I'm giving a talk on device agnostics/write once, run anywhere development tomorrw at the NYC Government Technology conference. I'll post a link to my presentation afterwards. Let me know if you'd like it, you can message me on Twitter: AirCordell
"HTM5 is a good choice rather than building mobile apps for every platforms. But do the developers run into limitatons of HTML5?" I think HTML5 needs to be embraced. It's backward compatible and provides so many new features, and it is still growing! We need to accept the challenge of skilling-up
"Are you making much use of open source software in app development?" That's our strategic direction. That hasn't been our history so we really need to get skilled in this area. It's kind of like building a new train on the wheels of the old one, without stopping or even slowing the train
"What are some of the skillsets that you're looking for in now; in other words, which technology or business skills do you need from new IT employees or to train existing employees in?" Most importantly, we need flexible forward thinking creative people. The only thing we can be sure of is that in 5 years we're going to be talking about very different technologies than we are today. You have to be committed to being a life-long student to be successful
"What is the IT department's disaster recovery and redundancy policy if everyone works in NYC? Is there a backup office outside the city? Cloud replication of IT resources?" NYC has a very extensive Business Continuity plan. There are backup data centers in NYC, outside the city, and with commercial cloud providers. We have a pretty robust remote access/VPN system that allows people to securely work from any Internet connected workstation. It came in very handy during our Superstorm Sandy response.
"you'd been with the DoT since '08. You were in private sector IT originally, right?" I've spent 2/3 of my career w/NYC govt, about 18 years. I spent another nine years in private sector IT with companies such as IBM and Siemens.
"We hear a lot about the complexities of the purchasing process for government IT. Was that a big difference when you moved from private to public sector," The private and public sectors both want their vendors to compete for business. The public sector requires more documentation and opportunity for every potential vendor to be treated fairly
@Mitch: About some of the "social media innovations" they'd done....I'm down in Southern Californai (Orange County)...and was assessing how best to leverage the accomplishments. Needless to say, City Leaders were not amenable....
@Allison: I actually had conversations w/the guy @ SF who did this...and they've done some pretty amazing things..I wanted a similar thing for my local city..but they're geared towards the "Big players"...I am sure NY has something simliar..as I have seen them doing "challengepost" competitions to try and get more "crowdsourced' development ongoing...
You've heard the expression, "Out of the frying pan, into the fire?" Amazon lives in the fire. The e-tailer wins by keeping things hot for its competitors, employees, and itself, according to a new book.
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.
If youíre around and online tomorrow, and you have some free time, AND youíre interested in the topic of content marketing, you might want to check out IBMís Livestream of the Brand Innovatorsí Content Marketing Summit.
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