Raf, you are too cool. Charles Barkley used to go to my health club in Scottsdale, AZ. Is that cool or what? Of course, Barkley is also famous for saying "I was misquoted" after he was called on a line in his very own autobiography (called "Outrageous" BTW--and, no, you can't have my autographed copy that is a bit watermarked from the jacuzzi steam). Too funny. But seriously, Paul's IT is like salad dressing post is here http://www.enterprisecioforum.com/en/blogs/paulm/it-salad-dressing-sometimes-you-need-shake-it for any ECF reader who are interested.
Multi sourcing and how to manage it is a very hot topic. And not one with easy answers.
Sesame Workshop CTO Noah Broadwater talks about balancing the needs of mobile BYOD-crazed end users with the security and other needs of the enterprise. The cop-like "protect and serve" motto really fits!
Rick, interesting post. I enjoyed it. Paul Muller has some similar ideas in his series on Top 12 IT Trends for 2012 here in this forum. I wonder if you agree or disagree with Paul's point of view. Yes, cloud will certainly dominate, but other trends, BYOD, CIO as service broker, DevOps, etc. will certainly play a role as well.
More and more articles point to the uptake of cloud in enterprises. And, if I believe the interactions I have with CIOs, it is definitely the case. The big question is whether to go private or public cloud. That, in my mind, is the wrong question. I’ve already mentioned several times that “one size does not fit all” when we talk about the cloud.
Just read an article “Nokia planning phablet for 2013”. The original information appeared in the Financial Times. Yes they put the word “phablet” into brackets, but everybody seems to know what they mean. Wonderful language that keeps expanding itself.
The world is increasingly becoming digital and interconnected. At the moment, our main focus is on human interactions, but that is changing quickly. The machine to machine communication is slowly but surely increasing.