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consumerization of IT

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September 26, 2012  7:42 AM

Why do I need training?



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, consumerization of IT, mobile computing, Usability, User training

In recent times there has been a hue and cry that Corporate IT systems still need users to be trained on usage and functionality; the underlying hypothesis is that if one...

January 24, 2012  11:13 AM

Rotten eggs



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, consumerization of IT, influencing outcomes, managing expectations, Vendor relationships

The craze for new gadgets and devices appears to be growing day by day. Emotions run high for some iconic devices and brands, where people are willing to endure cold nights and mornings, waiting for the store to open. The queues are visible across countries,...


April 12, 2011  2:20 AM

The micro-app nemesis



Posted by: Arun Gupta
application rationalization, consumerization of IT, IT governance, micro-apps in the enterprise, mobile explosion, Shadow IT

If you have looked for an app on Apple’s App Store, I am sure you have faced a Google search kind of frustration with hundreds of applications purporting to do the same stuff, one better than the other, or many times just a ‘me too’. So some of us end up downloading more than one to try and...


March 15, 2011  5:01 AM

The fad and necessity of the latest versions



Posted by: Arun Gupta
consumerization of IT, New gadgets, new versions, technology obsolescence, upgrades to software

“Apple announces iPad 2 with better, faster, newer ….. Bargains available on earlier version.” “When software vendors continue to create new versions of every solution, there is pressure on us to stay with current versions; how do we manage such a paradigm with budget...


October 19, 2010  5:56 AM

Padding up the enterprise



Posted by: Arun Gupta
CIO, consumerization of IT, iPad and CIO

Recently, I had an interesting discussion with a handful of global CIOs from Korea, Japan, Germany, India, USA and a few others. It centered on the pains, acceptance and way forward on the much flashed about computing device — across all seminars, airports, lobbies and any other place that you...


June 7, 2010  6:55 AM

What has market capitalization got to do with customer satisfaction?



Posted by: Arun Gupta
alternative IT, consumerization of IT, customer satisfaction, IT innovation, market capitalization

Recent front page news pieces in many dailies, online media, (and almost everywhere) claim that a tech company’s market capitalization has overtaken the long standing leader on this metric. It’s being written about by many business publications, tech journals, writers, edits, and discussed by...


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