I join Todd Watson, in our time-honored fashion, to review what we thought about the highlights and takeaways from the Pulse 2013 conference. Among our impressions ...
- Danny Sabah furthers the concept of the Internet of Things by offering that the Internet is the computer ... more dynamic, flexible, secure cloud architectures will help us get more out of diminishing IT resource returns.
- Standards, standards, standards ... we pretty much cannot advance IT further without them. IBM announced its open standards for cloud strategy.
- Robert LeBlanc emphasized a theme of growing importance in technology ... the bridging of physical and virtual environments. The sensors-in-everything > data-from-everything > historical-analytics > predictive analytics > process improvement > ... feedback loop is a major component helping to create a single ecosystem combining the solid and the virtual.
- Many feel they don't have the skills to navigate a virtual/physical-fused, mobile-ubiquitous, flexible and secure cloud-based IT world; many attendees proved they were gaining these skills through practice by sharing their experiences.
- Advanced persistent threat ... learn about it, be prepared.
- IT silos may be a concept of the past.
- Mobile use and integration strategies should not just be tacked onto your existing ecosystem ... they are a unique animal.
And as Todd said, "if we could have captured the energy generated by Carriepalooza (Carrie Underwood's performance), we could have powered Pulse 2013." There's more. (I can't wait to watch IT professionals put some of this valuable knowledge into practice.) 13:38
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