Attached is some of the content from the capioIT newsletter for May. To sign up for the full and free newsletter please check in here – http://www.capioit.com/#!mailing-list-sign-up/cawx
The year appears to be accelerating rapidly. It is hard to believe that we have now started May. Firstly, a big thank you for the feedback from the March and April newsletters. The direct input and feedback is greatly and genuinely appreciated.
It was exciting to see positive news coming out from Papua New Guinea in the last month. It is one of the most economically and socially marginalized markets globally. The bright news was two-fold.
- ExxonMobil commenced operations on its gas fields in the Southern Highlands significantly boosting the economy
- As far as capioIT is aware, the largest domestic IT deal in the country’s history was signed.
Whilst the market will never be a China, it is important to see some growth and investment in PNG to drive economic prosperity and stability.
As mentioned in the last note, April was noteworthy for the elections in India and Indonesia. The Indonesian elections were completed and results will be announced later this month. It seems that the party of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri will be the lead player in the inevitable coalition.
As befits the world’s largest democracy, the Indian elections are still ongoing ….
This month I spoke with 3 different analytics and data power users within a leading Asia Pacific Telco. Sadly, it was not surprising that they were all using unique data sets and analytical tools whilst claiming they were to “drive business efficiency”. This reinforces that requirements for organisational standards and integration has not been resolved. The result of adding big data expectations is only going to reinforce the shortcomings of existing investments. The real future role of IT is to integrate and provide common links across platforms to ensure data quality, governance and usability requirements are met.
Legacy vendors are in long term trouble and only few have an executable long term vision to realize it. Five years ago IBM, HP et al could not have foreseen that the humble bookseller from Seattle would be their greatest threat to their position as mega vendors and the benchmark for IT. In mature cloud markets such as Australia, the US, UK etc, a majority of shortlisting projects will seek to include IaaS providers such as AWS. Not all will include vendors such as CSC, Fujitsu, IBM etc. The same is for CRM now, and an emerging range of solutions. What makes this incredible is that the revenue of AWS is approximately 4% of that of IBM.
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- A key challenge for organisations – Data is increasing exponentially, investment in data governance, compliance and quality is lagging badly. This will lead to significant negative outcomes
- Change management is the issue that unites organisational challenges with all forms of cloud deployment, but particularly IaaS and SaaS. The change management investment and focus must increase.
- GE is the only Dow Jones Industrial Average firm that has been a member of this elite group since inception in 1896. It proves innovation and culture outlives individual contributions
- Leveraging Watson, IBM Is increasing the focus on analytics at the endpoint. The ambition is to connect an agnostic device with real business outcomes.
- It is difficult to think of a company that has disrupted as many Fortune 500 firms than Amazon. From Walmart and IBM down it has left its mark.
- Highlighting the new world of technology services providers, Cloudsherpas had more salesforce.com solutions roles open than IBM, Accenture and Infosys combined in April