The good folks over at the Gartner Group have revealed the top 10 technologies that they believe will change the world over the next four years: Multicore and hybrid processors Virtualization and fabric computing Social networks and social software Cloud computing and cloud/Web platforms Web mashups User Interface Ubiquitous computing Contextual computing Augmented reality Semantics … Read moreGartner Reveals Top 10 Technologies
There was an interesting article in an issue of CIO Insight that talked about the changing role of CIOs. The basic point of the story was that since today’s CIOs are spending so much time (and $$$) on keeping their firms systems up and running, that they are losing their position at the strategy table. … Read moreDo We Really Need CIOs Any More?
I’m motivated to talk about trade shows this time around because I currently find myself out in Las Vegas attending the EMC World 2008 trade show. When it comes to IT trade shows, this is it — it’s by, about, and for IT professionals who live, eat, and breath storage for a living. I’ve worked … Read moreLet’s Talk About IT Trade Shows
Ok, so everyone’s been trying to fix IT departments almost since the first computers were put to work on business problems. So how come nobody has gotten it right yet? I believe that one reason that we keep missing the mark is because we really have no idea what a really good IT department looks … Read moreAlignment Sounds Like Something You Do To A Car
In the past, the IT department was left alone and was only noticed if something stopped working (like email!) However, in the 21st Century IT has become a critical part of how business competes. The problem is that very few firms have figured out how to evolve from treating IT as a simple cost center … Read moreTime To Think About IT In A New Way