My wife says I am an impatient man. She has not seen me in meetings where I hear of enterprise vendors talk about integrating functionality they acquired years prior or ERP rollouts that go on for decades it seems like.
Actually my impatience is dwarfed by the C level impatience I am seeing these days in so many companies .
It prompted us to include a chapter titled “Rethink Speed” in the new book The Digital Enterprise where we included several examples including the Samsung Galaxy
Samsung introduced the original Galaxy S in 2010 with a 400 x 800 resolution screen and a 5 megapixel camera. Every year since then Samsung has produced a new generation of Galaxy phones with improved specs. The S4 clocks in with 1080 x 1920 resolution and a 13 megapixel camera. In every other dimension including CPU speed, memory, battery life, and number of sensors, each generation has exhibited impressive improvements over its predecessors.
Continuing that cadence, Samsung introduced yesterday the S5 with even better specs and new functionality for the growing “quantified self” audience.
C level executives may admire the Galaxy for their personal use. They are petrified of what Samsung may do with products in their sectors.
Hence their impatience. Far, far more demanding than mine about years of enterprise integration and rollout projects.