Mobile and iPhone application developer Apperian has hired industry veteran David Patrick as CEO to lead the firm as it seeks to grow its business-to-consumer and business-to-employee business. Most recently, Patrick was CEO of enterprise database virtualization software company Xkoto, which was acquired by Teredata earlier this year. Patrick has also been vice president and general manager of Novell's $450 million SUSE Linux and Netware operation.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?