Adina, welcome to the ECF. What steps should companies to heighten the awareness about security?
It's ironic that locking down data pushes IT is opposite direction it seems to be going with social media, BIG data, mobility, consumerization of IT and BYOD....at the same time, the democratization of IT makes security that much more vital. Consider that some are predicting the chief marketing officer will eventually have a bigger IT budget than the IT department.
I have worked for a few chief irritation officers (not presently). They have to break something to divert attention away from the fact they do not have the chops to advance the organization. Such a beast does exist!
We tend to get hung on titles. Everything depends on the talents and motivation of the individual. We chronicle the triumphs of great CIOs every day, but the herd mentality steers (get it, herd...steers?) us into accepting the steroetype that CIOs are yesterday's news and on the way out.
We lose sight that there are lousy CEOs, CFOs and CMOs, too. Wow, you could have fun with CFO acronyms.
That's great insight into the present and future of mobility. Is the next or current battleground winning over customers and partners with mobile apps. Millions of mobile app downloads would seem to suggest that. And where does social media fit into the mobile and customer equations?
I also love that you first took iPads to UPS board members. Can you characterize their reactions? Any resistance?
And what drove the decision to keep IT U.S. centered and what does tha mean exactly?
Let's face it: packages in this day and age do not get delivered without a lot of technology. In fact, package delivery is a pioneering industry when it comes to mobile technology, Big Data and enterprise agility. Tracking a delivery's whereabouts in realtime? That's old hat: you've been able to do that for years.
Hi Joel, Gartner has predicted that CMO's may eventually have higher IT budgets than IT itself. And the CIO reporting to the CMO is also an interesting propect. The regression back to the DP manager is not out of the realm of possibility. Wow, talk about digging out a dusty and ancient job title!?
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