Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

Rémy Cointreau ports SAP to the cloud to help sell more cognac

Rémy Cointreau ports SAP to the cloud to help sell more cognac

The French liquor company blended its two SAP instances and migrated them to Google’s cloud to gain a better understanding of its customers.

SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

At its annual developer conference, SAP rolled out not one but three new automation technologies, hoping to recruit citizen developers to its platform.

With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

Salesforce is letting CIOs choose where they run its software, easing compliance with data protection and data sovereignty laws.

With IT salaries dropping, some hard-earned skills still pay

With IT salaries dropping, some hard-earned skills still pay

Employers are still willing to pay highly skilled IT staff a premium — but certification is making much less of a difference than it used to, a study shows.

Sweetwater Sound retunes in-house tech for expansion

Sweetwater Sound retunes in-house tech for expansion

SVP of IT Jason Johnson sings the praises of in-house development as the musical instrument retailer rebuilds homegrown CRM and warehouse management systems for microservices.

Oracle fine-tunes Fusion Cloud for new world of work

Oracle fine-tunes Fusion Cloud for new world of work

The Fusion Cloud ERP suite gains new supply-chain and workplace management features to meet post-pandemic needs.

Microsoft Ignite showcases first Project Cortex AI tool for SharePoint

Microsoft Ignite showcases first Project Cortex AI tool for SharePoint

Civil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools.

ServiceNow makes platform ambitions clear with new workflow tools

ServiceNow makes platform ambitions clear with new workflow tools

ServiceNow is doubling down on its move to become a digital workflow platform with its Paris code release, adding applications for industry verticals to push beyond its ITSM roots.

Exclusive survey: How IT is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis

Exclusive survey: How IT is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis

IT leaders’ initial responses to COVID-19 helped keep many businesses open — now the emphasis is on thriving, not just surviving.

Blue Cross NC brings IT back in house to improve agility

Blue Cross NC brings IT back in house to improve agility

The health insurer insourced its engineering team after a frustrating experience with an MSP and is now reaping the benefits of a more responsive infrastructure.

SurveyMonkey STEPs up battle for experience measurement market

SurveyMonkey STEPs up battle for experience measurement market

Just as SAP prepares to sell a stake in Qualtrics, rival SurveyMonkey is doubling down on its enterprise partnerships, offering CIOs an opportunity to optimize spend and results in this emerging area.

Inside Vodafone’s massive S/4HANA migration

Inside Vodafone’s massive S/4HANA migration

One of the largest monolithic SAP installations in the world is now on S/4HANA, thanks to successful data prep and reskilling efforts.

Wipro to run its business on SAP in Google’s cloud

Wipro to run its business on SAP in Google’s cloud

The Indian IT services giant is accelerating its move to S/4HANA as it prepares to migrate workloads to the cloud

SAP offers new marketplace for filling staff vacancies

SAP offers new marketplace for filling staff vacancies

Contingent labor has been hard to find during the COVID-19 pandemic. SAP Fieldglass External Talent Marketplace aims to offer access to a larger temp staffing pool.

Lennox enlists BI to anticipate COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

Lennox enlists BI to anticipate COVID-19 supply chain disruptions

With the pandemic significantly upending global supply chains, the HVAC manufacturer quickly rolled out a BI dashboard to predict, respond to and get ahead of potential problems.

SAP CEO outlines new directions at Sapphire Now

SAP CEO outlines new directions at Sapphire Now

Christian Klein, sole CEO since April, emphasized sustainability and an ambition to provide more industry-specific solutions at its flagship virtual event.

What Trump’s H-1B visa order means for IT

What Trump’s H-1B visa order means for IT

H-1B visa applicants represent ‘a significant threat to employment opportunities’ for millions of unemployed, says Trump; IT firms say the move will damage the economy.

With Process Fabric, Pega seeks to weave together enterprise apps

With Process Fabric, Pega seeks to weave together enterprise apps

Pegasystems is aiming its ‘platform for platforms’ at enterprises struggling to automate business processes that sprawl across multiple systems.

Sharp IT budget cuts expected in wake of COVID-19

Sharp IT budget cuts expected in wake of COVID-19

Gartner and IDC see global IT spending dropping precipitously this year, with cloud services an exception as enterprises accelerate transformational strategies.

Inside Ventec’s IT ramp up to meet ventilator demand

Inside Ventec’s IT ramp up to meet ventilator demand

Ventec Life Systems landed a monster ventilator contract, teamed up with GM to open a new factory, and suddenly needed an IT system to match.

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