Stop thinking about the cranky CFO, cloud, BYOD, transformation, Big Data and your data centers for a moment and ask yourself: "What if I was fired tomorrow?"
Several on the recieving end of this question describe the ordeal of joblessness in one of the best stories I've read in a long time. Senior editor Kim Nash at CIO magazine (yes, I read it in print!) managed to get several CIOs to open up about the emotional, psychological and financial toll of joblessness. How she got these CIOs to talk so candidly and personally is remarkable.
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.
In my last blog entry I promised you I was going to come back to service orientation. So, let me keep my promise. Let me actually start with a story.
More than 10 years ago some colleagues and I worked with two financial institutions on projects to combine workflow management and object orientation. How did we get there? In discussions with the customer we came to the conclusion that a typical financial services process consists of multiple steps. The actual steps do not change typically, but which steps are used do.