The unfortunate thing is that a lot of prominent merchants will not support Apple Pay....or do not have plans in to. New payment systems are finally starting to get traction, but the real winners have yet to appear. It's hard to imagine Apple won't succeed in this market.
Pete, you are right on! This is the human element of driving and adopting to change that a lot of IT managers/CIOs are not paying enough attention. Top-down mandate does not work. People managers are critical in the organizational and behavior changes. Communication, coaching, mentoring, sharing best practices are all key to getting team buy-in. Do you have any suggestions or experience to drive this change?
Our #CIOchat yesterday argued the merits of #BigData and how much traction it is getting. No one doubted its importance, but a few went back to square one by asking for a crisper definition of the term. Therein lies part of the problem: there's no universal definition for #Big Data (to me, it's analytics that looks at more data).
Vendors will stuff as many features in them as airlines put seats in planes. It will be a features and fashion war, but like Chris says, jacks or better on features to open the bidding. There is one other huge factor and that will be the most elegant solution from a features and fashion standpoint. These devices can't be like standard digital watches. I have relearn my Ironman watch every time we move ahead or fall back an hour. Ease and elegance of use will be huge...ease of integration with other devices is very important, too.
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Think about how its principles can yield meaningful results for your business.
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