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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The Entrepreneurial CIO Part IV

Governance and operational excellence key. Start something new!

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“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” - Niccolo Machiavelli

This often-used quote rings true to everyone who has undertaken the challenge of leading change. Entrepreneurial CIOs will find no exception.  Learning to thrive in a world of risk, uncertainty and continuous change is the price of entry.

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Technology, Big Data

Getting Out of the Report Business!

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Bryant Young

How many requests for reports or data to be dumped into Excel spreadsheets does your IT shop receive in a month? On top of that, how many times have you made a slight change to a report over and over and then discovered you now have hundreds of one time used reports.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Accelerate decision-making to spur innovation

Get decision-making right first time, and it will be faster and cheaper to produce.

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HP Blogger
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Keith Macbeath

IT projects must clear a number of gates as they move through the enterprise approval system. But how well are your gates functioning? How quickly do they open and close? At most enterprises, those gates have been created in collaboration with finance, and where delay of expenditure tends not to be seen as a bad thing.


CIO Leadership, Big Data

It’s Now or Never for CIOs to ride the wave of change

A guided tour of my 165 blog posts in 2012

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HP Blogger
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Happy New Year, CIOs! It is now or never sings The King in his immortal piece—tomorrow, next month or next year being too late.  The New Year gives you an opportunity to identify strategic steps you can take in 2013 to create change, based upon your experience in 2012.

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Technology, Big Data

Data is up, data is down, data is on the move

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AdrianB

Data is going up and data is going down.  Its endless upward spiral to the cloud is being lauded as the platform and paradigm that we must now adhere to for future IT efficiency.  At the same time, data is going down.  It is being processed and (crucially here) it is being ‘analysed’ at an in-memory level, where new speed efficiencies outstrip the power of disk-based alternative options.


Technology, Cloud

Major trends for cloud computing in 2013

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RickBlaisdell

2012 has ended and the IT industry is now ready for 2013 and its challenges. I looked over some analyst predictions for 2013 and have identified the predictions I think are more likely to happen:

Hybrid clouds on the rise

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

CIO – The letter I in your title never meant so much

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JuneM

As CIOs look to 2013, their role continues to transform from cost-center to business amplifier and source of innovation.  On the Future-State CIO Journey, the letter "I" in your title has never meant so much.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Key ingredients make IT transformation a recipe for success

Executive sponsorship and dedication to turning off applications are crucial

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HP Blogger
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David_Wray

In a recent post I wrote about a pair of innovative plans that will shape the future of federal IT. Cloud First and Share First have the potential to truly transform government IT.

As with most innovations, the hard work begins soon after the “wow factor” wears off. So how do you successfully execute a large-scale IT transformation? What is the secret sauce?

The two key ingredients for IT transformation


Business Issues, IT Performance

Time is ripe for CIOs to influence the factory floor

GE exec says CIOs should woo plant managers, engineers

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Community Manager
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IT's influence on the factory floor is growing, according to Don Busiek, general manager of operations management at General Electric Intelligent Platforms. Busiek thinks CIOs are finally getting a toehold on the factory floor where engineers and plant managers have long kept them at arm's length. But it's not easy. CIOs and IT must kowtow to those engineers right on down to machine operators.


Technology, Converged Infrastructure

10 Tech Predictions for 2013

Another useless, short-sighted look at what tomorrow might (or might not) bring.

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jkhawaja

The hallmark of any good pundit is the ability to prognosticate obtusely enough so as to shield himself from criticism, but not so much that he can’t take credit for predicting a trend.  A fine balancing act that I have absolutely no skill or experience with.  So instead of saying “cloud will continue to garner interest,” or “companies will continue to consider costs,” I will lay out ten very precise predictions.  This way, at the end of the year you can either ridicule me or give me your money to invest in the stock market.  Here goes:

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