Focused on the services and applications development space. Have authored most of the posts for the Next Big Thing blog (www.hp.com/go/tnbt) and try to regularly participate in #CIOChats. Recently retired from HP.
You're right Bob, this is a multi-dimensional topic... but I believe that looking at it in this way, or at least starting from this perspective, is the better way forward. Do you suppose that we could develop a formula for this, at least general enough so it could be used all over, while being specific enough to be actually useful?
In my analysis, anything that gets us further away from seeing security as a binary is positive.
Too often I hear the phrase "How much security can we afford?" and I can't help but believe that this question fundmentally mis-understands what business-centric security really is. I've had at least a half-dozen conversations in the past few months with various security leadership froma cross different organizations and verticals where the understanding is clear - you can't even spend enough to get the kind of security you think you need if you don't understand your business.
What you are saying is give end users what they want or else they will revert to Shadow IT. That's the challenge for IT. End users have the leverage and are in revolt. But IT can't view as Shadow IT it an insurgency that should be supressed even if such measures enjoy the support of the C suite. That's anti-agile, anti-transformation, IMO. IT somehow has to craft a policy that safeguards data assets, but gives end users enough of what they want. Education about the dangers of Shadow IT is part of this.
Then again, I can't help think of what blogger Jamal Khawaja said about a company he worked for: "BYOD=yerfired."
There's lots of research to show the CIO is on the way out, but there's scant proof to show this is a trend in large enterprises. Enterprise CIO Forum community manage John Dodge explains.
Below is the transcript:
Chief marketing officers are rapidly taking control of their own IT. And that trend is moving into other departments such as HR and accounting. What’s more, IT has long been the department end users love to hate and now with consumerization of IT, they have huge leverage. Now they can go out and get their own clouds and devices.
A white paper from management consulting firm Navint Partners LLC seems to indicate large enterprises are enjoying success with their cloud efforts. Indeed, 90% said in a survey that reaped the projected savings the cloud would yield; 80% said the cloud gave them a competitive advantage; 64% said the cloud has a "significant impact on process efficiency and effectiveness;" and 46% said they had money in the IT budget specifically for cloud computing.
ZDNet's Larry Dignan runs down the Society for Information Management's (SIM) predictions on IT spending for 2013 based on its annual survey. The detailed results will be presented at SIM's meeting later this month. Nothing was too startling, based on Dignan's reporting, but the one thing that jumped out at me was the 10% hit since 2010 that spending on internal staff has taken.
For a while now there is constant conversation that the traditional drivers are obsolete. Do you think that is true or are we just looking at the problem differently. IT organizations have gotten into the habit of striving for:
Last week I was interacting with a number of technologists where we were discussing the need for organizations to be more agile and the implications this may have on an organization’s architecture efforts in general and enterprise architecture in particular.
The same pressures shifting the needs of the business are present where business and technology meet and should affect the creation and use of architecture work products. Much can be learned from what’s happening in the agile development space, and applied to architecture:
Since the first of the year, I’ve been giving a presentation on embracing technical trends for organizations – what strategists need to think about to address the needs of their organizations. At the end of the material, I include a summary of takeaway points. Since I haven’t posted anything to this site for a while, I thought I’d share them and see what kind of reaction develops:
This week I was working on a presentation for the ISSIP Service Futures SIG titled: Service Futures and Drivers of Change. Part of the presentation included a discussion of megatrends – the industry independent trends that will shape our lives in the future and their effect on business decision making.