I am working on a post that says CIOs have made strides as busines strategists...and they have improved their people skills. It's based on CIO's 2013 Future Stste of the CIO. I will post it today. Watch for it.
"The business gains value from the business projects completed (which often have an IT component)." That's the ideal way to look at it, but is it practical. Let's face it: building a new data center is an IT project, right?
The Enterprise CIO Forum will celebrate its second birthday on Feb. 1 and it is with great pleasure that I can report the CIO is thriving despite all those posts questionning the validity of their role. How do I know?
Doug, Does showing IT costs as a per cent of revenues really show IT's contribution to the enterprise....or does it highlight IT as a cost. How do you prove IT contributed to those revenues? And what would those revenues be without IT?
This Infoworld article citing a Evans Data Corp. cloud survey survey of 400 developers reveals the cloud cuts an average 11.6 per cent in development time.
"While about 10 percent of developers cited no time savings in using cloud environments, an almost equal amount said they had experienced more than 30 percent time savings. About 38 percent cited savings in the 11 to 20 percent range," according to the article.
Cost pressures have kept CIOs from wholeheartedly embracing green technology, according to Gartner Research VP Ramesh Kumar, but there's "basic" things they can do now to save the enterprise money. This eight-minute video has a lot of good suggestions how IT can lead in green technology - and why it should lead. Newer desktops and greater energy efficiency, for instance, are intiatives that should be driven by IT technology. And many have fast ROI, says Kumar.
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.