That the CIO and CMO have to work together is an obvious but crucial point, Pearl. There are all these articles, posts and comments about how everyone in the C suite are stepping on each other to prevail in some epic, mythical and macho competition. Fact is failure is much more likely if folks in the C suite are not working together and ultimately that is the responsibility of CEO. So what if the CIO reports to the CFO. It's not optimal, IMO, but in many companies, a fact of life. Make the best of it. And if the CMO is heavily involved in information technology, that's can be a good thing.
I also wonder if changing priorities within the same company demand different types of CIOs and skillsets -- that the star of 2009-10 managing during the financial crisis, for example, might not be right the ideal CIO for the 2011-13 market recovery. One might be best at cutting costs and battoning down the hatches when the going gets tough. The CIO managing during more flush and expansive times might be creative and innovative.
Research firm iSuppli predicts zero sales of netbooks in 2015. The netbook, which sold 14 million units in 2010, is a prime example of flawed and transient product (I won't even call it a technology because it mimicked an existing technology).
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.