Historically, IT’s role has been to ensure that hardware systems and software applications properly support the day-to-day needs of an organization’s executives, end-users and business processes. More recently, IT has been asked to help business users more effectively gather and interpret an escalating volume of data from internal and external sources. The end result was adopting better analytics systems for internal purposes. The Internet of Things (IoT) will push IT to become a part of the company’s product development and support processes as hardware and software become embedded into the products and services companies manufacturer and deliver. In many ways, this new role will really be a fulfillment of the past promises that IT become Read more
Jeffrey M. Kaplan
Jeff Kaplan is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology Strategies practice. He has developed expertise in helping IT enterprise decision makers with their sourcing strategies. In addition, he assists solution providers with their marketing strategies and venture firms with their investment strategies. Read more ...
The rapid growth of Cloud Computing has been fueled by a combination of economic and technological factors, but sustained by the immediate business benefits which have clearly demonstrated that it is not just another over-hyped tech trend. I expect this market to grow even more rapidly as organizations of all sizes move from asking “What is Cloud Computing and why is it important?” to “Where and how can I capitalize on the Cloud?” These organizations will leverage a combination of public, private and community Cloud solutions. They will also migrate to SaaS-based enterprise applications which include social networking capabilities similar to those found in Salesforce.com Chatter. A growing number of organizations will also capitalize on Read more