Today, CEOs in all industries and geographies recognize that in 2016 they'll
have an important choice to make, regarding the development of a cohesive
digital business transformation agenda -- either be empowered by superior
cloud-enabled innovations, or risk being disrupted by more progressive market
The savvy business technology application leaders are already moving from
proof-of-concept cloud computing environments to trusting these platforms
with their mission-critical workloads. According to the latest worldwide
market study by Cisco Systems, this pervasive trend continues to accelerate
as demand for cloud resources increase exponentially.
The Cisco Global Cloud Index
(2014-2019) forecasts that global cloud computing traffic will more than
quadruple by the end of 2019, from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes (ZB), outpacing the
growth of total global data center t... (more)
Forward-thinking CEOs ensure that their organization has access to the latest
digital business technologies. But in today’s global networked economy,
that’s not enough. If you believe that digital transformation knowledge is
power, then fully mastering the ability to apply your IT capabilities into
actionable wisdom is infinitely more potent.
The Harvard Business Review (HBR) market research team recently completed a
global study of the path that several organizations have taken to develop and
deliver the digital learning support resources that their key internal
stakeholders bot... (more)
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,... (more)
In the global networked economy, work is performed everywhere, at any time
and any place. That said, what are the operational benefits? Cisco set out to
evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with
allowing and actively enabling employees to telecommute.
Cisco announced the findings of its Teleworker Survey, an in-depth study of
almost 2,000 company employees. The study, conducted to evaluate the social,
economic and environmental impacts associated with telecommuting at Cisco,
revealed that a majority of respondents experienced a significant increase in ... (more)
New York-based JetBlue Airways created an airline focused on value, service
and style. They've proven to be a trailblazer in the U.S. airline industry.
They're also a communication technology early-adopter. JetBlue introduced
complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on their
aircraft -- a first among U.S. domestic airlines.
However, their core competency is centered upon air travel. They out-task the
rest to service providers, wherever possible.
JetBlue signed a new, six-year strategic agreement with Verizon Business to
manage the airline's information technolo... (more)