If my two kids with jobs in NY are any indication, millennials often carry two phones. My son the lawyer has to given confidentiality strictures, the rules of evidence and myriad other guidelines. My daughter is in marketing and chooses to carry two phones. It may not be the most efficient thing, but that's how they do it. I suspect many others do too.
There are a lot of mushy hype laden terms when it comes to IT: "digital enterprise" and "digital transformation" are two of them. So I was pleased to read that long time colleague and veteran IT journalist Michael Fitzgerald tackled the topic in a story at CIO.com.
After interviewing several CIOs, Fitzgerald determined it means dirfferent things to different people.Here's a few observations.
On the whole that shadow IT is good for most enterprises. But that's just my opinion. What's yours?
Shadow IT is what we will debate this week in our #CIOchat from 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday. Some in IT probably think shadow IT is as wrong as highway robbery. It compromises data, create silos, is costly and has users going off in their own direction when enterprise-wide solutions are arguably less expensive, safer and more productive.
Google’s Panda (aka Farmer) is now in version 3.0 and it continues to cause noticeable effects on Google pagerank and web site rankings and in turn search results and site traffic ever since it began in February. That is why CIO’s must be engaged directly on enterprise search, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) instead of leaving it to the marketing department.
The decision to lease vs. buy is a recurring challenge for CIOs struggling with financing IT equipment. Adding to the challenge is the increasing number of options to accomplish IT projects using cloud computing or vendor hosted managed services. Often CIO’s and CFO’s get tangled in the buy vs. lease decision prematurely which can lead to a bad decision with lasting effects.
We have IT cartels! Really? Well at least that is according to outgoing US Federal CIO Vivek Kundra in his remarks before the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Vivek said in his remarks before the council “that we almost have an IT cartel within federal IT” which is served by “very few companies” who benefit from government spending “because they understand the procurement process better than anyone else.”
Amazon has released AWS GovCloud as its latest cloud offering aimed at addressing the highly specialized need of government agencies subject to export control regulations. The AWS GovCloud offering allows US government agencies to purchase existing AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2), Simple Storage Solution (S3), and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) services that are maintained in physically and logically separated areas.