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 needs and expectations of the current workforce that
demands more of jobs, or operate at the accelerated speed of business."
Granted, savvy senior executives within numerous multinational companies
across the globe have already embraced the open way, and others will surely
follow. Why would a... (more)
So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the
time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong
strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their
approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational expenses
are contained, as planned.
Savvy senior executives across the globe continue to make selective
investments in new business technology. In fact, there could be a moderate IT
infrastructure spend over the next 12-18 months, which will likely increase
the demand for open source software and ... (more)
Some market studies continue to identify confusion regarding the true meaning
of cloud-based services, and the apparent benefits derived by the
early-adopters. One recent example comes from a survey of financial
professionals in the UK.
However, there is already growing demand from informed executive business and
IT decision makers that are eager to move forward with various forms of cloud
In fact, Forrester Research has embarked on a new “Cloud and Virtualization
Survey Data” series that offers key insights on where the market demand is
developing, and they ... (more)
As 2009 comes to a close, a recent editorial in CIO magazine sums-up a
nagging issue -- "Despite the emergence of improved IT management tools over
the past decade, CIOs continue to grapple with the same IT challenges they
dealt with five and even 10 years ago. Which can make a CEO wonder: when are
we going to get there?"
Forrester Research believes that CIOs have typically run "the tech factory"
for their firms -- responding to business needs with solutions and
operations from both internal and external sources. These IT leaders have
pursued operational maturity to optimize sol... (more)
In today's fast-paced world, the need to be constantly connected and always
accessible has made mobility a strategic corporate asset across the
enterprise. Business can come to a halt when employees do not have access to
network services and when they cannot easily reach the people they need -- or
be reached by the people who need them.
Cisco has unveiled Cisco Cius, a first-of-its-kind mobile collaboration
business tablet that delivers virtual desktop integration with anywhere,
anytime access to the full range of Cisco collaboration and communication
applications, including HD v... (more)