Category Archives: Webinair

The Future of Information Technology

In the webnair, different technology experts and officers at   Columbus Metropolitan Club (April 17, 2013) talked about very important six topics but to mention few important ones:

*The enterprise collaboration: This is the concept of organisation to be able to collaborate across multiple aspect of their business and organisation. Cathy (one of the speaker) explain this aspect from people and technology point of view i.e.. putting tools and technology into hands of experts that helped them get access to data or the insights that technology provides. Meanwhile the collaboration which she was talking about is not just focused on a particular economy or country but it is global.

*Security: This is another aspect which which I found very captivating. To my surprise, the speakers for this aspect is Guru Vasudeva and they made joke about his name as an expert in security in the webinar. .Guru explain further about the way most people see security and the issues. He said

“People see’s security as building a firewall round a data in order to protect the data from any external unauthorised attackers, but people tend to forget that there are security threat within the business which also need to be dealt with”

So as we all spend so much time on the internet through mobile phones, computers and other devices, security is a big issues and this will determine the future of protective data and information and also build confidence and trust.

*Unified Communication: Stu Davis the CIA, State of Ohio talked about how combined data and information or integrated communication data can change the way technology operates in the future. At the moment we can see that it is working in terms of different country signing agreements in order to check immigrant status against any terrorism or other offence which can create threats to their country. Things like this are done via technology such as advance database system and fingerprints.

In conclusion,  I think it is true that information techology has changed the way business transactions are compeleted nowdays, large amount of information and data are stored or transferred on mobnile devices such as cell phones, and embedded devices. Meanwhile when I first saw the topic, I was expecting the speakers to talk about some Technology which might be developed in the future for a specific users in different sectors such as sports, health, and some other sectors. Overall, I can confidently say that Information Technology is constantly evolving.

Refference

Columbus Metropolitan Club Webnair [Vidoe Link]: Information Technology with speakers: Stu Davis, Guru and Caty. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtyriOhvUFE. Accessed: 11/03/2015

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New Priorities, Technologies and Leaders Shaping the Future of IT Webinair

While I was digging deep into my research regarding latest technology and where it is taking us in the near future, I came across this interesting Webinair. Although i had to register in order to view the video but I am glad I did. I just finished watching the webinar by Dave Aron from Gartner.com.  See Video link Bellow:

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The video took me over an hour this is because i had to pulse the video in order to view the chats on the projector screen.  It was a presentation on findings from the survey that they did with chief information officers from various organisations around the world trying to establish what they got with future technology that will shape the future. Their presentation was very interesting and very informative. There was a lots of charts and graphs and lots of information being presented on it as the same time which makes it difficult to catch-up as a listener of course there is opportunity to press purse as the webinar is going on so that helped a lot.

I learnt a lot from this webinar as there are some of technical jargons that I haven’t had or learnt before and some of the information that was presented, I found it tricky for example one of the IT investment that cost billions of dollars gives return sound quite small but at return I think it presents an opportunity for innovation. In terms of business strategy, I found it surprising as it was presented to be so low while most present organisations from past years rate security breach very high. So in major organisation around the world, I would have thought that security will be ranked high.

Going forward, I agree with Aron that organisation need to make choices at the time when there is lots of pressure on organisation or issues with insecurity and unstable economic climate or the budget is quite constraint. So organisation needs not only to have strategies but also to make their choice on what they will do and what they will not do.

This webinar will be quite useful for any organisation who is struggling to learn and gained experience and knowledge from what other big organisations that are present in this webinar do when they have to make choices. Having said that, there are lots of information presented in this webinar and it wasn’t directed or focused on a particular type of business owners so I will advise any organisation to only pick the information which is relevant to their type of business.

In conclusion,  I therefore recommend that IT managers should make space to explore the digital technologies and look beyond business process to business model innovation, and above all, look at your various choices and make active decisions about the scope of of the business which is part of their role as mangers.

Reference

New Priorities, Technologies and Leaders Shaping the Future of IT Webinair by Dave Aron (2013). source: http://my.gartner.com/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=202&mode=2&PageID=5553&showOriginalFeature=Y&esId=2475515&commId=74701&channelId=5501. Accesed: 03/03/2015