I have worked at some intensely political companies, most notably ZIff Davis when it riding high during the tech publishing boom. I remember my boss back in the eighties following me into work one morning. He said I looked like I wanted to hit someone. And I did - him! -:)
A lot depends on the culture and the mean age of the employees. IDG, my present employer, is very colleagial - a wonderful environment to work in. Ziff Davis became more collegial in the 90s. Excellence and smarts were still stressed, but the 30-somethings whose careers meant everything, me included, now had families. Nothing like kids to mellow out the work environment and bring priorities into sharper focus...
I communicate regularly about managed enterprise solutions for print security, document workflow, MPS, and green IT. However, my communications around mobility solutions consistently generate some of the highest responses and elicit the most interest from the IT community. As our society increasingly becomes more mobile it’s an imperative that organizations evolve as well - and the interest I see in this topic suggests that most are. Early adopters are successfully usin
Martin and Joel, I admit to taking a little license saying what else would CIOs think about. Of course, there's a lot more...such as making money as one tweetster told me yesterday in our #convcloud Twitter chat. But at the end of the day, the cloud is most transformative trend (note I do not say technology) going in IT today. But like you say, Joel, it's not a panacea for IT's ills...nothing is!
Our question this week is: "How can you ensure integration, security and lifecycle management across your existing IT infrastructure and your cloud? Will I have to commit to a single proprietary cloud environment and integrate deeply, or only use basic services?"
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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.
By 2014, Gartner projects approximately 80 percent of professionals will use at least two personal devices to access corporate systems and data. It is no longer an option for enterprises to deny employees the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for business use.
The amount of data being used and created in business today is prolific creating big challenges for business of all sizes. This challenge is compounded in environments where both paper-based and electronic workflows are prevalent.