Is it time to get rid of CIOs? The rise of AI prompts organizational and hierarchical questions

The generative generation calls for a re-think of traditional tech power structures. But what do we replace them with? | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

"That's a mindset change" - talking about the clean core, AI, and the state of SAP with UKISUG Chair Paul Cooper

In Birmingham, UKISUG's annual member conference is underway. Here's my preview discussion with UKISUG Chair Paul Cooper, on customer priorities in the face of AI and S/4HANA deadlines. Cooper also weighs in on the challenge of SAP's "clean core" and BTP model, as SAP's innovatio … | Continue reading | 9 hours ago

European manufacturer McBride set to clean up its data and processes with SAP S/4HANA

A private label manufacturer of cleaning products, McBride is undergoing a major back-end transformation that aims to make data flow across its operations. | Continue reading | 18 hours ago

LLMs and generative AI – give us more money, regulators tell UK legislators

The House of Lords inquiry into LLMs has heard from the regulators. We have the right powers, they told peers; now we just need the cash.
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Black Friday - how was it for online retail? Adobe and Salesforce have the (differing) data

How was Black Friday's online retail performance compared to 2022? | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Workday Rising EMEA - 'We're the team that shows up.' Workday's push for regulation to close the AI trust gap

Away from the headlines about AI safety, here's how Workday is engaging with policymakers to help get regulations in place that will allow enterprises to move forward with the technology. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Pandora digital transformation underpins Phoenix Strategy

Pandora CIO Sunil Srivastava tells diginomica how digital and data foundations are protecting and modernizing the jewellery business in a changing marketplace | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Standing out from the old school - how Sage is steering its own course

Sage’s holiday gift to industry analysts included the usual servings of AI news but it also stood out from ERP competitors in the way Sage is continuing to enhance all of its products. Some competitors are going the opposite direction and saving the AI stuff for the cloud solutio … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

It's Black Friday! Salesforce and Adobe crunch the numbers on a crucial Holiday season for retailers

Salesforce and Adobe place their bets on how good or bad retailers can expect the coming days to be. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Follow-the-sun data streaming ensures Black Friday is a global event

As the sun rises on Black Friday around the world, Richard Cudd of Confluent reflects on the importance of data-driven sales that go beyond one holiday event. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

How Buster + Punch lit up end-to-end automation thanks to NetSuite and the cloud

After six years running its business on Oracle NetSuite's cloud ERP platform, home fashion brand Buster + Punch runs highly automated global operations from a single back-office location in London. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

King Canute, ahoy? The House of Lords debates AI, as OpenAI explodes and then reforms

OpenAI failed to appear before the House of Lords this week – but that was hardly a surprise in current circumstances. However, its internal struggles mirror those of the planet when it comes to AI technology. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Church of England Technology Director on securing its future and legacy

In five years, the Church of England has de-risked and modernized its technology estate | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Fixing up the technology stack - the macro-economic downturn isn't deterring omni-channel transformation at Home Depot and Lowe's

It's tough out there for Lowe's and Home Depot, but both firms CEOs are determined to keep the technology investment on track. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Siemens and Microsoft partner on industrial copilots - here's why it matters

Siemens and Microsoft's collaboration will embed generative AI into copilots for manufacturing, infrastructure, transportation, and healthcare. In the long run, this suggests how digital twins might compensate for AI hallucinations to improve trust. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

NVIDIA revenues up 200% year-on-year - sees sovereign AI clouds as next big opportunity

US chipmaker NVIDIA will be impacted by the US Government’s new chip export regulations to China, but says that AI demand in other regions will continue to fuel growth. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

CEO Sudheesh Nair - ThoughtSpot on the road to ‘massive’, but the speed bumps are getting bigger

Sudheesh Nair, ThoughtSpot CEO, on the future of AI-infused analytics, as integration and culture challenges grow | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Subscriptions, meet Sustainability - how Zuora helps customers to meet their carbon reduction goals

The Subscription Economy specialist has seen a big influx of customers asking about its own carbon footprint and emission reduction targets. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Galileo takes on detecting AI hallucinations, but new metrics are needed

Galileo Lab’s new metrics for detecting hallucinations promise to help improve generative AI accuracy. - | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Great places to work - UKG outlines its AI ambitions for HR tech

The AI-enabled workplace is coming. Helping customers prepare for this is a challenge that needs to be met. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Zoom lifts revenue forecasts as paying customers take advantage of AI tools

Digital communications platform Zoom beat its guidance and upped its forecasts, but investors are still cool on its soft growth. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

OpenAI's meltdown prompts further questions around the future of AI safety surveillance

Efforts to regulate AI safety are still a work in progress. Governments are mostly leaving it up to AI companies since the risks are poorly understood, and they don’t want to slow down innovations. Lessons from other kinds of post-market surveillance could inform the future of th … | Continue reading | 7 days ago

What I’d say to me back then - Jump at opportunities earlier than you think you're able to, says Slack's Deirdre Byrne

It’s easier to see women leaders in tech now, but as the numbers grow, so does the need for proper menopause support. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

How the University of Bristol is supporting its academics with a multi-cloud approach

