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Technology, Cloud

Windows Azure Opens the Door for Federal Cloud Adoption

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Wed, 11/06/2013 - 10:00

A few days ago, Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure has been granted Provisional Authorities to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB).  Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO. This opens the door foragencies to quickly meet U.S. government Cloud First Computing initiatives and realize the benefits of the cloud using Windows Azure.

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Technology, Cloud

Using cloud technology for better, more efficient healthcare

By Jane Munn, Vice President and Business Line Executive, Cloud, IBM Systems & Technology Group

Blog-post by Jane Munn, Tue, 11/05/2013 - 19:00
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The recent rollout of the Affordable Healthcare Act enrollment has spurred a tremendous amount of public discussion about the challenges facing consumers and healthcare providers. Regardless of where you may stand on the new regulations, a number of core issues have become clear through the conversation.


CIO Leadership, Big Data, Services

Big Data Myths: Key Insights to Make Big Data Work For You

Of all the obstacles standing in the way of building a better IT infrastructure, misinformation may be the most daunting. To help you separate the facts from the hype, the experts from HP Technology Consulting have created this informative eBook about Big Data. Like other publications in this series, it’s designed to provide immediate insight into one of the most important IT issues your enterprise will face today.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

3 metrics to measure your Agile efforts

You can manage only what you measure—so use the best metrics

Blog-post by Alec Wagner, Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:46
Alec Wagner

Customers and end-users crave speed. They want speedy releases, zippy apps, fast everything—and your enterprise must be up to the job. You can speed up processes via Agile development of course, but transforming into an Agile IT shop doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process, not a quick switch. Plus, many businesses haven’t a clue if their Agile efforts are reaping the intended benefits.

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Business Issues, Applications, IT Performance

CIOS should come to the dark side

Community Video by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/04/2013 - 20:35

A controversial new book advises CIOs to adopt Machiavellian tactics to advance their cause...or just survive. Are you willing to manipulate your rivals and exercise power? Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge explores some darker possibilities.  

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Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Mobility

QR codes, Siri, digital wallets, wearable tech - Really?

Overhyped technologies abound

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:14

There's nothing quite as exagerated as technology hype. They're all game changers, right? 

The attached story from CIO.com identifies some that we've already forgotten such as QR codes. But first, I want to make the point the cloud did not make this list which means it's real, of course. The hype surrounding the cloud seems to have subsided and enterprises are getting on with their cloud projects. BYOD, too.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Stakeholders – Get buy-in on your cloud strategy and roadmap

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Mon, 11/04/2013 - 13:48

Cloud computing is a hot topic and a major buzzword today. As every employee is making use of one or multiple cloud tools, cloud adoption in the enterprise is driven by personal use. As CIO you see a real opportunity for your enterprise to go into the cloud, your company’s stakeholders might not think the same way.

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Technology, Big Data

Four Big Data solutions

Hereby is a full explanation of Big Data computation solutions.

Quick Post by David Li, Mon, 11/04/2013 - 07:43
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All data can only have the existence value by getting involved in the computation to create value. The big data makes no exception. The computational capability on structural big data determines the range of practical applications of big data. In this article, I'd like to introduce several commonest computation methods: API, Script, SQL, and SQL-like languages.


CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

Establish a new Style of IT

HP Converged Infrastructure solutions simplify your data center, making it more energy- and space-efficient while being less expensive to operate. Find out how we help transform your legacy infrastructure to achieve tomorrow's goals through IT convergence.

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Business Issues, Big Data, IT Infrastructure

The value of including the CIO in acquisitions

Big Data is a means to an end.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 11/01/2013 - 13:42
jdodge

Our two reading recommendations over at our sister community, The Business Value Exchange, focus on the mistake of not including the CIO in acquisition deliberations and the misperceptions of the term Big Data.