This superbly-written blog by "product and marketing geek" Shanley Kane exposes the fallacy that startup cultures are wonderful. He writes that they are are self-indulgent, self-congratulatory, male dominated and in many respects, traditional. I also love the section about no vacation policy. Take as much as you want. Yuh, right....
This self-evaluation tool at CIO.com is useful if for nothing other than the questions it asks, perhaps more than your scoring. The questions are specific and detailed. The conclusion of this article is noteworthy.
"You'll notice that these questions tend to drive the scores higher for systems that have been in production for longer periods. That's because cloud systems, like gardens, require constant tending. The longer they've been in place, the more ways they can be overgrown and weed-infested."
We rarely talk about IT technologies as cool anymore. It suggests that we are making the age-old mistake of embracing technology for technology's sake. CIO Martin Davis' post "Implementing technologies for the right reasons" of July, 2011 drove home the point:
Personalization! Now, there's a tech buzzword I have not heard in a while. BTW, I asked Siri what technologies will drive in the next 10 years and she deferred to searching the web. That yielded many, many hits. Supposedly this new Reverse Speech Technology one ups Siri by "creating emotions." Not sure I quite unerstand it yet, but there's a lot of buzz around it. http://vimeo.com/52422299
I find this discussion fascinating for isn't being said. Few are ticking lists of technologies. Rather, the overall discussion is putting technology in the context of the enterprise, the worker and such notions as agility and transformation. And security is got several mentions. The discussion about specific technologies is tabu without framing them in an overall context of the business strategy. IT really has turned a corner.
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.