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This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services We all want usability, that's a given right? We exist in an enterprise world, but we want to behave as naturally as possible with all of the technologies and devices that we come into contact with every day. The co-called ‘consumerization of information technology' suggests that we as users have adopted powerful devices for our home and personal use. These devices will in many respects out-perform those devices that we might be using or have used in the workplace. The corollary or upshot of this reality is that workers themselves start to perform their work-related tasks more effectively if they are given a user interface that feels familiar. When we say familiar, let us be more specific - we are talking about making enterprise application user interfaces more attuned to those we migh... (more)

The Great Java 8 Debate

Java 8 has been reengineered and the most significant enhancement in this release is Project Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language. To be more comprehensive, the standout features of JDK 8 are Project Lambda the Nashorn JavaScript Engine and a new Date and Time API. Al Hilwa is program director for software development research at IDC and he says that right now, with this release, the changes related to Lambda expressions are the most important single new thing in SE 8. "Lambda should be seen as part of the drive to make Java attractive for use in parallel processin... (more)

Can We Handle the ‘Transformation’ Transformation?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services Transformation, or more specifically ‘technology transformation,' has become something of a de facto accepted term within the technology industry today. But how did the transformation to transformation happen? Is it down to the vendors trying to champion their business and application transformation wares? Or is it really down to the real concerns and actions of users, practitioners and customers (call them what you like) who need to execute these types of procedures upon their installed base of IT?... (more)

How Can CIOs Cut Through the Poppycock and Bunkum?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services First and by way of clarification - as all fans of archaic English colloquial language will know, ‘poppycock and bunkum' are appealing euphemisms for a useful four letter word starting with C that rhymes with clap. Nuances of language out of the way so that we all know what we're talking about, there are (more than ever) an increasingly bewildering set of terms used today to describe our state of enterprise IT. How long have we been talking about converged clouds, Big Data analytics, new mobility c... (more)

What Does Next-Generation BPO Look Like?

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services Somewhere along the line in between the 1990s and the so-called post-2000 ‘naughties' a change occurred. This change was subtle but important if you took an interest in enterprise-level management theories, methodologies and delivery mechanisms. Outsourcing, as we once knew it, became Business Process Outsourcing. With an extended name and an accompanying acronym to boot, BPO arrived. Actually that's not strictly what happened; in between outsourcing and BPO we saw outsourcing become offshore outsou... (more)