I agree although have used laptops to take notes in meeting. But in hindsight, taking hand notes is less obstrusive. What about a tablet, which, incidentally, is terrible for taking notes?
In the larger world, smart phones, tablets or any digital device is a distraction when in the presence of company. And sorta rude...I am guilty of constantly checking my smart phone for e-mail, headlines and social media posts. That said, it's hard to imagine direct reports checking e-mail while the CEO or another C suite member is speaking. Bad form.
March, 2016: Remember the silly debate about the private and public cloud? Neither could be trusted. Enterprises and governments were slow to embrace them.
It seems unimaginable now, according to a new IDC survey, which says 98% of all large enterprises (more than 500 employees) have moved 75% of their apps to the public cloud. It's just a matter of time before the remaining 25% make the ascent. The survey added that private clouds are now indistinguishable from public clouds..
The following are transcripts from three CIO Executive Council videos featuring SAIC CEO Walt Haverstein and CIO Charles Beard discussing their roles, the cloud and how IT aligns with the business. SAIC is an $11 billion scientific, engineering, and technology applications company focused on national security, energy and health information.
Part 3 of this CIO Executive Council video features SAIC CEO Walt Haverstein and CIO Charles Beard explaining how they are "colleagues who bring different perspectives to the business." CIO Beard: "In a digital economy, you owe it to yourself to get to know your CIO...they can take you to new places or they can prevent you from going to the places you really want your business to go." SAIC is an $11 billion scientific, engineering, and technology applications company.
Part 2 of this CIO Executive Council video features SAIC CEO Walt Haverstein and CIO Charles Beard discussing the cloud. SAIC, an $11 billion scientific, engineering, and technology applications company, is taking a careful and hybrid approach to the cloud.
I was in a discussion the other day about the state of automation and IT. We started talking using a quadrant chart (much favored by consulting organizations today), that had an axis for data and one for process that looked something like this.
Yesterday, we kicked off a Service Futures SIG within the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), where we plan to focus on issues like this and its effect on organizations and their change management activities. The biggest trends are thoroughly discussed in the trade press, but we're trying to understand these issues earlier and from a more diverse set of perspectives.
I am fortunate in that I can interact with Andy on a fairly regular basis, so Andy’s deep analysis on the shift of employment trends and technologies impact on the labor force and the human race in general, was something I thought needed to be shared.