The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Honouring computing’s 1843 visionary, Lady Ada Lovelace. (Design of doodle by Kevin Laughlin)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

CIO focus shifts from tech support to corporate strategy

01:00 AM EST on Sunday, February 25, 2007

By PUI-WING TAM, The Wall Street Journal

As the longtime chief information officer for Northrop Grumman Corp., Tom Shelman’s duties mainly consisted of managing the defense contractor’s vast network of computer systems. So he was shocked when the company suddenly changed his job description several years ago.

Shelman was asked to be more “strategic” and “transformational.” He was told he would be expected to meet with customers, use technology in new ways and help win new business — in short, to help the Los Angeles-based company grow.

“I had to sit down and do some soul-searching,” says Shelman, 48. “It was a significant change; it sounded exciting, but it also scared the hell out of me.”

Shelman, who has been Northrop’s CIO for the last decade, ultimately decided to stay in the job. Since then, a wireless network that Shelman started in late 2004 at one of Northrop’s shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss., has blossomed into a new source of revenue. Last September, New York City awarded a $500-million municipal contract to Northrop for a citywide wireless network for its police and fire departments, as well as other city agencies.

Other CIOs are going through similar transformations. The computing systems they manage have long been seen as an essential resource but also an operating cost to be controlled. Now, technology is increasingly being recognized as a vital tool in corporate strategy — and CIOs are helping to wield it. Web sites, for example, have evolved at many companies from the equivalent of corporate brochures to huge direct-sales channels that must be skillfully designed and tightly managed.

According to recent CIO polls from research firm Gartner Inc., 50 percent of CIOs surveyed said they now have duties outside of core technology, such as helping to craft corporate strategy. That is up from about 20 percent three years ago, says Mark McDonald, a Gartner analyst.

“Companies are requiring CIOs to be more thoughtful about strategy,” says Reynold Lewke, a partner in the Palo Alto, Calif., office of recruiting firm Egon Zehnder International who leads the firm’s CIO practice. “Many CIOs have become business partners.”

In recognition of this job shift, more CIOs are now reporting to top executives such as chief executives, chief financial officers and chief operating officers than to other parts of an organization. Last year, 74 percent of CIOs surveyed reported to a CEO, chief financial officer or operating chief, up from 69 percent in 2003, according to Gartner.

While CIOs now pull in an average total annual compensation of $185,240, up from $180,000 in 2004, according to CIO Magazine, some make far more. Randy Mott, who was hired from Dell Inc. to become Hewlett-Packard Co.’s CIO in mid-2005, is paid a base salary of $690,000 a year and obtained a hefty package of stock options and restricted stock, according to H-P’s public filings. Mott also got a $2.2-million signing bonus and will pocket at least another $5 million under a long-term-performance bonus plan.

Mott arrived when the role of technology chief became more important at the Palo Alto computer and printer maker. Immediately before Mott, the H-P CIO job wasn’t a stand-alone position and had been melded with the job of head of global operations.

That changed when Mark Hurd arrived as chief executive in early 2005 and decided the company needed to overhaul its tech systems to facilitate new sales and growth.

Now, Mott is in charge of whittling H-P’s 85 data centers world-wide down to just six in three years. By improving the efficiency of the internal systems, H-P hopes to free up Mott’s team to spend less time on tech support and more on helping H-P in other ways.

For example, Mott often meets with customers — sometimes 50 at a time — to describe his own experience in trying to deploy H-P technology efficiently, suggesting how the potential buyers also could use the company’s products to make large technology transitions quickly.

“It’s a case study in progress,” says Mott, 50. “What I’ve shown customers has helped them move forward and escalate the projects they’re thinking about taking on.”

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