Q&A: Angela Yochem, CIO, Rent-A-Center

Q: Should technology decision makers (TDMs) evolve from fighting “shadow IT” to accepting—even embracing—the fact that LOB and users make purchase decisions on their own? A: In today’s world, executives from all lines of business and functional areas should be able to source and implement technology solutions. The technology leadership must minimize risk and facilitate […]

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Q&A: Doug Pearce, SVP and CIO, Waterton Associates

Q: Should technology decision makers (TDMs) evolve from fighting “shadow IT” to accepting—even embracing—the fact that LOB and users make purchase decisions on their own? A: Yes, but … Look, the business/department heads understand their business and their jobs well. They understand the drivers of success, as well as the areas which are holding them back […]

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Q&A: Archana Vemulapalli, CTO, The District of Columbia (DC)

Q: How do you and your team evaluate which collaborative technologies hold the most promise? A: We have an enterprise vision for our city, every technology that gets evaluated needs to align with the vision. We assess every product for impact, ease of use, adoption, and increase in productivity. Q: Should technology decision makers (TDMs) […]

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