2013 was a year of fast-paced change and transformation for global IT leaders. Smart Enterprise magazine and Smart Enterprise Exchange have tried to ease the disruption with articles, blogs and actionable advice. To recap the year and ring in the new, our staff has picked a few of our best and brightest selections to highlight here for you.
We wish you a merry, mobile, social and healthy holiday season.
- A critical mission for CIOs this year and next is to improve collaboration with business leaders so that customers are better served. In 5 Ways IT Can Win Back Marketing, Michael Schrage describes the real-world challenges that IT leaders face and offers simple, actionable tactics to remedy the situation.
May all your collaborations go smoothly in the New Year. Happy Holidays!
− Paula Klein
- Transformation is the order of the day. By transforming IT, CIOs can provide better services, better business outcomes, even better leadership. This article, with examples from IT leaders at ANZ Bank and FedEx, shows how you can get started.
Holiday greetings to our loyal readers, and best wishes for a Smart New Year.
− Peter Krass
- There is probably no topic that has gotten more attention in 2013 than DevOps. It¹s worth rereading Why IT Needs a DevOps Strategy Now, to understand the real benefits of implementing DevOps now, and learning what your peers are doing in the latest TechInsights research: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps.
Happy Holidays from the Thought Leadership team at CA Technologies!
− Jackie Kahle
- My selection for you is Trevor Bunker’s blog in our Smart Architect group, DevOps in the Middle…What Enterprise Architects Can Learn from the English Channel, where he discusses how there is no better place to guide Devops than within the enterprise architecture.
All the best to you and yours in the New Year!
− Lucille Deane
- The Smart Enterprise article, “The CIO’s New Look,” really struck a chord with me. Technology on its own can be interesting, but the people driving innovation and changing how business gets done in the face of ever-evolving techs, tools and trends are where the real meat of the story is.
Wishing you the best holiday season and the brightest New Year from Smart Enterprise Exchange!
− Denise M. Dubie
- 2013 has seen the explosion of data, and some organizations are using it to improve the way they do business with customers in mind. The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is busy preserving and turning analog into digital to ensure the country’s history will be available for generations. As a result, massive amounts of data have to be managed and secured, and CIO Miriam Waterhouse shares best practices.
Happy holidays to our Smart Enterprise readers!
− Penni Geller
- Tesco’s CIO paints a vision all about possibilities, limitless ideas and rock-solid execution in this article. And, it’s all about making the customer’s experience superior while returning value to the company/shareholders.
Wishing you holiday cheer!
− Tracy Hansen
- Happy Holidays! The first issue of Smart Enterprise that I read, highlighting “transformers” in the industry, was so informative. The Transformers article really went into depth about the changes taking place in IT and the role of the CIO.
− Julian Collier
- One of my favorite articles from 2013 was “Giving Government the Business,” our look at the public sector and how those CIOs are using the changes in technology to better the lives of their constituents.
Wishing all a very happy holiday season and wonderful New Year.
− Loni Frazita
- For me, the videos with Tesco’s Mike McNamara really captured the zeitgeist of a lot of the CIOs I talk to, many of whom are fighting the same issues — especially the conflict between a legacy IT investment that still delivers mission-critical service vs. new disruptive technologies that answer the demands of consumer-driven IT.
− Andi Mann
- I’m a sucker for a good infographic — how it can tell a complicated story in a single frame. While it’s been out for almost a year now, our research into the state of IT innovation, was very informative, as typified by this piece. I wish our community a joyous holiday and a prosperous new year!
− Mark Hoffman