Monday Aug 11, 2014

Video: CIO's Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions | Jessica Keyes

Jessica Keyes LinkedIn is the president of New Art Technologies, an instructor at Liverpool University, and the the author of 24 books and more than 200 articles. Her latest book is The CIO's Guide to Oracle Products and Solutions, from CRC Press. In this interview Jessica talks about her book and about why input from users and developers is essential to CIOs who want to avoid being escorted out of the building by security guards.

After you watch the interview, read The CIO's Guide to Oracle Cloud Computing, a free sample chapter from the book.

Friday Jul 12, 2013

What do you want to be when IT grows up?

In the recent OTN ArchBeat Podcast series DevOps, Cloud, and Role Creep, Oracle ACE Directors Ron Batra, Basheer Khan, and Cary Millsap discuss how trends that are reshaping enterprise IT are also reshaping "traditional" IT roles.

But if you think those changes are limited to developers, sysadmins, and architects, guess again. In Why the Cloud is causing a Split in the Role of the CIO Capgemini's Ron Tolido points out that even C-level roles are not immune to the forces that are reshaping enterprise IT:

As digital transformation starts to become a top priority for businesses, the role of the CIO will continue to split as they are forced to choose between digital transformation on one hand and IT infrastructure, applications and Cloud management on the other. In the quickly evolving world of Cloud solutions, the CIO must decide what type of CIO they want to be.

IT is always growing and changing. New technologies and trends are born, and some survive the Darwinian maturation and adoption process to become part of the fabric of IT. In other words, those technologies and trends grow up. As that happens—and believe me, it will never stop happening—every person in every role in IT faces an important question: What do you want to be when IT grows up?

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