At this week's DEMO Fall 2011, mobile startups trying to bridge the physical and digital worlds often didn't aim high enough and received mixed reviews from venture capitalists and former entrepreneurs.
Consumerization, strategic partnerships, and the demand from the business for emerging technologies are quickly becoming the key drivers of the Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) agenda. In fact, without SVM making significant changes in how it does business, many SVM teams will become irrelevant.
What can CIOs learn about leadership from Apple CEO Steve Jobs? Plenty. Executive leadership guru Paul David Walker says tech execs should take cues from his marketing savvy and confidence. But leave the arrogance at home.
What does the world's first electronic computer contribute to today's enterprise IT environment, almost seven decades after its first parts were being assembled? Plenty, including many of the foundations we still use today, says a University of Pennsylvania computer science professor.
Capitalism depends on two principles — the law of supply and demand, and the ability of every customer to take his, her, or its business elsewhere (I include "its" because the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people too, but hasn't commented on their gender).
Harvard Business School professors David Pisano and Willy Shih argue that overzealous offshore outsourcing can cripple a company's ability to innovate. Pisano and Shih discuss what CIOs can learn from the manufacturing sector about how 'not' to approach offshore outsourcing.
Innovation is about trying, even when you fail. It's about trying until you succeed. That's the secret behind many innovators who helped bring us the technologies we use every day. Iridium Communications Inc. has never forgotten this concept.
Enterprise collaboration tools can foster better communication and elicit transparency from business units. Here's how Random House implemented an enterprise collaboration suite, encouraged adoption and is measuring its success.
A recent outsourcing survey shows that customers are achieving cost savings from their arrangements with their services providers, but they aren't getting much else in the way of business value. Here's how buyers can change that.
Getting the most value from IT investments is an art. Try these three techniques to cajole and nurture end users into exploiting new technologies fully, or change course when the business needs change.
Results of a recent CIO survey conducted by executive search firm Harvey Nash show that CIOs are earning more money, expanding their responsibilities, and enjoying greater strategic standing and job satisfaction inside their companies.
It’s not enough to share documents, says Geoffrey Moore, the consultant and expert on technology adoption. Daily decisions can be made more quickly if employees, especially middle managers, can use text messaging, video and social-media tools to engage directly with each other.
Most IT organizations and outsourcing providers remain too bogged down in the day-to-day management of their outsourcing arrangements to focus on innovation, according to the results of a recent study on outsourcing innovation.
Is cloud computing a disruptive innovation, as defined by Clayton Christensen? CIO.com's Bernard Golden explores whether internal data centers will go the way of companies that are innovated out of business.
Capturing customer data and building communities on Facebook and Twitter isn’t easy. Learn how four CIOs are integrating social media with business data to draw more attention to their companies’ products and deliver better service.
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