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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

It is all about the “I”

Six ideas for 2015 to put the innovation back in the CIO

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For most, the “I” in CIO stands for Information. But what about that other “I”, Innovation? For many IT organizations, 60-80% of IT spending continues to be tied up in keeping the IT lights on. But innovation matters more than ever to the business bottom line. According Geoffrey Moore, “without innovation, offerings become more and more like each other. They commoditize.” (“Dealing with Darwin”, Geoffrey Moore, page 1).

Technology, Mobility

Mobile Enterprise in 2015

Our own Dan DiMassa took time to interview several notable mobile enterprise analyst about the what’s in store for 2015. It’s always great to hear the thoughts of industry experts: Mobile Enterprise in 2015

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It’s been a great year at InnoviMobile. With many exciting projects behind us and more ahead we reflect on the changes in the mobile industry this year. We talk with our customers and peers about the technology and trends that will be important in 2015. Our own Dan DiMassa took time to interview several notable analyst about the what’s in store for 2015. It’s always great to hear the thoughts of industry experts:

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO and CMO: an essential marriage yet to be made in heaven

"For many companies, digital today is almost exclusively about customer engagement."

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I just came across a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP report that does a good job of articulating the importance of the CIO-CMO relationship. Hopefully, the quote from the report helps drive home the point.

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Business Issues, Security

Banks could make retailers pay for poor data and security governance

Federal judge rules in favor of banks.

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A couple months ago, I reached out to a set of CIOs on the importance of good governance and security. All of them agreed that both were incredible important. However, one CIO retorted a very pointed remark by saying that “the IT leadership at these breached companies wasn’t stupid”. He continued by saying that when selling the rest of the C-Suite, the discussion needs to be about business outcomes and business benefits.  For this reason, he said that CIOs have struggled at selling the value of investments in governance and security investment.


CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

Top five priorities for the CIO in 2015

Here's mine: Tell me yours here or in the #CIOchat Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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What are the top five priorities for the CIO in the new year? That's our #CIOchat question for Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET. 

I'll a stab at them and would love to hear back from CIOs. You can also respond at length in our new CIO Question. My five purposely avoided technologies except security because at this high level, they are obvious: cloud, Big Data, mobile, data centers etc.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud, Mobility, Security

John Dodge asks:

What are the top five priorities for CIOs in 2015?

CIO Questions by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:11

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

2015 CIO and CISO Priorities: Cybersecurity, the Cloud and IT Budget

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What are some of the top concerns of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) today? According to a 2014 TechAmerica Federal CIO and CISO Survey – it’s improving cyber security. As new threats increase, risk management involves both educating users about security risks such as phishing attempts as well as building up network protection with continuous monitoring.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Security in 2015: The Enterprise Begins to Favor Integrated Cloud Services vs. On-Premise Point Solutions

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Today’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is faced with an over-load of point products (NAC, IDS, IPS, Endpoint Security, Web Gateway, Next Generation Firewall and APT to name just a few) provided by a plethora of vendors. These products are typically deployed in some on-premise configuration and tend to be difficult, if not impossible, to integrate together – resulting in severe visibility limitations across the organization’s security posture.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions

In its 61-criteria evaluation of private cloud solution vendors, Forrester identified the 10 most significant software providers — ASG Software Solutions, BMC Software, CA Technologies, Cisco Systems, Citrix Systems, Eucalyptus Systems, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and VMware — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details Forrester’s findings about how well each vendor fulfills the readth and depth of its criteria and where each stands out to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the most full-featured private cloud solution.