According to Kovarski, SoLoMoN is defined by the intersection of five IT trends: consumerization, big data, social, gamification, and the cloud. Following the presentation of data providing a context for the SoLoMoN discussion, the report notes that “There is little real question that at some point in the future... the basic concept of a customer and employee engagement model rooted in Social, Location-based, Mobile, and Networked systems will be the dominant model for public and private-sector enterprise.” After examining how SoLoMoN might affect IT spending patterns, the report goes on to define some of the questions and issues that will shape the evolution of SoLoMoN in the Canadian environment. It closes by offering a timeframe along which ITMD expects to see SoLoMoN components enter the Canadian mainstream – with gamification having a discernable impact in 2014, and items like natural language interpretation and mobile augmented reality hitting Canadian IT environments in about 2017.
Client Device Management: Key issues for 2012: The initial Peer Led Research program report was built with the guidance of two Canadian IT leaders - Maria Aiello, CIO for Morguard Investments, and Joe Belinsky, VP technology services for AGF investments. It drills down into the issues that organizations will need to address as they develop management approaches to PCs and other client devices: four that are connected with BYOD, including BYOD policies (both HR and IT), security, MDM and related technologies, and the "perception of constraint." The report also examines VDI, and includes a separate analysis of the iPad in corporate environments.
Social media survey results, 1Q12: "Social media survey results, 1Q12” contains a handful of slides based on a survey of 346 non-IT business managers. The first two slides compare this group's perspective on use of collaborative systems (including community/social sites) with a perspective gleaned from a survey of IT-focused management, drawn from the IT in Canada subscriber ranks. In it, we see that IT believes that social media use is widespread, and that non-IT management believes that there is little use of social/community sites within their organizations. The analysis bridges these perspectives by pointing out that for IT, social media is a bandwidth issue, while for non-IT management, it is more about business practice/process.