Good reminder in light of the current discussion that we remain, well, human....
You mention bias and judgement and indeed that is true in political and social examples offered. In an enterprise, the questions will tend to be simpler: how to grow the enterprise, sales, increase profits, control costs, create customer goodwill, be more responsive, fix problems faster etc. But the example you give Walmart creepiness is also a worthy cautionary tale.
Great line: "Much like a sword, Big Data is only as sharp and effective as the warrior that wields it."
I get much of my material from daily Google alerts using the search term "CIO." And the headlines reflect that life is anything but normal for CIOs. The top four headlines in today's Google alert is a good example:
I think most if all CIOs have ruled out technology for technology's sake although I suppose such initiatives are being launched every day. We would be unlikely to know since enterprises don't exactly advertise their IT failures. In age of tight dollars and using only what is demanded, it's hard to imagine millions being poured into IT projects.
The emphasis these days seems to be more focused on business projects which, most often, have an IT element.
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.