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Gartner Symposium 2012 - Summary

Summary of the Orlando Gartner Symposium 2012

(all my tweets of the event can be found by searching "colbert gartnersym" on twitter)

Key Messages:
- about 2300 CIOs attended
- 91% of the attendees were using a tablet-based device (looked like all iPads to me)
- Gartner's key message = a nexus of forces is obsoleting the traditional IT approach
- Four forces creating this nexus

  1. Social
  2. Mobile
  3. Information
  4. Cloud
- key question for CIO's - how do they support growth and company success?
- focus on customer experience
- 3 imperatives
  1. FOCUS - do what only IT can do
  2. CONNECT - integration and connected architectures
  3. LEAD - activities and results; agile; collaboration; coopting vs controlling
- Enterprise Architecture must focus on Business Outcomes first
- John Chambers - Cisco is winning
- Meg Whitman - HP will take a year off to regroup
- Colin Powell - amazing leader; just endorsed Obama for presidency

- Core Architectural Principles
  1. Service Oriented Architecture
  2. Separation of Concerns - decoupling
  3. Event-Driven architecture
  4. Open Service-Ecosystem
  5. Web-Oriented Architecture - SOAP is dead; everything as a RESTful service
- Gamification will continue to gain traction in enterprises
- Windows 8 - 90% of enterprises will skip Windows 8 and wait for Windows.next





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  1. gr8 executive summary. I didn't miss a beat from the Gartner symposium.

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