The platform effect, when enterprises create innovative ways for buyers and sellers to match supply to demand, is rewriting the rules of how companies operate and how business gets done. At the heart of the platform effect are technology and media companies.
Every company wants to be a tech company to a certain degree. More than most industries, tech and media's goals are often next-door neighbors, and these two powerful industries are embracing opportunities to learn from each other.
Mark Chamberlain, vice president of global sales operations at software company Ivanti, shares what he's learned about growing through acquisitions, the importance of planning, and what it's like to spend time on both the finance and sales sides of the house.
Artificial intelligence (AI), especially machine learning, promises to transform the enterprise as we know it. But just how close is AI to widespread adoption? Read this discussion about AI and machine learning with Workday's Joe Korngiebel and tech leaders from two U.K.-based companies, AstraZeneca and Global Radio.
In early 2018, we launched the $250 million Workday Ventures fund. As we reflect on the past year, we want to share several broad themes related to our investments in portfolio companies. Here's one: they support a strong, inclusive future.
There’s a gender imbalance in technology product design, development, and management. What can companies do to recruit and retain more women? How can women grow their careers in tech products? Watch and learn from product leaders at Intuit, New Enterprise Associates, and Workday.
David Clarke is a technology visionary, with a keen ability to see future opportunities and the confidence in his vision to convince others. Yet he is also a scholar of the past. Read our profile of Senior Vice President David Clarke, who leads the team responsible for driving the foundational technology decisions that power and support all Workday applications.
At a recent Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner hosted by Workday, Lynn Christensen, senior vice president of product development, led a conversation on how to innovate and find creative solutions to work problems.
Success comes from building a star team, not a team of individual star players, writes Workday CIO Diana McKenzie. This begins with understanding the strengths of each individual on your team and making sure there's a good mix of attributes each player brings to the table.
This summer, 20 high school girls have joined Workday for 300 hours of instruction in software design and development. Leah Gilliam, vice president at Girls Who Code, discusses what the girls and participating companies find most rewarding about the summer mentoring program.
Workday is taking a big step forward by opening up our platform to customers and a broader ecosystem of partners, independent software vendors, and developers. Read more from Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri.
Holger Mueller, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research, talks with host David Clarke, senior vice president of technology development at Workday, about characteristics of the cloud that are most critical for the enterprise, why CFOs are embracing the cloud, and why data benchmarking is important for businesses.
Income inequality continues to grow, and California’s Bay Area serves as the poster child for this problem. During Workforce Week May 15-19, Workday employees volunteer their time to mentor others seeking roles in the tech sector that offer thriving wage careers, rather than survival wage jobs.
The iPod and eventually the iPhone made the Walkman obsolete, and consumers have shifted from personal productivity software to the Internet. Yet these innovations didn’t drive change—they resulted from a convergence of changes including new customer demands. Now we’re seeing a similar pattern in the world of enterprise software.
While many CIOs can have all of the passion, eloquence, and skills to be a transformational CIO, the first and most important step is to show how well they're delivering on the core elements of the job. Workday CIO Diana McKenzie explains what it means to be brilliant at the basics.
Gender inequality continues to be a problem in the tech industry. Yet change can happen, and businesses are responsible for helping drive that change. In Good Company guests share best practices for supporting women in tech, discuss how companies can address a gender inequality problem, and share their own strategies for career growth.
Workday has adopted the new revenue recognition standard ASC 606 a full year before required, and believe we are the first software company to do so. Here's how we did it, and what we learned along the way.
Workday CIO Diana McKenzie, along with 70 Workday colleagues, recently attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. McKenzie shares takeaways from the event on how women can build fulfilling careers in technology.
CIOs will continue to have a much broader and more strategic role at their companies in the years to come. Based on current research and input from CIOs, here are four key requirements for future CIOs.
Many successes can be attributed to CFO-CIO teamwork, yet there's still room for improvement in the way these two roles collaborate. Deloitte Partner Matt Schwenderman provides valuable advice for a stronger partnership between the CFO and CIO.
How do you create a culture that promotes innovation? How do you drive greater focus around elegance in design? Watch Workday SVP David Clarke and Basecamp CEO Jason Fried, who discuss these topics and more in a four-part video series.
The CIO has an incredible opportunity to take the lead on developing a data strategy that results in the best decisions for customers and the business. Workday CIO Diana McKenzie shares lessons learned about guiding a successful data strategy.
After its split from marketing technology and services company Acxiom, Ensono is going at it alone—with the help of a single financial management and HR system. Vice President and Controller Alan Cole talks about rapid growth and Ensono's future plans.
Gridcraft, a Boulder, Colo.-based company Workday acquired last year, developed a data analytics tool that uses the spreadsheet look-and-feel and functionality. The result? Non-technical users can more easily identify and analyze useful data from different enterprise application repositories.
Agile isn't just for software development. Many types of critical projects undergo change, and Workday CTO Stan Swete writes that if businesses apply the agile approach they'll see success rates and time-to-value improve.
Workday has been ranked in the top 10 among the “50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates” by Fortune.com and Great Places to Work. Megan Baker shares her experience as member of Generation Workday, an early-career development program for Workday employees.
Workday was once again named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune. So we decided to pose a few questions to employees such as, “How would you describe Workday in one word?” Watch this video to learn their answers.
Staying agile in a fast-changing industry isn't easy. Matt Record of Fairchild Semiconductor shares how they've been able to continuously improve HR operations and attract, engage, and empower global talent.
At Workday, a large part of my time is spent explaining how we are different by design. There is a long list of points we make to describe our different approach, but at the core the main difference between Workday and traditional enterprise applications is how we’ve made the object model the core of our architecture.