Weekly Download 14.10

download-158006_640Here’s a recap of news and notes from around the Web that caught my attention over the past week or so.

The Next Generation Enterprise Platform explores the need “for a technical approach for the next generation enterprise that’s beyond what is currently available, or maybe more accurately, supports the need to use available technology in a somewhat different way.”

User-Centric IT: Transforming IT to Put People First  looks at a new paradigm for enterprise IT. The five core principles resonate with me:

  1. User-Centric IT serves the business by empowering people.
  2. User-Centric IT adapts to the way people work, not the other way around..
  3. People, information and knowledge must connect in real time.
  4. Mobility is a work-style preference, not a device..
  5. Security should be inherent and transparent to the user experience.

A graphic overview of Accenture’s six key IT Trends 2014. You can click on each box for a deeper dive. Then, take a second look at the trends in a circle graph that shows the evolution from technology to the building blocks for new business models.

New ways of consuming information are making news:

  • Have you heard of Quartz?  Think Tumblr meets Wired magazine. This is old media (Atlantic Media) innovating to stay relevant.
  • Very Short List describes themselves as a “delightful e-mail that shares cultural gems from a different curator every day.”
  • Tab Dump is a curated list of news available via RSS, Twitter or email.

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