Perhaps not quite as clear-cut as a logical AND in the programmatic sense,
but the age of the CEO as we once knew it could be over.
There's a simple reason for this, CIOs (and yes of course we do mean Chief
Information Officers) are starting to run their operations as business
entities in their own right.
In no way detracting from the popular assertion that IT has to "progress from
simply being a function in the business to now become a business enabling
function in and of itself" (as the expression goes)... there's an even deeper
truth to realize.
This even more profound truism rests upon the fact that:
CIOs are having to run their IT operations as business units that are fully
accountable to the CFO and the CEO CIOs are becoming more welcome at the
board room table CIOs are (because of both a and b factors above) gaining a
higher degree of wider business acumen an... (more)
HP hasn't exactly coined the term Big Data developer. Except, perhaps, it
maybe kind of has if you look at the recent tools being rolled out from the
firm's HP Software division.
All working towards what HP loves to call "business transformation" - the
company is now also using the term "new style of IT," by which it of course
means cloud-centric (always hybrid) technology architectures aligned to take
advantage of Big Data analytics (even in SMBs) and other more cutting-edge
elements such as enterprise social activity and collaboration technology.
In a mobile-first world always,... (more)
What Kinds of People Live on Planet Hadoop?
Labor market analytics firm Wanted Analytics recently assessed the market for
technology professionals and found that demand for people with proficient
levels of Hadoop expertise had skyrocketed by around 33% since last year - it
is true, Hadoop is hard technology to master and the labor market is not
exactly flooded with an over-abundance of skilled practitioners.
Hadoop has been called a foundational technology, rather than ‘just' a
database by some commentators - this almost pushes it towards being an
‘environment' rather than it bei... (more)
Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes
Now is the age of information analytics. We have (very arguably) reached a
point where the insight arising from data analytics can be applied to almost
every aspect of a company, in every business vertical.
But what shape should that analytics be? Increasingly we talk about embedded
analytics, but what do we mean? Should we be embedding analytics inside a)
applications themselves, or should we b) look to embed analytics as business
rules inside complete corporate processes - or should it be both?
Embedded (application) analytics
This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise
Transaction management is not just for technical geeks; it is very much a
subject that ‘business suits' should be focused on.
But should it be seen as a business issue for technologists or a technology
issue for business people?
Or doesn't it matter and should transaction management be a two-way street
Sometimes called business transaction management or business transaction
monitoring (both conveniently sitting under a BTM acronym), this is the
activity of application transaction profiling ... (more)