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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Upgrade your IT skills or you will be left behind

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As businesses respond to the growing pressures of global demand and increased competition, the skills required for IT staff are changing. Don’t think that change is only for the CIO. Whether you’re the VP of applications, a database administrator, or a help desk expert, your role is shifting whether you like it or not. Each IT role needs to broaden its focus to include business goals. Perhaps there is a need for newly created IT roles in the new world. IT staff now need to act as providers of hybrid IT services, including cloud and legacy applications.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The business aligned CIO

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CIO Magazine says marketing matters to business alignment


CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, Security

Looking for innovative, daring and successful cloud implementations

That's our #CIOchat topic, Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Community Manager
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Our chat topic this week will explore innovative, daring and/or successful cloud implementations. It's time to talk about actual examples.


Technology, Mobility

Who’s who in the smartwatch market?

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Smartwatches have been around for quite a while now, but these devices are mostly seen as a nice-to-have addition, rather than a must to have gadget. However, recently Apple presented its own product, the Apple Watch. How will this product impact the smartwatch market? Does Apple have another hit on their hands and will they manage to make the smartwatch mainstream?


Business Issues, Mobility

Keeping BYOD in Check: How to Enforce BYOD Policy

BYOD Policy

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When it comes to bring your own device (BYOD) policies, the promised benefits tend to outweigh some of the drawbacks. For many businesses, having a more productive workforce with the ability to respond to challenges and collaborate effectively are advantages worth having. But simply having a BYOD policy isn’t enough; pretty much any organization can figure out a good BYOD policy with enough research and planning. The trick isn’t implementing the policy--it’s enforcing it, and enforcement can become a real problem.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Use IT capabilities map to monitor your organizations health

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As a CIO who is responsible for the IT services provided to the enterprise you always need  to be on top of risks and potential issues that might affect your organizations ability to provide services. It’s always better to proactively resolve issues that affect the enterprise, the only problem is that it’s very hard to be on top of all potential IT issues.

 

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Technology, Applications, Big Data

3 Surprising Tips to Create Data-Driven Business Apps

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MBenedict

Unless an app is connected to relevant and continuously expanding data sources, it is half-baked, with no substance. It’s like a Formula One racecar without any fuel, or spaghetti without meatballs. Like yin without any yang. Line of business and IT professionals alike have come to understand how much data matters. It’s what sets a business apart, defines and differentiates their offering. So, having fast and easy access to data ─ whether it’s connectivity to a CRM database or access to other systems of record ─ is essential to driving larger business objectives.


CIO Leadership, Applications, IT Performance

Few IT departments viewed as innovators, first movers

Two surveys uncover legions of followers, laggards.

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Community Manager
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Colleague Abbie Lundberg sent me a couple of Harvard Business Review surveys that explore how IT can become a leadership organization and the importance of being a "digital first mover" in the enterprise. The findings are not especially pretty. Both survey reports are attached. 


Technology, Applications, Big Data

Mastering Data Management

MDM, SOA, ESB, and Other Three Letter Words

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I met with a client last week that was trying to determine what and how to deal with one of the most common and complex problems that organizations both small and large have to deal with – data management.  This oil and gas company had data coming out of its ears – production data, seismic data, HSE data, down-hole sensor data, well log data, financial data… you get the picture.  Each department was its own silo; a vast, sprawling archipelago of data islands completely disconnected from each other.

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Technology, Cloud

Cut Down 80% of Your SaaS Operational Cost

Robust SaaS Architecture that is scalable and secure

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SaaS has almost become the defacto standard of delivering products. ISVs selling on-premise products have started realizing that SaaS is the key to stay in the competition. But, whether you migrate your product to SaaS or build a new one, it’s important for an ISV to understand the best practices that can help them avoid the mistakes/learnings that have already been made.