Author Archives: Dale Vile

S/4HANA Migration: Is Selective Transformation the Answer?

The last big market survey carried out by Freeform Dynamics on SAP migration was completed[...]

IT transformation fatigue? Time to bust those big bang blues

As an industry analyst, you always want your questions answered openly, confidently and convincingly when[...]

Mainframes and workload placement: Time for a dose of objectivity?

When Tony Lock and I interviewed Reg Harbeck, Chief Strategist at Mainframe Analytics Ltd, it[...]

From clipboards to smart data capture; how software-defined scanning is changing the game

When I first heard about ‘smart data capture’, I couldn’t help thinking back to a[...]

The mainframe skills crunch; an outsider vs insider perspective

During my career, I’ve worked hands-on with a great many operating systems, programming languages, mainstream[...]

Taking IT Cost Tracking and FinOps to the next level

A CIO I interviewed recently told me candidly: “It’s always a bit nerve wracking when[...]

Mainframe Skills: Challenge or Opportunity?

People in mainframe circles have been talking about skills development and succession planning ever since[...]

Challenging the traditional boundaries between IAM and UEM

It’s always refreshing to engage with vendors who aren’t bound by the rigid category definitions[...]

Making IT sustainability more objective and actionable

I’ve heard a lot of pitches from technology companies on how they can help customers[...]

From Barcode Scanning to Smart Data Capture

Time for a more intelligent approach

Beyond the Barcode: Smart Data Capture

The emerging business imperative for richer, smarter data collection

Goodbye Bryan – Rest in Peace

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague,[...]

Making supplier management work better

68 IT leaders provide their insights

Optimising your supplier base for 2024

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Getting the most from your key suppliers

    Other infographics in this series are Making supplier management work and Optimising your[...]

What does “Investment in Generative AI” actually mean?

I’ve found myself in a number of conversations recently where the discussion has turned to[...]

Kubernetes as an enterprise multi-cloud enabler

Building out your environment to create a full lifecycle delivery platform

CIO perceptions of vendor AI marketing

With all the recent press coverage, it’s not surprising to see IT vendors clamouring to[...]

But is that really Artificial Intelligence?

CIOs speak out on the validity of vendor AI claims

CIO Priorities and Interests 2023

Reflecting on 2022 and looking ahead to 2023

Just because it’s innovative, doesn’t make it good!

One of my hobbyhorses at the moment is how words and adjectives that ought to[...]

Standardized solution implementation services

Shorten time-to-value, reduce costs and risks, and future-proof your investment