Ever since we began our journey, we have been successfully publishing meaningful CIO blogs for our readers. As the momentum gains strength, I find it critical to facilitate more in terms of what's happening near and around us.
Despite the fact that each one of us has our own trusted sources of information, a lot of good stuff is bypassed.
From this week, we are starting a DC
Weekend Digest - a compilation of blogs, facts, surveys
and more such interesting stuff happening around us. They may not be very contemporary but will
surely be relevant for you as a CIO, IT decision maker and senior IT professional. I hope you'll start liking it soon. This is merely a compilation from various sources and after a short introductory paragraph, it will lead you to the source of information. Here's our pick of the week.
1. The Dark Side of Big Data and Predictive Analytics
As a technologist, I'm always drawn to the amazing potential of
new technologies and capabilities. But I've also learned to be on the
lookout for undesirable side effects as well. Many of us believe we're entering a perfect storm around big data and
predictive analytics. But that doesn't mean that there won't be unwanted side
effects. Read More
2. Is it Time for Organizational Change in IT Departments?
Generally we seem to be stuck in a time warp with how we structure IT departments. We sometimes see discussion on how we should be aligning to the business and how IT services should change; we sometimes get companies partially going down those routes by placing IT people in the business and creating new roles but more than not, we seem to drift back into the traditional structure. Read More
My IT is Ready, My People are Not
The transformation to IT-as-a-Service is when internal IT acts, operates and competes like an internal SP. But such transformation is more of a skills and operational model shift than a technology shift (although technology is clearly an enabler). Read More
More Than a Third of IT Budgets Spent on Cloud: Survey
Companies are investing heavily in cloud computing, a new survey of 1,650 IT and business executives shows. On average, they report, more than a third, 34%, of their current IT budgets are now allocated to cloud computing solutions. Read More
India Hires Microsoft in Largest Cloud Deployment EverIndia has hired Microsoft to roll-out student cloud email services to 7 million students in the country; thought to be the world's largest cloud deployment to date. Microsoft has been hired by India's body for education development as its largest cloud customer to date, as part of efforts to modernize the country's schools and reduce IT costs. Read More