You are spot on, cloud gives great flexibility to firms to move with agility, test different providers, and make IT respond to business needs. The ability to integrate horizontal or vertical processes (as the need maybe) either in-house or external is a good test of SOA design.
Cloud gives great flexibilty to integrate best of breed; example salary processing from ADP to help firms perform their core business functions.
Windows 8 getting traction in IT; how State Street Corp. transforms itself; and our top CIO Questions of the Week are featured in our October Quick Read, which summarizes the hottest topics at the Enterprise CIO Forum. Enjoy.
Here's an interesting idea from a story in CIO/UK: "Marketing departments should sell the idea of a marketing technology office (MTO) to CIOs, who would have to relinquish control of certain customer facing technologies and hand responsibility for the function over to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)."
Many enterprises are looking to Managed Print Services (MPS) to help them better manage complex print environments. While MPS engagements help businesses optimize their infrastructure, manage their IT environment and improve overall workflow, the benefits of incorporating MPS into your enterprise extend beyond technology. MPS can help your organization reduce costs - both financial and environmental - lower the burden on IT staff and improve employee productivity.
Introducing and implementing an enterprise BYOD policy requires a thorough examination of several different factors, from allowed devices to supported user conveniences. Even with more mobile devices in the workplace, printed materials are still used across the enterprise, with an increasing number of these pages originating from mobile devices. According to IDC*, the “total U.S.
Take a look at about any office and there’s no question that that the number of mobile devices and cloud services used by employees have multiplied in recent years. The rapid expansion in the use of mobile devices is both a productivity boon and a complexity challenge --- especially when some products or services don’t work well with others.