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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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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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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Private v. public clouds: which are best in the enterprise?

Data is permanent: clouds are transient.

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HP Blogger
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Christian

In the last couple weeks I’ve seen a number of contradictory blog entries on the future or lack of future of private clouds. Joe McKendrick enumerates 12 reasons why public clouds are better than private clouds, and Jonathan Gershater responds with 12 reasons why private clouds are better than public.

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Business Issues, Applications

Tale of two social media reports: which would you rather look at?

Companies are struggling to figure social media, according to a new report from SAS. How to best consume that information....

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jdodge

I stumbled across an interesting Harvard Business Review presentation about social media, which flushed out the highlights from a survey the HBR conducted with SAS.

Before I offer a few highlights from the report, I want to discuss something else: the big differences in how the HBR and SAS presented the results.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Most CIOs take the job home with them

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A quarter of CIOs says they do not check in on work during off-hours, which means fully three quarters do, observes Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.

Follow John Dodge on Twitter.

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Technology, Applications

Cell phone turns 40. Will it catch on?

Impact on IT cannot be overstated.

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Martin Cooper may not be as revered as Alex Graham Bell, but perhaps he should be. On April 3, 1973, Cooper made the first cell phone call.

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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Own our own data center? Why would anyone do that, CIOs ask

CIOs in the UK vote 11-1 against IT running data centers.

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jdodge

Is this the Bizarro World of DC comic books and Jerry Seinfeld where everything is in opposite? No, according to 12 CIOs who were asked if it was better to "own" the data center. 

The answer in the U.K. where the survey was conducted is no, according tio ZDNet blogger Steve Ranger. At least, that's the politic answer.