As a broker of information on the Enterprise CIO Forum, many of you have asked where they can get objective information about the cloud.
Well, a good place to start is the National Institute of Standards (NIST) "Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations." This in-depth report, which was released last month, does a good job in breaking down that the various types of clouds, services and security. It also appraises the strentghs and weaknesses of each type of cloud services.
The headline on this article grabbed me. Yes, it's obvious that CIOs must do more with mobile, but to be honest, the ECF has been more focused on cloud, BYOD and big data as transformative technologies. And while each of those have a major mobile component, we only scratched the surface of the mobile opportunity.
The actual article isn't about mobile per se...it's more about BYOD, which speaks to how vast the mobile space is. It struck me this week when a tech commentator said Apple, now, is a mobile company. Everything is mobile.
Colin Powell's new books often offers 13 rules of leadership. A good introduction to it is his interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The book is also synopsized in Amazon and the 13 rules are in the Table of Contents.
The near-term future of the CIO looks a lot different from today. Here are a few things you should be doing right now to get ready for some significant changes. ECF editorial director Bill Laberis interviews former Canadian Pacific Railroad CIO Heather Campbell, now president of BasicallyIT.
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.
Last month, I attended the MIT CIO Symposium focused on the transformational CIO. At the event I ran into John Dodge (of this site). John said I hadn’t posted much recently so I thought I’d pass along a brief summary of the panels I attended:
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.