"....the level of secrecy around IT operations is just increasing." That's an interesting observation, Nicole. It comes at a time when social media is increasing transparency of just about everything. Do you think it's the usual reason -- not to divulge anything that could give rivals a leg up. Or are enterprises (and IT) more locked down as a reaction to social media, consumerization of IT, BYOD, ever-increasing security threats and user empowerment?
I agree, Joel. Payment systems have to be totally revamped. I just got my first credit card with a chip, which keeps the card invisible. I love the idea of Apple Pay, but it won't be available everywhere. Then again, neither is American Express. For now, the chip and PIN technology is a must.
As an aside, I pre-ordered the Coin card which consolidates your credit cards into one digital card. The product has been very delayed. Coin issued me a refund that I requested.
A colleague of mine, Leslie Falk wrote an interesting post on another forum that I’m re-posting for her on the CIO Forum. I’ve blogged about managed print services previously, but Leslie enhances the conversation by delving into the savings potential of managing a print environment holistically. Here’s what she has to say:
If you have implemented a strategy for managing print you're in the majority.
Global citizenship is increasingly important to the brand and reputation of companies of all sizes, but large corporations and public sector agencies especially seem to be under pressure to meet high standards. As a result, more and more companies are implementing eco-friendly policies and standards. These standards influence what other businesses these companies choose to work with as well because the global citizenship standards of the companies we do business with become a part of our own scorecard.
Like most folks, I love it when independent research and analysis confirm what I think I already know. A recent analytics report produced by Christine Cignoli of InformationWeek concludes that Managed Print Services (MPS) can help government agencies meet federal mandates and initiatives to cut waste and improve energy management. I knew it! The data for the report was collected via a survey by Informa
Does your organization support teleworking? Are you on the fence about benefits? I’m a beneficiary of flexible work options, but the company benefits from the arrangement too. I have a small cubicle and work in the office most days. However, I’m able to work from home in the afternoons. It’s a big win for me to be home when my kids get out of school. The company wins because I almost never shut down my computer until late into the evening so they end up getting more hours of work out of me thanks to the arrangement. On the flip side, I’ve also worke
Just like the ancient city of Jericho, the walls of the traditional office are crumbling down. Welcome to the world of the virtual office where the physical and the traditional 9-5 boundaries of the workday have disappeared for many workers. I can certainly say that over the past 20+ years of my career, where – when -- and how I do my job has completely transformed from office centric to anywhere, anytime and virtually always-on – in large part due to mobile devices and the cloud.
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