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CloudTweaks | S/4 HANA Three Migration Tips

For organizations using SAP, migrating to S/4 HANA is a project that’s either in the works or on the horizon as the 2027 deadline for completion looms. The new generation of SAP Business Suite promises simplifications, massively increased…

7 traits of tech in the new work reality

The plans executives designed at the start of the year now look different for the rest of 2020. Next year, too, is uncertain as coronavirus spikes spark questions about when some normalcy will return.  In determining new priorities, tech executives…

The unanticipated security challenge in Mars, Incorporated pivot to remote work

Dive Brief: In adjusting to remote work, risks in third-party service delivery partners increased in an unforeseen way, said Andrew Stanley, Mars, Incorporated CISO, on an online panel hosted by MIT Sloan CIO Digital Learning Series last week. Third-party…

Walgreens Boots Alliance names CTO as company reckons with pandemic quarterly fallout

Dive Brief: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) named Mike Maresca CTO at the end of June, reporting to Global CIO Francesco Tinto, a company spokesperson told CIO Dive in an email. Maresca comes to WBA from Accenture, where he served as global managing…

The dilemma of running TikTok on devices with corporate data

Social media provided many in isolation during the pandemic an outlet, a way to be "out" in the world or a way to take a break from work. Here is the rub, social media apps are entrenched in data and the devices they sit on, some say, makes…

2nd coronavirus wave, realities of remote work top executive concerns in Q2 2020

Dive Brief: A second wave of coronavirus infections topped the list of emerging risks executives watched during Q2 2020, according to Gartner's 2Q20 Emerging Risks Monitor Report. The firm surveyed 131 senior executives across industry sectors. Though…

Driving digital transformation success

Digital transformation remains a top concern for business leaders - and with good reason. On top of the financial investment required, 78% of digital transformation efforts fail to meet business objectives and 73% fail to provide business value. With…

Are business covered if their service provider is hit by ransomware?

Last year ransomware targeted more than a dozen managed service providers or cloud-based service providers. The result? Thousands of encrypted endpoints.  Ransomware operators leverage MSPs to access their clients, and short of protective deterrents…

Shifts in customer, employee behavior driving automation budget growth

Dive Brief: In the next year, nearly two-thirds of IT decision makers expect automation budgets to grow at their companies, according to a survey of 503 U.S.-based IT decision makers published by Inference Solutions. More than one-quarter (26%)…

Zoom's hardware push makes it an at-home fixture

Dive Brief: This week Zoom announced a $599 touchscreen device to facilitate virtual meetings. The device, Zoom For Home - DTEN ME, is expected to ship in the U.S. in August, according to a company announcement.  Zoom Meetings and Zoom Phone…

CloudTweaks | AI Monitoring and Management

When issues arise with digital technology—as they invariably do—companies must have the ability to fix them before they create any business impact. These days, more and more companies are discovering that the solution is AI. The beauty of…

How to hang on to AI's advantage

As businesses use artificial intelligence to respond to the pandemic, 2020 marks the start of a mainstream AI adoption era in the enterprise. The technology, in physical and digital form, will couple with human teams to elevate their efficiency,…