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Digital Business, Global Warming, and Too Little, Too Late...

by Jack Santos  |  May 16, 2014

My colleague Jorge Lopez is leading what has become a major focal point for Gartner Research: what to do about becoming a Digital Business - or stated another way, if you don’t...

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US Government Shutdown Lessons for IT and Businesses

by Jack Santos  |  October 11, 2013

Just read an interesting analysis by George Friedman over at Stratfor: The Roots of the Government Shutdown.  He ascribes the shutdown as an unintended consequence of the change of the US political...

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Ballmer: up close and personal...

by Jack Santos  |  August 26, 2013

I first met Steve Ballmer around 1988 over breakfast at the then newly built Boston Harbor Hotel. Even then, Steve's reputation preceded him: master marketer, the business brains of Microsoft...

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The Snowden Snowjob: Supergluing USB ports

by Jack Santos  |  July 2, 2013

While the drama about Edward Snowden continues, it’s interesting to see the effects.  Clearly, this is an inflection point in the perception of security, especially insider risks.   Every CEO’s worst...

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IT or not IT? That is the Question

by Jack Santos  |  June 10, 2013

This question came to me in a survey the other day: When the department that you work in is called “Information Technology”, then the answer to this question is pretty...

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The Travesty of Security Questions

by Jack Santos  |  May 20, 2013

It used to be a good idea.  Ask something that was immediately obvious and only knowable by YOU or a very few people – and make it the last line...

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Social Engineering and Social Networks

by Jack Santos  |  April 11, 2013

Dan Ariely is fond of pointing out that “door locks only keep the honest out”.  Locks are basically a reminder, like a sign, that it’s socially unacceptable to go further....

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The zero-startup phenom: tablets and virtual desktops

by Jack Santos  |  April 9, 2013

There is another way to talk about the sudden world domination scenario of tablets and iPads, and that is in the context of end-user revolution. Sure – we can argue...

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A role for IT in a mobile world?

by Jack Santos  |  April 8, 2013

This is an interesting analysis of the potential impact of Facebook Home: http://www.zdnet.com/why-facebook-home-will-blow-android-into-smithereens-7000013549/ I think the subplot is whether consumers will value order and harmony over chaos and choice. IT...

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The Digitalization of Business

by Jack Santos  |  December 19, 2012

One of the things we talk about at Gartner is how computerization is changing business – not just back office systems (HR, CRM), but from a fundamental product perspective. I...

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