It is hard to believe I have been doing this blog for 10 months now! On this momentous occasion of the 20th edition, I wanted to take a quick look back as well as a look forward.
Since we launched our Consumer Driven IT thought-leadership program (and this blog) last year, there has been an explosion in topics that are now being covered as part of the IT consumerization trend. What started as a focus on bring-your-own-device (BYOD) now includes many different aspects of mobility, public cloud services, “bring your own apps,” social media, the social enterprise, big data, stealth or shadow IT, enterprise app stores, the Internet of things, the evolving role of the CIO and their relationship to the CMO, and more. Clearly there is a lot of fertile ground still left to be explored, so please continue to check out this blog as well as all our Consumer Driven IT information here.
One element of our program is coming to an end, alas – our funny friends Chief & Chuck have decided to hang-up their IT jobs and retire to a sheep farm in Vermont – I think it was just all too much for them. Fortunately, their wit lives on and all of their trials and tribulations over the last year can be seen here.
While we will be continuing our focus on Consumer Driven IT, we are also broadening our efforts to embrace the larger theme of innovation. We will soon be launching a program called the Innovation Imperative, which will address all aspects of how IT can leverage disruptive technologies and trends to lead innovation for their organization. In the meantime, you can check out our Innovation Central blog here and follow us on Twitter using the handle @TrendsinTech. And, without giving too much away, expect to see a worthy successor to Chief & Chuck cover the more humorous aspects of innovation!
Here’s what was in the IT consumerization news in the last two weeks:
July 11: Why CMOs and CIOs need a shared agenda by John Kennedy via IDG
This article offers some interesting insights from a recent IBM survey.
July 10: Will CMOs and CFOs rule above CIOs? by Larry Tieman via InformationWeek
As disruptive forces reshape IT's role, some CEOs are already asking why the CIO position needs to be part of the executive team.
July 9: The three "I's" of big data by David Feinleib via Forbes
You heard about the three V’s (Volume, Variety, Velocity); now we have the three I’s (Immediate, Intimidating, Ill-Defined).
July 9: For your mobile enterprise, build a genius bar not a help-desk by Eric Lai via ZDNet
Not a new notion, but it helps to remember the user experience when setting up support for BYOD – SAP seems to be doing it right.
July 7: The future of mobile is right time experiences by Maribel Lopez via Forbes
“Right Time Experiences” are enhanced business processes or services that deliver an employee or customer the right information at the moment of need, and mobile plays a big role!
July 6: Stop it! You're working an extra unpaid day a week by Galen Gruman via InfoWorld
New survey from Good Technology reveals 80% of people continue working when they've left the office, for an average of seven extra hours each week.
July 5: Best practices for managing big data by Ash Ashutosh via Forbes
One idea offered by this article is to start by reducing duplicated or synthesized data.
July 3: Space: the big data frontier by Mari Silbey via SmartPlanet
With its infinite frontier, astronomy is a natural fit for big data science. An added bonus is the data doesn’t have to be protected because of privacy or financial concerns
July 3: BYOD apps: 5 ways businesses can tap into workers' software by Mark Samuels via TechRepublic
This articles offers an interesting perspective that addresses issues around apps rather than mobile devices.
July 2: BYOD face-off: the case for and against by Nick Health via TechRepublic
Two CIOs from municipal governments are taking different approaches, but both have the common goal of ensuring employees are productive.
July 2: The CIO-CMO partnership by Nathan Williams via CIO
This article offers several good tips for CIOs who want to better manage their relationship with the CMO.
July 2: Good-bye, Blackberry: 3 steps to prepare for its demise by Bob Violino via InfoWorld
Enterprises won’t find it that difficult to move to IOS or Android when necessary.
July 2: Streaming APIs take integration to a higher level by Mike Vizard via ITBusinessEdge
Salesforce.com use of streaming APIs start to blur the distinctions between SaaS and PaaS.
July 1: How CIOs can spark innovation via SiliconIndia
First and foremost is to prioritize their relationship with fellow employees.
July 1: Social media is the message for Olympics by Eric Pfanner via the New York Times
The upcoming London Olympics are being referred to by some as the “Socialympics."