@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?
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.
The whole Amazon.reader debate is a double-stupid. It's stupid to think that there's any e-book buyer who doesn't know Amazon's URL, and it was stupider to let ICANN launch the whole free-form TLD initiative to start with.
Enterprises would like to move to cloud computing but are hesitant because they are concerned about providers’ ability to secure company data. Here are some tips that help to ensure that if breaches occur, the business is not left holding the bag.
Edmunds separates customers into segments based on the info it collects on its site and from partners, and uses that to push out custom content, said Brian Baron, director of business analytics for Edmunds.com, at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
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