As organizations face a rising tide of data springing from mobility, cloud and social networking trends, many see Big Data as tantamount to a “big mess.”
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.
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.
There’s been plenty of speculation on the death of e-mail. There are plenty of people and business still using it, and there are plenty of technologists out there working to modernize it and integrate it with collaborative and social solutions.
Security and privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian tweeted this week that proposed legislation to update electronic privacy in the cloud and on mobile devices is “the best thing in online privacy I’ve seen come out of [Washington, D.C.] in several years.”
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.
IBM has unleashed the results of its latest CEO Study, surveying 1,700 CEOs across the globe in various industries. An interesting thread now runs across all major industries: openness. Not openness like in open source, but openness in a world of social networking, employee relationships and company transparency.