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Business Issues, Technology, IT Infrastructure, Mobility, Security

Reconciling Security and Interoperability

IT managers in the healthcare sphere have their work cut out for them.

Blog-post by Edgar Wilson, Thu, 03/05/2015 - 17:04

A collision of interests and obligations—at times, seemingly contradictory—are threatening to overwhelm both the human and technological capacity of America’s care clinics.

Business Issues, Services

The road to the self-driving business

Blog-post by Charles Bess, Thu, 03/05/2015 - 16:17

Recently, I saw an IEEE Spectrum article that asked the question Will You Need a New License to Operate a Self-Driving Car? It made me wonder about the CIO’s role in setting up a business so it can have an autopilot as well.

Technology, IT Infrastructure

Six disruptions in telecom

It's one of several articles in the HP Matter Telecom issue.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 03/04/2015 - 22:00

The attached article by Christopher Surdak, HP Software JD Global Subject Matter Expert, Analytics, Governance and eDiscovery is a deep dive into the trends in telecommunications.

Technology, Services

Connected Consumer Devices Market will reach $88 billion with a CAGR of 14.4% by 2020

Connected Consumer Devices Market - Global Size, Share, Trends and Industry Forecast between 2014 to 2019

Blog-post by Erik Jason, Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:27

Consumer electronic devices have historically represented stand-alone objects functioning in isolation. This is rapidly changing as high-end consumer appliances, digital equipment, and assets as well as many lower cost devices gain connectivity through embedded computing and communications. A Connected Consumer Devices is any device in physical and software form that is used by a consumer user for various purposes including entertainment, news, information, and general lifestyle enhancement.

Technology, Cloud

Privacy, security still holding back government cloud in Europe

The European Union has a vision of a government cloud - but despite years of effort, the goal still remains elusive

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:50

The technology world long ago went global and CIOs on one side of the ocean now face the same IT problems faced by CIOs on the other side on the Atlantic. So it's worth noting that a wide-ranging report on lingering impedents slowing the growth of government-level cloud computing in Europe ought to be of keen interest, if not concern, on this side of the pond.

Technology, Cloud

Real World Advice on How to Write a Cloud Native Application

Blog-post by Terence Ngai,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 22:53

There has been a lot of discussions out there about moving applications to the cloud for the benefits of scale and agility.  However, not too many people truly understand how to reap the full benefits of cloud. I like to touch on a few basic concepts here on how to write a cloud-native application that is smart enough to take advantage of a true cloud infrastructure environment.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Implementing DevOps (non-hierarchical structure) within hierarchical organization

Blog-post by Natty Gur, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 19:01

Changing an organization is not an easy task, but changing part of organization within an organization that is not open to changes is a real challenge.  I already wrote about out IT structure approach, which is our journey to change The Friedkin Group IT by breaking hierarchies and the classical IT structure.

Tags: agile devops

CIO Leadership, Cloud

Are legacy CIOs at a disadvantage in the cloud age?

Blog-post by Joel Shore, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:51

I’ve seen this very topic start some bruising arguments. It may be purely generational. Yet, the topic is raised with good intentions, and not meant in any way to be incendiary.

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Business Issues, Applications

The algorithmic CIO

CIOs knowing the value of algorithms and how they work is a good thing.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 18:30

Over the years, CIOs have trended toward MBA backgrounds instead of drawing on technical expertise. 

We've long preached that CIOs should focus on the business instead of feathering their technical nests. Technical knowledge is great, but not if it is out of context with the business. IT was isolated from business for decades.  

The techie role can be farmed out to underlings while the CIO spends most of his or her time with customers, partners and similarly elevated colleagues. I remain convinced that is the right path for most CIOs.

Technology, IT Infrastructure, SDx

3 Steps to a Software Defined X

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:15

It would appear that software defined x is one of the popular terms in 2014 and 2015.  There are a lot of benefits that can be ascertained via a software defined architecture.  Some of the software defined x terms you may have heard: