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CIO Leadership, Cloud

IT concerns show up around the private cloud

Gartner survey turns up widespread disappointment, problems with private cloud deployments

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:04

It’s too soon to describe this as the proverbial canary in the coal mine but a Gartner analyst’s back-of-the-envelope survey can’t bode well for the future of private cloud computing.

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Technology, Applications

CRM Trends for 2015 and What Implies?

Blog-post by Chirag Shivalker, Fri, 02/13/2015 - 14:30
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Past few years have been quite eventful – Development of a number of supremely advanced tools has changed the course of business operations in the corporate world.  Among the innumerable tools, CRM or Customer Relationship management has emerged as a very powerful and effective tool.


CIO Leadership, Security

Information Governance Success: Getting Your Program Off the Ground

7 Key IG Accelerators

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Thu, 02/12/2015 - 19:26

Searching for ways to launch an Information Governance (IG) program, or expand an existing one?


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

John Dodge asks:

Is CIO innovation worth funding?

CIO Questions by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 02/12/2015 - 13:25

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Technology, Cloud

Feds hope cloud will improve IT

Federal government expects to spend an estimated $20 billion of its annual IT budget to move agencies to cloud computing in bid to improve efficiency

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Thu, 02/12/2015 - 03:50
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Six years after federal IT managers began using cloud platforms, a status report issued by the Congressional Research Service points to a sharp increase in the number of agencies making the migration to the cloud.


Business Issues, Big Data

Analytics as Business Strategy

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 02/11/2015 - 20:19

As I have been reading books and posts recently regarding analytics, I have noticed one thing from just about everyone including myself that has published on the topic. We assume that the reader has a working knowledge of business strategy and its implications to analytics. Given this, I have decided to remedy this within this post.


Technology, Cloud

Fitting into the Cloud, Hybrid Style

Eight questions to ask.

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Wed, 02/11/2015 - 02:45
@genedelibero

Hybrid cloud is a good choice for most enterprises, but choosing the right fit for your particular organization is paramount to a successful launch.

First, assess your current infrastructure by asking specific questions of where you stand right now. These include:

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Changing the Environment to Change a System: Games for Your Management Practice

Blog-post by Natty Gur, Tue, 02/10/2015 - 21:54

After reading Jurgen Appelo‘s Management 3.0 #Workout (an excellent book, by the way), I started to use the suggested games with my management team to discuss, learn, and agree on the right management practices for our group. I really liked the concept of using games to demonstrate a point or to start a discussion, so I started to think about other games that I could use.

 


CIO Leadership, Security

Can any system truly be secure?

Blog-post by Joel Shore, Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:39
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You can never prove a scientific hypothesis to be true. Can’t be done. The best you can do is support it with your tests and experiments. More experiments lead to stronger support of the hypothesis. But, you can’t ever prove it to be true, because, even if you’ve run a million experiments that support a hypothesis, it might be the very next one – the one you didn’t think of – that proves it to be false. It takes only one instance to prove a hypothesis false. IT security is a lot like that.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO's spend less than half their time on IT

New Gartner survey says relationship building with customers, LOB heads and customers a bigger priority.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:12
jdodge

A sentence I read about how CIOs spend less than half their time on IT struck me as significant. From a Gartner press release today about its 2015 global survey of CIOs.

"In 2015, leading CIOs will spend less than 40 percent of their time running the IT organization, choosing instead to spend time with other CxOs (27 percent of their time), business unit leaders (18 percent of their time) and external customers (16 percent of their time)."