Stories About: digital transformation

Thank God I’m a Country Boy…as long as I get broadband

Thank God I’m a Country Boy…as long as I get broadband

By Richard Arneson Ah, yes, life on the farm. The pastoral setting. The din of tractors backfiring, chickens clucking and cows mooing. And don’t forget the sound of farmers cursing their poor Internet connectivity. Worry no more rural America! The U.S. government has introduced a plan called the American Broadband Initiative (ABI). Its goals is…

A road less traveled…than you’d think

A road less traveled…than you’d think

By Richard Arneson According to a recent study by a New York-based IT consultancy firm that works exclusively with Fortune 1,000 corporations, large companies aren’t transforming into truly data-driven organizations as fast as you’d suspect. The big boys, as it turns out, are a little behind the curve when it comes to utilizing data and…

The Four (4) Horsemen of HCI

The Four (4) Horsemen of HCI

By Richard Arneson In his 1887 painting, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Russian artist Viktor Vasnetsov depicted the personification of characters described in Revelations, the last book of The Bible─Death, Famine, War and Conquest. Grim, I know. But roughly forty (40) years later, the term “Four Horsemen” was softened after noted sportswriter Grantland Rice…

Who doesn’t want to modernize?

Who doesn’t want to modernize?

By Richard Arneson COBOL. Remember it? Haven’t heard that name in a while, right? No, it hasn’t gone the way of Novell Networks or Blockbuster Video. Even though it dates back to the 1950’s, it’s still used, and used widely, today. In fact, according to InformationWeek, over seventy percent (70%) of business transactions are still…

In Information Technology, it’s the biggest thing going

In Information Technology, it’s the biggest thing going

By Richard Arneson It’s big. It’s sweeping across college campuses. It’s the new rage. No, it’s not a band, a movie or some nonsensical fad, it’s…supply chain. While it may not be offered at liberal arts colleges, if a school offers a business degree you can count on supply chain classes being filled to the…

Workshops uncover insights into the state of IT and Digital Transformation

Workshops uncover insights into the state of IT and Digital Transformation

By Richard Arneson Let me get this out of the way first—IT transformation isn’t the same as digital transformation. The former is more a means of getting your organization to the latter (Read more about digital transformation here). OK, now let’s get down to IT transformation. GDT premier partners Dell EMC and VMware covered the…

What is Digital Transformation?

What is Digital Transformation?

By Richard Arneson We’ve all heard of it; we know our company should be striving to achieve it; but what exactly is…digital transformation? Many people, at least those outside of the IT and telecommunications industries, may have been first introduced to the digital world through clocks or CD’s, leaving them with the question, “Haven’t we…