Kathy Gibson at the IDC CIO Summit, Sandton – We’ve heard about the four pillars of the 3d Platform – big data, mobility, social and cloud computing – for some time; but now CIOs are looking to transform their organisations in line with these strategies.
So what are the decision imperatives for the 2015 CIO agenda; and what technologies are going to best address their business challenges while transforming the enterprise?
Stephen Elliot, vice-president: research at IDC, points out that all companies need to become technology companies.
“People talk about technology and they talk about people/process – but what’s popping out is competitive differentiation speed. We find that, besides having business outcome, it’s about speed, about how you are enabling the business faster.”