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CIO Leadership, Big Data

What is really special about unstructured data?

It looks like the normal approach is to impose structure upon it.

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HP Blogger
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cebess

I was in a discussion the other day about the state of automation and IT. We started talking using a quadrant chart (much favored by consulting organizations today), that had an axis for data and one for process that looked something like this.

 matrix

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Business Issues, Big Data

Predicting the future through Systems of Engagement

Business-driven application of analytics is the cornerstone for the Information-Driven Enterprise

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HP Blogger
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Predicting the future through Systems of Engagement

A recent Forrester paper on The Information-Driven Enterprise asserts that Businesses are increasingly driven by analytics, but disconnects can sabotage the best of Intentions. Forrester’s findings are based on a survey of 154 business technology executives and four North American companies across various industries. The paper provides recommendations on steps enterprises can take to address the challenges outlined.


CIO Leadership, Security

The Hidden Dangers in Mobile Apps

Blog-post by,
netsecrex

The pace at which mobile applications are hitting the market does not appear to be slowing down any time soon.  Both Google and Apple have announced that they have surpassed 700,000 apps in their respective app stores.  This provides a tremendous amount of choice for consumers, and also enables businesses to create and depl

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Technology, Cloud

5 Cloud Computing Advantages for the Healthcare Industry

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Cloud computing technologies are on the rise in the healthcare industry. Although their adoption is held back by regulatory initiatives and security concerns, the cloud computing market in healthcare is expected to grow to $5.4 billion by 2017.


Business Issues, Applications

BYOA and BYOx: stop the insanity. Bring your own damned Apps

"Buzzronyms" on steroids. They do serve a purpose. CoIT v. CIO.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

We have consistently used the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) acronym. It aptly describes what CIOs are facing with the onslaught of mobile devices.

We have consistently avoided BYOx, x standing for anything. Bring your own light bulb, bring your fire hose -- you get the picture. One blogger calls BYOx her favorite "buzzronym." 


Technology, IT Performance

2 goals for improving your IT operations

How COBIT 5 suggestions you should measure your IT operations

Blog-post by,
myles.suer

In a recent post, I discussed the importance of service agreements—a clear operations task. This post looks at a how leaders should evaluate the quality of their IT operations. COBIT 5 sees the IT operations function as being about coordinating and executing activities and operational procedures required to deliver internal and outsourced IT services.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Should WiFi be free? Would free Internet access create a mobile miracle?

CIOs and consumers could hugely benefit from free Internet access. What, exactly, is the FCC planning?

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Community Manager
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If it's too good to be true, it probably isn't and that applies to free WiFi.

From consumers to CIOs, who wouldn't want free WiFi? Of course, there's a story here -- and a hitch.  

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Business Issues, Applications

HP SaaS offers a two-fer to accelerate DevOps in the cloud

With the announcement today of not one, but two new DevOps related solutions delivered as a Service, HP SaaS leverages each to make the whole greater than the sum of its already compelling parts.

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This morning my colleagues in HP Software announced two (count 'em two) new solutions delivered as a Service - and as great as these solutions are on their own, together the impact on development and application teams is that much more compelling.


Business Issues, Big Data

Pushing Boundaries with Big Data Pilots

Only a handful of CIOs are tackling Big Data

Quick Post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

The upshot of this WSJ Journal guest blog by PwC analysts Chris Curran and Paul Blase is start small, don't fear failure and continually evaluate. I also like the urgency with which they say CIOs should start Big Data projects NOW:

"CIOs don’t have time for doubt-driven delays. They should start experimenting, expect to fail and know that the whole process will spark more questions that will need investigating. Our advice to CIOs: don’t limit yourself and don’t wait."


Business Issues, Cloud

Major Cloud Computing Events in 2013

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Cloud Computing is a vibrant technical environment and 2013 is full of many conferences, workshops, exhibitions and learning programs dedicated to cloud technologies. Here are some of the most important events in 2013 you should keep a close eye on and consider attending:

Cloud Connect 2013 – April 2-5, Silicon Valley, California