Photos: Gartner Symposium Keynote, Cannes

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Gartner fellow, Steve Prentice: Loosen up on lockdown and conquer your fear

Source:  Cliff Saran

Gartner fellow, Steve Prentice: Loosen up on lockdown and conquer your fear

Gartner fellow, Steve Prentice recommended that IT loosen its control on software and hardware to embrace, rather than prevent, end users running software and services like Skype and Twitter. "Stop trying to control. CIOs must conquer their fear."

 

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Given a backdrop of economic slowdown and recession, the Gartner Symposium in Cannes has kicked off with a sombre message for chief information officers and IT directors: rather than look at reducing costs, look at adding value. True innovation occurs when trading conditions are tough. The message from the keynote speakers is: "IT must innovate in this economic downturn." Further photos are also available on Gartner's Flickr pages.

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