Armies of mobile workers across the globe are prompting even midmarket companies—the most hesitant until now—to consider unified communications (UC) to keep up with the demand for immediate interaction and collaboration.
CIO’s don’t have to be warm and fuzzy, but it certainly helps.
In a Wall Street Journal report, Kotter International’s Kathy Gresch uncovered some of the more human aspects of CIO responsibilities, and her recommendations are straight forward and easily understandable.
Trends in technology change quickly—vendors are busy with solutions that swap from legacy to the cloud or desktop to mobile. Businesses are busy working to utilize technology that, for instance, helps better collaborate with business teams, partners, vendors, customers, and potential customers.
Gartner has recently predicted that worldwide IT spending is about to hit $3.6 trillion, an astronomical number that will continue to grow to $3.7 trillion by 2013. On the surface, that seems like it would be a boon to all kinds of IT spending, but on a deeper level, there’s very specific spending that is dominating the marketplace.
Data sensibility is often talked about in terms of elaborate analytics and business intelligence, particularly when it comes to Big Data. There’s another side of data, though, and it comes in a variety of colorful, visual schematics able to communicate data’s complexity in more simple, pleasing terms.
Technologies continue to evolve, providing enterprises with greater levels of automation, productivity and operational efficiency. On the surface, these characteristics seem like tremendous value propositions; as they often lead to cost savings over manual or legacy processes.
Is there enough Big Data happening in your enterprise? Chances are, probably not.
A Wall Street Journal article recently disclosed the way Big Data has impacted out everyday lives. A recent example is Target’s discovery that a teenage girl was pregnant before her father even knew. This story has been flanked by the recent buzz around Orbitz’s practice of targeting Macintosh users with nicer, more expensive hotels.