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Iowa caucuses and the Shadow app: A lesson in critical infrastructure

On Monday 3 February 2020, Iowans caucused at almost 1700 precincts across the state to select their preferences among presidential candidates.  Three days after the Iowa caucuses, the final tallies for the Democratic presidential candidates remained incomplete.  The popular press blames a technical glitch in the Shadow app, but accountability resides with party leaders and…

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Koch

What Does Koch Industries Acquisition of Infor Really Mean?

On February 4, 2020, Koch Industries announced it had acquired the remaining 30% of enterprise software company Infor making it the sole owner.  Golden Gate Capital had primarily held those remaining shares.  Koch has been investing in Infor for the last several years, increasing its share to 70% last year. Given that Koch has had…

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Risk Management

Are you a Digital Enterprise? (Part one)

The bombardment of “Digital Transformation” imperatives is generating confusion and cross purposes for enterprises. Digital transformation means different things, depending on who you talk to. Analysts, like myself, assert (see this prediction) that organizations need to transform their digital capabilities and approaches now to compete in the future. But digital transformation is the tip of…

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It’s Time to Demystify OT, What a CxO Needs to Know

In my first Analyst Syndicate post, I talked about the ongoing IT-OT civil war and why a CIO or other tech-related CxO needs to actively address the issue to get the most from Digital Transformation. The questions that blog raises has prompted this blog post about what the roots of the tribalism Prediction 2020 revealed…

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