Three reasons why IT consumerisation fails: support, selectivity & security

Any regular user of public transport will know their return to the daily commute in the New Year has been accompanied by a plethora of shiny Christmas presents.

In their posh leather covers, and tightly held and coveted by proud new owners, these devices often have the capacity to hook into the corporate network. The . . . → Read More: Three reasons why IT consumerisation fails: support, selectivity & security

CIOs need to get honest and brush up on their communication skills

When was the last time you were straightforward? Here’s a thought: too many CIOs are too closed about the potential of their technology projects.

IT often gets a bad rap in the business and, rather than risk being classed as a geek pushing another technology failure, CIOs can be guilty of covering up challenges and . . . → Read More: CIOs need to get honest and brush up on their communication skills

Fail to adopt 2020 vision and the cloud will kill the CIO

The cloud could be great – it could be the business’ way to buy IT on-demand in a cheap and more effective manner.

Then again, it could fall well short of expectations. We’re at such an early stage of utility computing that any attempt to create a sensible analysis of the cloud is inherently problematic. . . . → Read More: Fail to adopt 2020 vision and the cloud will kill the CIO

Can business cope with the new wave of mobile analytics?

You suddenly can’t move for IT industry experts stating than 2011 will a key year for business intelligence.

Business intelligence has been an important theme in IT for years. Over the last year-or-so, however, increased attention has been focused on the benefits of analytics. And that focus is likely to be become more concentrated through . . . → Read More: Can business cope with the new wave of mobile analytics?

Change is a gradual process, not a big bang transformation

If someone came from the late 1980s and early 1990s, what would they think of our modern, web-enabled world?

Ask the person next to you and they’ll probably say that the person from the past would be amazed by the prevalence of mobile phones, the knowledge of the world wide web and the ability to . . . → Read More: Change is a gradual process, not a big bang transformation

Is Quora yet another platform to help the gurus evangelise?

A New Year brings new hype – and top of the shop right now is Quora, “a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organised by everyone who uses it” (so says the ‘about’ page of its web site).

Founded by ex-Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo and colleague Charlie Cheever, Quora was started . . . → Read More: Is Quora yet another platform to help the gurus evangelise?

Netbook and phone are smarter executive choice than Apple iPad

Banging on about the potential of the tablet is now almost de rigour for industry experts.

From the trade press to the conference hall, everyone is keen to talk about how the business world will be transformed by the iPad and it’s non-Apple cousins. The ability to use information on the move is undoubtedly a . . . → Read More: Netbook and phone are smarter executive choice than Apple iPad

12 best articles on CIO business and technology priorities for 2011

Like Christmas pudding and poor-quality knitwear, now is a time of the year for traditions. And when it comes to business IT, nothing gets the attention of analysts, consultants and the trade press like an opportunity to roll out a list of CIO priorities for 2011.

We thought we’d jump on the bandwaggon, too. Here, . . . → Read More: 12 best articles on CIO business and technology priorities for 2011

Does Twitter brand monitoring carry influence?

After Friday’s attack of Twitter for being full of self-referential rubbish, I thought it only fair I create a self-referential blog posting – based on Tweets about Career is Over.

We’ve had some really nice comments since launching, including the following from business and IT consultant Steve Burrows: “This has the makings of a great . . . → Read More: Does Twitter brand monitoring carry influence?

Does the business really need green IT managers?

What’s your business’ favourite colour? If you work for Orange, the answer to that question is not tough to guess. But what about less colourful firms? Is your organisation’s favourite colour green?

No, would seem to be the most likely answer, according to Forrester. The researcher says although almost 70% of respondents to its April . . . → Read More: Does the business really need green IT managers?