For much of the last two decades, we’ve heard a steady stream of reports about the U.S. losing jobs to emerging economies as big enterprises outsourced and offshored jobs to China, India, Mexico and other low-wage markets. Now, those jobs — as well as their development and manufacturing infrastructure — are migrating back to the U.S.
It’s obvious the bring-your-own-device trend isn’t just a passing fad; it’s an inevitable paradigm shift within the personal computing world. As devices become more sophisticated, their capabilities expand exponentially. But how can a CIO adopt a corporate BYOD strategy without clamping down on the innovation that makes tablets productivity powerhouses?
Mistakes and accidental discoveries have led to some of the greatest business innovations. Post-It Notes, the microwave oven, Velcro, Teflon and other huge, commercially successful products are the results of mistakes, happenstance and unintended consequences. These products have gone on to gross millions in sales for their respective companies and emulators.
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.
“Like.” It’s a simple word full of tremendous and varied meaning. It can mean that a person “likes” something. I could be a substitute for “love.” Sometimes it’s an acknowledgement that something has happened. Or it could simply act as a sentiment of approval.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote a book in 1999 called “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” It was a tome in which the man who brought the world Windows described the future in the Information Age, in which businesses would operate and react around data flow.
Cloud computing is often spoke of as a disruption force to the conventional IT paradigm and a transformative agent to automate and optimize legacy computing systems. From a technology perspective, cloud computing is a means for doing more with less in data centers, endpoints and mobile devices.
In the world of football, 18 weeks of competition on the grid iron will come down to two teams – the New York Giants and the New England Patriots – battling for glory, fan adoration and bragging rights. The big game is set for Sunday (February 5), but it’s already been played and the outcome determined in the digital world.
The days of standardizing on Microsoft’s Word Docs – or at least the word processor known as “Word” – may be numbered. After nearly two decades of living in a Word world, the staid word processor application market appears to be breaking open – and IBM may be leading the charge.