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How Large Companies Are Driving Innovation

How Large Companies Are Driving Innovation

There is this myth that large enterprises can’t be innovative. Nothing could be further than the truth, and to prove it, I recently gave a videotaped talk where I ran through my top ten examples of the IT-led innovation that is taking place in many of today’s largest organizations. All these organizations are taking advantage of disruptive technologies such as mobile, social, the cloud, and the Internet of things to create new possibilities that engage their customers and drive more business. Give the video a view and see if these examples spark some ideas for what you can try in your own organization. Click here to learn more on 10 Stories of IT-Led Business Innovation. Alas, I ran out of time to run through all ten examples, so the video highlights my top five favorite examples of IT-led innovation in large enterprises. I told my live audience to look the others…

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Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos

Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos

I was interviewed recently by the wonderful people at Le Cercle Les Echos. In it, I talked to them about the issues with ‘cowboys’ in the cloud, and the need for ‘grown-up’ management tools: LE CERCLE. L’hésitation de certaines entreprises à se lancer dans le Cloud computing tant que le marché n’est pas encore totalement arrivé à maturité, n’est pas un gage de réussite pour ces dernières. En réalité, plus une entreprise accumulera de l’expérience dans le Cloud, mieux elle saura en tirer les bénéfices. C’est en effet l’un des principaux enseignements d’une étude intitulée : “TechInsights Report: Cloud Succeeds. Now What ?” et conduite par CA Technologies auprès d’entreprises engagées dans le Cloud depuis plus d’un an (janvier 2013). Read the original article (in French) at the source – Cloud computing : bienvenue à l’âge adulte | Le Cercle Les Echos or check the English (Manglish) version at Google…

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How to Succeed with a Mobile-First Strategy

How to Succeed with a Mobile-First Strategy

In my last post, I shared my initial impressions of CA World 2013. Today I’d like to drill a little more deeply in to something I saw at the show. Based on the conversations I had with customers at CA World, more and more companies are shifting to a mobile-first strategy for development. That is, every new application they develop and roll out—be it a mundane expense report or a vital sales analytics tool—must be mobile-ready. It’s a worthy endeavor, and fulfilling it requires new development approaches, organizational shifts and commitment — from the top down. Developing and supporting mobile applications looks nothing like the traditional process for building enterprise-grade applications. For those, separate development teams typically work in silos to build and test individual pieces of an overall application. The pieces are combined and tested together. If something doesn’t work, the various pieces of the application are sent back to…

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What Happened at CA World: Mobility, DevOps and, Yes, the Mainframe

What Happened at CA World: Mobility, DevOps and, Yes, the Mainframe

After attending at least five CA Worlds over the years, the most recent show in Las Vegas hummed with a new kind of vitality. Here are some of my first impressions of what I saw and heard at CA World 2013. From our own CEO’s comments to the booths to customers describing their work, the talk and excitement went far beyond the usual topics, such as ITIL and service management. CA World has always been really practical, pragmatic and useful. This year it also had an excitement that I hadn’t felt before. What struck me especially was how our customers are finding new ways to drive innovation and business value in everything from mobile to DevOps to mainframes. First up is mobility. My conversations at CA World drove home to me how mobility is fundamentally changing the role of IT and how it develops apps. On the show floor I was…

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Five Things I Learned About Innovation from Sir Richard Branson

Five Things I Learned About Innovation from Sir Richard Branson

I still cannot believe I had the opportunity to interview Sir Richard Branson one-on-one for our Luminaries video series – in which we interview prominent business, technology and government leaders. If you have been following along, you know I was hugely excited just to be able to see Sir Richard Branson on stage at the CA World plenary keynote. I wrote about why Branson was a perfect fit for CA World, but now after the event it is hard to describe how energizing his presence, his stories and his ideas were. However, about half an hour later – when the crowds had long since filed out – Richard (as he prefers to be called) came back out for an ‘intimate’ fireside chat with me on a quiet, empty stage (<– click to see the full video). Surrounded by five thousand vacant chairs, I saw a completely different Richard Branson. He was…

