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CIO Leadership, Security

Top 5 ways to immediately improve your security program

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Fri, 05/29/2015 - 16:54

By HP Security Strategist Stan Wisseman

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Best practices for "digital acumen"

CIOs to the rescue.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 05/29/2015 - 13:55

Here's yet another study that says enterprises rate themselves poorly when it comes to digital leadership.

A third or 34% of 436 business leaders surveyed said they are "weak in both digital leadership and management." Another 47% said they had partial strength in this area while only 19% rated themselves as strong. The study claims to be "a call to arms" for CIOs although other studies have come up with the same conclusions for years.

Does anything in IT ever change? One wonders.

Technology, Applications

Samsung Pay vs. Apple Pay vs. PayPal - Mobile Payment Platforms

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:11

The advancements made in the field of mobile payments have continued to create a stir as competitors have to keep a constant eye on each other's development agendas to have a better grip on the market. The recent technological upgrading of Google Wallet with Softcard's features has enhanced its service and carrier support. Softcard, which was a joint venture of AT&T, Verizon, and T-mobile, admitted its failure as it blocked access to Google Wallet on its networks.

Technology, Services

Top 5 Benefits of Implementing ERP Software

Blog-post by Rajkumar Sam, Thu, 05/28/2015 - 09:35

There are many advantages to implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system. Among countless other advantages, implementing ERP software can improve productivity, increase efficiencies, decrease costs and streamline processes.

Here are the top five most common benefits that companies report:

Technology, Mobility

Data Presentation on Mobile Devices Can be done in Better Way

Blog-post by Helios Solutions, Wed, 05/27/2015 - 09:28

Consumer as well as business sector has a very high demand for data visualization on smart phones. Data is the important element in stock market as well as sensor performance in industrial plant. Every one depends on data for monitoring various parameters that’s why data visualization or presentation becomes a very critical issue. Data helps the top management while taking big decisions and optimize the production or any other such process. In the current mobile era, every such data can be monitored even from the mobile devices.

Business Issues, Cloud

Does the cloud trigger wide innovation?

#CIOchat digs into this on Thursday. Join us.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:07

Does using the cloud in and of itself trigger innovation? That's what we'll dig into during this week's #CIOchat from 2-3 on Thursday.

We want to find if the cloud is revolutionary or evolutionary. Does it have multiple or usually just one-off impacts? Can you plan for all its benefits or will some be serendipitous?


Business Issues, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Speaking the “System Management language” will reduce cost

part 2 of the Operational Challenge blog series

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:37

Several technologies come into consideration when discussing server management.  As new standards emerge, the industry in general rallies to support the standard.  As software developers / OEMs (ie: HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM) embrace the standard, it becomes “publicly available” as an “Open Standard”.  Some vendors to provide enhanced functionality will “lock down” a standard for their equipment only.  While vendor specific technology may be advantageous to the functional requirements, an “Open Standard” approach typically renders a more integrated management infrastructure,

CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

The New Style of Business is a service-led approach

Jean-Paul Wagner keynote explains how

Blog-post by Ian Jagger, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 16:58

It's that time of year, almost June, and that means HP DISCOVER. I'm really interested in the keynote address from HP Technology Services SVP & GM Jean-Paul Wagner. Why? Well, he has really got some good things to say about the New Style of Business. It can be characterized many ways. One way would be where next-generation devices are the gateway for users to connect, communicate and collaborate… but IT needs to be architected to support these new dynamics. Simple enough, right?

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

IT communication still stinks

CIO Council study concludes it suffers from a lack of talent.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:46

Communication between IT and those outside of it is a subject we've danced around at the Enterprise CIO Forum. We've talked about IT talking the langauge of business (whatever that is, exactly) as a way to build bridges with the so-called outside world. And of course, the CIO must forge relationsips with key stakeholders and customers.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance, Services

IT Communication in Crisis

A Lack of Communication Skills in IT Departments Hurt Innovation and the Bottom Line

Blog-post by Brendan McGowan, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:51

Communication between IT and non-IT employees is in a state of crisis — across job titles, across verticals, across regions. Four out of five IT leaders claim that building trust and credibility is highly important.