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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs share on their key challenges

How well do you think they have captured their go forward challenges?

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If you ask a CIO today about their challenges, several things would clearly make the list. CIOs that I know personally are feeling a bit of Future Shock. They say that things are changing a lot faster these days than they did in the past. One CIO said to me in exasperation, “things are changing every 18 months”.

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Business Issues, Technology, Mobility, Security

5 Ways Employees Create Security Risks for Businesses

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The Target, Inc. data hack, the Heartbleed Bug---these and other security breaches serve as stark reminders for businesses of the very real risks of doing business in a web-connected world. On the upside, these high-profile hacks reinforce the dangers of cyber-attacks from without. But on the downside, they tend to distract organizations from focusing on mounting security risks caused by their own employees from within.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

Giant hack by Russian group sounds the alarm

CIOs and CISOs: Better safe than sorry

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"Do not panic! Try to strategize."

This alarming advice was about two thirds of the way down in a post Aug. 5 from Hold Security, the Milwaukee firm which disclosed that a Russian group of hackers had stolen on the order of 1.2 billion email addresses and passwords. Being told not to panic gives most mortals a very panicky feeling. 

From the post:


Technology, Applications

How To Track Facebook Chat Using Cell Phone Spy Software

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Facebook is one of the best online social networking service, that started its journey on desktops, and has widen up the boundaries by being active on smartphones as well, in short one can easily use Facebook through their sma


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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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.

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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: