According to the Microsoft SMB Business in the Cloud 2012 report, many SMBs around the world want to boost their purchase of cloud solutions in the next five years. Looking forward, 50% of SMBs say cloud computing is going to become more important for their operations, and 58% consider that operating in the cloud can make them more competitive.
Hi, Joel, as usual, both enjoy your blog and the quote you put there: Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”, also read another good article recently regarding Status vs. Power, well articulate, fairness is very important at working environment to motivate; in the case you put here for decision making, to ensure doing the right things, empathy, dig deeper than the surface, to practice fairness in management and execution. thanks.
Mobile technology did not only improve business but it also transformed personal relationships. Technology is one of the leading factors in the evolution of globalization. But how exactly does mobile technology enable globalization? Here are a few facts.
I think the four-step cloud transformation fits in many legacy industries, than just finance, transforms from CapEx to OpEx, it's also a good opportunities for application life cycle management: from consolication, rationalization, modernization, to integration and optimization, then innovation, that's value from cloud journey in busienss.
Because RIM places so much emphasis on security, I wondered what RIM CIO Robin Beinfait would say about the Bring Your Own Device movement. After all, RIM has long traded on security and the fact enterprises want a single and secure mobile platform.
Now that's changing. Here's what she in an interview at the Aussie version of CIO.com in which she offered a thinly-veiled warning about the prolifertion of mutiple mobile devices in the enterprise:
Crowdsourcing revealed you can get people to engage in almost anything if you make a 'game' out of it, including mundane tasks. Ironically, sometimes the more inconsequential the reward for the desired behavior the more of an inducement it was.
How to Become a Rainmaker is one of my all time favorite books which offers a very useful blueprint for becoming a CIO rainmaker. This post is not a book review of How to Become a Rainmaker. It is about how CIO’s can retool their thinking to that of a CIO Rainmaker in order to raise their value contribution and set themselves apart from their peers.
(Originally posted March 3 on The Higher Ed CIO) IT performance management requires a balanced scorecard approach using both internally and externally oriented metrics that are also a good mix of leading and lagging indicators.
The role of IT was never static. Technology changes alone bring about major changes in the role of IT and influence the future of IT. This really should not be debateable since we see everyday how technology changes redefine various professions or business functions through automation and simplification. Yet, when you describe a future of IT that is less strategic people get upset and accuse you of being a contrarian just for the sake of it.
If more IT departments functioned like human resources or facilities and worried less about being strategic there would be fewer complaints about IT and CIO’s would be happier for it. The support for this belief comes from the consumerization and democratization of technology which is accelerating the shift to commodity services and enabling more decision making by non-IT folks while rendering more and more of the technology stack decisions irrelevant.
Evaluating IT investments for funding is one process where using a simpler approach is not always better. That is because the process of evaluating IT investments should involve an two step process for each project under consideration in order to support an objective IT project ranking of all proposals and ultimately, the IT project selection decision.