BTW, we did our #CIOchat Twitter chat on this topic last week. As usual, there was no consensus, which I attribute to a healthy and candid discussion. Use the hastag #CIOchat between 2-3 p.m. EDT last Thursday (6/25). We'll be back at the same time this Thursday.
It struck me as odd, too. Maybe job satisfaction and compensation are higher, but it's hard to imagine CIOs and IT pros are lower stress. Then again, any job with a challenge carries stresses with it. I would argue low or no stress most often means a job that's not worth it.
The mechanics of sales are changing at whiplash speed. A flashy promotional email message or blabbering of bland sales pitch is no longer adequate. Instead, businesses need to anticipate multifarious new sales techniques and become pioneers of those themselves. And in the midst of all these, they require a software that facilitates this sudden spurt of new sales approaches and streamlines them together in a centralized repository.
Our world is increasingly becoming digital, I’ve already discussed this often on this blog. Mobility, social, big data and cloud are coming together to form a new style of IT and disrupt the status quo. The way technology is consumed, delivered and paid for is changing fundamentally. Some call this a “tectonic shift”.
A couple days ago I was asked to prepare a presentation for a customer meeting. The subject, well simply put, what is the future of IT over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, I just finished the preparing the presentation using excellent material from my friend John Manley, when I heard the meeting was canceled. Well these things happen. But on the positive side, now I have material for one or a couple blog posts.
Every 5 years or so, the IT industry comes up with a new term to represent the industry/technology evolution. Do you remember mainframe, mini, client/server, DCE, object orientation, SOA, web services, cloud ….
Let’s continue our journey discussing the 5 use cases helping you embark on the journey to cloud. Use case 4 is probably one of the most interesting ones and directly responds to the pressure put on the CIO to try keeping IT under control.