The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs BMC Software Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:06:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Business of IT Blog – BMC Blogs 32 32 What is Digital Transformation? Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:05:51 +0000 Digital transformation describes the dramatic ways in which businesses are adapting to meet the requirements of today’s digital era—one in which we are facing profound and far-reaching changes in the way digital technology is created, managed, analyzed, and consumed. The digitalization of business is a paradigm shift happening in concert with the age of “more”—more […]]]> Will Robots Replace My Service Desk? Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:00:33 +0000 The explosive growth of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and big data tools have had a revolutionary impact on the way businesses consider, evaluate and execute their strategy. In fact, PwC estimates AI will have a $15.7 trillion dollar impact on the global economy by 2030, and this trend is only likely to accelerate as these […]]]> How (and Why) to Enforce and Measure Data Quality Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:07 +0000 In today’s information-driven world, implementing an effective data quality management or DQM strategy cannot be overlooked. DQM refers to a business principle that requires a combination of the right people, processes and technologies all with the common goal of improving the measures of data quality that matter most to an enterprise organization. Put more simply, […]]]> What is Disruptive Innovation? Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:08 +0000 Few terms have gripped business consciousness in the Silicon Valley as Disruptive Innovation. The term coined by the Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen in his 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma demonstrates the ability of startup firms to succeed in underserved markets, ultimately challenging the dominance of incumbents in the high-end, profitable market segments. […]]]> Application Developer Roles and Responsibilities Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:00:16 +0000 With enterprise organizations feeling the pressure to deploy applications faster and more frequently, it’s no surprise that demand for application developers is reaching an all-time high. But what exactly does an application developer do? As the name suggests, an application developer creates and tests applications designed for electronic computing devices. He or she will typically […]]]> 7 Tips for Creating a Successful IT Newsletter Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:03 +0000 Introduction I’ve yet to see an IT group that is 100% happy with the level of communication it has with the rest of the organization. To help improve communications, many groups try and produce a regular newsletter to provide the boarder organization with more information about what’s going on in IT. If you are thinking […]]]> Microservices: An Introduction to Monolithic vs Microservices Architecture (MSA) Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:04 +0000 Microservices, also known as microservice architecture, are a specific method of designing software systems that structures an application as a collection of loosely coupled services. The main idea behind microservices is that some types of applications are easier to build and maintain when they are broken down into many small pieces that work together. Each […]]]> Public vs Private Blockchains: What’s the Difference? Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:41 +0000 Blockchain, the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is quickly gaining popularity in the digital space. More and more companies are recognizing its revolutionary potential and are choosing to adopt this new technology for their daily operations, making blockchain less of a buzzword and more of a forward-thinking mantra. In short, a blockchain is a […]]]> Rise of Data Centers and Private Clouds in Response to Amazon’s Hegemony Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:13 +0000 Amazon has long since dominated the cloud platform scene for eCommerce in an era of big data. Since the company’s inception, it has used data about customer wants and desires to influence investments in technology in a continuous way. Today, Amazon is exploring innovative ways to get products to customers faster and expand into new […]]]> The State of the CIO in 2018 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:37 +0000 In previous years, the main priorities of the chief information officer were to support business as organizations developed backend technology as well as to “keep the lights on”. These leaders were seen as trusted operators that focused almost exclusively on providing operational discipline while enabling technologies that were efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. As digital continues […]]]>