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How Cloud, Mobile, Social and Info Redefine Enterprise Application Architecture - Gartner - Oct 2013

How Cloud, Mobile, Social and Info Redefine Enterprise Application Architecture Yefim Natis These new topics  always framed up in old context. New requirements create a need for change. Your current architecture is woefully obsolete. The demands are transformational. Application Architects facing new imperatives. Cant break integrity of existing enterprise systems. Mobile 24/7 Personalized Context-aware Real-time decisions  Consumer style Personal anlaytics "Nexus Ready" but also "Person-centric" and "Real-time" and "Context-Aware" Design apps for the user Until recently app design was for one screen IT must be the advisor and provide insight to the decision makers. The expectation of what you can do with IT is moving from narrow niche to common-place. Internet of Things - e.g. Boeing plane capturing thousands of data points on a second by second basis Controlled Risk – pace layering model – innovation,

Chris Hughes Interview - Gartner Symposium - Oct 2013

Co-Founder of Facebook "The kid who made Obama president" Facebook – experimenting on sharing information - created a new paradigm in terms of sharing info in a trusted community Employees are finding their way to group chat, collaboration, etc.; do not want to use email Blurring lines between personal and corporate world. Complicated to separate and/or connect. Retention of people is based on 'do you like the people you work with' - the environment is important. Collaboration tools can help. Time spent on the phone isn't coming at the cost of "long-form" content. Reading is actually increasing with millennials. Investing in the digital environments because that's where people are headed. Culture is key. We are not agnostic about where people get their content. The method of consumption is important b/c the experience is different. Moving from greenfield to an established environment. Millenial corporate culture – open

The Five-Year Storage Scenario - Gartner - Dave Russell

The Five-Year Storage Scenario: Why Storage in 2018 Won't Look Like What's on the Floor Today Dave Russell Gap widening between tech and service lives tech advantages Life of storage increasing - e.g. 7 years for an array Are the choices I am making today going to work in the future? Stuck with what you buy as legacy Constraints – time, people, money The World in Five Years Data growth – what does it look like; where does it reside Application morphs Smart Everything - sensors Data Accessibility from anywhere, anytime, any device CMO might wield more budget than the CIO Changes affecting data new options for where data is stored Mobile and cloud computing Global access and usage of data Packaging and delivery models – convergence of compute, storage, network Security problems – federated model; stitching together Data Governance Changes tension between personal privacy vs global accessibility  Govt is getting more involved in data Ris

Gartner Keynote - Eric Schmidt - Google - Oct 2013

Google is everywhere information is What is Google? Search, information, cloud, innovator, services company, etc? Many CIOs cite Google as the most innovative company of the future Eric's 4th keynote at Gartner 6 months of planning to make conversion to Google  Google App Engine – can build anything on it Google cheaper than AWS – Google Compute Engine I don’t want to oversell these solutions. Typical path is email and sharing. The Cloud model does not have over-priced upgrades required on a regular basis.  Cloud is more secure than your own data center. Pay for what you use; shared costs; better scale, better security, better architecture. You are using language from a PC environment in a mobile architecture than does not make sense. Cost of locking down PC is far more than the PC itself. You don't have that problem in the mobile world. Sit down with your team "tell me something new and work on it in your spare time"

The Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2014 - Gartner Symposium - Oct 2013

The Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2014 David Cearley Trends you can't afford to ignore What trends will have the biggest impaction the enterprise over the next 3 years? What trends drive significant change and disruption? Rethink approach. Changes that are making an impact that is widely applicable. Backdrop of the Nexus of Forces – social, mobile, info, cloud. Converging Forces: - mobile device diversity and mgmt - mobile apps - Internet of Everything - Hybrid Cloud and IT as a Service Broker Derivative Impact: - Cloud/Client Arch - Era a personal cloud - SW defined anything - Web scale IT Future Disruptions: - Smart machines - 3D Printing Mobile Devices  - no single vendor or platform will dominate – google, apple, microsoft with distant 3rd position with only about 10% market share by 2015. Android and iOS dominate. many form factors, Google glass, watches. Embedded technology, wearable devices BYOC – bring your own

Running IT like a Start-Up - Gartner Symposium

Running IT like a start-up - Leigh McMullen New Rules – The Game Changed in the Front Office drive differentiation Don’t follow Lead Hunt in Packs Don’t fight Shadow IT – cultivate for innovation Its okay to be IT again New Practices mine the front office for ideas Focus on capabilities What we need is a start-up inside our IT organization. Fundamentally different – in all ways. Case studies – Janet is CIO of boutique retailer. Phil – CIO of established govt agency with ww offices. Local agility with global scale. Exploring opportunities is vexing Need to understand biz problems at the "do-er" level Start with understanding; how does biz make money Create power map to determine relationships and politics Identify the moments of truth; get your people next to the right people Don’t ask "How can I help" - indicated you are not aware of business challenges. Technology's role in the front office is to enable better outcomes f

2014 CIO Agenda - Gartner Symposium - Oct 2013 - Dave Aron

Exciting Digital Future Let's look at 2013-2014 "Taming the Digital Dragon" What does digital mean? All the info that is available digitally; sensors, big data, etc. Beyond the traditional. So far message is to sign up with a Formula 1 team to learn. Learn from Lotus! Dave Aron – hedges on "early data" for 2014 predictions. 70% of CIOs say their businesses are satisfied with IT services. Satisfaction with IT – structural changes; Office of CIO; Strategy office; main focus on business strategy, benefit realization,  proactive communication, expectations mgmt. Things are getting better. But the game is changing. 15% of audience greater than 30 yrs in IT. We've all heard it many, many times… but digital is a major change. First phase of IT maturity was "IT getting used to wearing suits". LOL Last year and a half was about predictability. We lost a bit of innovation. Discover the

Gartner Symposium 2013 October - Keynotes

Information is your most valuable asset All companies are IT companies 2020 – backoffice, 5 core enterprise capabilities 2020 – Digital Industrial Economy Digital tech arch Enterprise info arch Cyber security and risk Industrialized IT Infra – internal and external Digital leadership – ensure all biz leaders are digital leaders Real and virtual worlds combine to one Internet of everything Digital Business wraps – Nexus, Digitization, Internet of Everything Time cycles are shortening – shorter time makes all the difference in payback timeframe By 2017, 20 of computers will be learning  2020 – 1 in 3 knowledge workers will be replaced by smart machines Falling prices for equipment and technology 2020 – consumer wearable technology will drive 5% of business Internet of Things – remote sensors in all industries drive major cost efficiencies and new products; sensor proliferation By 2020 – all products that cost less than $100 will have