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A couple of documents that came my way this week seem to foreshadow some pretty seismic shifts in the way IT resources are procured and managed in large organisations.
A tweet popped up in my feed last week, just a picture, a slide quoting the chairman and CEO of Accenture, Pierre Nanterme, saying: “Digital transformation is massive, unprecedented and pervasive.” He might have added “and happening very fast”.
If you’ve had any involvement in IT over the last couple of years you’ll know that digital transformation and digital disruption are flavour of the month: the literature abounds with predictions of cataclysmic upheavals to the established order. Examples of disruptors (Uber and Airbnb) and dinosaurs (Kodak) are held up as poster children of the new age and as dire warnings of doom for the unprepared.
We’ve all heard how digital disruption is overturning the established order, turning the giants of industry, like now defunct Kodak, to dust and spawning disruptive innovators like Uber and Airbnb. It takes a futurist like IBISWorld founder Phil Ruthven, to put some numbers to the wider effects of digital disruption, which is what he has done in the latest edition of his newsletter.
In April the Ponemon Institute published a report The State of Data Security Intelligence, reporting its research into ”how organisations are using data security intelligence to assess and minimise risks to their sensitive and confidential information on-premise and in the cloud.”
This is the third of my blogs looking at the most popular in a series of Harvard Business Review reports published by The Enterprisers Project, an online community set up to discuss the evolving role of CIOs and how they can maximise their impact on the business.
You've probably heard much about DevOps, and likely most of it has been positive. We recently quoted a Forrester report on the topic, saying: "Forrester surveyed 600 IT professionals with application development responsibilities in the US, Canada, France, Germany and the UK. It found that a third of teams were able to consistently deliver results [using DevOps] in one to three weeks.
The Australian Government has released its ICT Trends Report for 2013-14. It provides some fascinating insights into the operations of Government ICT.
Driving Digital Transformation: New Skills for Leaders, New Role for the CI, — the Harvard Business Review report that I mentioned last week — covers ground that is now all too familiar: the need for digital leadership in the enterprise, for the very highest levels of an organisation — its board and CEO — to understand the impacts and potential of digital disruption and steer the enterprise accordingly.