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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CFO CIO relationship a case of misaligned expectations

CIOs need to know what CFOs want.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

The relationship between CFO and CIO is a study in misaligned expectations and metrics. 


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

How good, bad or in-between is cloud security?

We chat about it at 2-3 ET Thursday, #CIOchat

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Community Manager
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This week's Twitter chat (Aug. 7) will examine cloud security. The main question is "How good or bad is cloud security?"

Below are the other questions that will be posed during the hour long chat from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Hashtag is #CIOchat 

-- Are cloud security fears overblown?

-- Can private or public cloud security match or exceed inhouse data center security?

-- How much does security hinder cloud adoption? Where does security rank on the list of cloud hurdles?

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Technology, Cloud

Five ways to increase your Customers’ Lifetime Value

Learn the 5 best ways to increase your customers’ lifetime value for the growth of your business.

Blog-post by,
PatriciaJones

Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) is one of the most important aspects in business growth. In spite of its importance known to all, very few businesses actually take the initiative towards it. According to a recent survey by IDC, 75% of companies agree that Customer Lifetime Value is essential to an organization’s growth – yet only 11% do anything about it.

Wonder why? Because most often businesses do not have a well-defined strategy for increasing CLV. So here we are – discussing the 5 main ways that must be taken into consideration to increase Customers Lifetime Value:


Technology, Cloud

Fast Track your Product to SaaS Model

Gartner has predicted growth in the SaaS market at the rate of 18-20%, and expects it to hit US $22.1 billion by the year 2015. ISVs are laying down their strategies for moving to SaaS, so that they are not left behind

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Gartner has predicted growth in the SaaS market at the rate of 18-20%, and expects it to hit US $22.1 billion by the year 2015. ISVs are laying down their strategies for moving to SaaS, so that they are not left behind. But, how can you expedite your SaaS transition? Are you crippled by the following challenges:


Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Six Things Every CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Blog-post by,
SteveDurbin

The importance of cyber security is no secret to anyone who watches the nightly news or, in this day and age, has attended a board meeting. Senior executives at businesses of all sizes understand that the global economy is still not adequately protected against cyber-attacks, despite years of effort and annual spending in the multi-billion dollar range.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The changing face of the CIO

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HP Blogger
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When you talk to CIOs today, it is clear that the face of the CIO is beginning to change in significant ways. To understand the depth of this change, I recently asked CIOs four questions.

Is today’s CIO a man or a woman?

What is the average age of a CIO?

What experiences would be valuable to a future CIO?

How will the CIO role change over the next years?


CIO Leadership, Mobility

5 Burning Issues Every CIO Needs To Address About Employee App Management

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Rolling out mobile enterprise apps has become a major IT trend in 2014. From BYOD policies to productivity tools, businesses are throwing open their corporate doors to smart phones and tablets to drive enterprise mobility, create new ways of working and transform existing business processes. 


CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, Security

5 keys to a secure cloud—but no guarantees

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HP Blogger
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A lot of ink has been spilled about cloud security. Rather than talking about the fear factor—should you trust your mission-critical apps and data to the cloud?—I'd like to share some concrete advice on how to achieve a more secure cloud in a hybrid IT environment. By looking at five key areas when choosing a cloud provider, you can improve the odds that your cloud won't fall prey to a malicious attack or an infrastructure failure. I use the phrase "improve the odds" deliberately, because no cloud solution is failsafe.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Information Governance Takes Off

IG Comes of Age

Blog-post by,
RobertSmallwood

Information Governance (IG) is "control of information to meet all legal, regulatory, risk, and business demands." IG programs seek to maximize information value while reducing associated risks and costs. With the onlsalught of Big Data, IG programs are increasingly critical to CIO success. Back in 2012 Gartner predicted that by 2016, 1 in 5 CIOs in regulated industries will lose their job due to failed IG programs. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/1898914


Technology, Converged Infrastructure, Security

The Internet of Things carries significant security risks

Blog-post by,
markpainter

New technologies serve to increase productivity and can improve a myriad of things. However, new technology invariably comes with a hidden security cost. To wit, there was a recent report of a refrigerator doling out spam (digital, not canned).   As it turned out, this refrigerator (like many other things ranging from door locks to thermostats) was wired and connected to the Internet.

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