IT News: CxO (Sept. 28th)

Volume 270 Issue 4

Selections from the weekly newsletter, “IT News and Events.

AI-First Or Nothing

If an operating model defines how an organization positions people, process, and technology to deliver customer value, then companies with an AI-first operating model are those that prioritize the use of AI to weave more intelligence and automation into the firm’s products, processes, and experiences
[CIO, September 21st, 2020]

Akamai CTO Discusses The Impact Of AI On Internet Performance

James Kretchmar, CTO of Akamai, spoke to Information Age about how AI and machine learning impact Internet performance
[InformationAge, September 21st, 2020]

6 Types Of CISO And The Companies They Thrive In

Jeff Pollard, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, wants CISOs to discover the type of leader they are – transformational, tactical, steady – and run with it
[CIODIVE, September 22nd, 2020]

Holy Grail Still Elusive In Enterprise Architecture Strategy

MIT’s Jeanne Ross discusses why enterprise architecture projects succeed and fail and what companies can do to better align technology with strategic business goals
[SearchCIO, September 24th, 2020]

Why Digital Transformation Success Requires Multicloud

As businesses begin to reprioritize projects put on hold due to the current environment, a top initiative for senior IT leaders is expanding multi-cloud capabilities as a part of broader digital transformation strategies
[Business 2 Community, September 22nd, 2020]

80% Of Businesses Expect IT Budgets To Grow Or Remain Steady In 2021

The global COVID-19 crisis is a catalyst for change, spurring businesses to continue to invest in technology to support and secure a remote workforce, despite slowing corporate revenue growth resulting from the pandemic, a Spiceworks Ziff Davis study reveals
[HelpNet Security, September 21st, 2020]

CIO Interview: Julie Berry Of Saffery Champness Advances Business Advisory Role For IT

Julie Berry, IT director at accountancy firm Saffery Champness, describes how her team has enhanced its advisory role to the business, in part through the implementation of a cloud-based document management system
[ComputerWeekly, September 21st, 2020]

CIO Spotlight: Jen Felch, Dell Technologies

Looking back with 20:20 hindsight, what would you have done differently? “I would have spoken up a more loudly and a more frequently.”
[IDG Connect, September 25th, 2020]

Top 5 Strategic Technologies To Invest In 2021

Technology is evolving every day. Are you? Nowadays, digital acceleration is a priority across sectors
[Business 2 Community, September 23rd, 2020]

Cybercriminals Moved Quickly To Capitalize On The COVID-19 Outbreak Using Malicious Emails

While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt onslaught of malicious emails targeting people’s inboxes, according to an attack landscape update published by F-Secure
[HelpNet Security, September 21st, 2020]

How To Negotiate Software Costs As IT Budgets Are Slashed

The most important part of negotiating with software vendors is the preparation stage, said Paul McKay, senior analyst at Forrester, while speaking at the virtual Forrester Security and Risk Global 2020 conference Tuesday. CISOs and CIOs need to familiarize themselves with the vendor’s market, pricing dynamics, and work in tandem with procurement
[CIODIVE, September 23rd, 2020]

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