There’s been a lot of chatter about whether mobile collaboration is well-suited for enterprise. The answer seems obvious: Employees and customers expect to be able to communicate and collaborate via mobile devices the way we do in our personal lives.
Florida’s Miami-Dade County is using a new intelligent business system with a module that alerts parks managers about leaky pipes in real time. Water savings from the technology investment is projected at $1 million this year, and that savings is earmarked to support after-school programs and swim lessons for 10,000 kids this summer.
Security and the cloud can sometimes seem like a contradiction in terms, but all signs point to the inevitable — cloud will eventually dominate in the IT landscape, even becoming a source of all security and related services. But how soon until on-premise hardware is swept up into the sky? It may be as soon as 2015.
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.
CIOs mulling over their next big step may want to take a look at Gartner’s latest survey: Over 2,000 CIOs were asked to reveal their top priorities in 2013 and the results show there’s a significant focus on the latest “digital technologies.” That no surprise for the astute reader, but aligning new technologies with business objectives is key to making a 2013 strategy a powerful one.
Pre-cloud computing information security typically focused on control via policies limiting access by IT managers and end users to reduce the likelihood of data loss, privacy breaches or noncompliance with regulations.
It’s the dawn of a new year, and users are compiling 2013 resolutions. For businesses, these likely include new strategies and revised best practices to accelerate business, increase profits and achieve a higher ROI. Their laundry list of resolutions should also include a refreshed perspective on business intelligence and analytics strategies.