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Business Issues, Mobility

Dual-Persona smartphones not a BYOD panacea

Users will invariably mix "work" and "personal"

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With perhaps the most insighful and ahead-of-the curve reporting about BYOD, CIO.com's Tom Kanshige raises the issue of two colliding worlds on smart phones - work and personal. His latest story raises an obvious point: what happens when someone saves a work white boards, for instance, to the personal side of their smart phone? Or what happens when they post photos of the kids to their work side of the phone?


CIO Leadership, Big Data

The human dimension of ROI

Return on Individuals - Yet another definition for ROI

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By now, I have shared various new definitions for ROI — including the Returns on Information, Infrastructure, and Innovation. When it comes to enterprises looking to strategically innovate the planet by 2020, it’s all about having the right people with the right skills and work experience.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

The IT conversation we should be having

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I never know quite what to think of articles predicting the CIO's and IT's demise, but they are appearing with greater frequency and intensity. Here's the latest research findings from a CIO Survey by the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Intel, CEB formerly the Corporate Executive Board and TNS Global (that's of lot or surveyors).


Technology, Converged Infrastructure

What do VSAs and OpenStack have in common?

All in the software-defined datacenter before it was cool

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Software-Defined is certainly all the rage in marketing circles lately. It’s tough to pin down a specific definition if you look across vendors, industry influencers, and customers. Wikipedia (source of all knowledge) may have it best when they call software-defined storage “a marketing theme that lacks consensus.” 

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Business Issues, Applications

The secret to prioritizing strategic demand for new initiatives, programs and projects

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When one looks at “strategic demand,” there are a number of ways to evaluate demand. Clearly, value versus risk is a valuable methodology to consider. However, I want to suggest that there is something that you need to do before you evaluate value and risk. You need to evaluate the alignment with business strategy and requirements.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The IT Conversation We Should Be Having

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jdodge

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/corporate_it_and_the_conversat.html

 

The IT Conversation We Should Be Having


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Seeking top companies which invest in their work forces and IT skills

Harvard Business School grads gloomy about U.S. ability to compete.

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Where will the skills to drive the U.S. economy forward come from? Business leaders say they need to recruit offshore to get the skills they need to keep their companies competitive (our poll favors raising the limits in H1-Bs.)


Technology, Cloud

Companies optimized for the cloud win in today’s market

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RickBlaisdell

Although enterprises are still in the early stages of adopting Big Data solutions, these technologies are among the fastest-growing cloud-based tools.  The move to cloud computing is challenging the computer industry, and at the heart of this are the Big Data and the built for cloud scalable database platforms that enable it. As demand grows, applications are able to add new computing nodes, and each additional node adds capacity to serve more clients.

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Technology, Cloud

Hybrid Cloud Architecture: How to Streamline Hybrid Cloud Migration

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Cloud computing is a widespread phenomenon that promises economic advantages, speed, agility, flexibility, scalability and innovation. By 2014, IT organizations in 30% of Global 1000 companies will integrate and customize two or more cloud services for internal and external users. This white paper examines the hybrid cloud environment and identifies solutions that make migrating into and between cloud environments an automated process.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

IT is dead, says ZDNet blogger

IT function will be spread across other business units.

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jdodge

JD Irving CIO Martin Davis once said there are no IT projects...just projects with an IT element. Those would seem to support the argument in this ZDNet post that IT's days are numbered...that it will be reduced to overseeing "low value technical plumbing."

That might be an extreme view, but here's the operative paragraph in this provocative post:

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