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IW 500 Lessons: Endless Projects To Consumerization Myths
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WKash
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9/19/2013 | 5:57:33 PM
re: IW 500 Lessons: Endless Projects To Consumerization Myths
One other areas that's starting to generate interest is the wave of enterprises capitalizing on freely available government data. Most folks know that all those weather apps, and weather services are built on tax-payer funded data courtesy of the National Weather Service. And of course, we have Uncle Sam to thank for all those GPS-related apps we take for granted. But there are many other services emerging, like i-Triage which cleverly pulls in a publishes vasts amount of government-originated data. A new effort is afoot to catalog those in what's being dubbed the Open Data 500. More at...

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cbabcock
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9/17/2013 | 1:03:50 AM
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Penske Truck Leasing's Bill Stobbart is right when he says, don't do it as a quick hit project. If Penske pays attention to the results it's getting off the sale of trucks coming off lease, it will be able to constantly improve how it initiates and manages that interaction. The Web cuts out the middleman, gives Penske the chance to address consumers directly when it went through wholesalers before. But that direct exchange takes time, attention and constant improvement.
Shane M. O'Neill
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9/16/2013 | 10:20:32 PM
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The Dish story is a win for the consumerization of IT. The company knew it could save money by consolidating three devices into one. That's a no-brainer. But the popularity of Android and Samsung gave the company confidence the learning curve for technicians would be zero. Who wouldn't be excited to use a fun and familiar mobile device at work?
Thomas Claburn
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9/16/2013 | 8:39:03 PM
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We need broader terminology that the present consumer-enterprise opposition. One of the aspect of consumer technology is that it's designed to be easy to use. That's a worthwhile goal in enterprise software too. Sophistication and ease-of-use should not be mutually exclusive.
OtherJimDonahue
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9/16/2013 | 6:14:26 PM
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I think I'm most impressed by UPMC's innovation lab. That shows just how seriously it takes the topic. (But good point -- certainly not every organization could handle that!)
Laurianne
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9/16/2013 | 5:35:03 PM
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That "jump" from private cloud to public cloud service on demand, when you need more capacity, has long been the holy grail for the cloud community -- but the complexity around it remains high for many enterprises . That 12% of iw500 companies say they are doing it now surprises me. I actually would have guessed less than 10%.
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9/16/2013 | 3:29:14 PM
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Great point -- we tend to wrongly assume connectivity. When IW wrote about Union Pacific's efforts to use data to run the U.S.'s largest railroad, one of the barriers is lack of wireless coverage over much of its tracks.

Here's that Union Pacific article:

Union Pacific Delivers Internet Of Things Reality Check
http://www.informationweek.com...
D. Henschen
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9/16/2013 | 3:02:14 PM
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ConocoPhillips not only added more sensors and increased sampling rates -- getting a movie-like view rather than once-a-day snapshots of performance -- it actually built its own mobile networks in remote areas where commercial providers don't offer cell coverage. That keeps company wells and oil fields in West Texas and elsewhere on the company's "Internet of energy production." Very cool.


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