Pete, you are right on! This is the human element of driving and adopting to change that a lot of IT managers/CIOs are not paying enough attention. Top-down mandate does not work. People managers are critical in the organizational and behavior changes. Communication, coaching, mentoring, sharing best practices are all key to getting team buy-in. Do you have any suggestions or experience to drive this change?
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.
Cloud computing is growing up, according to my 2014 outlook forecasts. It has reached the point where the cloud is commonplace, but that doesn't mean companies have maxed out of their cloud potential. Quite the opposite.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.
A good year ago I was in Quebec, and let me disclose something here … speaking French, I’m really welcome out there. We had a wonderful time. One of the customers we met was a local bank. Their IT team wanted to experiment with cloud and we convinced them that cloud enabling their development environment made a lot of sense.