10 February, 2014
5 Lessons For CIOs In The Age Of The Cloud
Kevin Ledford has been CIO of Chiquita Brands for five years. This is the company that brings all those bananas and pineapples to your table — and tons of fresh produce to restaurants and food services.
Founded in 1899, Chiquita is proof positive that use of cloud — at least in the form of software-as-a-service (SaaS) products — is no longer just the province of startups and web 2.0 companies. The adoption of these technologies is integral to how older, established companies compete. And it’s a big part of how Chiquita manages its complex and time-sensitive supply chain (how much is a rotten banana really worth?) and how it pays its 21,000 employees.
Here are five things I learned from a recent chat with Ledford…