Archive for March, 2012
For information technology leaders, cloud computing offers opportunities to make their jobs easier and help business technology shine. But what does it mean to be an IT leader in an era of do-it-yourself IT? Two new surveys suggest as cloud moves into the mainstream of business, it brings new sources of anxiety as well.
A new report out of Saugatuck Technology confirms a dramatic shift in cloud computing intentions over the past one or two years. “Buying and deployment patterns have shifted rapidly toward a near full embrace of the cloud, from the more tactical and point solution-focused initiatives not long ago,” writes Bill McNee, author of the report. The consultancy recently conducted in-depth interviews with a dozen large enterprise CIOs and CTOs with $1 billion-plus companies. The CIOs see themselves as now entering a “crisis of opportunity” and innovation, McNee observes, brought about by the revolution in service delivery, shaped not only by cloud, but also fueled by the drive toward mobility, advanced analytics, and social business. What this calls for is “a new mission for IT, with a new set of roles, responsibilities and skills required for success.”
Source: Forbes.com, Joe McKendrick, March 2012
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One hundred years ago on March 12, 1912, Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia with the intention of shaping girls into confident, courageous leaders. Since that first meeting, nearly 60 million women in the U.S. have donned those green uniforms. With 3.2 million members currently active, it is one the largest and most prolific girl-centered organizations in the world.
“Through field trips, skill-building clinics, service projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardships, Girl Scouting encourages exploration, discovery, and a desire to create a positive change,” wrote Michelle Obama, honorary president of the U.S. division, in Girl Scouts: A Celebration of 100 Trailblazing Years.
In honor of its centennial anniversary, here are five essential leadership lessons that you could learn from every Daisy, Brownie or Junior.
Source: Forbes.com, Jenna Goudreau, March 2012
Last year’s tsunami in Japan caused what is estimated to have been the most expensive natural disaster ever, with more than 15,000 lives lost.
Source: msnbc.com, March 2012