IT Transformation Benefits for American Cancer Society Can’t Be Understated

For Jay Ferro, CIO of the American Cancer Society, his employer’s mission hits far closer to home than those of most others in his position. The father of three boys, Ferro lost his 36-year-old wife, Priscilla, to cervical cancer in January 2007. In her memory, he founded Priscilla’s Promise, a non-profit organization that brings greater awareness to cervical cancer.
Inspired by his personal experience with the disease, Ferro joined ACS as CIO in 2012 with the mission of applying his abilities as a savvy technology leader who understands how to apply IT solutions to achieve business goals. He was driven to ensure that in addition to supporting the organization’s infrastructure, IT also furthered its causes.

Executive IT Decision Making: Am I Properly Measuring IT Risk?

Business decisions made in organizations today are moving away from a gut feeling and more towards data-driven, objective decision making. But what can IT do to prepare? For IT to have true visibility and scientific decision-making into their application development they need to have a view at the end product itself — its stability, robustness, performance, security, and development velocity.
Developers are currently equipped with tools to help them “spell check” their pieces of the code, but the issue is they’re not looking at the larger picture — the architectural and structural vulnerabilities that remain hidden in the complex, multi-tiered modern day frameworks. Imagine trying to understand a great novel’s plot line and story structure by reading randomly ripped out pages from the book.
Our very own Konstantin Berger breaks down how an IT organization, equipped with an application portfolio analyzer like CAST’s AIP, can reduce its IT risk, produce higher quality applications, and help the business budget better based on application health, maintainability, and lifecycle. Hear what he has to say in the video below.