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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Five meeting disrupters CIOs must recognize and confront.

“A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.” - Captain James T. Kirk

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We all spend a lot of time in meetings.  Leading productive meetings is an executive skill that is unfortunately in short supply.  Over the past couple of years I have written several posts about meetings.  These have included subjects such as leading productive meetings, meetings with direct reports, and

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Technology, Services

Supply Chain Management Software in India

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emmageorge91

The Supply Chain Management software allows supplier cooperation in all areas of life-cycle of a product. Increased competition has required the company to focus on core proficiency and therefore modular manufacturing enables the company to outsource certain activities in the production procedure to the suppliers. Supply Chain Management application involves all other applications and individual modules of purchasing, delivery, logistics and stock & inventory control.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

5 elements that define a New Style of Innovation

Innovation is most effective when it is sustained and nurtured by leadership

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HP Blogger
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In Bill Hewlett’s office at HP Labs, I stand and look out to the patio where I see a TORO lantern that is a five-part granite sculpture representing the five basic elements – fire, earth, water, sun and sky. It is a deeply symbolic gift from the people of HP’s first joint venture, Yokogawa Hewlett-Packard in 1971. But when I look at how HP was born, and where it is today, I wonder if the symbolism has a deeper meaning than its original intent.


CIO Leadership, Applications

Make yours a "lasagne app" !

The vital features of a mobile app

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HP Blogger
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Fil Zanasi

I’ve just come back from a wonderful holiday in Italy. As always, I ordered and enjoyed my favourite dish, lasagne, on more than one occasion. I just love it. I think it’s the complexity and layers. One night, while researching restaurants for that night’s dinner on my iPad, it occurred to me that mobile apps also have complexity and layers. When eating a lasagne, we see the gorgeous top layer, sauce and parmesan sprinkled on top. That’s the native app. But underneath are layers of technology.


Business Issues, Technology, IT Performance

The Importance of Document Viewers in M&A

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Swieczner

It’s a tall enough task for a large financial institution to manage and standardize its own disparate applications running across multiple platforms, but what happens when two large organizations merge? The fallout from an extensive merger often results in the new organization running countless different systems on different platforms.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Cloud based apps are the key to expand the Internet of Things

We live in a world where the phrase “there’s an app for that” is used is used daily. People have been steadily compiling their disparate needs and interests into their own personal pylon and are extremely willing to engage technology in ways they never did before.

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RickBlaisdell

At the same time, the products that are IoT enabled need to be things and not computers.  You don’t want your fridge to be a computer, you don’t want a computer interface on the device, you just need the app on your smartphone to control it. So keeping objects incredibly simple and having agents in the cloud doing the heavy lifting is critical in designing IoT products.

Building apps for the IoT


CIO Leadership, Cloud

How do business pressures and cloud disrupt the CIO role?

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HP Blogger
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To paraphrase the Neil Young song, rust never sleeps, and neither do your competitors. An expanding global marketplace has generated more pressure on the business to create a competitive advantage, whether it’s to grow revenue, increase profit, or reduce internal costs. In turn, business leaders are asking the CIO to use technology to help them gain that advantage. The CIO’s new mantra is, how can I help drive the business forward?

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Technology, IT Performance

More Meaningful Measures of Datacenter Productivity

Going beyond PUE

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TeamQuest

How Do You Really Measure Datacenter Productivity?

Energy efficiency is a useful but limited measurement and should be correlated intelligently with other meaningful metrics to attain more useful insights into the business productivity of the datacenter.


Technology, Applications

Why is My Application So Slow?

A guide to common application performance problems

Blog-post by,
Michael Thompson

Without a doubt, applications have become the lifeblood of business. Subpar application availability and performance almost always leads to lost productivity and reduced revenue. Think about it: What happens to productivity across the board when Outlook goes down? What happens to sales when an application such as NetSuite or Salesforce is unavailable? The words screeching halt come to mind.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

The IoT market will be bigger than the smartphone, tablet, and PC markets combined

With the ever increasing number of connected devices globally, and with the potential of smart objects, the Internet of Things (IoT) market is set for accelerated growth in 2014 as more businesses realize its potential uses and the positive impact it can have on a multitude of industry verticals.

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RickBlaisdell

The IoT market has already gained momentum with increasing adoption, offering a wide variety of uses and portfolio of applications. The main attraction offered by the Internet of Things is its potential to change strategy and a wide range of new products and service possibilities.