According to ComScore there has been a definite decline in federal traffic over the past year despite attempts to make the government more digital-friendly. In July 2011, 87.6 million Americans visited a government site, representing 40.7 percent of the total U.S. online population. Although today’s audience represents an 11-percent increase in visitors vs. five years ago, this number is significantly lower than the 24-percent growth in the total U.S. Internet population over the same period of time.
CIOs are naturally the go-to people for technology savvy and expertise in an organization's information strategy. Today, however, I'd like to address a key quality for those who strive to become stand-out CIOs-the ones headhunters call, the ones who have the most clout in the C-level suite. Don't get nervous, but it has nothing to do with functional excellence. It's self-awareness.
According to a recent survey and report by Bluewolf staffing, the biggest Tech Trends Transforming IT through 2012 are Mobile, Big Data, User Engagement, the Consumerization of IT and, unsurprisingly, Cloud Computing.
The promise of artificial intelligence ( AI ) has been a hot topic of computer research for decades now. I studied the use of LISP in the early 1980s as the language of choice for writing programs that could simulate the concept of human intelligence through a rational decision making process. Back then programmed computer decisions were essentially made via a very long IF, THEN, ELSE, DO computer language construct. The biggest issue back then was the serialization of the program and garbage collection ( cleaning up previously uses computer memory ).
Corporate and consumer digital assets grow exponentially on an annual basis. As we move from locally stored to cloud stored data repositories it becomes easier to directly measure and project the storage resources required to securely house all of this data.
Apple's sales keep growing, but now it is not just from consumers, many corporate IT departments are busy purchasing iOS devices for both sales and operations personnel and on an international basis. The Apple product line is impressive and as it continues to mature, financial and product records are shattered.
The consumer electronics giant set a record by hitting all-time highs with its quarterly profit and revenue, its stock price, and with iPhone and iPad sales. Contributions come from both the consumer and businesses looking to streamline products they support. Many of the corporate sales are coming at the expense of competitor RIM the Blackberry manufacturer.