5 years, 27 days ago

Bridging Technology and Innovation: The CIO’s Role in Driving New Growth

co-authored with Rob Shelton Savvy chief information and technology officers have always known that IT capabilities could deliver more than efficient, repeatable business practices. Many CIOs and CTOs understand that a well-designed and fully leveraged technology strategy can usher in breakthroughs and competitively disruptive capabilities. With this in mind, CIOs can focus on an important question: How can technology become an enabler for innovation? This is a particularly sensitive point in today’s changing business world. […]

5 years, 3 months ago

3 Ways Technology is Transforming Care Management

Guest blog by James Selden It’s no secret that the current healthcare system isn’t working. Though well-intentioned, the original model was not built for today’s complex healthcare environment where fragmentation and integration co-exist (see New Health Economy). Private practice physicians proliferated. As a result, the centralized communication needed to deliver a holistic perspective of the patient’s care that would have managed rising costs, improved patient utilization and provided optional health outcomes was never met. While […]

5 years, 5 months ago

6 Technology Innovation Sources for Outside-In Learning

The speed and variety of new ideas makes technology innovation harder than ever before. For most of the last 30 years, those of us in the field of information technology only really concerned ourselves with one major new technology trend at a time – distributed computing, GUIs, OOAD or data warehousing. Now we have not one, but a flood of technologies: mobile, social media, big data and analytics, cloud, the Internet of Things and 3D printing, […]

5 years, 9 months ago

The CIO’s Role in the Internet of Things

In our soon-to-be-released Digital IQ survey of over 1,400 business and technology executives, 20% of respondents say they plan to invest in sensors. We feel confident in predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of Everything will finally begin to take off this year, as futurists have forecasted for years. What remains to be seen is whether or not CIOs will win their rightful place in product design planning and the development […]

5 years, 11 months ago

Tapping into the Maker Movement

When you hear the word innovation, what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s probably the Media Lab at MIT. With few constraints and an incredible collection of minds across not just information technology disciplines, but music, art, psychology and many others, they have masterminded hundreds of breakthrough inventions – everything from the first web recommendation system called Firefly to Lego Mindstorms to the $100 Laptop. But, increasingly, MIT’s Media Lab isn’t the […]

6 years, 25 days ago

Making Enterprise Apps Mindful

Guest post by Lindsey Jarrell As a CIO, you’re probably familiar with the term workflow, but what about mindflow? Mindflows are the steps we undergo to sift through information and arrive at a difficult decision. Comparing, evaluating, and summarizing leads us down a twisting, turning journey toward a final outcome. In the past, it’s been difficult to design enterprise apps that can support knowledge workers in this convoluted process. Now, that’s changing. We’ve spent years […]

6 years, 1 month ago

2 Imperatives for the Digital CIO

It’s been an exciting few years of football for my alma matter Texas A&M.  With the introduction of a new head coach came a new offensive scheme, known as the Air Raid, which is a type of spread offense noted for using many creative formations with receivers and different players in the backfield, short and long passes and a quick tempo.  Combined with a very quick and athletic quarterback, this is a very difficult offense […]

6 years, 6 months ago

Emerging Technology and Disruptive Technology – What’s the Difference?

Some people question my use of the word “emerging” to categorize technologies such as social, mobile, cloud, analytics, sensors and others.  They argue that these technologies are already here and aren’t emerging anymore.  Some suggest using “disruptive” to describe them instead.  Now is a good time to distinguish between these two labels and make sure that we are using each to help us better understand technology’s impact to our businesses. Emerging means to come into […]

6 years, 10 months ago

Wearables and Pervasive Computing: A 2013 Trend to Consider

It’s difficult as a CIO to gauge whether or not to add the latest technology to your portfolio. You don’t want to chase a fad without business value or get left behind. Balancing your technology portfolio is a delicate dance that involves making the right investments at the right times for the right reasons. Today, PwC released its list of 2013 Top 10 Technology Trends for Business. I suspect that many CIOs will see Pervasive […]

7 years, 2 months ago

Embracing Ignorance and Failure to Innovate

What drives scientists to venture unflinchingly into the unknown without any guarantee of discovering the next big breakthrough that will generate headlines? Ignorance, according to Stuart Firestein, author of a compelling book, Ignorance: How It Drives Science. Firestein reveals that “ignorance propels scientific discovery” and asks the provocative question: “What if we cultivated ignorance instead of fearing it?” Even more stunning is that he says the most predictable thing about predictions is how often they […]

7 years, 3 months ago

Survey: What Global CEOs Want from Technology

We recently peered into the minds of CEOs with operations in Asia Pacific to explore their priorities and pain points as part of this year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit. The over 370 business leaders who responded to PwC’s 2012 APEC CEO Survey are hungry to harness the growth potential of the region. We asked them where technology and innovation are most needed in their organizations to solve problems and seize opportunities. Following are the […]

7 years, 5 months ago

SMAC: Hype or Reality?

Have you heard the latest technology acronym that is revving up business executives? Vendors claim that SMAC – Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud – is the quadruple mix of technological elements that will rescue businesses from potential irrelevancy. If executives fall for the SMAC hype, they could end up smacking themselves in the forehead with regret. I read an article recently about how the Indian IT industry is shifting to take advantage of the SMAC […]

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