3 Top Priorities Set by CIOs in 2017

The first half of 2017 has come and gone, and businesses across the globe are striving to determine what’s working for them, and what isn’t. All departments — from human resources to finance — are looking at their current strategies, and assessing their strengths, weaknesses, and goals. The leaders of these teams make tireless efforts […] 7 Ways CIOs Should Prepare for the Digital Enterprise 7 Ways CIOs Should Prepare for the Digital Enterprise

The debate about technology in the enterprise used to focus on hope vs. fear. Now it’s fear vs. fear – specifically, the fear of becoming the next Target vs. the fear that technology will eat your lunch, says Narinder Singh, president of Topcoder and chief strategy officer at Appirio. Just as we recognized that MIT […]

Social intranet vs Regular Intranets

The Cure for the Common Employee Portal

Most organizations have an employee or workforce portal. It’s likely fairly well-maintained and useful but rarely is it something that engages employees and makes them more productive. That’s the reality we’d experienced over and over as we worked with organizations on their talent management and data from an IHRIM (International Association for Human Resource Information […]

800 Pound Gorillas Seldom Knockout 800 Pound Gorillas

I recently wrote a post – Why Enterprise Technologists Should Pay Attention to Startups and Opensource (and CloudSpokes) and received many comments on if and how it often applied to more than technology.  In many cases it holds true. In large organizations we spend a disportionate amount of time looking at our peers in the […]

Japan’s Real Estate Market Gets Social

By Jun Fujita, VP of Appirio Japan Companies across practically every industry and region of the world are grappling with a similar challenge – how to reimagine their business using cloud, mobile and social technology. The real estate market in Japan is no exception to this – and one company in particular is showing others […]

News from the Cloud: Bi-Weekly Highlights

The most interesting news this week is probably the launch of a new cloud computing exchange in Germany. Here’s our take on that news and more. Cloud Economics 2.0: German Stock Exchange starts cloud computing exchange ZDNet, 7/2/2013 Summary: In Europe-related cloud news, German Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse, announced last week that it will be […]

News from the Cloud: Bi-Weekly Highlights

In this edition, the biggest news is clearly Oracle’s alliance with Salesforce and a number of other providers including Microsoft and Netsuite, but a few other things caught our eye as well. Top-tier SMBs view technology as strategic differentiator ZDNet, 6/18/2013 Summary: According to the 2013 Global SMB IT Confidence Index published by Symantec, 83% […]

News from the Cloud: Weekly Highlights

We’re kicking off a new blog series where we highlight the most interesting articles about enterprise technology we read during the week. Please tweet us (@appirio) or let us know in comments if we miss anything big. And yes, the omission of iOS7 articles this week is entirely intentional! A New Service Architecture For Business […]

Reimagining IT for the Agile Business

McKinsey and Company recently posted an interesting presentation titled “The cloud, technology and innovation.” The premise is that while many companies are deploying cloud technologies, most are focused on reducing costs and improving IT efficiency rather than on thinking about how cloud could really change the business. The issue is highlighted succinctly in this graphic […]

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