Jane McGonigal: Gaming kan een betere wereld vormen en Gartner Group stelt The Technology Game voor

Een inspirerende TEDtalk van Jane McGonigal, een game designer. Zij stelt dat games zoals World of Warcraft geven de speler de middelen werelden te redden en de drijfveer om de gewoontes van helden te leren. Maar wat als we deze kracht van gamers konden gebruiken om echte problemen op te lossen?

Gartner Group neemt de ideeën van o.a. Jane McGonigal nog een stapje verder en lanceert het idee dat we moeten stoppen met het "IT game" en dat het hoog tijd wordt voor "The Technology game" :

The IT game is a stalemate, time to define a new Technology Game CIOs and IT leaders are masters of the IT game. Executives play the IT game so long as it was the only game in town and it suited their needs. If you want to control IT cost, quality, services, enablement and control, then you are playing an IT game that worked for more than 30 years. But the IT game is not a classic game like Monopoly or Clue. It cannot pass the test of time.

•It is time to change the IT game.

•It is time to define a new game.

•It is time to define a Technology game.

The current IT game is a stalemate characterized by flat budgets, fights over shadow IT, concerns over control all based on a zero sum assumption that business wins require IT to lose. Consider the growth of business-initiated technologies, shadow IT, and consumerization. All represent alternative games to the IT status quo. Right now those activities and actions indicate demand for a new game. So perhaps it is up to the CIO to give them exactly that a new game.This post outlines some thoughts on the shape of the technology game and your comments are welcome and necessary to define the future.

Bron : Gartner.com