Posts Tagged ‘ CIO ’

Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute

Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute

IT projects often fail to come in on time, fail to come in on budget, and fail to live up to what’s promised. These are areas that can be improved. Cloud computing can play a big part in those improvements. The cloud lets you get experimental projects out faster and cheaper, so you can say, “This is what we have already done. Do you want us to do more?” rather than saying, “In twelve months, we might be able to put that into our backlog.” Part of the solution is Agile development and DevOps, which help the IT team focus on business ideas. The Agile model prescribes continual engagement with the business people who are stakeholders in the application. That is an important development in our industry. There is a lot more at the source, Übergeek, Andi Mann, on mending fences between IT and business leaders | Cloud Era Institute. While…

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HMG Resource Center Video

HMG Resource Center Video

I was privileged recently to record a short video with a super strategist and executive thought leader, Hunter Muller of HMG Strategy. Check it out and many more over at the HMG Resource Center – Videos.

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Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

  Today I was privileged to have RCR Wireless publish my new article on wearable technologies, titled ‘Wearable tech is here – are you ready?‘: As businesses take the lead in delivering compelling new services with wearable technology, they have to step up their game to be sure wearable tech meets consumer expectations. With wearable technology, you’re enhancing the customer experience. But you’re also adding another layer of things that can go wrong and end up annoying that customer. Wearable is beginning to transition from an interesting, convenient new tech to something that businesses and consumers rely on. What was once gee-whiz amazing is now something we just take for granted. The same will happen as wearable technology becomes more successful. Read more at the original, over at RCR Wireless – http://www.rcrwireless.com/article/20140413/readerforum/reader-forum-wearable-tech-ready/

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: February 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: February 2014

In the latest edition of TechViews Unplugged, George Watt and I discuss computers in your bloodstream, India’s new school in the cloud, using phones for hotel check in and room entry, biometric ID, and the future of wearable computing. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged — Computers in your bloodstream, cloud schools, biometric ID, wearables – YouTube.

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The Emergence and Benefits of DevOps

The Emergence and Benefits of DevOps

Is your organization dealing with a “digital disconnect”? In this new video, filmed with Bloomberg Media, I discuss the DevOps business model, its features, and the benefits your organization can expect to experience with the adoption of this unifying model. For more perspectives on IT trends, visit the CA Technologies DevOps Tech Insights page http://www.ca.com/us/insights/techinsights/devops.aspx

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Video Roundup – Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013

Video Roundup – Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013

I was recently at Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2013 in Orlando Florida. Another great Symposium, with some excellent speakers, centering on the topic of “digitalization” – fascinating stuff! While I was there, I presented with the great Ken Piddington (@kenpiddington), CIO of Global Partners LP, on “Taking Charge of the Digital Revolution”. Great turn-out, and Ken was such a brilliant co-presenter. We talked about cloud, devops, mobile, social, and the gos station of the future, as a way to illustrate the incredible innovation that is coming fast, in the form of this digital revolution. You can catch the whole presentation in the on-demand video (as long as it is still there when you read this). I also recorded a quick impromptu roundup of what I thought was cool and interesting. Check it out at the CA Technologies YouTube channel, or embedded below:

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Richard Branson on Staying Ahead

Richard Branson on Staying Ahead

From travel to entertainment, Virgin Global always aims to be one step ahead of its competition. The CEO of the company, Sir Richard Branson, has learned that innovation is the key to remaining on top. I recently sat down with Sir Richard as he answered questions submitted by people as part of our #AskBranson Facebook campaign. During the interview, Sir Richard touched upon Virgin Galactic and the company’s push into space. Virgin plans to put up satellites for a fraction of the current cost and this, along with other innovative ideas, will “help transform the world,” according to Sir Richard. The most interesting part of the interview came when I asked Sir Richard, “Which failure do you recall learning something really important from?” To me, I think we learn more from our failures than we do from our successes. Take a look at the full interview with Sir Richard Branson…

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Nick Carr’s ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’ still matters – Network World

Nick Carr’s ‘IT Doesn’t Matter’ still matters – Network World

I recently spoke with one of my favorite commentators, Network World journalist/editor Ann Bednarz (@annbednarz), on the 10th anniversary of the publication of Nick Carr’s seminal article, “IT Doesn’t Matter’.  Carr’s article shook the foundations of IT – not entirely for the right reasons, or in the right way. In her new article, Ann does a great job tapping into the zeitgeist of that time, reviewing the surprisingly long tail of this article. I am honored that she chose to include some of my thoughts too: The jarring headline of Carr’s May 2003 article, “IT Doesn’t Matter,” is what many people remember, and it tends to overshadow his more thought-provoking thesis: that companies have overestimated the strategic value of IT, which is becoming ubiquitous and therefore diminishing as a source of competitive differentiation. … “He didn’t look into the future. He looked at the present state and saw a lethargic,…

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CIOs Must Break Down Knowledge Barriers To Spur Innovation – Heller Report

CIOs Must Break Down Knowledge Barriers To Spur Innovation – Heller Report

Today I had the honor to have a guest blog published over at The Heller Report’s regular column, “You and Your CIO Career“. This is an excellent blog for CIOs  from Martha Heller, President of Heller Search Associates (‘the premier source for CIO and executive technology talent’), contributing editor for CIO magazine, and author of The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership. My guest blog, ‘CIOs Must Break Down Knowledge Barriers To Spur Innovation‘, is based on an excerpt from my latest book, ‘The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation‘.

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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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#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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