graphic re: acceleration of Innovation Adoption Lifecycle

While the referenced article focuses on the VAR/agent channel and their need to stay up-to-date on emerging technologies, applying this to internal IT illustrates the importance of “running IT like a business.”   Shifting IT spend from run-the-business to change/grow-the-business is an absolutely necessity to avoid IT being dis-intermediated from corporate America as the use of cloud and BYOD/A accelerate in both acceptance and sophistication.

From the article; Jack Be Nimble: The Quickening Pace of Technology Adoption:

“Two fairly elegant charts curated by Rita McGrath at the Harvard Business Review demonstrate the dynamic nature of technology adoption over the past century.  The key takeaway here: adoption cycles have been compressed by an order of magnitude. Rogers’ bell curve often looks more like the trajectory of a bottle rocket as new technologies go from inception to mass market penetration in a wickedly short period.”

 

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ITconnecter Partner Ecosystem

As the founder of ITconnecter, Gates’ portfolio of partner solutions provide solutions in the emerging technology areas of WaaS (workspace-as-a-service, BYOD), social media and data. ITconnecter partners by area include:
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