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Product Management Is Essential For Increasing IT Productivity And Effectiveness | Blog

The Agile manifesto, created 20 years ago, radically changed the software development process, introducing new principles and emphasizing breaking tasks down into bite-sized pieces to achieve more innovation and greater productivity. Although some companies improve productivity by 100-200% in a year in application development and maintenance, most still complain that their IT teams do

Should CIOs Run Engineering Teams as a Parallel Organization to IT? | Blog

The engineering services market is now disrupting the IT services marketplace. The move to technology platforms and the requisite number of engineers causes a dilemma for CIOs. The need for engineering skills is growing faster than IT skills, and companies are investing more in the engineering function, somewhat at the expense of IT. CIOs

Why Companies Are Considering Small Tech Firms For Cloud Services | Blog

Cloud as a concept and then as a reality swept through businesses over the past ten years, and most companies moved a lot of their applications to public cloud platforms. AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft’s Azure (the hyperscale service providers) are now powerful influencers in business today. They turned IT into a commodity

Engineering Challenges For Technology Platforms | Blog

Nearly every company is increasing its investment in technology and attempting to create new competitive advantage by assembling technology into platforms that transform how they serve their customers, service their employees, and coordinate their supply chains. Platforms automate existing activities and functions, fundamentally changing how leaders run an organization. Platforms cut across traditional organizational

Key to Productivity and Agility Is Persistent Teams | Blog

Many companies now experience dramatic improvements in productivity – measured by the effectiveness and efficiency of work. They achieve these improvements because of implementing the new operating models and agile methodologies. However, companies still looking to achieve productivity improvements find a fundamental dilemma in trying to implement necessary changes associated with the new operating

Why Is Cloud Migration Reversing From Public To On-Premises Private Clouds? | Blog

Increasingly this year, we see many companies that aggressively migrated their work from on-premises clouds looking to move work back to on-premises and private clouds. The mindset that the public cloud saves money because a company only pays for what it uses is just theoretical and really an illusion. Realistically, companies tend to buy

Trends In Rising Prices Affecting Companies Using Third-Party Services | Blog

Prices are rising for goods throughout the US economy because of inflation. Prices are also rising in third-party services, but the increase is more complicated than just an effect of inflation. Let’s look at those complicating factors and the trends in how the price increase affects companies using third-party services. Read more in my

Choose Third-Party Service Providers Based On Relevance And Differentiation | Blog

When you evaluate potential third-party service providers, you want to assess them across dimensions that allow your company to take action. Which providers should you give more work to? Which ones should be strategic partners? There simply are too many variables to consider. At Everest Group, we considered this problem and found none of

Managing Risks In Third-Party Services Is Changing | Blog

Digital transformation is accelerating as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, with more and more companies starting to achieve tangible and meaningful business results. Companies are also undertaking the grand adventure of implementing new operating models that offer better competitive positioning and a lower cost to serve. In addition, we now face an

Implications Of Bringing Employees Back To The Office | Blog

In my recent conversations with Fortune 500 CEOs and other senior leaders of large enterprises, some report their workforce is already starting to shift back to the office from the prior work-from-home model in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most state they want their workforce fully back in the office instead of working from