Enterprise Business Productivity Blog
This is a collection of interesting articles, blog posts, etc from around the web related to Cloud, Technology, Leadership, CIOs and the Enterprise. In addition to our own content, the goal is to showcase the variety of conversations occurring around the web in the area of business productivity. If you have others we should consider for future Digests, just post in the comments section.
Buying Saas: 3 Ways to Ensure Cloud Benefits Meet Enterprise Needs
For all the cost-saving appeal of cloud applications — more commonly referred to as SaaS (software as a service) — enterprises are still trying to get their heads around the benefits and risks of SaaS and which parts of the company need it the most.
CIO2CEO: Why IT Should Do Less Work
A few years back I was interim CIO for a national retail company. When I entered, the IT organization was in fire-fighting mode. There was very little planning or prioritization of work. They were simply reacting. I caught the CEO in the hall one day and took the opportunity to have a casual conversation about the problem. I explained how it was an inefficient and ineffective way to function, that it prevented us from working on the highest-value efforts for the business.
Skype is Microsoft's Missing Lync
Microsoft, in one of its biggest acquisitions ever, is set to purchase the cloud VoIP service, Skype, for $8.5 billion dollars. Of course, the question on everyone's mind is not if Skype is worth that much (with over 170 million users, no one can dispute it is a valuable service) but just what are Microsoft's plans for its latest acquisition?
The Good CIO's Guide to CEO's Shifting Goalposts
After two years of relentless focus on cost-cutting, we are now seeing signs on all sides of a distinct change of focus, at least in the private sector, with more and more businesses looking for growth and innovation as we emerge from recession.What a golden opportunity this gives the CIO to play a bigger role within the top management team which sets the direction, and guides the future prosperity, of the whole business.
3 Keys for the Mobile Enterprise
Today’s alignment of smart handhelds, information clouds, and social networking innovation can finally take the power of IT to the edge of your enterprise where it belongs. Making the most of this alignment is where success is achieved or lost. So what does technology leadership need to know before they begin addressing the advanced mobile enterprise?