I travel a lot and have experienced the best and the worst of travel, but regardless of how good the airline is, there is one thing that never changes, the dreaded airport security process. One of the places I fly often to is Los Angeles, where I originally hail from (well Pasadena, and as they say “no one is really from LA, but if they are from LA then they are probably really from Pasadena.”) Anyway, it’s a quick jaunt from San Jose (SJC) to Burbank (BUR). The flight is just long enough for a drink to be served and almost finished before they have to pick up your cup for landing, so it makes sense for us to trek down there via plane. Except, the airports can add anywhere from 2-3 hours to the travel time which makes the trek almost long enough where we say, hell let’s just drive (4.5 hours if Waze provides proper speed trap info). This has been our family’s (and I’m sure many others) classic conundrum when heading down south. That was, until this week.
Tags: CIO, History, IDC, Mobile, Predictons
Released our 2017 CIO Predictions and currently working with my colleagues on a multi-part series diving deeper into where CIOs will be focusing their money and talent this coming year. Check out the full press release and the predictions.
Today’s IT organizations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fueled vision for the future. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organizations through accelerating digital transformation, International Data Corporation (IDC) today unveiled IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions (Doc #US41845916).
Tags: CIO, FutureScape, Internet, IT professionals, Line of business, Predictions, technology
Be sure to join me on November 2nd as I discuss our predictions for the future of the CIO with my colleagues. Registration is free! During this webinar we will discuss the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.
Hope you can join!
If you haven’t seen my latest webinar, it’s available on demand. But if you just want to grab some good info out of it without watching, check out this article from IT World Canada.
Mobility is no longer just about letting devices into the office, it’s about meeting the expectations employees and customers have about accessing data and getting things they want in real-time.
In a recent webinar, Opening the Gates: Creating a Mobility Strategy That Empowers the Business, Mike Jennett, research VP for IDC’s IT executive program, said enterprises need to think more broadly about mobility and be prepared for devices that work autonomously as well as understand that employees and customer are behaving much more like a 24/7 consumer. “It’s up to IT to build the infrastructure and tools to support that.”
Tags: 3G, Airline, Apple, Application Development, CIO, Connectivity, Consumerization of IT, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility, iPad, Mobile, Mobile Applications, Mobile Apps, Mobility, Standards, Support, Tablet, Testing, Wifi
“The most costly disruptions. . . . Always happen when something we take completely for granted stops working for a minute.” – Jed Bartlet (Martin Sheen)
When we think of those disruptions, things like the power grid or the water supply come to mind. These are things that have been part of our society for so long that we just can’t imagine them not working. And when they do go out, like in the case of a power outage, it is extremely disruptive and needs to be immediately addressed. I had my power go out about 2 weeks ago due to a transformer blowing out during some construction work. My whole neighborhood shut down and everyone went outside to figure out what was going on, only to see street lights out, traffic acting like ants that had someone step on their path and a general sense of confusion. The real issue was that power is so reliable and so taken for granted that its failure is something completely out of the ordinary in our society and is rarely due to the systems running the power grid, but, as in this case, caused by something extraordinary like the construction accident.
Tags: Andorid, android, Apple, Application Development, BYOD, BYOD Policy, BYOS, CIO, Consumerization, Device, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, Mobile, Mobile Applications, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Mobility
It was a great second day at HP Discover with lots of things going on in the mobility space. We saw some incredible new announcements and a lot of talks about how HP is helping IT to change the way we do business and mobilize the enterprise.
Tags: Andorid, android, Apple, Application Development, BYOD, BYOD Policy, BYOS, Consumerization of IT, Device, Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5, Mobile, Mobile Applications, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Mobility, Open Source, smart devices, SmartPhone, Standards, Tablet, Tablets, technology
As a California native who grew up near the beach I like to say that I run on salt water and sun. So when December hits, I can’t think of a better place to be than the wonderful city of Barcelona with the sea breeze coming off the Mediterranean keeping me going. That’s why I’m so happy that we are returning to Barcelona for HP Discover again this year, and it’s looking to be bigger and better than ever. I’ve been working with the Mobility team on a lot of the planning and there is just some great stuff going on in this space. Be sure to check out all my sessions and everything HP has to offer in the mobile space! I’ve jotted down some of my thoughts as we get ready to head for the Med once again and continue the Enterprise Mobility journey.
Check out the full blog post on Apps for Mobile
Tags: Application Development, BYOD, CIO, HTML5, Mobile, Mobile Applications, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Mobility, smart devices, SmartPhone, Tablets, technology
Please join me at Managing BYOD on November 5th if you are up in San Francisco. And if you aren’t in San Francisco, make a date to come up to the conference! It runs Wednesday and Thursday (5th & 6th) and there are going to be a lot of great topics discussed. Read the rest of this entry »