The Elite 100: Celebrating The People Who Make IT Happen

...

Gwenn Bezard is co-founder and research director at Aite Group, where he leads the insurance pract

To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are the true agents of change. Join us as we celebrate their work in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.

The InformationWeek Elite 100 tracks the IT practices of the nation's most innovative organizations and examines their business practices across core areas of operations, including technology deployment, IT budgets, business technology infrastructure, and strategies.

In reviewing the hundreds of submissions for our 28th annual ranking, we were impressed with the level of transformation happening in IT organizations across every industry sector. We see creative new uses of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things technologies. We see big data and real-time analytics being applied in ways that directly influence business decision-making.

We see predictive analytics being used, quite literally, to save lives. We see applications being applied to global operations in ways that advance the speed of business. And we see digital services that are helping companies completely replace old business models.

To talk about technology transforming business only tells part of the story, though. At the end of the day, it's the people behind the technology who are truly the agents of change. And that's where the most exciting shifts are happening. Design thinking is being applied to the creation of digital goods and services. The customer-first approach to IT undertakings is becoming universal. A transformation is happening in the skill sets and expertise being tapped to develop new products and services.

That's not to say all is rainbows and unicorns in the world of IT. The pace of change has introduced new challenges -- such as managing an infrastructure that incorporates everything from mainframes to advanced mobile APIs. It’s put profound pressure on enterprise CIOs.

In this year's survey of our Elite 100, we asked an open-ended question about the biggest mistakes made this year, and the 92 responses we received offer a treasure trove of learning. Here are some of the mistakes shared, which serve as a microcosm of very real IT pain points:

These and other challenges aside, what we're celebrating today is the remarkable ability of IT organizations to adapt to a rapidly changing environment at an unprecedented pace. With our Elite 100 rankings, we pause to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of the people who make IT happen.

Categories
APPLICATIONS
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies

    When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a company's ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount.The majority of companies already struggle with responding to cyber incidents, and even fewer are prepared for GDPR.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Facebook Chat 'Rooms' Return in Messenger

    Going forward, those in Australia and Canada will have access to Rooms inside Facebook Messenger.But social-networking app Room, which claimed to be the "first mobile application that enables you to create and join mini private" chat rooms, accused Facebook of stealing its idea.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Video: NVIDIA SHIELD TV (2017) Unboxing

    After a bunch of back and forth between me and FedEx, the new SHIELD TV from NVIDIA has finally arrived, so let’s get right into unboxing this thing.On top of a solid Android TV experience, the SHIELD TV is also designed to offer top-notch gaming.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Asus wheels out Zenbo, a cute home robot that seems too good to be true

    A bit like SoftBank’s Pepper bot, but without the arms and legs, Zenbo is a multi-functional machine designed for the family home.The robot’s raisons d’être, apart from to make Asus a shed load of money, is to provide “assistance, entertainment, and companionship” for all members of the family.