New metaphors are needed to describe the mind-blowing amounts of data that will be generated in 2014. Petabytes, exabytes and zettabytes of data are being accrued with every passing day. Sky-high piles of phonebooks, truckloads of printed paper crisscrossing the earth or multiple times the amount of data in the Library of Congress will soon be insufficient to describe clearly just how much information there is.
Lawyers are the butt of a thousand jokes – and, so the cliché goes, generally not to be trusted. Perhaps Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, sums up the sentiment best through one of his mafia dons: “We are all honorable men here; we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.”
Barclays’ new CIO Darryl West’s journey to the executive level of one of the world’s biggest banks proves that there is no “typical” path to the top of the IT career ladder. In part it was Mr West’s diverse experience that made him attractive to Barclays. In this blog post, he shares some ideas on shaping your career.
With Valentine’s Day just passed, it seems an opportune moment to focus on the blossoming of a new relationship within digital businesses. I am referring to the growing importance of the interaction between the CIO and the CMO, as two individuals that haven’t always necessarily had much time for each in the past. With huge interest I have read Uwe’s blog post on the CIO-CMO-bond and wondered: Why do they need a closer relationship?