In today's world of mobile technology, where you can do everything from unlock your car door to tracking the real-time location of your children from your mobile device, it's not unreasonable for consumers to expect their phones to help manage most aspects of their lives. Managing their money is no exception.
Today, everyone and everything exists in a complex global web of interconnected technologies that effortlessly span oceans and the highest mountains. This interconnection allows massive amounts of information of all sorts to flow from person to person, organization to organization, over vast distances in the blink of an eye, regardless of barriers whether natural, or mere lines drawn on a map. The sheer size of this web that includes every business, every service, every government - local or national and its military, every academic or financial institution, every family and citizen connected around the clock, for work, learning, and play, 24/7, boggles the imagination.
The end of the year is always a time for retrospection, introspection, and speculation. Retrospectively, back in 2009, CIO Talk Radio looked at: Priorities for a CIO's 2010 Agenda? At that time, the economy was supposed to be coming out of the "Great Recession" that had started in 2007. Today, a little over a year later and about to begin 2012, we find that businesses and IT organizations are still feeling the after effects of that downturn. Will that improve? Politicos in the US and Europe are continuing to squabble over government debt. And yet we know that Technology will continue to evolve, global competition will force change, and IT will pursue new ways to provide value to business and innovate.