When you've got business users whining incessantly about their technologies or lack thereof, do you ever have the urge to just toss them the newest, shiniest gadget as a means of distraction?
Change management is one of the toughest parts of a technology roll-out, according to both anecdote and analysts. People are simply set in their ways. And when they're not, they're usually busy defending turf or failing to communicate. While this seems like a problem for HR or business unit managers, the reality is that IT is central to solving it.
In sum, they do not want to hear what the CIO knows. But they do want the CIO to propel innovation, ramp up revenue, bring in more customers and transform the business.
Much has been written about the fragmentation of the Android operating system and the resulting vulnerability of Android smartphones, particularly compared to iPhones. When Google releases a security update, the code generally is modified by Android device manufacturers, then sent on to carriers, and finally made available to users. Or not.
Some form of cybersecurity insurance has been around for a long time, and while the risk of cyberattacks has risen steadily, the market to insure against it has lagged. If your organization still favors risk acceptance and mitigation over risk transfer (insurance) when it comes to computer systems, it's in good company.
Google is taking a stand for its customers' privacy, not with regard to its own policies and practices but the federal government's. Specifically, the massive search engine operator has taken the FBI to court over a National Security Letter, and it should be commended.
New pricing plans announced last week by T-Mobile USA are a good example of the benefit to consumers and businesses of strong competition in the wireless market.
Michael Dell's plan to buy out the company he founded has hit a snag as other parties made rival bids late last week.
In a decision issued March 14, Judge Susan Illston ruled that NSLs are unconstitutional, and she ordered the FBI to cease issuing the letters and stop enforcing the gag orders that accompany them.
The IT agenda this year centers on reducing complexity, improving analytics and putting IT's strategic contribution front and center, the research found. The aim is to show that IT is not only the bedrock of the organization, but also a vehicle for enabling new ways to generate revenue.