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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud

Can you escape vendor lock-in with the cloud?

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Our latest Question of the Week asks about how enterprises can avoid vendor lock-in and still get maximum benefit from the cloud. The discussion has generated a raft of insightful comments. Join in.


Business Issues, Applications

Mobile application monitoring rules the day

How to overcome mobile challenges: poor visibility, reliance on third-party services, and especially - vocal social users with opinions!

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jimgardner

Chances are, your enterprise is funneling more budget into mobile application development and support. But have you begun investing more mindshare in mobile apps, as well? The bulk of operations will shift to supporting mobile apps over all others, and you must reframe your thinking so you’re ready for the brave new world of mobile.

Mobile applications roll up all of the Ops team’s arch enemies: limited visibility, reliance on third-party services, rapid user adoption, and socially active users whose opinions reverberate through the web.

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Technology, Cloud

The Lost Stepping-Stone to the Cloud

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AdrianB

IT Asset Management, or ITAM if you prefer, is the lost link to the cloud.  There, now we’ve said it, do you feel better?

Before we can decide whether this is true, we need to understand what ITAM really is of course.

Sometimes called EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), the practice of asset management is quite a broad term used to describe the process of auditing and subsequently overseeing the total number of IT assets inside a company.


Technology, Applications

Go ‘mobile first’ in three easy steps

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HP Blogger
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John Jeremiah

Succeeding in a mobile-driven world—with its enormous, diverse and vocal user base—requires diverging from traditional development processes. As mobile adoption skyrockets, organizations are moving to a “mobile first” strategy, by designing and developing for mobile from the beginning, then focusing on the desktop version if needed.


CIO Leadership, Applications

COBIT 5 tears down the wall between Dev. and Ops. and puts quality squarely in between

3 goals to help you improve quality processes

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HP Blogger
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myles.suer

This week we turn to what COBIT 5 can tell us about quality. This process aims to define and communicate quality requirements for all processes, procedures, and the related to enterprise outcomes. This includes controls, ongoing monitoring, and the use of proven practices and standards in continuous improvement and efficiency efforts. This makes the wall between development and ops an artificial one. Quality clearly needs to not only be designed in, but measured throughout the application lifecycle.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

The Key to Success in Mobility Is Strategy, Not Devices

Mobility king of the IT hill?

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blaberis

Cloud computing and big data are hot topics among IT leaders these days, but according to a recent IDG Research poll, mobility is even hotter. In fact, 69 percent of participants in that study expect mobility to be a critical or high priority over the next 12 months, versus 53 percent for cloud computing and 48 percent for big data.

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Business Issues, Applications

Start-up? You Should Start with a Big Data Mindset

How companies leverage data across multiple sources...

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by Edward Boudrot and posted by Zach Piester

Big Data can come in small packages 

How can a company leverage data across multiple sources to gain valuable insight to deliver all the more value to customers and create a sustainable competitive advantage?

Whether you are Amazon using big data to create more relevance for your Product Recommendation Engine to drive more sales, or a small start-up looking to create that next killer product, having a big data mindset is critical.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

This Week’s Best IT Security Governance Security #12

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This week, Claudia Girrbach from SearchSecurity.com shares five best practices culled from real business-life experiences that can be applied at nearly any organization to improve user acceptance of new information security processes and strengthen the organization’s overall information security culture.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

Challenges for Effective Enterprise IT Security Governance

The CISO's role

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Best-in-class enterprise security requires a combination of smart decisions and intelligent security strategy. CIOs and CISOs must be up-to-date with the latest security threats, keep staff compliant with corporate and regulatory safeguards, and understand the latest prevention practices.