"Video" was king at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as Skype and Cisco brought out new products designed to make it easier for folks to participate in high-quality video conferences from the comfort of their living room. But does video conferencing, which requires full attention, fit with the trends we're seeing in social applications toward continuous partial communications using a variety of channels, with a variety of participants engaging in multiple simultaneous conversations? Joel Stein at TIME has an interesting take, arguing that people would rather TiVo their lives and shift between various channels and conversations than commit to a video conference. Yes, video conferencing is becoming indispensable in business communications, but will it become an integral part of social communications?
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.