How CEOs are applying digital reinvention to fuel growth

Now more than ever, CEOs and their leadership teams must counter the threat of digital disruption. Within the evolving global economy, debate and analysis about business technology adoption must result in purposeful action. Even the trailing organisations are prepared to learn something actionable from their trailblazer peers.

The following statistics and insights are excerpts from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) Global...

By David H Deans, 16 January 2019, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Employees, Productivity.

How disruptive innovations fuel digital transformation – and what this means for the C-suite

What's disruptive innovation, and why does it matter to leaders in the C-suite? It's how the savvy non-conformist will target market opportunities. How does this happen, when established companies seem to have the advantage? Creative software developers can quickly apply new technologies and digital business models to capture untapped demand.

Moreover, the most disruptive new companies will eventually reshape entire industries, swiftly pushing aside the legacy incumbent players -- it's a form of Digital...

By David H Deans, 20 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, IoT.

How digital transformation creates a “fundamental shift” in CIO role

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CEOs across the globe now view business technology as a key component of their growth strategies. That’s why the role of today’s chief information officer has become increasingly challenging. Mounting pressure to innovate has left many CIOs flat-footed - essentially playing catch­-up trying to integrate new technologies, rather than driving them.

A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) study examined CIO and line of business (LOB) executive perceptions of IT...

By David H Deans, 15 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Research.

Enterprise mobility applications gain traction in Europe

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The mobile communications revolution that has transformed our lives as consumers is now similarly redefining the way forward-looking enterprises manage their operations and engage with employees, partners and customers. The ongoing pursuit of digital business transformation projects are prompting many CIOs to rethink the technologies, services and techniques that underpin their enterprise mobility initiatives - evolving traditional roles, responsibilities and organisational cultures in...

By David H Deans, 03 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Analysing the DevOps path to digital transformation Nirvana

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Back in 1982, many pundits in the business media were raving about the publication of "In Search of Excellence" – a book written by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman. As you may recall, the topic wasn't about the typical mainstream company of that time. Instead, it was about forty-three selected companies that were deemed to be “excellent” by the two authors.

Those companies were chosen to be profiled due to their...

By David H Deans, 11 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Employees.

What's driving business technology spending disruption?

It's a given, this year more CIOs will shift their focus from selective IT efficiency to overall IT effectiveness. In 2014 and beyond, enterprise IT leadership will be judged on their ability to meet the demands of tech-savvy Line of Business users.

This is the type of meaningful progress that CEOs have been anticipating. But that organizational realignment won't always translate into higher budgets. Here's why.

According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide IT...

By David H Deans, 27 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Research.

CIOs seek the path to big strategic goals and objectives, survey shows

Senior executives at progressive companies have been on a mission - they're raising the bar of expectations for leaders of their significant investment in business technologies. Providing reliable access to IT resources and reporting on system up-time objectives are unlikely to gain recognition or rewards from the savvy CEO. They now require a direct impact on business-related goals and anticipated outcomes - with no excuses.Granted, many CIOs and IT managers have made progress in their efforts to better align their IT operations with their...

By David H Deans, 12 May 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

The 2014 business technology security threat assessment

If you thought that cyber security threats were troubling in 2013, then you should brace yourself for the onslaught that's very likely in 2014. A new generation of security threats stemming from progressive business technology trends -- such as BYOD, mobility and cloud services adoption -- will expose organizations to a multitude of new risks.According to the findings of a global security survey sponsored by Dell, the majority of IT leaders around the world say they don’t view...

By David H Deans, 05 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

IoT 2014: Tiny sensors, open APIs and hybrid clouds

Throughout 2013 most senior executives have been exposed to the key emerging business technology trends. During 2014, you're going to see and hear a lot more about the Internet of Things (IoT) -- and the impact will reach just about every industry and all the major markets within the Global Networked Economy. Let's consider the forward-looking outlook, from a leading industry analyst. International Data Corporation (IDC) recently offered their predictions for the coming year. "The 3rd Platform's impact was felt throughout the ICT industry in 2013 as a high-profile CEO lost his job, a major IT player went private, numerous vendors endured cash cow stagnation, and billion-dollar bets were...

By David H Deans, 07 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Development, Enterprise Mobility.

How the rise of multi-cloud is transforming eCommerce

There once was a time when many business leaders around the world stood on the sidelines, while the early-adopters of cloud computing reaped the rewards with their first-to-market deployments. Today, managed cloud services are considered a mainstream business technology for all takers -- with only the most uninformed laggards still disputing the apparent benefits. With 90 percent of companies claiming some form of cloud usage, many organizations have moved to the next step, leveraging multiple cloud models in different combinations to optimize benefits and efficiencies, according to findings from the...

By David H Deans, 12 September 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Monetisation.

How smart devices in the workplace fuel productivity

We already know that savvy executives and managers everywhere are the early-adopters of a variety of mobile devices. They use these devices to connect to an online world of infinite possibilities. Behind every great device is a great network. The same essential network that's the platform for the emerging Internet of Everything (IoE). Exponential growth in the use of these smart devices has led to significant and increased demand for network bandwidth across 84...

By David H Deans, 07 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Reaping the benefits from next-generation workspaces

Are businesses truly prepared to adopt the most productive practices of high-performance ICT enabled work environments? In search of answers, Cisco commissioned independent research among IT decision makers in enterprise and SME organisations across the UK and Ireland -- to better understand how businesses are responding to macro trends in the marketplace. Next-generation workspaces will be a reality for 76 percent of businesses by 2016, according to the latest market study by Cisco Systems. Their study found that while IT decision makers are primarily focused on reducing IT complexity and balancing investment against cost-cutting, they still must tackle the more forward-looking core IT...

By David H Deans, 11 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Role of a Chief Innovation Officer for the 21st century

Has your organisation fully prepared to take advantage of enterprise mobility solutions and associated cloud service offerings? If not, then perhaps you lack the leadership of a savvy CIO - that is, a Chief Innovation Officer that can enable your business for prosperity in the global networked economy. In the current operating environment, organizations need to improve the efficiency of business processes and provide better services and innovative products to customers through both established and emerging channels to ensure competitive advantage in the...

By David H Deans, 01 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Why business leaders must manage BYOD trends

Across the globe, during the holiday season, more people purchased a new media tablet or smartphone equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity for broadband internet access. Some will want to use these powerful mobile devices at work - in addition to using them at home or while on the go. According to the latest market study by Ovum, employees in high-growth markets are more willing to embrace the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work phenomenon, and adopt the personal productivity benefits of enterprise mobility. Ovum believes that the

By David H Deans, 04 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.