Finance leaders say they need closer alignment with the CIO to digitally transform their department
Closer alignment between the CFO and CIO is crucial if finance leaders are to effectively help the business achieve its transformation goals, a research report has concluded.
In a study of 1,905 finance professionals, four in ten admitted their department is becoming more accountable for the business’s success.
Nearly half (45%) of respondents said they are under increased pressure to raise productivity, and 41% to reduce operational costs.
Crucially, nearly three-quarters (73%) of finance leaders agreed that closer CIO-CFO alignment has become critical to achieving the business’ finance transformation.
Source: Digital transformation requires closer CFO-CIO alignment | Information Age
Interesting summary from Forbes on Microsoft’s new Azure technology with comments from Azure CTO Mark Russinovich
“Microsoft firmly believes that the future of application development for all organizations will be created using microservices. Microservices is a modern take on software architecture, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using APIs. These services are small, highly decoupled and focus on doing a small task. The rise of Docker, the proliferation of third party developer tools and the increasing reliance on the cloud all play into the growth of microservices.”
Forbes: Microsoft Reinvents The Meaning Of PaaS–Welcome To The Microservices Future
Great read from Barb Darrow, Gigaom,
Chief information officers (CIOs) who feel bloodied by the consumerization of IT and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) waves roiling the corporate landscape had better get a grip because they ain’t seen nothing yet