Smartwatches have been around for quite a while now, but these devices are mostly seen as a nice-to-have addition, rather than a must to have gadget. However, recently Apple presented its own product, the Apple Watch. How will this product impact the smartwatch market? Does Apple have another hit on their hands and will they manage to make the smartwatch mainstream?
Colleague Abbie Lundberg sent me a couple of Harvard Business Review surveys that explore how IT can become a leadership organization and the importance of being a "digital first mover" in the enterprise. The findings are not especially pretty. Both survey reports are attached.
Our Twitter #CIOchat this week tackled wearable devices: fashion versus function? The consensus was it depends on the market, but that fashion is very important in most cases.
We also explored IT and security implications of smart watches and more broadly, wearable devices. But first the numbers: 28 participants (a half dozen CIOs) cranked out 282 Tweets in our hour long #CIOchat.
Recently, I encrypted my device based upon a recommended precautionary procedure. However, I later learned that this was only meant for a select set of devices. Of course, my device was notone of them!
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.