Friday, November 30, 2007

New media is IT's next frontier

Extra ... New media invades the corporate network ... Read all about it!

A new frontier is opening up as broadcast media and telecoms are swallowed whole by the internet. Audio, image data types, internet telephony and video present new challenges for CIOs responsible for corporate performance, security and productivity.

Gartner forecasts the IT services market will be worth nearly $1tr by 2011 - more than seven per cent compound annual growth, up from around $675bn in 2006. The once separate domains of IT and media have become intertwined and now form part of this massive spend.

Read more of my latest column with perspective from Cisco CEO John Chambers, Gartner VP & Fellow David Mitchell Smith, and managing director of BPI Improve, Neville Chamberlain.

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