Latest findings from our IT Priorities survey of IT professionals in organizations with 500 or more employees show......wired and wireless networking projects as the number one ongoing initiative.
Here's a news flash--of sorts--for those following recent developments in Sun products and services. IT decision-makers appear to care a great deal more aboutwhat Sun is doing around making Solaris open source than they do about what Sun is doing to make utility computing more affordable and available.
Keeping an eye on China as an emerging tech player? The country's economic achievements can eventually propel its software-outsourcing industry to compete with India's.
Spending on regulatory compliance in year two and beyondis looking huge... AMR Research: Between 2005 and 2009, companies will spend more than $80B on compliance-related work.
If you look around you'll notice that across many industries, particularly those in consumer markets, transactions that are traditionally offered in bundles are now sold a la carte. The best examples include digital music where you can purchase a single song, pay-per-click advertising, and, in publishing, per-story pricing.
AMR Research listened carefully when SAP Henning Kagermann said that 2005 would be a year of significant R&D investment, with major attention to transforming NetWeaver into a "Business Process Platform" from an Integration and Application Platform." In his description of the software giants strategy, analyst Jim Shepherd said "SAP may have finally reached the point where it has the technology, resources, and market conditions to take the leap.
"Business process management has become a key technology strategy for achieving the efficiency executives crave" In their second annual "Future of IT survey" CIO Insight polled 463 IT executives and found that 2005 is going to look much like last year, with continued focus on cost reduction, improved service, regulatory compliance, and growth. One surprising shift though; 33% of the CIOs said that business process management will contribute most to strategy in 2005.
Here's what Meta Group client reg. req. has to say about the state of Microsoft's business applications in the changing applications market where the focus lays on technology components, SOA-based Web Services, and centralized architectures.
Networking projects are clearly on the forefront of all planned IT projects for 2005. According to our latest monthly IT Priorities survey, this trend is likely to continue into next year.
Today, a colleague sent to me a press release (no link)with the headline, "'Vision' Cited as Most Important - Yet Most Rare - Trait in Corporate Leaders." According to Columbia Business School, polled executives listed 'vision' as an important skill for global business leaders, but there is a shortage of it.