I was at Cloud Connect Santa Clara last week and had an opportunity to listen to HP’s keynote, which I really enjoyed. I missed the chance to speak personally with Margaret, but one of these days, I hope to catch up with her. Her keynote was straight to the point, and made a lot of sense.
In 2012, we saw intriguing technology shifts around Mobile, Cloud, Social and Big Data. There was a shift towards the cloud, enormous growth in usage of social media, explosion of big data, increased reliability on mobile technology and consumerization of IT.
Now that 2013 has finally arrived, these trends will continue to bring value and opportunity to the enterprise (and consumers) -- so thanks to our distinguished advisers / personalities who had shared their ideas and thoughts with us.
Here are our findings:
Exist is currently employing 171 business and technology professionals, from about a hundred at the start of 2011. The company's revenue grew by 52% from the previous year (2010); revenue per geo has risen notably in areas such as the US and Australia. While Philippine-based enterprises from the telco and healthcare markets have strengthened their partnership with Exist, the company's global presence has had its share of limelight in events such as HK ICT, CommunicAsia, CeBIT Australia, SODEC Japan, and strategic healthcare IT forums around the world.
Co-written with Phoebe Magdirila, and published in the September issue of ComputerWorld Philippines
Behind the health care provided to millions of patients in a hospital lies an efficient system in place that aids in faster communications and information dissemination. Today, Information Technology serves as nourishment to the health care industry -- integrating voluminous pieces of information that circulates in the complex operations of health providers day by day.
Obviously, we can't rid ourselves of the hype that surrounds the cloud. But we need not be alarmed. Future generations will not only master IT but also show us how obsessing about its perceived monetary benefits is a narrow-minded way of looking at the myriad of cloud possibilites.
Famed for its power to reduce costs & transform application delivery, cloud computing has always become particularly FUD-laced when discussed on the table. It still gives a scratchy picture for many organizations (people too) -- I personally enjoy listening to people from different industries make a better sense out of it.
CeBIT Australia 2011, Australia's largest business technology event, kicks off tomorrow at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour Sydney.
Here's a list of things you might want to check out while you're there:
Global electronic medical records EMR market is estimated to reach $9.2 billion in 2017, with CAGR of 15.3% from $3.4 billion in 2009. Given federal stimulus, digitizing medical records will soon be "inevitable" in the US, however "it will take some time".
The annual Hong Kong International ICT Expo is set to happen from April 13-16, 2011.
This year's technology highlights include: