Strategy & Innovation


By October 6, 2015 5 Comments Read More →

Microsoft Goes To War

In April of 2015, I said that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, wasn’t waging a war. I was wrong. Armed with two new Surface devices and three new phones, Nadella looks to reclaim Microsoft lost land. That is my take-away after getting a preview of the devices and the strategy behinds today’s Microsoft hardware event. Microsoft new […]

By September 22, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Is Your Business Future Ready?

Author: Bob Egan, Chief Research Officer Mobile has had the most powerful impact on business plans in the last five years than any other technology suite, including cloud. Business leaders must embrace mobile. You don’t get to choose to play or not. Mobile is a core underpinning in the evolution of business in the way people […]

By August 7, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

A New CIO Mandate: Regaining Employee Trust

Summary When  it  comes  to  using  their  own  phones  for  work,  employees  are  less  sure  about whether their employer is spying on them than two years ago.  The gap between employee/employers  trust   is  widening  at  5%  per  year.  Uncertainty about privacy is driving the drop in trust.  CIO’s have a mandate to remove the uncertainty […]

By June 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Microsoft Shakes Up Leadership: Now What?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella overhauled the company’s leadership today. There is little surprise to the timing or makeup of the changes. Microsoft typically makes changes just ahead of the start of its fiscal year. And the new alignment underscores the Microsoft’s objective to focus on three key areas: cloud, personal computing and enterprise applications. But two big questions weigh heavy on […]

By March 5, 2015 8 Comments Read More →

Google’s Android For Work Isn’t a Slam Dunk

Android for Work (AFW) is a game changer. It offers a new set of applications, online services and industry partnerships specifically designed to ease the two chronic concerns –security and fragmentation –that have hamstrung Android in the enterprise and left its business and innovation potential largely untapped. But, as much as I like Android for […]

By February 24, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Six requirements to mobilize your workforce successfully

View image | gettyimages.com   We talk a lot about how to mobilize our workforce, but the disturbing truth is that we as enterprise leaders hold on to our desktop behaviors—and beliefs—way too much. Getting beyond the “desktop first, mobile sometimes” mindset Around 2000, I first wrote about the need for delivering the “right-time experience” […]

By January 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

An Insiders Take: 7 Mobile Imperatives for IT and Business Leaders

View image | gettyimages.com   Mobile is transforming infrastructure and business processes, amplifying the attention needed to meet new mandates for customer experience. I part 2 of this series we outline the last of our Seven Mobile Imperatives for IT and Business Leaders In Part I of this two-part series,I introduced you to Catherine Courage, the […]

By January 23, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

Bridging The Gap Between Mobile Product Development And Customer Experience

View image | gettyimages.com   So far, enterprise mobility has been a big fail. Even though employees are unabashedly devoted to their mobile devices, companies have spent billions doing little more than investing in device defense management solutions to mobilize email. As remarkable as it sounds, most enterprises offer only three or fewer mobile work […]

By September 15, 2014 29 Comments Read More →

Mobile Strategy: 10 Crucial Best Practices

  Summary: Building a Mobile Strategy and incorporating Cloud solutions are topics that are driving a long overdue paradigm shift in the way CIO’s and their IT leadership build and execute strategic plans and investments. When it comes to mobile, many organizations are caught between the reactive impact of consumer mobile realities on their organization and […]

By August 5, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

6 Ways To Look For Mobile ROI

How should an enterprise approach the question of determining ROI on mobility/BYOD? This is one of the most common questions that I get from CIO’s and their IT Executive staffs. Determining ROI is a complex undertaking. More than anything an ROI exercise really needs to be aligned to your business objectives. Equally critical, enterprise leaders […]