One of the biggest hindrance in way of embracing cloud is data security. In cloud the data is stored in a shared resource pool where the infrastructure is made available to all the users indiscriminately. Since the data is hosted in a virtualized space outside the physical in-house data server it becomes vulnerable to violation if not properly monitored and secured. When cloud offers distinct advantages over traditional in-house IT model it has its share of disadvantages too.
Opinion: Google Glass, while interesting, represents the OPPOSITE of the CoIT trend. It is not cool outside of the early adopter segment.
Do wearables represent an opportunity? Sure, especially as they impact other parts of an organization's current investment, like physical security, as a keycard replacement.
Much like the smartphone world was defined by "before iPhone" / "after iPhone", the true catalyst of the wearables revolution hasn't been identified. It is NOT Google Glass. However, have no doubt that Gen 1 of Google Glass will inevitably prime the market for a better, probably different, more consumer offering.
The success of ERP project implementation depends largely upon the integrity of your vendor. The performance of the software will be grossly impacted by the level of services offered by the vendor and the contract drawn between you. A study conducted to discover the reasons of high ERP project flops has also accused poor vendor selection as one of the culprits.
CIO.com reports that General Motors is hiring for 500 IT positions for their innovation center in Austin, TX. This is part of an initiative to hire as many 10,000 IT pros over the three to five years. (note: I found this article from a Tweet from Neil Pierce (@neiljpearce), head of IT at Vodafone.)
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