"....the level of secrecy around IT operations is just increasing." That's an interesting observation, Nicole. It comes at a time when social media is increasing transparency of just about everything. Do you think it's the usual reason -- not to divulge anything that could give rivals a leg up. Or are enterprises (and IT) more locked down as a reaction to social media, consumerization of IT, BYOD, ever-increasing security threats and user empowerment?
I agree, Joel. Payment systems have to be totally revamped. I just got my first credit card with a chip, which keeps the card invisible. I love the idea of Apple Pay, but it won't be available everywhere. Then again, neither is American Express. For now, the chip and PIN technology is a must.
As an aside, I pre-ordered the Coin card which consolidates your credit cards into one digital card. The product has been very delayed. Coin issued me a refund that I requested.
Is Big Data catching on or does confusion and entropy remain its biggest challenges? Could it be both in that companies recognize the "urgency" to fully exploit analytics and Big Data, but have yet to get their acts together.
That will be our #CIOchat question this week: Is Big Data catching on or is it moving too slow? We chat 2-3 pm ET Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .
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.