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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The Doctor Will See You Now

Diagnosing the IT Root Cause Problem

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HP Blogger
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Fil Zanasi

Driving past the local General Practitioners on the way to work the other day, got me thinking about what it might be like to work as a doctor. My mind started comparing duties like looking after patients and prescribing medication, with the jobs of our customers.

Although Medicine and IT are two completely different industries, my mind made the leap to one recent customer story that has made me think they might have more in common that I initially thought.


CIO Leadership, Applications, Cloud, Mobility

Shadow IT and rogue clouds: Let the sun shine in

"I work in a hospital and then I go home to the 21st century."

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Community Manager
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jdodge

To one degree or another, shadow IT has to be allowed by CIOs and IT departments. That's because no matter what, employees are going use whatever they can to help them perform better.

So offering safer alternatives are the best bets for CIOs although they cannot possibly keep up with all Shadow IT not to mention know about all of it and where it resides.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

You’re the new CIO-Now what?

“There's nothing scarier than getting what you want, because that's when you really have something to lose.” – Anonymous

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A couple of years ago on a beautiful autumn afternoon I received a call from a young man I had coached for about six months earlier in the year.  He anxiously asked if I had a few minutes to talk, which fortunately, I did.  He was a member of the senior IT leadership team in a division of a large organization where he reported to the CIO.  He told me that the divisional president had asked to talk with him that afternoon.  When he arrived the president quickly got to the point telling him that the CIO had been dismissed and he asked him to assume the role.  He had l

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Business Issues, Security

How To Discuss IT Security Threats So Users Will Listen

Get non-technical users to understand IT threats using emotive language and storytelling.

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storagepipe

It should really come as no surprise to anyone reading this that human nature is one of the most challenging aspects of IT management. In fact, I’d even go as far as saying that truly great IT managers and administrators can be judged primarily by how well they can negotiate the human element.

It seems that no matter how much we lecture users on the importance of good habits when it comes to IT security and privacy protection, they always seem to ignore these warnings and do whatever they want.


Technology, Cloud

How to get past the confidence crisis in cloud computing

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More and more businesses are considering adopting cloud computing, drawn by the huge savings and benefits the cloud can provide. However, a perceived lack of confidence in cloud-based technologies is seen as one of the biggest barriers to adoption.

This is why there are a number of key issues suppliers need to address for the cloud to become the commercial success we claim it to be, like: transparency, reliability, accountability and security of operations.

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Business Issues, Big Data

The business case for better connectivity

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HP Blogger
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After I graduated from business school, I started reading Fortune Magazine. I guess that I became a regular reader because each issue largely consists of a set of mini-business cases. And over the years, I have even started to read the witty remarks from the managing editor, Andy Serwer. However, this issue’s comments were even more evocative than usual.

Connectivity is perhaps the biggest opportunity of our time


Business Issues, Applications, Cloud, Security

Shadow IT yea or nay? Get answers in our chat today.

#CIOchat is from 2-3 p.m. EDT.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

The CEB (Corporate Executive Board) just advised clients to "encourage" shadow IT, arguing that's where enterprises get the biggest bang for their technology buck. Indeed, fully three quarters of LOB technology spending is on innovation versus a mere quarter when it's IT doling out the money, according to the CEB.


Technology, Cloud

Mobile Enterprise Applications

Till a few years ago, the use of mobile apps was only limited to weather look-ups and Angry Birds. Its role as an essential client interface was beyond the imagination of many. So was it that one fine day things radically overturned for mobile apps?

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corelynx

Till a few years ago, the use of mobile apps was only limited to weather look-ups and Angry Birds. Its role as an essential client interface was beyond the imagination of many. So was it that one fine day things radically overturned for mobile apps? Michael Fauscette (research analyst at IDC) provides a detailed insight –


Business Issues, IT Performance

Business & Technology: Partnering for Success

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Caleylandiorio

One of the greatest challenges facing retailers is the disconnect that exists between IT and business teams.

This disconnect manifests itself in the miscommunication and misunderstanding of goals, roles and requirements, producing unmet expectations from both groups. This often results in new technology projects slowing down or even stopping, preventing organizations from delivering exceptional customer experiences and causing both IT and business leaders to appear inefficient.

Research from Forrester demonstrates just how disjointed this relationship is:


Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

A data center 609 square miles times six

By 2030, that's the size of the data center you'd need to store thw world's data

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HP Blogger
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Christian

By 2030, the amount of data is forecast to have grown to 1 Yottabyte (a lotta bytes, for sure...think 1 followed by 24 zeroes). That was the prediction of Martin Saddler from HPLabs, who I heard make a presentatation in London a few weeks ago.

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