Displaying articles for: 07-15-2012 - 07-21-2012
“What are we going to do about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Consumerization of IT?”. It’s a question that I hear from a lot of senior business leaders. It’s a question that is posed in a lot of industry white papers. BYOD and Consumerization of IT are hot topics at the moment. The reason that there isn’t a ready answer is that it’s a ‘how long is a piece of string’ type question. Depending on a lot of different factors, a lot of different answers could be right for your company.
In my first meeting with my financial planner many years back, I was advised that I should continuously monitor my portfolio of investments on a regular basis and make adjustments as needed on a period basis -- depending on their current and projected value. I find that this principle is true not just for personal finances but also for IT professionals when you are dealing with a myriad set of applications within your environment. HP Applications Modernization Consultants, Joe Sterk and Tom Klinect hit this point home in this video from HP Discover 2012.
The world has become mobile, hyper-connected, interactive, immediate and fluid. Today’s world is one where everything and everyone’s connected; everyone expects immediate gratification and instant results, and where everyone must respond to continuous opportunities and requests. The government must do its part in helping to re-invent itself to become a Digital Government to enable a new model in how it interacts, responds, and reacts to enable greater productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. A Digital Government will fundamentally change how it functions internally and how its shares and collaborates in new meaningful ways with the public. The question is What would this ‘Digital Government’ look like?