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CIO Leadership, Security

Are CIOs losing control?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, 31 minutes ago

The top three things that keep CIOs awake at night are security breaches, downtime and talent acquisition in that order, according to a survey by Sungard Availability Services.

Are CIOs losing control of IT?

Technology, Applications

Leverage Google Webmaster Tools to Track and Improve Your Mobile App Performance in SERP

Blog-post by Sophina Dillard, Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:12

Only having a mobile app for your business is not sufficient. Its awareness among the users is the second most important task to get worth of your mobile app. There are various ways and channels you can market and promote your mobile app through. The latest one is through search engines which you can include in your other marketing activities. Google has already started indexing Apps as like websites to display them in SERP results.

Technology, Cloud, IT Performance, Services

Cloud Adoption - The Hype Versus Adoption

Blog-post by R. Brooks Borcherding, Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:04
R. Brooks Borcherding

Pinned to the wall of my office is a printout of the Technology Adoption Curve, the bell curve made famous by Geoffrey Moore in his book “Crossing the Chasm,” first published in 1991.  On that curve I’ve placed a green star next to where I think businesses are today with respect to the adoption of cloud computing (see below)  

Business Issues, Big Data

Big Data: Does Data Quality Matter?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:19

Recently, I was reading a post by Michele Goetz of Forrester entitled “The Theory of Data Trust Relativity”. In the post, Michele shared a fight that she sees going on between data scientists and those that argue for data quality, mostly business stakeholders. This got me thinking. In my interviews of CIOs and CFOs, data trustworthiness was an area of common ground between them and extremely high priority on both of their lists.

Technology, Cloud, Services

At the end of every cloud is a data center

How the data center landscape is evolving as businesses are going to cloud

Blog-post by Laura Cunningham, Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:18

While the data center market is expected to increase in growth, the mix of internal vs external data centers is shifting.  More often companies are considering moving a portion of their in-house operations to data center service providers, ranging from Colocation, Managed Service, and Cloud.

Business Issues, Security

Technology risk assessment #CIOchat this week

They do it for blizzards and the Super Bowl.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:44

How do you assess technology risk? When do you assess it? There's plenty of methodologies that do this and I've linked to a several documents below, one a risk assessment toolkit authored by the State of California CIO Michele Robinson and another NIST guidelines for assessing technology risk.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

People should get CIO's attention as much as tech, processes

Community Video by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:03

"We don't start or lead with technology. We lead with "what is the business outcome that we are trying to drive towards"," says HP Software CIO Paul Chapman. With that, Chapman and CIO  strategic advisor Tim Crawford riff on why IT leaders need to focus on people as much as they do on process and technology.

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Business Issues, Big Data

Is it the CDO or CAO or someone else?

What do you think?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:07

A month ago, I shared that Frank Friedman believes CFOs are “the logical choice to own analytics and put them to work to serve the organization’s needs”. Even though many CFOs are increasingly taking on what could be considered an internal CEO or COO role, many readers protested my post which focused on reviewing Frank Friedman’s argument.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Fraud at United and American Airlines Highlights Security Problems with Loyalty Reward Programs

Blog-post by Thu Pham, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:31

Ten thousand American Airlines, and three dozen United Airlines, accounts were targets of fraud, with criminals reusing credentials to access customer loyalty reward points and use them to book or upgrade flights late last month, according to recent reports.