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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

How to take charge of your IT governance

Blog-post by,
myles.suer

Although IT governance has been studied and codified, how many IT organizations can actually demonstrate and quantify improvement in their management and control of IT governance? COBIT 5 puts significant focus on IT governance, as well as the measurement and management of the quality of governance. COBIT 5 emphasizes that the purpose of governance is to provide consistency.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

IT budget-cutting was sequestration before anyone knew the word

Community Video by,
Community Manager
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Sequestration is as counter-productive as it is draconian. Politicians might want to look at what CIOs have done for years and go to school on that, says Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Individual performance: a simple metric for IT working at home

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Community Manager
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A work-at-home policy for IT must take into consideration the wide variations in the quality and contributions of employees, advises Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.


CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud

When IT means industry leadership

Vail Resorts and Stowe Mountain Resort are pioneering RFID-based ski passes, showing how visionary CIOs and CEOs can a make a difference.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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A couple of week ago, I wrote about the Vail Resorts' electronic EpicMix ski pass, which leverages social media, personalization and a high degree of interactivity. In a nutshell, the RFID-based plastic card records data and sends to a personalized portal where you can view your photos and monitor vertical feet skied, among other things. And it tweets where you are so your friends can check in or meet you on the mountain.

The EpicMix tagline is "Capture, connect, share."

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Sustaining Business Change

An Rx for how CIOs can deal with change

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Guest Post by Martin Webster.

Organisations must become increasingly able to change quickly and easily. The business must be flexible yet capable of implementing and sustaining change. Change has to be built into the way businesses work.

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Business Issues, Cloud

In a Lawsuit, Can Your Cloud Provider Get Key Evidence You Need?

Data forensics: Getting an image..."that has not been messed up."

Quick Post by,
Community Manager
,
jdodge

A panel covered by Network World reporter Ellen Messmer reveals the intricacies in extracting data from clouds to support or defend a lawsuit. It's yet more uncharted waters for CIOs moving apps and infrastructure to the cloud. The Cloud Forensics Working Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is trying to hammer "basic requirements."


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud

In-house IT and cloud: they must co-exist

Cloud terminology should be used with precision.

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
,
Christian

The other week, I was drawn to an article from Jonathan Eunice on SearchCloudComputing titled “When an in-house IT infrastructure wins out over cloud computing.” I was puzzled so I eagerly started reading and quickly realized there was something odd with the article.


Business Issues

How quickly can you benefit from IT infrastructure convergence?

Blog-post by,
philmclean

Convergence for both access devices and infrastructure continues to advance at a dramatic pace, with the analyst community becoming increasingly focused on defining and measuring its drivers and impact.  In fact, in the words of IDC, ‘the concept of converged systems is indisputable and inevitable’*, as customers look for solutions that support improved scale, cost efficiency, business agility and time to value.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data

Big Data Muscle on Display at the Industry Analyst Summit in Boston

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Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
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The annual industry analyst summit is at Boston this year. It's a great time for HP to showcase new innovations we have brought to the market and roadmaps for future innovations. It's also a great time for key industry analysts to get 1:1 face time with top execs, and learn first hand how HP plans to enrich our business and personal lives through technology.


Business Issues, IT Performance

Demand for IT staffers strong in second quarter

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

Fourteen per cent of 2,300 CIO types surveyed by Robert Half Technology say they plan to expand hiring IT staffers in the second quarter while 61 per cent said they would hire into open roles only. Only 2 per cent said they plan to reduce IT staff. 

Some 70 per cent said finding database network adminisstrators is very challenging. 

While 14 per cent indicates strong demand for IT skills, 20% in the same survey for the first quarter of 2012 said they had planned to expand hiring.