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?

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

Is the CIO looking to create innovation from existing IT assets?

How do you feel about the position of IT in the business? Are you excited or scared by the combined forces of consumerisation, collaboration and change?

Gartner vice president Mark McDonald is concerned that many IT leaders are not sure why technology needs to assert its position in the business. He believes a new vision . . . → Read More: Is the CIO looking to create innovation from existing IT assets?

Top 10 signs that you are a traditional CIO

What on earth is a CIO? Do you have any idea of the core competencies that help to constitute an IT leader? Spend time reading the business media and you’ll quickly get some idea of the traditional IT leader – and it’s not a healthy picture.

Common consensus would seem to suggest the traditional CIO . . . → Read More: Top 10 signs that you are a traditional CIO

Goodbye biz/IT alignment, hello customer engagement?

The past decade in technology leadership has been dominated by one single debate: alignment between IT and the business. At every conference, and in every magazine, the line has been the same – CIOs need to be more in-tune with the demands of their line-of-business colleagues.

To the untrained eye, that debate seems ridiculous. If . . . → Read More: Goodbye biz/IT alignment, hello customer engagement?

Do you love or hate the Apple iPad?

Do you have an Apple iPad? Do you want one? The answer, according to a couple of Australian articles is ‘yes’.

One of the articles suggests senior executives have fallen in love with the iPad and are demanding their organisation finds a way to make the device work with existing corporate IT:

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Are you trying to justify new software spend?

First the good news: enterprise IT spending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is forecast to rebound in 2011 and reach $795.2bn, a 1.3% increase from 2010, according to analyst Gartner.

Now the bad news (well, added context really): EMEA will be the only region to show a decline in IT spending in . . . → Read More: Are you trying to justify new software spend?

Lead transformation or watch IT die

Analyst Gartner suggests CIOs must conquer the key source of executive and company failure: managing strategic change. Gartner says CIOs must do more to ensure that IT plays a role in business transformation in an environment where 70% of CEOs believe business change and entrepreneurialism will increase during the next five years.

To explain how . . . → Read More: Lead transformation or watch IT die