- The DNA of the CIO
Quote: The clear message from many CIOs – old and young, in mature and rapid-growth markets and spanning a range of industries – is that the status quo will need to change. To stay relevant in a rapidly evolving technological landscape, CIOs will need to break out of their comfort zones within the datacentre. Those who don’t will run the risk of being further relegated down the corporate hierarchy, or sidelined altogether.
- Technical expertise is more important than agency experience for CMOs – Chief Marketing Technologist
Quote: And the trend appears to be headed further in this direction. In a separate question, 40% reported that technical expertise is increasing in importance as a CMO requirement. 60% reported that data-driven analytical capability is increasing in importance.
- Are CIOs being given the strategic role they deserve? – CIO survey, Dexus Property Group, Michael Eggenhuizen, Clive Bailey, Barry Wiech, The Kings School, Parmalata – CIO
Quote: “The true value of IT lies in our ability to work effectively with our business colleagues on their pain points and help them find appropriate solutions,” he says. “I see no value in running my own data centre or WAN, there is no competitive advantage in that.”
- Why Amazon thinks big data was made for the cloud — Data | GigaOM
Quote: According to Amazon Web Services Chief Data Scientist Matt Wood, big data and cloud computing are nearly a match made in heaven. Limitless, on-demand and inexpensive resources open up new worlds of possibility, and a central platform makes it easy for communities to share huge datasets.
- The Real Social Consulting Problem » Business Ownership » professional development » Social Business » Social media » Brass Tack Thinking
Quote: The problem with social consultants is not that there are too many. In reality, there are too few that are qualified to take on the real business challenges that are emerging as a result of the web.
- Coding Horror: The Organism Will Do Whatever It Damn Well Pleases
Quote: If we’ve learned anything in the last 25 years since Habitat, it is that people are the source of, and solution to, all the problems you’ll run into when building social software. Are you looking to (dungeon) master the art of guiding and nudging your online community through their collective adventure, without violating the continuity of your own little universe?
- Why Bloggers Link to Each Other: A Scholarly Analysis
Quote: This is an interesting commentary on blogging and the projection of authority on the Net. We try to be an authority, but the next best thing is knowing where to find the authority. We provide value not only in the knowledge that we bring, but in our ability to connect people to knowledge provided by others.