Global perspective to help you take advantange of the opportunities of the digital age
The objective, experience-based opinion and insight found in Cutter Business Technology Journal gives your organization the skills and vision it needs to address the spectrum of challenges ongoing business model changes and new technologies bring.
An unrealized potential to transform existing businesses and industries exists. Many observers have identified a significant gap between organizations' recognition of the importance of new digital technologies currently at their disposal and their understanding of how to optimally exploit them. This signals that many questions surrounding digital transformation are left unanswered and even unidentified. The articles in this special issue help us deepen our understanding of what digital transformation means and provide us with practical advice on how to transform organizations to address the digital world.
- Digital Transformation: Unlocking the Future -- Opening Statement
- Winners, Survivors, & Losers
- Enabling Supernormal Growth into Adjacent Digital Markets
- Five Steps to Digital Transformation
- Transforming Government for the Digital Era: A Simple Rules Strategy
- Breaking Waves: Wearables and the Future of Digitization
- Redefining Boundaries: Insights from the IBM Global C-suite Study
- Moving from "Best Practice" to "Next Practice" to Drive Effective Digital Transformation
- Digital Transformation: Technology Is in the Driver's Seat
Many organizations are still on the fence about moving their infrastructure to an IaaS model. IaaS can be deployed in different models, including on-premises and off-premises, managed by a third party or managed internally, and/or using private or public cloud environments. Which model(s) should an organization adopt? How do firms know if moving their hardware, software, servers, storage, and other infrastructure components to a third-party provider is right for them? Should they consider IaaS only for temporary or experimental workloads? Also worth considering and planning for are the technical/security risks, scalability, and legal/contract issues that are critical to a successful IaaS platform deployment. In this issue of Cutter IT Journal, our authors share their insights on the issues organizations should contemplate before moving to IaaS.
- IaaS: Ready for Liftoff? -- Opening Statement
- What Should a CIO Consider When Running a Cloud RFP?
- Cloud-Native Design -- What Has Changed?
- The Reasons for (and Benefits of) Moving to IaaS: A Case Study at FINRA
- Adopting IaaS: The Legal and Security Issues You Can't Ignore
- Darkness on the Edge of Cloud
A huge amount of innovation is taking place when it comes to the development of wearable technologies. Over the next few years, we should expect to see some stunning new products that are going to profoundly affect our technology, business, social, and legal landscapes. This includes the use of wearables as consumer electronic devices, as well as in business, manufacturing, healthcare, medicine, research, and other domains and industries. And this is the focus of this issue of Cutter IT Journal.
- The Corporate Impact of Wearable Devices — Opening Statement
- How Wearables Are Changing Our Daily Life and Economy
- Entangle the Wearables: A Sociomateriality Approach to Design
- How Wearable Devices Can Impact Corporate Health and Competitive Advantage
- The Impact of Wearable Technology: Business, Social, and Legal Landscapes
We have gone from believing that no good nucleus should go unsplit to a more nuanced assessment of the pros and cons of our friend the atom. We know that better living through chemistry is not always better for everybody. We know the structure of the human genome, but not what all the pieces are for. And in the world of IT, computers have achieved speeds that some people dreamed of, but we are still tantalizingly far from the automated companion depicted in science fiction. Plus, spam.
- What's Over the Technology Horizon? -- Opening Statement
- Toward a Sustainability-Conscious Model of Technology Consumption
- 4D DNA Printing: High-Level Manufacturing of Nanomaterials
- The Future of Energy-Aware Software: The Case of Drones
- Shared-Screen Experiences in 2025
- Five Enablers of Web Ubiquity
In this issue of Cutter IT Journal, we present six articles that discuss what appears to be a growing backlash against automation's negative impact on society. The articles explore the factors that might be driving the backlash and what might be done to mitigate them.
- Mitigating the Risks of Technology Backlash -- Opening Statement
- Technological Unemployment: An Absurd Worry or Valid Concern?
- Technology Abuse and the Velocity of Innovation
- Technology Backlash: Will This Time Be Different?
- Temporal Stakeholder Analysis of Future Technologies: Exploring the Impact of the IoV
- Cool, Not Creepy: Avoiding IoT Backlash by Respecting and Educating Your Customers
- Technology Backlash: Driving Factors and Preventive Measures