Posts Tagged ‘ innovation ’

▶ TechViews Unplugged: April 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: April 2014

Today we released a new version of TechViews Unplugged. In this edition, George Watt and I discuss the Internet of Cars, building a Raspberry Pi cluster, the growing trend of wearable computers, Facebook’s Oculus acquisition, Android Malware, the booming App Economy, and why employees don’t care about security. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged: Internet of Cars, Wearables, and More – YouTube.

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▶ TechViews Unplugged: January 2014

▶ TechViews Unplugged: January 2014

In the latest episode, George Watt discuss what technology trends are out with 2013 and in with 2014, and they review how ongoing innovation is changing our homes, our bodies, and our perception of how life on earth, and beyond, can get done. For more information, go to http://www.CA.com/Insights via ▶ TechViews Unplugged: How the Tesla Model S can power your house; why hearing aids are cool; and more – 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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IBM mainframe cloud innovation. Worst oxymoron evar? Or …

IBM mainframe cloud innovation. Worst oxymoron evar? Or …

There was much shared mirth on Twitter recently over a blog post by Quentin Hardy (@qhardy), the Deputy Tech Editor and The New York Times. The short post was titled IBM’s Big Plans for Cloud Computing, and it is worth a read, if nothing else than for a little context of what IBM is thinking about cloud. Featuring Lance Crosby (@lavosby), CEO and Founder of SoftLayer (recently acquired by IBM), it did indeed have some choice hyperbole. For example, this gem:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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