You can make smartphones, smart cars, smart watches, smart glasses, smart appliances and smart clothing, but you're stuck with the limitations of the human mind.
It's hard to believe that wearable tech won't cause privacy and security issues, so business must plan for these devices and know how they affect the enterprise.
Success requires new expertise, new skills and unconventional thinking. It requires IT and business executives who can see beyond the flat earth of averages.
Companies will face new challenges next year, and they will need to make the right choices regarding consumerization, big data, security and other issues.
I'm hoping Santa drops the following gifts down my chimney: cloudy apps, a real digital wallet, Websites that work, connected devices … and the list goes on.
Just as we don't need passengers constantly talking into cell phones on planes, we don't need an array of flying devices whirling into every corner of our lives.
Retailers can use company information, external data resources and synthetic data insights, coupled with analytics, to move consumers toward what they need.
IT is undeniably at the core of business, but it's vital to remember that technology is nothing more than the delivery mechanism for an organization's values.