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Technology, Services

Journey of Microsoft’s Messenger Comes To An End

It’s the end of an era for Microsoft’s most popular instant messaging MSN (also known as Windows live Messenger)

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Cloud, Mobility

Shadow IT is more good than bad

That's the topic of Thursday's #CIOchat

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jdodge

On the whole that shadow IT is good for most enterprises. But that's just my opinion. What's yours?

Shadow IT is what we will debate this week in our #CIOchat from 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday. Some in IT probably think shadow IT is as wrong as highway robbery. It compromises data, create silos, is costly and has users going off in their own direction when enterprise-wide solutions are arguably less expensive, safer and more productive.

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Business Issues, Services

Want to save money with pay-per-use software? You'll need these capabilities

Before you pursue a new consumption model, assess your enterprise’s maturity by asking 3 questions

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Michael Garrett

In my last blog post (“How to get SaaS benefits in a more complex software environment”) I wrote about new software consumption models that give you increased flexibility in how you pay for and deliver IT services. Models like pay-per-use and outcome-based services can save the enterprise money and increase agility—but only if you’re ready to make the most of them.

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

Managing Risk in a Cyber-Enabled World

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SteveDurbin

Cyber-attacks continue to become more innovative and sophisticated than ever before. Data breaches at major retail brands such as Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Home Depot and more have demonstrated that cyber risk is an ever-growing concern for businesses around the world. In today’s cyber age, a company’s reputation – and the trust dynamic that exists amongst suppliers, customers and partners – has become a very real target for cybercriminals and hacktivists.


Business Issues, Services

Automation is the hub of the ‘Orchestrated Datacenter’

The new style of service delivery improves agility, speed across the entire stack

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Louiseng

Rolling out automation in your data center is a simple way to show return on investment (ROI), but knowing where to begin and the best strategy are not always immediately clear.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Five questions the board might ask the CIO about the cloud

Selling the cloud to the C suite and board

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Community Manager
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When I saw the headline "Selling the cloud to the board," I immediately wanted to share the story. After all, a big part of a CIO's job is selling their agenda to the board...or the C suite or a budget committee.

This CIO.com Australia case study about why car sales lead company carsales.com.au moved to the cloud has several insights, but it left me wanting more. The story primarily address the board's questions about what if it's public cloud went down.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Security

Six 'Need To Know' Cyber Security Statistics

From the average cost per company lost, to the number of cyber security victims per day.

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It’s Halloween, and the end of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). And we here at IDG and the Enterprise CIO Forum would like to end October leaving you with six ‘spooky’ cyber security statistics.

Take a look below.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Big Data

Why Business Intelligence is Key for Competitive Advantage Infographic

An overview of the use of business intelligence to gain an edge.

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kirkkerr

In today's ultra-competitive market, it is more important than ever to differentiate your offering from the competition. Knowing what your competitors are doing and how to make your offering unique, is vital to a business' long-term success. 

This infographic by Boston University’s online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program outlines the importance of competitive intelligence in today's crowded market. 


Business Issues, Services

How to get SaaS benefits in a more complex software environment

Here are 3 signs that your enterprise has outgrown basic SaaS

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Michael Garrett

I’ve written before about new developments we’re seeing in the software as a service (SaaS) market (“2 things IT must do to take advantage of SaaS”). In talking with customers, we’re finding that their needs are often going beyond basic SaaS.

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Technology, Applications, Big Data, IT Performance, Mobility

The Future of Mobile Application Infographic

As the use of smart phones and devices increases, as does the demand for mobile apps and mobile developers.

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kirkkerr

Part of being an effective CIO is harnessing innovation and leveraging technology to reach consumers. In today's day and age, this means mobile technology. As smart phone usage grows and consumers are increasingly innundated with live data and advertisements, the importance of using mobile technology effectively has grown.