Friday, June 19, 2015

Role of the CIO in 2015

Very interesting article by Dion Hinchliff on how the CIO role is changing in today's highly networked organization. He has included some of my comments in his post.

The way work is conducted, especially in knowledge work environments, has changed. The technologies we use and the way we use them is very different from just 5 years ago. CIOs need to change how we select, deploy and support new technologies. Fortunately, many of the newer technologies are cloud-based and, generally, much easier to use.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Watch as the Hub of your personal digital life

I just read this article on VentureBeat that makes a lot of sense. Given the fact that Apple Watch already has the ability to connect to an iPhone using WiFi and Bluetooth, as the Watch OS continues to evolve and new apps become available, it is possible that for a lot of functions, the Watch will become the primary personal digital device (especially, inside a building or home on a WiFi network). I can already see my wife pairing her bluetooth speaker to stream Spotify with a Watch instead of her phone (The only barrier to this happening is the fact she hates wearing a Watch!).

The Watch needs a cellular data connection to truly replace a Phone. I am certain that in a couple of years (if not sooner) watches will have cellular connectivity.

I am very excited to see how wearable devices evolve over the next few years.