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Technology seems to be moving at the speed of light these days, so we decided to ask Cutter’s team of experts for their insights on some of the technologies and trends that are going to be game changers in 2016 and beyond. In true Cutter IT Journal fashion, our call produced a wide range of opinions on what everyone from C-suite executives to technology managers should plan for as they strive to meet their business and technology goals.
- Technology Trends and Predictions 2016 -- Opening Statement
- Talking the Talk: Advice to C-Suite(rs) About “Game-Changing” Technology
- Let’s Hope 2016 Is the Year of the Ethical Algorithm
- Technology Forecasting Is Not Just About Technology
- 2016 Trends Hitting the Mainstream: Wearables, Machine Intelligence, and Data Visualization
- Agile in 2016: Party out of Bounds
- 2016: The Year That Agile Explodes
- EA in an Age of Terrorism
- The Nine Lives of QA in Software Engineering
- IT Trends for the Next Decade: Does an IT Quantum Leap Lie Ahead?
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