The educational institution has rolled out the VMware Cloud Foundation. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Rising EMEA 2023 - Carl Eschenbach's priorities for when he becomes sole CEO at Workday

Soon to be sole CEO of Workday, Carl Eschenbach last week set out his priorities for this new chapter in the enterprise technology vendor's story. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

If you think OpenAI’s sacking of Sam Altman was just about board-level disagreement, think again

The Sam Altman saga this weekend at OpenAI reveals the danger of the e/acc AI faction - accountability is questionable | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Making the right calls in a sea of noise – how AI brings predictive outcomes to asset based industries

Can AI play a role in streamlining asset-intensive industry operations? Christian Pedersen of IFS points to a growing collection of companies making changes in field service and manufacturing. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Macy's minor Miracle on 34th Street - net income and revenue down, but Wall St gives it a break

As CEO Jeff Gennette gets ready to depart, Macy's manages to please - or at least appease - investors. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Iceland’s tech clustering – a volcanic focus on fintech

First part of a look at some of the IT ideas and developments coming out of a country of 375,000 souls that readily claims to be 1,000 km from anywhere. By using the clustering model – getting like- minded and complementary businesses together – it is getting to punch well above … | Continue reading | 8 days ago

How Earth AI is accelerating mineral discovery and helping enterprise Net Zero goals

Earth AI pioneers a more efficient experimental process for discovering minerals required for Net Zero goals. Their promising results highlight the importance of combining data science, domain expertise, and systematic thinking to solve new problems relevant to all enterprises. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Why Celonis thinks its Process Intelligence Graph is key to enterprise generative AI adoption

The Process Intelligence Graph, according to Celonis, provides enterprises with control and governance of their core enterprise data. This means less uncertainty when feeding AI models with data. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

"We're ansty about Christmas every year!" Will it be Happy Holidays for Walmart as digital revenues grow?

The Holidays are looming, but the retail sector is downbeat. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon tries to be upbeat. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Northumbrian Water Group architects customer-centric vision

To deal with business, regulatory and environmental challenges, water utilities - including Northumbrian Water Group - need to be digital customer-centric, one UK firm is already in the flow | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Why pay anything for gen AI job description tools? Just say no!

Traditional software vendors want to hit up existing customers with 10%-30% ‘up-charges’ for AI-enhanced applications. That surcharge may be justifiable in some situations but buyers should examine each enhanced app and ask if the new cost is commensurate with the new value-added … | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Martian model router jumpstarts AI cost optimization

The AI model landscape is growing exponentially. Martian’s new model router architecture promises to select the best model for a task. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Workday Rising EMEA - model collapse could bring a 'winter of AI', says Workday Co-President Sayan Chakraborty

At this week's Workday Rising EMEA conference, Workday's Sayan Chakraborty spoke about the remarkable speed at which AI is evolving - and some of the risks, including the potential for 'model collapse' | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Why local government needs to seize its AI destiny

As local government scrambles to figure out what it thinks about AI, now is the time for bold experimentation. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Happy Holidays? Target's management team have some omni-channel asks on their Christmas list

Target consumers are headed back into the stores and outperforming the digital part of the omni-channel mix. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Qmerit AI automates home electrification - re-thinking a major infrastructure challenge

Qmerit, one of the largest home electrification providers in the US, is rolling out a new AI tool to automate the installation process. This could have a significant impact on improving home electrification efforts. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Mars develops a sweet tooth for Celonis process intelligence

Confectionary giant Mars has been using Celonis’ process mining platform to deliver cost saving results to its business, as well as enable its digital transformation. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Checking out Sphera’s full ESG offering

ESG continues to be a growing software category. But the relative newness of most ESG solutions means there are many firms with niche, small solutions and few with a large suite of ESG capabilities. Sphera stands apart from so many competitors due to long life, numerous acquisiti … | Continue reading | 13 days ago

isolved - the update edition

Summary: HRMS vendor isolved has been on the move. The company has created new applications, added new AI capabilities to many of its products, and experienced a lot of growth the last few years. I had a chance to get an update and here are the highlights. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

How APAC is thinking about generative AI and the role of data streaming

Everyone's talking about generative AI. But it's not all plain sailing. Deepak Ajmani shares the top concerns from businesses in the APAC region for Confluent. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Unilever’s move to “being digital” - how Aera’s Decision Intelligence offering is transforming market agility

The global giant has re-thought its approach to data-driven decision-making. | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Celonis wants to become the ‘Wikipedia of process intelligence’ with new platform

Celonis has announced its Process Intelligence Graph, a digital twin of an organization, which it says will provide automation and system transformation across all applications | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Workday Rising EMEA - how Coventry Building Society moved 'overnight' from Oracle to Workday

What were the success factors when financial institution Coventry Building Society moved its finance and accounting system from Oracle to Workday on the one safe date it had chosen two years before? | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Bazaarvoice goes all-in on creator marketing with the acquisition of

Creator marketing is a big deal - here's why! | Continue reading | 14 days ago

Celonis acquires BPM vendor Symbio to accelerate process improvement for customers

Symbio aims to provide employees with context around their processes and AI-enabled process redesign, which combined with Celonis’ process mining platform, aims to deliver quicker value for end users. | Continue reading | 14 days ago