Strategic Leadership in the Digital Business Economy
Most forward-looking CEOs have already made their move to prepare for the
future that they foresee – where business technology is a key deciding
factor for them to attain ongoing commercial prosperity. This new
digital-propelled environment will profoundly change business processes,
along with the need for accelerated tech-savvy human capital development
across all industries.
Those leaders that catch the next wave of Internet-driven market development
will reap the rewards of the expanding Global Networked Economy. They’ll
achieve a quantum boost in performance. And they’ll reach their lofty goals
by harnessing the unique competitive advantages of cloud computing services,
mobile enterprise applications and other targeted business technology
Welcome to the Internet of Everything
Worldwide IT spending ... (more)
Internet usage is evolving, and so are the application scenarios for business
technology. In the foreseeable future, desktop personal computers will
produce a much smaller share of commercial internet protocol (IP) traffic.
Mobile and portable devices -- other than PCs -- will drive the majority of
traffic by 2018.
According to the latest findings from Cisco Visual Networking Index, in
2013, just 33 percent of IP traffic originated with non-PC devices. However,
by 2018, the non-PC share of IP traffic will grow to 57 percent. Moreover,
commercial mobile location-based services wil... (more)
We’re nearing the end of 2014 and most smart CEOs already know their IT
transformation game plan for 2015 – more digital differentiation woven into
the fabric of their essential operations. Every enterprise is now a digital
business, regardless of the industry. That’s why digital service innovators
are in such high demand. Meanwhile, many of the more traditional IT
process-oriented jobs will diminish in importance.
Are you evolving your IT support team’s roles and responsibilities, as a
result these key trends? Forward-thinking CIOs and IT managers have already
embraced business ... (more)
Earlier in the year, Gartner forecast that by year-end 2016, more than 50
percent of global companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a
public cloud platform. These services can scale very quickly, which has made
them very popular for applications that have a requirement for flexibility.
Cloud storage offers organizations significant cost and agility benefits, but
can pose some security, privacy, accessibility and performance challenges.
Therefore, a big part of selecting a best-fit cloud storage provider is
investing the time to perform the research to fully understand... (more)
During the course of the last twelve months the OpenStack community has
advanced as more users of the leading open-source cloud technology have been
reporting their progress -- with the help of their partners -- towards making
a meaningful impact on their business goals and objectives.
We've also learned how these progressive technology users are pioneering
changes in their own organizations -- enabling them to become more
competitive in the Global Networked Economy.
The OpenStack Summit 2014 opened with a keynote on the first day of the
conference featuring lessons learned from ... (more)