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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Mobility 20/20: Looking toward the era when everyone — and everything — is connected

HP's new eBook sums up how modern life is being reshaped by mobility and the cloud.

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jdodge

IDG forecasts there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Smart phones now outsell PCs. Those two stats alone don't just speak how the workplace and IT are being reshaped. They speak to how everything in modern life is changing.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

How does your IT paycheck compare?

Computerworld's 2013 IT salary survey - IT gets its groove back

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jdodge

Check out the salaries by region map of the U.S. and see how you rank. The main feature in this exhaustive package says IT has come a long from the dreary days of the most recent recession.

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Business Issues, Big Data

Can’t keep up! How to put the “I” back in Information Management!

IT value chains: data to information

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myles.suer

In “What every business leader should know about IT management,” I shared that it is possible for business leaders to understand “what’s going on” in IT by understanding the five value chains of IT:

-strategy to portfolio

-require to deploy

-request to fulfill

-detect to correct

-data to information

In this final post on the IT value chains, I will review the fifth value chain, data to information, having


Business Issues, IT Performance

The pros and cons of IT offshoring: What to consider before you send your IT overseas

"If you are just doing it for costs, don’t.”

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jdodge

This CIO.com Australia feature article examines the pluses and minuses of offshoring IT in that part of the world although many of the lessons there apply universally. Among other things, it looks at the hit to productivity when the transition to offshoring is made as well as possible loss of innovation.

 

    


Business Issues, IT Performance

How university CIOs handle consumerization of IT

What makes the university environment different from the commercial enterprise?

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jdodge

This podcast features the CIO Brad Wheeler of Indiana University and CIO James Hilton of the University of Virginia. They focus on service level agreements, supporting the university research mission and risk mitigation to keep IT out of newspapers.


Business Issues, IT Performance

Embrace Office 2013, But Avoid Microsoft's Migration Strategy

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Joanne_Thomson

Many organizations are considering an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013, especially with product support for Office 2003 ending in April 2014. While Microsoft offers a free upgrade assessment tool – Telemetry – it downplays early, comprehensive file discovery and corresponding risk planning but instead ultimately promotes a reactive approach to fixing conflicts identified by users.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Why it is critical for the business to acquire the IT Service Portfolio End to End

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Martin Palmgren

I was recently contacted by a large Editor (as most of you like know I have accompanied a number of IT consulting companies and editors  in their “Go to Market” with Client acquisition, (Large) Account Introductions, Alliances (notably with BIG 5 consultancies), Market Position (Forrester, Gartner, Bright Talk) and position of the “Value Proposition” (discovery, competitive analysis of market offerings, road map to realign solutions portfolio and transform sales and delivery operations, develop new market strategy and execution plans, and drive sales trans


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Once upon a time, there was a term called “Business Intelligence”

Business Intelligence is at least 148 years old. Long live Big Data!

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HP Blogger
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Long ago, 148 years back, there lived an entrepreneur called Sir Henry Furnese who was well-known for the techniques he used to realize financial gains. D. Appleton and Company referenced him in one of the articles they published in Page 210 of their book in 1865 where they attributed Sir Furnese as having “business intelligence.” This is the earliest reference to “Business Intelligence” that I have been made aware of – thanks to a tweet by Doug Laney, VP, Gartner Research.

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Technology, Applications

Why Converge Is the Best CRM for SMEs

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convergeenterprise

Converge CRM is designed to offer comprehensive customer management solution to small and medium businesses. It is designed as a fully functioning, customizable CRM software solution that will cater to the every business need of the user – from managing contacts, generating reports, to automating marketing process.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Booz and Company proclaims the death of traditional IT (and possibly shared services)

Does Booz and Company have the right crystal ball?

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At HP, we have suggested for some time that CIOs need to evolve into what we have dubbed a “service broker.” However, Booz and Company sees the business need for better information, more differentiating technologies, and faster time-to-market doing something even more dramatic.

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