In conclusion, what enterprises need to prepare for is the Bold New World. The Bold New World, a book by William Knoke, the president and founder of the Harvard Capital Group, shares how terms such as 'Amoeba Form' and 'Placeless Society' are some of the new definitions used to describe the emerging world. Knoke describes the new world as one in which economic wealth is created through the mixing and matching of resources and the utilisation of placeless technologies to bring together workers throughout the world, in an infinitely dynamic way. The book also talks about the coming omnipresence that will allow everything - people, goods, resources and knowledge - to be available anywhere, often simultaneously, with little regard for distance or place.
This vision is in fact already a reality. One can see the penetration of information as the single red thread that is stringing together all operations across an enterprise. This trend will only deepen further. Taking cognizance of the essential binding requirements and optimising the flow of this information in a seamless manner must be the top priority of the enterprise and specifically, the CIO, in today's world.
Phey Teck Moh is Corporate Vice President, APAC, Motorola Solutions.
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