While CIOs and enterprises are "excited" about Big Data analytics and supporting technologies such as Hadoop, they lack the "skills and resources" and to pull them off, according to a new survey results from SnapLogic and TechValidate.
Mark, Great comment and POV that the CIO should be involved in strategy development. Making them a stakeholder could yield some benefits. I hope you can join our #CIOchat from 2-3 p.m. ET this afternoon. We usually have up to a half dozen CIOs in for all or part of the chat.
I wouldn't say the ceiling is higher. That suggests someone is raising the bar. It's more a tectonic shift to consumerization, mobile and the cloud. LOBs want and NEED technology faster than IT has ever been able to deliver it. I agree that most CIOs get it, but that huge obstacles stand in their way, many not of their own making (i.e. external forces such as consumerization of IT).
The saving grace for IT may end up being the urgent need for more and better security. That's certainly a more traditional area for them, serving as a governor for too much poorly thought-out tech too quick.
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.
Over the last couple months, the same discussion keeps popping up over and over again. It started last August at a cloud introduction workshop I ran for an insurance company. I talked about the need to manage the service portfolio and highlighted the importance of a proper governance between business and IT. One of the attendees complained that the business had no understanding of the cost associated with the development of new services.