Digital leaders article archive

  • Martin Webster, Managing Solution Architect at Leicestershire County Council, discusses the complexity of business change and the soft skills needed to lead successful projects.
  • High profile, energy-hungry systems such as data centres often get most of the headlines, but some of the easy technology wins could be much closer to home.
  • Thriving in 2014 will be all about being able to adapt fast because the business environment is changing every day. And while organisations are trying hard to keep up with the demands placed on them they are frequently let down by unsuitable software.
  • Java has around nine million developers around the world, making it a huge source of employment and, because of its ‘write once, run anywhere’ philosophy, a flexible language too.
  • The numbers are huge: 1,000,000 apps on the Apple store was passed in late 2013, with over 60 billion individual apps downloaded.
  • In the first of a new series of reports Brian Runciman MBCS looks at business intelligence, which links to a fuller report that covers the perspectives of business, the software and architecture view, real world applications, a look into the future and a overview of the marketing and health sectors.
  • New research from e-skills UK, Intellect and BCS shows that between 2010 and 2011, the information economy grew by more than twice the rate of the economy as a whole.
  • What management issues and IT trends are being prioritised in the near and mid-term future by digital leaders? What additional resources, if any, are needed?
  • Last year BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, undertook a survey of CIOs, asking them what their CEOs are asking to them to do against what they think they should be doing in the business.
  • Joerg Winkelmann, head of IBM's Center for CIO Leadership talks to Brian Runciman about the centre, what it does as well as challenges for CIOs and other C-level managers.