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).
Much will depend on the apps developed for it....or "Glassware" as Google is calling it. So far, they seem geared for the consumer space...CNN announced news alerts this morning. Elle magazine is doing an app although none of the apps can contain ads. And there another social app called Ice Breaker, according to a NYT story.
So the consumer space seems where the device might get traction although let's face it: consumers would not pay $1,500 a pop, which is what developers are paying for it.
We'll see if the enterprise apps start appearing. Some CIOs have said they envision Glass having applications in retail and engineering.
Where will the skills to drive the U.S. economy forward come from? Business leaders say they need to recruit offshore to get the skills they need to keep their companies competitive (our poll favors raising the limits in H1-Bs.)
There’s more to Big Data than volume. One of the most compelling opportunities Big Data presents to you as a business/IT leader is to dramatically change the way your organization operates to gain competitive advantage and tap new revenue opportunities.
Given a choice, would you rather see data presented in raw form, as numbers in a spreadsheet, or as a pie chart or scattergram? The beauty of charts and graphs is that they paint a picture much faster than raw data can. And those pictures can help you connect with your organization’s business goals and enable you to drive business critical decisions—faster.
Would you run your business with only 0.5 percent of your workforce? Could you succeed with just that percentage of your data center utilized? Of course not. And you would never make strategic decisions with only a half a percent of the information available to you. No one in their right mind would do that.
But when it comes to extracting value from Big Data, it’s what most enterprises do every day.
As CIOs look to 2013, their role continues to transform from cost-center to business amplifier and source of innovation. On the Future-State CIO Journey, the letter "I" in your title has never meant so much.
Most CIOs recognize the
critical industry shift from managing infrastructure
to managing information. IT is
returning, in a sense, to its original core mission which over the years has
slowly shifted from Information Management to Infrastructure Management; and
the loss of focus on information was
masked by the tight relationship that had existed in the beginning between
information and infrastructure. The CIO tracked information by location
or author on a specific server with its own storage and that was it.