"CIO" entries

21st century smarter government is 'data-centric' and 'digital first,' says US CIO

US CIO Steven VanRoekel says that machine-readable open data must be the 'new default' in government.

rom adjusting to the needs of an increasingly mobile federal workforce to moving to the cloud to developing a strategy for big data, it's safe to say that federal CIO Steven VanRoekel has a lot on his plate.

With IT leadership, the "how" is as important as the "what"

Close attention to smart change management will yield positive results.

A strong IT strategy reconciles predictability with innovation. It will seldom fly to just have one or the other — both are required, and they must feed off each other.

Google Plus defines an era of disruption at a moment's notice

Google+ ushers in the G+ effect, a phenomenon that's unique to our times.

When an entrant quickly yields considerable power in an existing market, and elicits potential for rapid innovation, this is what Jonathan Reichental calls the "G+ effect."

Is the enterprise dead as a tablet strategy?

Conventional wisdom about the "consumerization of IT" is missing the big picture.

A confluence of factors, most notably the crash of the dotcom bubble and the rise of Apple, led to the consumerization of IT. But Mark Sigal says tablet makers are missing a golden opportunity by ignoring the enterprise.

Will your business survive the digital revolution?

There's a big risk in failing to recognize and respond to the magnitude of technological change ahead.

Once we recognize the magnitude of change that digital innovation is causing and may bring in the months and years ahead, it will help us to think bigger and to think in ways that may previously have seemed absurd.

The future of technology and its impact on work

O'Reilly CIO Jonathan Reichental on how tech will shape the workforce.

In this presentation, O'Reilly CIO Jonathan Reichental discusses a range of future technology trends and what it will mean for work and the workforce.

Why the cloud may finally end the reign of the work computer

The era of "bring your own computer" could soon be upon us.

Cloud computing could reduce asset management costs by allowing more employees to use their own equipment in the workplace.

5 reasons why we still don't have invisibility cloaks

Despite the rapid rate of IT innovation, many enterprises embrace technology at a glacial pace.

The rate of technology adoption at enterprises limits new innovation that can be introduced by technology providers. Were this not the case, I imagine we may already have pervasive teleportation and invisibility cloaks at our disposal.

Process management blurs the line between IT and business

IT must fill the void when insufficient attention is being paid to business process optimization.

Technology forces organizations to better understand and agree on processes — and that's often well before the subject of supporting technology is even relevant to the conversation.

Knowledge management in the age of social media

The days of the single, authoritative voice are coming to an end. The community has prevailed.

The shift to the adoption of social computing, somewhat driven by consumerization, points to one emergent observation: the future is about managing unstructured content.