Apple's computers--the trucks of the technology world as Steve Jobs once characterized them--take center stage on Thursday when Apple unveils its latest Macs. The company has been infatuated with the iPhone and the iPad for the past several years, while the Mac has been friend-zoned.
Gartner analyst Janelle Hill told a room full of CIOs at Gartner Symposium ITxpo that they needed to start acting more like poker players than chess players. Hill told them that they had been trained to devise big strategies, but that approach is holding them back as we transition into the digital age.
Analyst Darin Brumby strode into the open Gartner Zone Theater and told the mix of sitting and standing IT leaders two things they already knew: Growing a digital business is now essential for virtually every enterprise To pull it off, CIOs will need two diametrically opposed qualities-bigger visionary leadership and outstanding operational delivery The big question, of course, is how.
Robert Gates repeatedly drew waves of applause and laughs from the early morning crowd of CIOs and tech leaders at the Gartner Symposium on Wednesday. In a wide-ranging keynote interview, the former chief of the CIA and the Department of Defense talked about everything from the IT project that wasted the most taxpayer money to how the US could solve its cybersecurity problems but probably won't because of political in-fighting.
Cisco recently changed its brand promise to: "We securely connect everything to make anything possible." It was CEO Chuck Robbins that added "securely" to the sentence. He got pushback from his team, who worried that it might create difficult expectations and even legal exposure.
Gartner rolls out lots of lists and predictions at its annual Gartner Symposium and ITxpo, and while some have value for dreams and entertainment, the company's list of the top strategic IT trends for next year always has immediate value for planning, prioritizing, and budgeting.
When Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft in 2014, he asked what the company's place in the world is, and how it could make the biggest contribution. What he kept coming back to was that the company builds things that empower people to build their own things.
Following the majestic vision of IT as a society-shaping force-laid out by Peter Sondergaard in the Gartner Symposium opening keynote -David Cappuccio walked on stage Monday and brought a couple thousand technology leaders back to earth. With a hat tip to the keynote, Cappuccio said, "That's the art of the possible...
Gartner's Peter Sondergaard opened the research giant's 2016 Symposium and ITxpo on Monday by imploring the overflow crowd of tech leaders that it was time to think bigger than just business and IT. The platforms that CIOs and other IT chiefs will lead in the years ahead are going to lay the foundation for a new digital society that we will hand off to coming generations.
"I got tired of [looking for the] 'Uber for shoeshines'," said Esther Dyson. The technology investor and former tech journalist wanted to do something more meaningful. When she looked at healthcare, she saw a lot of money being spent but not a lot of investment in new ideas.
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Selecting a term
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