The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was dominated by two things - wearable technology and AI assisted gadgets. From toothbrushes telling us how to polish our teeth, to smart beds suggesting how to sleep, to video games that adapt to our style of play this year saw AI come of age from a consumer perspective.
2013 was an eventful year in ERP, with notable positive developments including the increase in mobile and business intelligence (as many predicted twelve months ago) and the increase in adoption of SaaS and cloud solutions. The year saw a number of major ERP implementations, with successes and failures at all levels.
A survey carried out by Bull earlier this year produced some real insight into the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO). The results showed that CIOs feel frustrated by a lack of freedom and influence. This set us thinking about what they must do to adapt to shifting business patterns and to make their voices heard more clearly in the boardroom.
The importance of your digital profile can't be overlooked. It can propel you into the stratosphere of cyberfame within minutes, as the two chaps above know well. More realistically, a complete, professional, grammatically-correct digital profile can give you a huge advantage when it comes to recruitment.
In the pre-internet era, data security was essentially endless files filled with thousands of documents. It is hard to believe that there was a pre-internet way of doing business securely at all, or that any business that operated during those times is still going today. It must have been a head spinner to adapt to new technologies.
There is a whole section of the market that wants the next version of cloud computing, where the computing they bring up and down in minutes stays up; and really replaces the need to buy tin, ensuring migration without rewriting all their applications. The next wave of cloud computing decisions will come down to who they can trust