The unfortunate thing is that a lot of prominent merchants will not support Apple Pay....or do not have plans in to. New payment systems are finally starting to get traction, but the real winners have yet to appear. It's hard to imagine Apple won't succeed in this market.
Our #CIOchat yesterday argued the merits of #BigData and how much traction it is getting. No one doubted its importance, but a few went back to square one by asking for a crisper definition of the term. Therein lies part of the problem: there's no universal definition for #Big Data (to me, it's analytics that looks at more data).
Vendors will stuff as many features in them as airlines put seats in planes. It will be a features and fashion war, but like Chris says, jacks or better on features to open the bidding. There is one other huge factor and that will be the most elegant solution from a features and fashion standpoint. These devices can't be like standard digital watches. I have relearn my Ironman watch every time we move ahead or fall back an hour. Ease and elegance of use will be huge...ease of integration with other devices is very important, too.
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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