As a general fan of your online videos, I have to say this one lacks your usual biting wit. CIOs should work with other C-suite executives? Who are you and what have you done with the real Steve Saunders?
I so enjoyed the Web Wide World series. Can you bring that back? Rwanda is so much more intriguing than Austin.
Heyup. I think we're hearing more and more that IT needs to work together with the rest of the business. It sounds like an important shift, and a no-brainer, really; but what's important is that this actually starts to happen within the workplace, and that it's not simply spoken about during keynote sessions at industry conferences.
Hi Steve, did you get any sense of the employment picture brightening? Or, will the malaise continue? I understand Texas is in fact responsible for 48% of the countries 2011 hiring. So hopefully, you can report good news or you can lie convincingly.
Thanks for a great vblog, Steve! I don't envy you the venue of overheated Texas, though. The concept of C-suiters working together is bound to gain traction as clouds remove the nuts-and-bolts "glass house" from IT, leaving it free to roam the corner offices in search of better ways to spend time -- such as participating in strategy sessions where IT expertise can actually inspire some action instead of just responding to it.
The very low-tech "scrum" project technique introduces "crowd talking" to projects and also sets the entire crowd to problem solving. So far, these new social-media-style meetings appear to have supercharged project execution.
Many CIOs are findng themselves in the midst of a "cloud honeymoon," with little empirical data available about how cloud should perform and with other C-level executives just happy to have cloud. But this is likely to end in the next 18 months, when the hard questions about cost savings, agility, and speed of deployment begin to emerge.
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