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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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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.


CIO Leadership, Applications

Five reason CIOs should start giving Windows 10 a serious look

"Universal" apps, integration and a "Spartan" feel make it more than a little interesting.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:55

Windows 10 will not appear until late this year, but it's not too early to start pondering what this new platform will mean in the enterprise. 

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Big Data

3 Ways Companies Can Improve Their Customer Service with Big Data

Blog-post by Sameer Bhatia, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 04:44

It doesn’t matter what company you work for or what industry you are in, chances are the way you do business is being affected at least in some small part by big data. Big data has been cutting edge for quite a while now. Its initial splash was mainly theoretical—the idea of using big data was appealing, but most companies had no clue how to actually do it.