@Rick: Some of the big IT vendors like IBM are looking to compound hardware, software, and storage in one unit and then add software prepped for use in various verticals and apps, which can be upgraded online. Does this trend resonate w/ you? Or do you feel it's too much dependence on one vendor?
Rick: I was reading about your interest in SiteCore, which appears to mean consigning app design to the cloud so you don't have to design a series of apps for specific platforms. Did you go with that solution?
You don't set any social networking policies -- so you aren't constrained by governmental regulations re privacy or re financial transations which might require you to provide controls on social media?
My department is a service to the firm, yes we have goals (infrastructure, aplication, etc.). My job is to balance the creativity and assure we are in alignmet with the firms vision. At times, our influence changes the vision.
@Rick: You are so focused on business goals that it reminds me of those who keep saying that even talking about IT having a business goal is off base. There should be no division, in other words. Do you agree?
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Positec, a manufacturer of power tools for homes and commercial applications, achieves greater customer service flexibility and cuts hold times in half by using a cloud-based service to manage its call center.
Big-data and analytics tools enable marketers to understand customers as individuals, identifying unmet needs and addressing each customer as a "segment of one," says John Kennedy, VP corporate marketing, IBM.
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