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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Who owns enterprise analytics and data?

Is it the CFO? What do you think?

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With the increasing importance of analytics to the enterprise, the question becomes who should own the analytics and data agenda. This question really matters today because, according to Thomas Davenport, “business processes are among the last remaining points of differentiation.” For this reason, Davenport even suggests that businesses that create a sustainable right to win use analytics to “wring every last drop of value from their processes”.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

The real dilemma of IoT and Ethics

Can devices ever think like humans?

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HP Blogger
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"Discuss how you dealt with an ethical dilemma" goes the essay topic for a college application.  A question commonly posed to comprehend the dynamics that force us to make those oh-so-difficult judgment calls.  These are dilemmas for which there is no "right" answer varying from scenario to scenario, falling into the "gray area" – with no black-and-white answer.  Humans are wired to make tough decisions bringing all the context and principles to bear.  Similarly, can devices apply the available information to make the right judgment calls?  To some extent, I would s

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

So many security concerns and topics, so little time

"Fake cell towers!?" See conversation 2.

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Our #CIOchat yesterday about security nightmares touched on human error, penetration testing, privacy, Point of Sale vulnerabilities, training, education, layered security, 7x24 threat monitoring and who should be charge of enterprise cyber security. The sheer number of topics expresses the complex and never ending task of keeping enterprise data secure.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Cool cloud startups in 2014

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Cloud computing is producing a great number of big and successful companies. Bessemer Venture has identified about 300 successful cloud startups – among them, 16 have already hit a $1 billion valuation or on the verge of it.


Technology, Security

‘Data Breach’ - Top Concern for CIOs in 2015

EiQ Networks' recent survey of CIOs and top IT professionals across industries found that security breaches are the top concern in 2014 and moving into 2015.

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EiQ Networks recently surveyed CIOs and top IT pros across industries, and found, not surprisingly, that security breaches are the top concern in 2014 and moving into 2015.

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Technology, Applications, Cloud

Eight ways to lower costs with the cloud

Enterprise software development an untapped target.

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HP Blogger
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A primary goal for the CIO since the beginning of IT time has been to keep costs low. And one area that is not always a focus of cost reduction is enterprise software development. Cloud to the rescue.   

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Technology, Applications, Cloud

Clearing up the confusion between IaaS and Paas

"It's all about PaaS."

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HP Blogger
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It’s all about “Platform as a Service” these days. But juxtaposed to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), what does PaaS mean, and how do you make the right choice for a given application? I see at least two different kind of PaaS environments addressing different scenarios and needs. It’s important, when embarking on the development and/or migration of an application to a cloud environment, to thoroughly think through which PaaS environment to use.

PaaS, a definition

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

CIOops! The Biggest C-Suite Cloud Mistakes

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According to a recent ZDNet article, CIOs and IT departments are re-establishing control over technology and cloud spending in the enterprise. Once focused on the deployment of traditional hardware and software services over cloud adoption, CIOs have come to realize the transformative power of distributed computing — and the results are clear. Eighty percent of cloud spend now is now under the purview of IT departments, with 62 percent involving CIOs directly.


Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure selected readings

An under-the-radar IT topic comes into the full light of day.

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Converged Infrastructure (CI) has generated as much curiousity among CIOs as any IT topic. How do I know? When we did a post about Converged Infrastructure for Dummies 2.0 a few months ago, several CIOs trying to get it were irate when there was a registration glitch to activate the download. I mean downright angry!

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Technology, Cloud

Top Cloud Computing Blogs 2014 Edition

We've updated our top cloud blogger list. Take a look!

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In 2012, IDG’s Colin Browning wrote an Enterprise CIO Forum article listing the top cloud computing blogs for CIOs. But cloud computing, like all enterprise technology, has changed in two years. And we’ve updated our list to focus on the latest in cloud computing.

Some may look familiar, and others new.

Take a look at our 2014 review of some of the top cloud computing blogs! And be sure to list your favorite cloud blogs in the comments below.

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