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Business Issues, Big Data, Services

Where are the great ideas for Big Data?

Do you know what to ask of your first Big Data project?

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While reading this blog post by John Dodge, I thought about all the times while I was IT manager at an apparel manufacturer that I wanted to find the actionable needle in the haystack of data that I had amassed in the mainframe system I was responsible for.

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CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

Data Center Transformation from a Public Sector CIO’s Point of View

How HP helped County of San Diego with its Data Consolidation

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A state government chief information officer: is there a more challenging state government job these days?

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Technology, Cloud, Services

Does Cloud computing still exist?

Has the growing ubiquity of cloud computing reached a tipping point for IT and line of business?

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I ask not because I doubt what most people refer to as cloud – XaaS where X is anything from infrastructure, platform, software or who-knows-what – certainly that exists and is growing rapidly.  I’m delighted to see the recent research – highlighted by John Dodge in this blog just a couple of days ago – pointing to “broad and rampant” cloud use in enterprises.

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Technology, Cloud, Security, Services

Cloud use "broad and rampant" in enterprises, says survey

File sharing, collaboration and social media used most

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Cloud services in use at enterprises are "broad and rampant," according to a new study of more than 3,000,000 million across 100 companies in financial services, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, media the and the services industry. 

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Technology, Applications, Cloud

It’s Time to Start Making Money off of Your Business Phone System

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By: Amber Newman - http://www.shoretelsky.com

It’s Time to Start Making Money off of Your Business Phone System

In the olden days having a phone system for your business was simply a necessity, like running water, heat, or electricity. But, like any other technology investment that your business makes, your business phone system should not just be a necessary cost, it should generate revenue. Modernizing your phone system will yield that result.

Here’s how to update your phone system:

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Technology, Big Data, Services

Who came up with the 5 Vs of Big Data?

Everyone cites them, no one sources them

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As CIOs struggle to understand Big Data, many wrap their arms around the 5 Vs to give meaning to heavily-hyped term.

The five Vs, originally a mere three Vs, describes the characteristics of Big Data. Do they help us make Big Data productive and meaningful? Not necessarily.

The Vs just remind about what big data looks like, according to blogger Edd Dumbill. Edd writes very well even though his name, ahem, might suggest otherwise.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Cloud Computing: Enabling Change for Financial Sector

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Although financial services companies see significant benefits in cloud-based systems, the adoption of this technology is still slow-paced for the industry. The reason? For highly-regulated institutions there are significant legal and regulatory challenges that must be considered and dealt with before migrating to the cloud.

However, no industry can afford to ignore cloud computing any longer and its impact is strongly felt within the financial services sector.

Adapting to a New Business Model

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Business Issues, Big Data, Services

Emergence of the chief data officer

The crowded C suite

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The attached ZDNet post says the CIO won't be the first in line when the CEO or board comes looking for a chief digital or chief data officer.

Maybe I should be embarrassed to admit I have not heard ot the chief (BIG) data officer before. Indeed, the title owns a full page wikipedia definition with "notable examples." 

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Technology, Cloud

Explaining Cloud Computing (Again)

Let's get the definition straight.

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I write about cloud computing so much that it’s a wonder I don’t have VMs spinning up in my head.  And yet I simply can’t stay away from the topic.  It’s too fascinating, too compelling a technology paradigm for me not to think about.  As I’ve mentioned, I think it’s the next major fundamental shift in technology, destined to change both the economics and the compute strategy of generations to come.

 

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Business Issues, Big Data, Services

Gartner On Big Data: Everyone's Doing It, No One Knows Why

"How to get value" from big data is unclear

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 This headline on a readwrite.com post by Matt Asay nicely sums up how enterprises should look at big data. 

Asay sites a Gartner survey that claims 64% of enterprises are or are planning to launch big data projects. But here's the problem, according to Asay:

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