Most informed CEOs seem to know intuitively that the most qualified person to
lead their forward-looking business technology advancement isn’t likely to
have the profile of a typical legacy CIO. In contrast, the role of a Digital
Business Transformation innovator has very different requirements to the
traditional IT utility infrastructure custodian of the past.
That said, some progressive CIOs are already making the transition to lead
the digital competitiveness quest, and others will surely follow. Moreover, a
few multinational companies currently have a CIO in a highly strategic,
visible and collaborative position within the company. Their challenge is to
guide the rest of the organization’s leadership to attain the required
skills that will enable them to actively participate in the planning and
execution of a new strategy – empowered by digital technologies.
The H... (more)
Worldwide, there's a growing appreciation for the many benefits of the Open
Source way. Clearly, being truly Open is a frame of mind that can apply to
just about anything in life -- including the development and nurture of a
progressive company culture that's equipped for the challenges and
opportunities of today's Global Networked Economy.
Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, recently launched his new book entitled "The
Open Organization" - Igniting Passion and Performance. He says, "The
conventional approach to business management was not designed to foster
innovation, address the ... (more)
The Emerging Business Technology Outlook for 2015
The savvy CEOs that approved significant investments in business technology
during 2014 are reaping the rewards of their first-to-market leadership
advantage. Meanwhile, executives at the fast-follower companies are no doubt
assessing how they plan to catch-up with the early-adopters of cloud services
This rapidly evolving IT transformation scenario is pervasive. It's happening
in every corner of the globe. So, what's the outlook for worldwide cloud
service adoption and how will the key trends impact cloud computing
American Express Business Travel and Cisco announced the global availability
of public Cisco TelePresence Suites through American Express Business
Travel's virtual meetings eXpert (vmX) solution.
This agreement provides corporate clients with virtual meeting consulting
services which will enable clients to make better decisions about the best
method of face-to-face collaboration -- by leveraging publicly-available
Cisco TelePresence rooms and increase use of private, corporate-owned systems
around the world.
Cisco TelePresence uses high-definition video and audio to create the
The proof-positive business impact from managed cloud services deployment,
including the numerous associated productivity benefits and anticipated
cost-savings, have pushed cloud computing well into the mainstream during
As we move into 2012, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that this
evolution will continue as more users test the growing capabilities of the
public cloud services that are already available.
However, by 2015, IDC envisions a very different scenario -- one where cloud
services will become commonplace, thereby forcing significant changes in the