Is Siri Smarter than Google?

Over the past thirty years I have been writing, speaking, and consulting about technology-driven trends that are coming but difficult for most people to see. Back in 2000, I wrote about one such trend that would hit about now, and here we are, on the brink of experiencing a technology that will provide new opportunities…

Is Siri Smarter than Google?

CIOs take heed Most CIOs, IT departments, or even the general public don’t realize the impact an ultra-intelligent agent will have; much less how it will transform companies the world over. Think about it. If you have an UIEA that can give you exactly the information you want, do you need to take the time…

The 5 Most Overlooked BYOD Mistakes to Avoid

by Roger Yang is the CEO of Avema Critical Wireless Businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling with the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomena. On one hand, BYOD is a boon. Employees get the devices they like. Often they pay for them out of their own pockets, and productivity goes up. On the…

How to Manage the BYOD Quandary

by John Lytle of ISG Employees of large business enterprises are increasingly bringing iPads, iPhones, Android, and other devices to the office and using them for work-related purposes. This trend, the consumerization of IT or the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon, has CIOs concerned, and rightly so. The proliferation of personal electronic devices in…

The Top 20 Technology Driven Trends for 2012

No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology. And these days, even non-technical employees know that technology goes way beyond desktop computers and networks. From smart phones and tablet computers to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there’s a plethora of technological advancements to not only keep track of, but also to…

Innovation Without Boundaries

Apple didn’t invent the personal computer. Instead, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak borrowed and adapted innovative concepts from others and mashed them up with ideas from within. Everything Apple did, from its auspicious beginnings in the late 1970s pairing a ho-hum Apple II computer with a third-party spreadsheet application called VisiCalc has been successful because…

The Market Moves

by Ernie von Simson Apple’s integrated business model is rattling last year’s IT leaders just as minicomputer companies were rattled and ultimately destroyed by the PC and the PC’s “layered” business model two decades ago. When the market moves, even the soundest business strategy cannot withstand such shock waves. And the market is obviously moving…

Steve Jobs: A True Visionary has Passed

It’s kind of funny — not in the funny, ha, ha way, of course but in the “Huh, I had no idea … ” kind of way — but when I heard that Apple co-founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs passed away last night at the age 56, I was surprised that he was just…

What Next in Mobility?

by Ernie von Simson August is usually a slow somnolent month; a torpid time to loll at the beach, play with the kids, or read empty novels, certain that nothing strenuous can happen before Labor Day. This August was different. The IT sector’s dynamic mobile business suffered three major reversals: Apple lost Steve Jobs; HP…

Apples in the Enterprise

The early November news had to rock the old computing industry titans: now Citibank and Bank of America both are eyeballing possible adoption of the iPhone. This comes on top of an already extraordinary year for Apple which, little by little, is sneaking into the biggest businesses. At Citrix Systems, for instance, employees who want…