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Get smart with smart process apps
This article is part of the CIO Decisions issue of Nov. 2013, Vol. 27
In the 1960s television show "Get Smart," bumbling Secret Agent Maxwell Smart, portrayed by the inimitable Don Adams, thwarted global threats thanks to some luck, an assist by Agent 99 and the right gadgets at his disposal at the right time. The spy agency "CONTROL" provided Smart with the technology he needed -- including the famous shoe phone -- to stay one step ahead of the nemesis, the aptly named "KAOS." Get smart has a whole different meaning for today's enterprise CIOs. Tasked with providing the proper technology quickly and efficiently, some are turning to a new category of applications, smart process apps, as SearchCIO Senior Features Writer Karen Goulart details in this issue of CIO Decisions. Smart process applications, as defined by Forrester Research Inc., "are designed to help CIOs and their firms improve the effectiveness of human-centric business activities. They are applications that are easy to deploy 'out of the box' and are designed to simplify activities that are people-intensive, variable, loosely ...
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Features in this issue
Equifax data expert Michael Koukounas explains how real-time data turns into real dollars and how he takes the complexity out of complex analysis.
With business agility more in demand than ever, context-rich smart process applications emerge as a difference-making solution.
Smart process apps are a new breed of software designed for streamlining business activities that are people-intensive and subject to change.
What happens when Agile development isn't fast enough? For one technology company, it means building a post-Agile world.
Two top CIOs give their quick takes on proving up the value of social media and collaboration tools.
Columns in this issue
Is your IT organization ready to get smart? Smart process apps are becoming a tool of choice in many agile-inclined enterprises.
Combatting cookie stuffing, smoking out dubious URLs, designing for behavior change and selling the company culture: The Data Mill reports.
Gartner probes the CEO mindset and sees 'economic defiance,' an appetite for digital growth and lots of work for the ambitious CIO.