Hitachi Consulting Europe: How can CIOs stay relevant?


What's the point of a CIO? It's a brutally frank question. But in a world where business units can sign up for "shadow IT" services in minutes to get anything from CRM to analytics to data storage to email, do organizations really need a C-level technology expert anymore? The good news for CIOs is that the answer is probably "yes." The bad news is that they are going to have to change and adapt if they want to have any chance of staying relevant. read more

Hitachi Consulting Europe: Revenue for augmented and virtual reality will hit $120 billion by 2020, according to consulting firm Digi-Capital.


The retail industry is merging reality with the virtual world to give shoppers a taste of what they could have, such as what a new couch might look like in their living room. Augmented reality adds something virtual to the real world so users can see what their purchases would actually look like through their smartphones, tablets or smart glasses, noted Yoni Nevo (above), CEO and co-founder of Cimagine Media. read more