There's good and bad news on the CEO and CIO interaction front. The percentage meeting with the CEO on a daily or week basis is a mere 12 and 14 per cent, respectively. The good news is that on the rare occasions when they do meet, almost 80% say they discuss strategy. Project results (71%) is second most popular subject while budgets rank third (65%), according to a Quick Poll survey conducted by IDG Research Services on behalf of Hewlett Packard. The Quick Poll also revealed that 42% of the 76 IT executives interviewed (via an online study) report to the CEO.
Driving innovation still lags as a priority behind CIOs watching over costs and project results. In terms of what ranks as a top priority in the eyes of their bosses, 83% of CIOs say projects results and 70% say watching over costs and budgets while a mere 51% say vision and innovation, according to a new white paper from CIO Custom Solutions. This white paper describes how CIOs can move to next level by getting over the "lingering perception" that IT is solely about data center operations.
There's a lot of footdragging, hemming and hawing and hesitation about ever moving manufacturing systems, supply chain and ERP apps to the cloud. Maybe, it will happen inevitably, but those areas are highly resistant.
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.