better controlling automated business processes and flexible interaction.