Any forward-thinking CIO is likely thinking about the cloud, and for good reason. CIO priorities are changing. What was once a technically-focused IT world has shifted to a service-oriented one, which means it takes new skills to properly fill the role of CIO.
When talking mobility, it’s easy to focus on device management strategies and corporate device policies. These elements, while necessary, do not help build a real productive mobile workforce, though – they only provide the infrastructure. But a clever CIO can turn standard bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy into a productivity powerhouse. How? There’s an app for that.
The “race” to the cloud is a misnomer; it’s more of a marathon, so it’s important to train for it. In fact, moving too quickly to buy a piece of the cloud could end up being more disastrous than doing nothing at all. That’s why CIOs should follow a simple checklist before signing off on any nebulous technology.
Social media’s relevance in the every-day business world is growing at a fast pace. Love it or hate it, quick online interactions wrought from social media have some of the most lasting impacts on customer loyalty and business reputation.
The IT landscape today has facilitated the formation of some interesting alliances and leadership organizations. Most recently, the OpenStack foundation was formed with the notion of becoming good stewards of open-source cloud infrastructure. Now, that trend is accelerating.
On first glance, a CIO’s involvement in social media may seem limited, but a closer look at what social media means today — and what it will mean in the future — suggests that all businesses will become intimately intertwined with an ongoing social and public conversation. In essence, social media is collaboration with the public.
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.
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.
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.