TechViews: Make Your Big Data Worth the Investment; The Top 5 Cloud Security
Concerns for Your Business and more!
What Are You Doing About the Changing Role of IT?
By Andi Mann
It is almost a truism today that business leaders outside IT are increasingly
taking control of information technology, and spending the IT budget. SaaS is
allowing the CMO to adopt Marketing Automation software, and allowing the EVP
of Sales to adopt CRM and SFA tools. LOB leaders are developing their own
mobile apps to manage inventories, speed up production and drive efficiency
in logistics. Strategy and Finance are using technology partners for data
analytics to better understand market opportunities and cost drivers. And
they are doing it all without asking IT for permission.
The DevOps movement is young, so many people still do not understand exactly
what it ... (more)
TechViews: Google Flu Trends Big Data runs a fever, 8 Way Big Data will
change sports and more!
Are Today's CIOs Cynics or Just Realists?
By Jackie Kahle
There were some astonishing findings from the recent Vanson Bourne research
on The Changing Role of IT that illuminate what CIOs are thinking about the
role of their IT department. CIOs are far more negative and pessimistic than
their own IT teams when it comes to assessing the strategic role of IT and
its impact on the business. But why is that?
It took a lot of work to get developers and IT ops peop... (more)
TechViews: The Tesla Model S can power your house, Macy’s and Khol’s love
Big Data, keyless hotel check-in with your phone; and more!
Getting an Earful of IT Predictions with the TechViews Podcast
By Denise Dubie
Did you get sucked into Candy Crush Saga on your mobile device? Or were you
one of the cool kids wearing Google Glass in 2013? And which trend will take
hold in 2014 and become the must-have technology for you or your IT
organization? With 2013 behind us and 2014 here, IT industry watchers are
looking back to see what worked in the previous year and looki... (more)
TechViews: Google buys Nest for $3.2 billion, 4 considerations for choosing
the right Cloud solution; Big Data goes mainstream and more!
Powerful Influencers Impacting Cloud Innovation
By Robyn Rawlings
There is no denying that social media is one of the most pervasive
influencers the business world has encountered. Corporations and
organizations of all sizes have jumped on the social media band wagon rather
than ending up underneath or trailing behind it. As with any factor
influencing the business, it’s expected that IT needs would change along
with a company’... (more)
TechViews: Enterprise mobility 2014 trend watch, Dr. Big Data, 4 issues for
the CIO in 2014, Big price range from cloud providers and more!
Needed: A Fundamental Shift in How We Run IT
By Tony Davis
A few years ago, a senior executive at the shipping company I worked for took
me aside and asked me to look into why our ecommerce website was receiving
constant complaints regarding slow and erratic performance. His exact words
were, “It sucks.” Now, this surprised me, because I had worked in varying
capacities on that website and I knew that we had great availability... (more)