Don’t get me wrong. I am not writing this article to encourage or show people how to fail. I am sure that every person or organization wants to succeed. As we all know, unless you are super lucky, you will likely experience a few failures before success is achieved. “Fail fast, fail cheap” is the motto for rapid innovation. It is about quickly turning ideas into reality. It’s about speeding up the process of experimentation, learning and eventually get to winning business outcomes quickly.
"What resources should CIOs be using to increase their relevance and impact to the business?" is the question for this Thursday's #CIOchat from 1-2 p.m. EDT (changed from our normal time of 2-3 p.m. EDT to avoid a conflict with our CIOLive event!). The question comes from former HP Fellow and #CIOchat regular Charlie Bess.
In the early summer of 1982 I sat in a lounge in Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport awaiting a connecting flight to North Carolina. At the table next to me three men in business suits were engaged in a discussion in a language that seemed foreign to me. They spoke of RAM and ROM, of bytes and kilobytes (not much talk about megabytes back then!). I didn’t understand the subject but I did understand that what they were talking about would become very important and that I knew next to nothing about the subject. I also had this strange premonition that this emerg
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.