1140RA Profiting From IT+Business Innovation: Saugatuck’s Beacon 2012 Awards
Author: Bruce Guptill
In last week’s Research Alert, we noted the following: The pace of Cloud-driven business innovation is outstripping even the accelerating pace of IT innovation – and therefore is outpacing the abilities of established IT and business management organizations and structures (1138RA, Cloud Business Summit 2012 – The BfE Comes to NYC, 01Nov2012).
Our core warning to enterprises (and to the IT providers serving them): Increasing complexities and costs of doing business and managing IT, in a time when Cloud promises to help organizations and leaders deliver exactly the opposite.
Not all enterprises are overwhelmed, however. Forward-thinking, proactive firms are utilizing Cloud capabilities to improve their existing businesses, create new ways of doing business, and overall extending and increasing their abilities to lead and succeed.
At next week’s 2012 Cloud Business Summit in New York (Date: Nov. 14; Location: Westin Times Square), we will be presenting the inaugural “winners” of Saugatuck’s Beacon Awards for IT and business innovation. The types of innovation that qualify firms for the Beacon Awards focus on significant improvements in how a firm operates, the types of markets or lines of business that it is in, or how a firm has applied different ways of thinking, management, and use of technologies to create new offerings, markets, ways of doing business, or entirely new businesses.