Last week, I narrowly escaped the inevitable, yet all too early New England snowstorms for a welcome respite in sunny Orlando. Instead of being blanketed with large white flakes of snow, I was ensconced by valuable dialogue and engaged with intriguing presentations by leading industry analysts at the Gartner Symposium
The presentations given by the Gartner analysts reflected some of their recently published research reports. Throughout the conference Gartner advised that IT organizations focus on Pattern-Based Strategy, Context Aware Computing, and Operational Technologies to maintain system integrity:
1) Pattern Based Strategy: understanding “how activities, events, objects, and information may form new patterns that represent an opportunity for innovation or a threat of disruption to business operations or strategy. Introducing Pattern-Based Strategy, Yvonne Genovese et al, 7 August 2009
2) Context Aware Computing: Context-Aware Computing: Context Drives Next-Generation User Interfaces, Jackie Fenn et al, 25 September 2009
3) Operational Technologies: Gartner defines operational technologies as “devices, sensors, and software used to control or monitor physical assets and processes in real time to maintain system integrity.” Findings: Operational Technologies Increasingly Need to Be Integrated With IT, John P. Roberts et al, 20 October 2009
Did you attend Symposium? How are you using these concepts to build trust in your organization?