Tag Archives: IT

The Power of Anytime Access

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has been called everything from the greatest innovation ever, to a nuisance to IT security and a bane of the working person who is expected to adhere to an “always-on” business model that has made the 9-to-5 workday obsolete.

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Innovation in the IT Legacy World

“Legacy” seems to be a “bad” word in the business world, and it tends to denote antiquated; methods, software, hardware, etc. Yes, I refer here to many IT Systems that drive businesses. But many “legacy” applications that keep dominating the IT Business world—are Mainframe and Mid-range based. They still manage the bulk of the business transactions. Some popular applications are ...

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Agile at Orange France

Koen Vermeulen is CIO at Orange France, and awarded CIO of the year in 2015. He kindly accepted to answer a few questions related to the implemnation of Agile methodology, and how it brings a brand new spirit for innovation projects.

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Vivek Kundra at WIF NY 2013

Quick! Excluding the President, who’s the single most impressive, visionary, leader in either the first or second Obama administration? Give up? Well, I just saw him speak at the World Innovation Forum 2013 in Manhattan. He’s the former and first ever Chief Information Officer of the United States, Vivek Kundra...

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Do Investments in IP Rights Generate Growth? [infographic]

A company’s future growth potential is a function of the alignment of a company’s assets relative to future growth opportunities. Along with intangible assets such as knowledge, competencies, willingness and readiness, a company’s growth success is also reliant on tangible assets - culture, intellectual property, technologies and capital - all fundamental elements for sustainable business growth. Collectively, these assets are what makes a company who they are and what makes them unique.

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Shanghai Software

How can I enable innovation from thousands of miles away? I received an interesting new assignment: guide the efforts of several dozen software engineers. This new duty is unique in many ways, not the least of which is that the entire team is located in China.

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Why IT Says No to Innovation

Pity the IT manager. He (or she) is increasingly under pressure from product managers, business line leaders and others who want "innovation". Whether that's more data, or more insight from their data, or perhaps the product manager wants to deploy a new product - innovation is a constant demand. And while the IT folks would love to support innovation, they more often than not say "no". Who, in this day and age, can possibly say "no" to innovation?

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