My second book is designed to help people and organizations understand new technologies and their potential impact–and ultimately leverage them. It helps them determine if, and at what level they should be implemented, and ensure that they avoid making the same IT management mistakes of the last 25 years. While serving as a survey of the latest technologies being offered, the book provides a practical focus and each chapter addresses questions such as how to determine if an organization is ready for a specific technology, how to go about getting it ready, how to measure success, and how to identify the key risks and red flags.
Topics include cloud computing, SaaS, business intelligence, open source software, enterprise risk management, enterprise search, service oriented architecture, master data management, and others. The book features contributions from a number of prominent thought leaders. It also includes a foreword from Jill Dyché.
Are pilots on Enterprise 2.0 projects a good idea? I chime in with my own thoughts on the subject.
My NY Times’ Tech Talk podcast is up. I’m one of several guests. My piece is about 21 minutes in and lasts about eight minutes.
I recently did an interview with Jay Baer in which I discuss the internal impact of social media and networking. You can read the entire interview by clicking here.
If you make a living in IT, you must read this book. If you have anything to do with building scalable software today, you really should get and read this book.
The convergence of inexpensive hardware and bandwidth, the acceptance of open source solutions, and global software delivery have unleashed a torrent of innovations which are changing basic assumptions we make about enterprise technology. The Next Wave of Technologies provides a superbly curated survey of the most important areas of progressive IT thinking. It’s a valuable resource for both business and technology executives alike.--John L. Funge, Founder Pickle.com (acquired by Scripps Networks), Founder Clara Vista (acquired by CMGI) ”
Phil Simon and his team of experts have codified their collective insights, which serve as an invaluable guide for both business and technology professionals, for not only developing a holistic understanding of emerging technologies, but also navigating the new trails they are blazing ahead of us. The Next Wave of Technologies is required reading if you wish to avoid common mistakes and realize the full potential of new technologies—especially before your competitors do.--Jim Harris, Independent consultant, speaker, writer, and Blogger-in-Chief at Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality ”
Do you ever wish you had a singular guidebook to make sense of the endless claims about the “latest and greatest” technologies constantly bombarding us? In The Next Wave of Technologies Phil Simon has crafted a valuable compendium of sage technology advice from experts in a diverse array of fields: SOA, MDM, agile, SaaS, mobile computing, social media, cloud computing, open source, and others. With concise chapters that are easy to digest, this great book is essential for helping IT and business leaders make sense of the latest advances in technologies. It’ll help you chart a course for the future. Don’t leave home without it!--Martin Moseley, CTO, Initiate Systems ”
The Next Wave is an especially readable examination of how emerging technologies can and will enable success in the Information Age. Simon delivers on his promise of providing practical guidance for business and IT management. Written for executives and managers by a team of hands-on subject matter experts, the book shows how to utilize–and optimize–emerging technologies with oustanding governance, project management, enterprise architecture, systems development, and leadership.