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Live Interview – The Changing Role of IT and the CIO

Live Interview – The Changing Role of IT and the CIO

Last week at CA World, I had the privilege to be interviewed by Al Perlman, one of the excellent Tech Target moderators who hosted the Broadcast Center – part of the CA World Virtual Conference. Al and I discussed my views on a rage of topics relevant to the disruptive trends in IT today. In a short but hopefully interesting video, I describe our amazing Luminaries Live! sessions at CA World (you can see the Luminaries Live! videos soon on CA.com). I also talk about why successful C-level executives use social media, how big corporations can (and do) deliver innovation, the emergence of devops, the opportunities in mobile and big data, and how the innovative CIO must adapt to survive. Check out the whole video below – it’s less than 10 minutes!

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Trying to Be Brilliant in 5 Minutes or Less

Trying to Be Brilliant in 5 Minutes or Less

Mark Twain famously said “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” I wonder what Mark Twain would say today in the era of tweets and vines. These new platforms challenge us to distill our thoughts into a concise message that will engage our audience without overburdening them. If you’re familiar with TED talks or Ignite, you’ve seen experts across various fields share complex ideas and visions in a short amount of time. So we know it’s possible, but as I’ve come to learn, it’s a substantial challenge. Over the last month, I’ve been preparing to deliver a presentation to more than 100 attendees on IT innovation as part of Luminaries Live! in the Broadcast Center at CA World ’13. The catch is that it has to be delivered in 5 minutes. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous. I’d be sharing the stage with…

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The Top Five Can’t-Miss Cloud Sessions at CA World 2013

The Top Five Can’t-Miss Cloud Sessions at CA World 2013

As most of you are well aware (unless you’ve been living under a rock), CA World is just days away. And the hype leading up to the event is palpable. With so many things to see, people to meet, and fun to be had, I thought it would be a good time to tell you about some of the most coveted sessions you won’t want to miss. While there are many sessions planned around those disruptive new trends we are seeing evolve before our eyes, I wanted to focus this particular post on the cloud-related sessions – this is a Cloud Storm Chasing crew after all. In full disclosure, I thought this would be a quick post to write. Turns out I was wrong.  When you search for “cloud” within the session catalog, there are over 90 sessions to choose from! That makes it hard to narrow it down to…

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CloudViews Unplugged: April 2013

CloudViews Unplugged: April 2013

In this episode of CloudViews Unplugged, Andi Mann and George Watt of CA Technologies discuss the hard truths of cloud computing, cloud tax laws, robots leveraging the cloud to complete complex tasks and more!  

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Let’s Redefine “IoT” to Mean “The Innovation of Things”

Let’s Redefine “IoT” to Mean “The Innovation of Things”

When pundits first began talking about the Internet of Things-also known as “IoT“-the buzz was around applications consumers would use as zillions of devices connected to the Internet. Who doesn’t remember the breathless articles about how our refrigerators would scan product bar codes as we moved items in and about, and automatically manage a shopping list at our favorite market. Ten years on, most of us are still using paper and pen, or maybe our smartphone, to keep track of what we need to buy at the supermarket. But that doesn’t mean that the Internet of Things isn’t alive and well. It is, and so is a hotbed of innovation around it. The real surprise, though, is that the IOT’s real potential turns out to be on the business side of things. In fact, the Internet of Things is far more powerful than using an appliance (such as a refrigerator)…

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#AskBranson at CA World 2013 about Innovation

#AskBranson at CA World 2013 about Innovation

If you follow me on Twitter (@AndiMann), you will already know how excited I am that Sir Richard Branson is our keynote speaker at CA World 2013. To start with, Branson is a fantastic communicator with whom I share deep interests in innovation, transformation, information, and technology. He is a captivating and lighthearted speaker with a wealth of experience and insight, both interested and interesting. His passion is as infectious as his full-faced grin. If you haven’t seen him speak, check out his YouTube channel immediately.  It is definitely worth it.

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