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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Let Freedom Ring: The Democratization of Business Intelligence and Analytics

Blog-post by,
Kevin Beasley

By enabling Business Intelligence (BI) access to those outside of IT and making it readily available to all, companies have started a veritable data revolution in the best possible sense of the term. BI has become democratized and available to all end users – instead of just a small handful of financial department staffers already well-versed in analytics. This is a tremendous breakthrough because now everyone has easy access to the data required to perform their particular job function – and they don’t have to necessarily acquire new skills to get that data.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Is Your Cloud System a Mess? Our Self-Assessment Tool Will Tell You

Like gardens, clouds need attention.

Quick Post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

This self-evaluation tool at CIO.com is useful if for nothing other than the questions it asks, perhaps more than your scoring. The questions are specific and detailed. The conclusion of this article is noteworthy.

"You'll notice that these questions tend to drive the scores higher for systems that have been in production for longer periods. That's because cloud systems, like gardens, require constant tending. The longer they've been in place, the more ways they can be overgrown and weed-infested."


Business Issues, IT Performance

Is technology a dirty word in the enterprise?

Whenever IT technology enters the discussion, it must now be framed in the context of driving the business strategy.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

We rarely talk about IT technologies as cool anymore. It suggests that we are making the age-old mistake of embracing technology for technology's sake. CIO Martin Davis' post "Implementing technologies for the right reasons" of July, 2011 drove home the point: 


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Steering Project Lifecycle Governance

“We had no indication from the weather reports that the cold front coming through was going to be any stronger than 20 knots (23 mph), however the wind ended up in the 30 to 37 knot (43 mph) range”

Blog-post by,
curtdo

Although I have not read the book, I recently read some excerpts from “The SharePoint Governance Manifesto” by Ant Clay.  He is apparently an avid sailor, as am I. 

Clay makes reference to steering a sailboat as being similar to steering SharePoint governance.  In this article I will use a similar analogy but for Project Lifecycle Governance.  You may find our horrific race experience, below, interesting.

In a previous article I proposed a definition for Project Lifecycle Governance (PLG) as:

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Technology, IT Performance

Reducing paper costs with Mi-Forms

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Using a traditional paper-based system usually involves a number of direct and especially indirect costs  that are very often overlooked by companies. The most important overlooked aspect that becomes an important cost for the employer,  is the way that the paper process decreases employee productivity and, therefore, increases  overhead expenses.

How much does a single sheet costs?

Take a look at this example below to examine the standard process used by a manufacturer for the site inspection workflow. 

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Technology

Communication, personalization and mobility are technological drivers of the next decade

What do you think? Join our robust discussion at the CIO Question of the Week

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HP Blogger
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I was talking last week to a professional futurist about the workplace of the future. We started off with the question “How do you think the workplace has evolved/changed over the last 10-15 years?”

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CIO Leadership

The Key Role of Application Release Management in an Agile World

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In this modern age, businesses of all sizes are fundamentally structured around some use of software. The importance of agility comes up in various contexts more frequently in the wake of an IT world dominated by cloud, big data, mobile, and social technologies. Whether in reference to software development or response to market fluctuations and competition or implementation of new technology, agility is a key element of successful businesses.

Economy of Time

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Business Issues, IT Performance, Services

Learning from IT failures

Community Video by,
Community Manager
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The IT landscape is littered with failures. What can we truly learn from them? asks Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.

Follow John Dodge on Twitter.

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