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Business Technology Reset for the New Normal

As the world economy emerges from a painful recession, organizations are challenged to retain bottom-line diligence while pursuing market sustaining and gaining innovation, in an environment riddled with uncertainty, increased regulation, consumer reluctance and tighter credit. To execute in this “new normal”, organizations seek new ideas and techniques to optimize business operations and foster business […]

KPMG survey: Executives have their “heads in the Cloud”

by Rob Starr, Staff Reporter February 20th, 2011 According to results of a survey by KPMG LLP, business and government executives expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years. In fact, 79 percent of executives, middle managers and staff said the Cloud is an option to make enterprises more agile […]

All-star Cast Of Academics From Across MIT The Future of Digital Business

The Academic Keynote Panel of the MITSloan CIO Symposium offers a unique lens on the future of digital business, and this year’s panel takes a broader technology view that will bring the horizon closer. Moderated by Jason Pontin of the MIT-published Technology Review, the panelists are an all-star cast of academics from across the Institute. […]

Name that “Cloud” Quote

There was a time when every household, town, farm or village had its own water well. Today, shared public utilities give us access to clean water by simply turning on the tap; cloud computing works in a similar fashion. Just like water from the tap in your kitchen, cloud computing services can be turned on […]

Why it is hard to change big companies & yourself

Good post by Om Malik “You can’t buy new DNA” Why it is hard to change big companies & yourself “Gregory House, a cranky, genius doctor who solves medical and diagnostic mysteries, remarked, “Almost dying doesn’t change anything. Dying changes everything.” That line made me realize how difficult it is for us to change. […]