When looking at new technology, whether from a startup or a more established company, it has to fulfill an unmet need. We’re not interested in tech for tech’s sake, but want to know — does this do something new that will help our business? Will it make us more productive, save us money, or allow us to replace a more expensive or less functional incumbent?
CTO, News Corp
(We're looking for a) product that solves a distinct problem. We’re a medium sized company, and can’t afford to run a lot of experiments that are cool but don’t align to a pressing need.
CIO, Ally Financial
Getting more people involved in new technology is essential, finding the right mix of domains who ultimately will own deploying and using the technology can really help with adoption. ... almost any valuable tool will require you to cut across several organizational boundaries within IT and the broader company.