After I got my Slate7 last week (which I have been very happy with by the way), I now see a whole new set of tablet-based platforms being discussed in the press. The Split x2 (for Windows 8) and the SlateBook x2 a serious tablet/laptop for Android.
It is clear there is a great deal of innovation and anticipation taking place in this space. When I think about how you use a tablet (e.g., less than an arm’s length away but a relatively fixed distance) it seems to by crying out for glasses free 3D – if you could only spare the power.
This week I had the opportunity to attend one of Leon Kappelman’s classes at the University of North Texas to participate in interactions with students about their senior project/presentation. The teams of students were covering a number of topics like BYOD, Cloud adoption, Biometric based security… All topics where I felt fairly comfortable.
One presentation was focused on Data Management in the Age of Big Data and they had one concept well understood that many analysts miss.
The opportunity for better decision making.
The team focused on 5 key issues. The lack of:
- Data Governance
- Data Quality standards and management
- Data Architecture and Security
- Operations support
- Business buy-in
We had quite a discussion about the business buy-in issue, since we needed them to explain why it would get this far without buy-in but they explained that the issue orbited around business culture and the implications advanced analytic techniques would have on the culture.
I was happy to see these students internalized these concepts, and hope the organizations they move into after graduation are ready for their perspective.
I mentioned a while back that BYOD is not really about devices but about controlled, yet flexible access to corporate information. The use of mobile devices is transforming how we think of work and the workplace. That is why HP is announcing the Enterprise Cloud Services – mobility as part of a wide range of Enterprise Cloud Services.
I had to chuckle a bit when I saw Seth’s introduction to this video, since he and I have talked about these issues for a very long time.
In the end it gets back to the fact that organizations need to be able to balance mobile user demands with IT control requirements. Offerings like this enable businesses to be more flexible and accelerate their time to value…enabling global delivery and robust security features that ensure data on the device, in-transit, and stored is always protected.
Even a simple model can focus your attention in useful ways to help maximize the benfits of information technology.
An attempt to pull together some of the constraints and drivers for the workplace of the future...