Sandy Carter, vice president of SOA, BPM and WebSphere Strategy at IBM, substantiates that despite IT budgets shrinking, CIOs are increasingly looking at SOA and BPM as one of the most preferred framework to standardize and deliver improved business processes and address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.
This cool button delivers CIO stories to you on Facebook:
Apparently the number of CIOs adopting SOA seems to be going down. Are CIOs losing interest in SOA?
Carter: Actually, the story is a little different than what it seems. CIOs are becoming more business focused. The most insightful thing I heard substantiated this, was at a roundtable of CIOs held quite recently. As they were introducing themselves, one of them said, "Hi, I am an investment banker who focuses on IT." I think we would see more of that where CIOs are focused on the business. This means they are concentrating on whatever their challenges are and initiating a service-oriented solution to mitigate the challenge. Here, interestingly they would not say that they have embarked upon an SOA project.
Shadow IT is real, and it’s here to stay. But is it something grave, something our IT top hats need to watch out for?
Speaker and standup comedian Vasu Primlani highlights the importance of a very neglected task by the leadership “listening” at the CIO Leadership Event 2016 in New Delhi.
Vijay Sethi talks about the CSR activities in Hero MotoCorp