I never know quite what to think of articles predicting the CIO's and IT's demise, but they are appearing with greater frequency and intensity. Here's the latest research findings from a CIO Survey by the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Intel, CEB formerly the Corporate Executive Board and TNS Global (that's of lot or surveyors).
For the enteprise space where it was really needed, there have been somewhat similar devices for a while. I remember seeing a jet engine repair head-up display a number of years ago. It showed part numbers and pages from the maintenance manuals. Granted the Glass approach is more lightweight but it is definitely not the only horse in the barn.
When one looks at “strategic demand,” there are a number of ways to evaluate demand. Clearly, value versus risk is a valuable methodology to consider. However, I want to suggest that there is something that you need to do before you evaluate value and risk. You need to evaluate the alignment with business strategy and requirements.
It’s no secret that big data offers big value. But enterprises know that to exploit it, they must capture a tremendous volume of data, in myriad forms, and contain it in a database capable of running complex and comprehensive analyses.
Today, costs of scaling traditional systems have grown prohibitive. So the pressure is on to find a new solution. Enter: Hadoop.
Technology has profoundly transformed the world in recent years. In the last decade alone, mobility, cloud, social media and big data have changed the landscape of IT dramatically. One group affected perhaps the most by the ever-changing landscape is the CIO.
There’s a lot of noise out there about DevOps right now—and with good reason. With its goals of removing IT bottlenecks and putting the business back in charge of innovation speed, DevOps focuses on putting new ideas and tools into action faster and more efficiently. The idea of extending “agility” from conception to delivery improves IT’s ability to respond to business needs.
Think about how its principles can yield meaningful results for your business.
The business intelligence insights your organization has in all the data it stores can lead to game-changing opportunities--if your analytics system has the power to uncover them. Traditional data analytics are often maxed out by big data, unable to return results in a timely fashion, resulting in missed business opportunities. Business and marketing leaders can’t execute on new ideas to generate more revenue because IT can’t support their requests to add new data sources to existing queries.