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Technology, Cloud

The cost of innovation and outsourcing

Blog-post by Doug Goddard, Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:09

A recent Gartner report presented the results of an effort to measure the perceived level of satisfaction customers had with the “innovation” being provided by their IT outsourcing vendors.

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Technology, Cloud

Implementing new technologies for the right reasons

Blog-post by Martin Davis, Thu, 07/14/2011 - 02:24
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Do you sometimes find your IT teams looking for opportunities to implement new technology?
It often seems that we decide on a technology solution then start looking for an opportunity to use it, or we implement technology projects because they seem like a good idea. Possibly you feel that IT is leading the customer and worry that if IT did not propose new solutions the business would still be using pen and paper?
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Technology, IT Infrastructure

Cloud computing is outsourcing version 23.0, sayeth CIOs

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 04/13/2011 - 15:51
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The cloud may be powerful and promising, but I think it grates on CIOs.

Why? Because it just seems like so much outsourcing that they've been through before and the cloud hype is suffocating. Ahh, such is the price for a technology that will probably for the basis on most IT departments in the future.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud

Is "Consumerization of IT" really "Shadow IT" in disguise?

Blog-post by Martin Davis, Tue, 05/08/2012 - 15:31

What is the difference between Consumerisation of IT and Shadow IT?

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Technology, IT Performance

How to manage cloud services sprawl via service integration

Blog-post by Judy Redman,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 03/23/2012 - 00:23

Does this sound like you?  You are struggling to keep track of all your services, finding out who is using what service from what vendor, when each service is being used and the purpose of all. Add cloud to the mix, and you have mind-boggling complexity and a major challenge trying to manage multi-source environments.

While systems integration was once the big concern, today’s CIOs need to look to services integration.

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications

Governance, risk and compliance – What does it all mean?

Blog-post by Genefa Murphy, Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:58
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In my last blog post I spoke about IT debt and how it can hinder CIOs from moving forward in their IT transformations. A few weeks ago now I was speaking with several executives from some leading financial, healthcare and manufacturing firms at a customer roundtable and the subject of IT debt came to the forefront.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

The H1-B visa scam

Outsourcing firms suck up the most H-1Bs.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 04/15/2013 - 15:26

Tech companies whine that they can't get skilled software engineers unless the limit is raised on H1-B visas. It's pure nonsense, says Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge. Follow me on Twitter.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

What are the characteristics of a good CIO?

Blog-post by Martin Davis, Mon, 12/26/2011 - 13:39

What makes the best CIOs so successful? 

Is it technical expertise, or business acumen?

Is it the ability to run the day to day operations, or to deliver new projects?

Is it driving efficiencies from the current set-up, or building a vision for the future?

Where do people and relationships fit into this picture? Building and developing a strong team for example.

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

Imperfect Security: something will always get through

The weak link is employees.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 09/12/2014 - 19:09

Our #CIOchat yesterday looked at security through the lens of recent credit card hacks via payment systems.

First the numbers: 23 participants spewing out 333 Tweets! We chat every Thursday 2-3 p.m. p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat . 

All agreed that no security is foolproof and that something is going to get through. Several did not envy being a retail CIO given these high profile hacks at Target, Home Depot and most assuredly others.

What's more, employees are the point of the most vulnerability to cyber attacks.

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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

The anatomy of a shark and how it relates to your datacenter infrastructure

Using this metaphor could make for a killer data center.

Blog-post by Chris Purcell, Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:43

Metaphors can help demystify complex concepts like converged infrastructure, which is a somewhat self-defining term but at the same time a touch fuzzy.

That's why I like to compare the most productive and efficient data centers to a shark's anatomy.

Allow me to explain with these 5 quotes from the movie Jaws.

1. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

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