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…

How to Embrace the Consumerization of IT

The consumerization of IT has been occurring for a number of years now, and it is one of the most disruptive tends the CIO faces; yet it offers amazing business benefits. Will the consumerization trend continue? The answer is yes! Consumerization is a hard trend that will not only continue, but it will accelerate. So…

Gameification: How ‘Kids’ Games Transform Business

Interactivity – For centuries, education and training have been, for the most part, passive experiences. Someone stands in front of a group and talks. The people being educated or trained sit and listen, taking a few notes here and there. If there is a lab, they will have some hands-on application, but application labs are…

Gameification: How ‘Kids’ Games Transform Business

Anyone who has children or who has been around them for a while knows that kids, as well as young adults, are attracted to video games like flies are attracted to light. And, while older adults may think the kids are being lazy or using their time idly when they’re connected to their Wii or…

How Restaurateurs are Making Money when You Aren’t

A recent Forbes article listed some of the most profitable businesses in America and, to my surprise, many of them were restaurants. In fact, two of restaurants noted had four year growth rates of over 120%. The four year growth rate is important, because it includes the recession, meaning that these restaurants are growing even…

Direct Your Future to See Results Today, Part II

For years we have been working hard to become information age organizations. But just as with continuous improvement and total quality management, being an information age organization has become the norm and no longer provides an advantage. What we need now is to become communication age organizations. Communication What we called the information age was…

Direct Your Future to See Results Today, Part II

Trust Not long ago, my subscription to the local newspaper expired. The paper sent me a notice asking me to renew for $190, but I was on the road for weeks and didn’t respond to the notice. By the time I returned home, there was a message from them on my voicemail asking if I…

Direct Your Future to See Results Today

Here’s a simple yet profound secret to achieving the success you want in your life and career: Change the future you envision and you will change what actions you take, which, in turn, will change your future. Have you ever thought about the legacy you will leave as CIO: what you want to achieve, what…