News Slideshow: Ten Reasons Why CIOs Should Care About CES

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 01-06-2011
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Ten Reasons Why CIOs Should Care About CES

Ten Reasons Why CIOs Should Care About CES

The consumerization of business Ugly words to describe a big trend. Cloud computing? Started in the consumer world. Smartphones? Consumers. App Stores? Consumers. Tablets, location based services, social networking. You get the picture, consumer tech is now way out ahead of the parade. Don't get left behind.
We're guessing that you're as enthusiastic as we are about every new gadget and hot piece of software coming down the pike. But, chances are that your role as an IT leader doesn't give you the time you need to attend the annual International CES, Jan. 6-9, 2011, in Las Vegas. This Bacchanalia of all things tech is jam-packed with the latest and niftiest gadgets and applications, from videogames and smartphones to high-end audio and video products. While you're likely following the latest CES tech news, it's easy to dismiss the potential impact these new devices and applications will have on your enterprise. We advise, instead, that you brace for impact: What's happening in Vegas will not stay in Vegas. In fact, chances are that many of the hardware and software debuts here will be making their way into your enterprise forthwith. With that in mind, we've highlighted the 10 reasons why CES should matter to every CIO.
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.


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