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CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

AWS And The Future Of Enterprise Networks

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johngrady

Amazon Web Services (AWS) dominates the public cloud market. As noted by Information Age, this service is likely the largest pure cloud play worldwide, and although Amazon doesn't release financial details of AWS the company's CFO, Tom Szkutak, says that “AWS continues to grow very strongly,” citing usage growth in Q2 2014 of close to 90 percent year-over-year for this quarter.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

How Apple Has Changed from Steve Jobs to Tim Cook

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kirkkerr

It can be difficult to gauge how a leadership change can affect a company. Even at the highest level of success, changes are never seemless. This infographic from Ohio University's Online MBA program outlines the first years after Apple's transition from the legendary Steve Jobs to their current CEO Tim Cook.

 

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Security

Can Your Organization Survive a Natural Disaster?

Blog-post by,
kirkkerr

There are many concerns for a business to address when they are struck by a natural disaster. This infographic from Boston University's Online Master of Science in Management Program details the primary and secondary concerns following a disaster and how to prepare for these types of unforseeable circumstances. 

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Insider Threat - Who Cares?

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Written by Neil Bryden and Dan Schulte, Security Strategists Hewlett Packard

Insider Threat – Who Cares?

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Launching a Software Security Assurance Program - What does it take?

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HP Security Strategists

Written by Stan Wisseman, Security Strategist Hewlett Packard


Business Issues, Technology, IT Performance, Security

Why the U.S. Needs More Cyber Security Professionals

Detailing the increase in cyber threats and attacks

Blog-post by,
kirkkerr

Part of being is CIO is overseeing information security measures. With the rise of cybercriminals and the importance of keeping trade secrets and consumer information secure, demand for cyber security professionals is higher than ever. This infographic from Norwich University's Online Information Assurance program details the rising demand for information security professionals in the United States. 

 

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CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

Is your enterprise is too immature for IT transformation?

Ask these 5 questions to see if there’s a gap between your aspirations and your capabilities

Blog-post by,
Tony_Price

After years of working with customers on their IT transformation plans, I’ve found that a number of organisations need to hear some hard truths about their aspirations before mapping their journey.


Business Issues, Security

What’s the deal with Shadow IT?

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Shadow IT is a term that describes IT systems and solutions built and used inside organizations without IT approval. A group of people choosing to use a spreadsheet that they email back and forth instead of a company-approved means of storing and sharing crucial information, employees using DropBox to share notes and files, a developer who builds an unsanctioned custom piece of software to simplify or automate a repetitive task — all these are examples of shadow IT.

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Technology, IT Performance, Security

5 Major Reasons to Address Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life Now

Cost, Risk, Security, Strategy and Timing are Key

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Extended support for Windows Server 2003 will no longer be available after July 14, 2015. It’s already out of mainstream support, meaning that contracted support isn’t available now. Any support needed, even for a per-call incident, won’t be available after July. You’re on your own. Any outage will be yours to manage. You have two choices: deal with it now, or kick the can down the road.


Technology, Big Data, Cloud

Azure Will Kill the Traditional Datacenter

Three Observations

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Last week I attended a specialized training/go-to-market program in Seattle hosted by Microsoft’s Azure team.  It was a week full of clam chowder, excellent crab cakes, ridiculous discounts at the Microsoft store, and technical training on Azure, Microsoft’s massive and fully loaded penetration point into the world of cloud computing.  Although late to the game (a troubling problem characteristic of this company), Microsoft has invested hundreds of millions of dollars

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