- Class of 2011 yearbook: Photo gallery, honorees' predictions, projects, more
- Honor Roll: View Premier 100 IT Leader alumni from 2000 to 2011
- Know an IT leader? Nominate that person for next year's list
- How we chose the honorees
Premier 100 Alumni, 2000 - 2014
When agile came in, cubicles went out
IT architects emerge as tech's new gurus
P100 video chat: Carfax's Gary Lee talks BYOT
Big firms offer business experience to IT workers
P100 video chat: Steve Phillips, Avnet, on having an M&A playbook
CIOs plot their response to tech's unstoppable forces
Scot Finnie: The Premier 100 Class of 2011 faces down economic adversity
IT's A-listers: Recharged and ready for business growth and speed
Computerworld P100 resources
This week marked the annual Computerworld Premier 100 conference, where IT leaders from around the world gathered in Tucson, Ariz., to hear from peers about innovative projects and be honored for their own work. Several of these leaders took some time to speak with Computerworld editors about their projects and trends affecting the IT industry.
An eclectic collection of my takeaways -- the things stuck in my head -- after Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders conference in Palm Springs, Calif. For example, I heard IT execs say that business folks today have zero tolerance for downtime and expect applications to be "Apple-simple."
It sounds impossibly fast. But Avnet Inc.'s M&A playbook allows it to bring acquired companies into the fold (including IT systems) with speed and sensitivity.
Users said they wanted it, but a bring your own smart phone to work program fell far short of expectations at pharmaceutical products company PPDI. Users may not be ready for the idea, argues IT exec Robert Petrie.
As IT job descriptions change, the best way to succeed in an IT career may be to do a tour of duty on the business side.
CIOs are starting to grapple with the BYOT (bring your own technology) phenomenon, such as employee-owned iPhones and iPads. And some common themes are emerging: Voice and data service costs will be capped. Lost devices will be wiped.
First, there are the "unstoppable forces" of mobility, cloud computing and consumer technologies in the workplace. And that's just the one of the trends sweeping through enterprise IT, according to presenters at Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders conference. There are nine more to go....
By 2020, the low cost providers won't be running on legacy architectures, says Premier 100 keynote speaker Frank Wander. You need to get ready -- and fast.
Conference-goers typically say that a key reason they go to conferences is for networking with other people. Yet, today, many attendees are heads-down checking their e-mail on a smartphone. Hardly a way to make connections with other human beings.
Would you move your entire on-premise e-mail architecture to Google's cloud-based service? Sanmina-SCI did -- for 16,000 users -- and it hasn't looked back.