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Volume 6, Number 2, 2012

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Editor's Perspective ® The New Innovation Farewell, technology for technology's sake. Welcome, IT that enables and empowers business innovation. a Innovation for the IT community is like Mom and apple pie. Everyone in IT loves innovation. Everyone in IT strives to innovate. And no one in IT dares to say a single bad word against innovation. What's wrong with that, you ask? Nothing, really. The trouble is, it doesn't go far enough. IT innovation, important as it is, is merely the beginning. The true end goal of innovation is the creation and empowerment of innovative business services. These business services help enterprises boost productivity ... enter new markets ... intro- duce new products and services ... control and cut b costs ... and ultimately grow both revenue and profits. In today's "do more with less" economy, that's innovative, indeed. We at Smart Enterprise understand the essential need for business innovation, too. In fact, that's the theme for this, our 17th issue. The issue's lead feature, "The Road to Business Innovation," details how CIOs must not only innovate for the business, but also create a culture of innovation within both the IT organization and the larger enterprise. Our case study shows how First Data Corp., a leading payment processor, uses cloud computing, mobile devices and other IT innovations to enable equally innovative business services. In Smart Trends, you'll learn why your next job title — like CIOs at Citigroup, Coca-Cola, DuPont and General Electric — may be Chief Innovation Officer. And in our Smart Viewpoint interview, Thomas Koulopoulos, author of a new book on innovation and cloud computing, explains why good ideas are only a first step toward true IT-business innovation. How about you? Are you using IT to help create and empower innovative business services? Or are you still waiting? Email me your responses and com- ments, or post a comment on our online community for IT leaders, Smart Enterprise Exchange. Peter Krass Editor in Chief editor@smartenterprisemag.com PS: If you haven't yet joined Smart Enterprise Exchange, you don't know what you're missing. Smart Enterprise Exchange is our exclusive (and excellent) online community for IT leaders. It features expert CIO blogs, lively discussion forums, informative articles, penetrating interviews, insightful columns and much, much more. Best of all, everything has been created for — and is commented on by — senior IT professionals like yourself from around the world. Find out what you're missing: Join your fellow IT leaders today at smartenterpriseexchange.com. 4 SMARTENTERPRISEMAG.COM Insights and P er spectiv es f or the CIO PUBLISHER Mark Hoffman EXECUTIVE PUBLISHER Penni Geller ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERS Lucille Deane, Loni Frazita EDITOR IN CHIEF Peter Krass EXECUTIVE EDITOR Karen J. Bannan COPY CHIEF Claire Meirowitz VP/DESIGN DIRECTOR Gene Fedele CREATIVE DIRECTOR David Nicastro ART DIRECTOR Giulia Fini-Gulotta PRODUCTION Adeline Cannone, Laura Alvino CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Leon Erlanger, Tom Farre, Tam Harbert, Larry Lange, Karyl Scott, Bob Violino, Lamont Wood, Minda Zetlin MANAGING DIRECTOR, CONTRACT PUBLISHING Scott Vaughan MANAGING DIRECTOR, CUSTOM CONTENT SERVICES Elliot Kass PROGRAM DIRECTOR Ellen Lalier To subscribe to Smart Enterprise® please visit magazine, join-see.com/magazine To contact Smart Enterprise, email us at: contactus@smartenterprisemag.com For information about advertising in Smart Enterprise, email us at: advertising@smartenterprisemag.com Copyright © 2012 CA All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective companies. Reproduction of material appearing in Smart Enterprise is forbidden without permission. Smart Enterprise (ISSN 1934-6107) is published three times a year by United Business Media LLC, 600 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, in conjunction with CA Technologies, One CA Plaza, Islandia, NY 11749. PRINTED IN THE USA 2010 Azbee Awards of Excellence/Design 2011 Azbee Awards of Excellence/Design

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