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.
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.
Yikes, that's a pretty glum assessment about what technology hath wrought. Indeed, social media is changing customer relationships, but I see it more as an enhancement...that customers and consumers have a much stronger voice. I suppose social media does blur the lines between work and personal life, but who said these lines were supposed to exist in the first place?
What your suggesting Chris is that workstations have returned to their roots and become more niche focused. Two decades ago, workstations started as high performance desktops, either standalone or connected to a larger computing resource. Then they sort of morphed into general purpose desktops because computer power became so available and cheap (thanks in part ot Intel). Now they're back in their high performance niche. Indeed those chip design workstations have monster compute power.
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.