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Business Value Exchange posts trending topics

From the blurring boundaries between physical and digital to the evolution of the CIO, the Business Value Exchange offers interesting insight on the New Style of IT. Here's a brief summary of three recent posts among the many trending on BVEx. 

 

blue-speed-trails-642x301.jpgCan Your IT Strategy Make It Through the Digital-Physical Blur Zone? by Adrian Bridgwater

The digital-physical blur is a new term that means more than just the Internet of Things. In fact, Accenture’s analysts called it a new layer of connected intelligence that “augments employees, automates processes, and incorporates machines into our lives.”

 

Adrian Bridgwater, a freelance technology journalist with a specialist focus on the development and management of enterprise software applications and services, explains the new concept in his recent article. According to Adrian, “digital-physical blur also incorporates what we might think of as the more industrial enterprise-level version of the Internet of Things."  

 

Nefkens.jpgA New Kind of Business Case and the Five IT Drivers of Business by Helen Beckett

Helen Beckett, Community Manager of the Business Value Exchange site, explains that a changed approach to a case study reflects that “technology investments are being linked to bigger and more ambitious business goals and the implementations are not fixed but tend to be part of a highly scalable infrastructure and business plan.”

 

As an illustration, Helen analyzes the presentation by Mike Nefkens, Executive vice president & general manager HP Enterprise Services, on five key IT drivers of business.

 

Read more about customer experience, IT-enabled business Innovation, citizen engagement and other IT...

 

 

HPBVEX_EvolutionOfCIO-642x301.jpgThe Evolution of the CIO 

There are still stumbling blocks that stop CIOs from being able to create true value for their companies, but the role of the CIO is rapidly evolving. Due to the recognition of such trends as cloud, mobile and the 3rd Platform as IT drivers of business, a CIO is no longer archaically perceived as a prison warden. A new, forward-thinking CIO can become a catalyst for productivity through technology and information.

 

SearchCIO.com highlighted the skills that CIOs have been asked to develop, including project management, security, and compliance.

 

What skills do you think CIOs need to further evolve?

 

About the Business Value Exchange

The Business Value Exchange is an editorial website that focuses on presenting different perspectives on challenges faced by senior business and IT leaders, to help them drive more successful business outcomes. Specifically, the site aims to foster discussion and idea exchange around the topics of how IT enables business initiatives like Employee Empowerment, Customer Experience, Citizens Engagement, Business Innovation and Mergers & Acquisitions.

 

The site is produced by editorial professionals at IDG, in collaboration with HP Enterprise Services.

 

 

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