Towards a Smart Workspace with IoT

What is IoT? The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that is causing a real buzz nowadays. It seems to affect not only the way we live, but also the way we work. The potential of IoT in revolutionizing and automating the workplace are endless. It literally gets rid of the barriers between your […]

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Deloitte CIO Survey Finds Gap Between Business Expectations and IT Capabilities

In a survey of 1,217 technology leaders across 23 industry segments in 48 countries, Deloitte found that substantial gaps exist between business expectations and IT capabilities, in key areas including innovation and cybersecurity. Here are the highlights: 57% of CIOs report that the business expects them to assist in business innovation and developing new products […]

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Only 16% of IT budgets are allocated to investments in innovation and growth

While 45% of CIOs identify “innovation” and 44% point to “growth” as their organizations’ most important priorities, only 15% are investing in emerging technologies . Only 16% of IT budgets are allocated to investments in innovation and growth, with the balance spent on running day-to-day operations and incremental change. This gap between aspirations and reality […]

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Organizations Investing in Big Data, Cloud and Mobility are Growing up to 53% Faster than Laggards

Dell recently released its second annual Global Technology Adoption Index, based on a survey of 2,900 respondents from midsize organizations (with 100-4,999 employees) across 11 countries. It quantifies the gap between IT leaders and laggards and identifies distinct roles for business and IT in adopting the latest technologies. Here are the highlights: IT leaders are also […]

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5 Tips for Leading a Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is what drives new investments in information technology today and what may finally get the U.S. economy growing at a faster pace. But while we hear a lot about digital transformation today, the term is rarely defined. Instead, we typically get a list of the latest digital technologies to impact enterprises—mobile devices, social […]

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Top 2015 IT Predictions from Forrester Research

The analysts at Forrester Research have been blogging about their top IT predictions for 2015. Here’s my take on the predictions which cover all IT trends, technologies, opportunities and challenges, from mobile to security and big data analytics and from the Internet of Things (IoT) to the changing role of the CIO. The gap between digital leaders and […]

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IT Moves to a Utility Model (Wikibon Report)

Enterprise IT Economics in the Microprocessor Era, Wikibon 2014 IT Economics in the Cloud Era – Cloud Services Track Software Economics, Wikibon 2014 Wikibon: Amazon has turned the data center into an API. This trend is having profound impacts on enterprise IT customers. In particular, the economics of infrastructure outsourcing (i.e. deployment, provisioning, management and orchestration), which […]

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IDC: 60% of CIOs will be supplanted by Chief Digital Officers by 2025

In a webinar last week, IDC discussed its CIO predictions for 2015 and beyond (Louis Columbus provides an excellent summary here). Of IDC’s 10 predictions, the one that intrigued me most, predicted that most of the audience, presumably CIOs and senior IT executives, will eventually relinquish their most interesting and important responsibilities to Chief Digital […]

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