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Business Issues, Big Data

Financial Transformation is really about fixing the business

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:21

According to Strategy and Business, the “CFO role is expanding to include being the company’s premier champion of strategic discipline.” It is no wonder that financial transformations are so much in vogue these days. According to The Conference Board, 81% of the companies that it surveyed are involved in a major financial transformation initiative.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Should CIOs have a say in corporate strategy?

That is the question for #CIOchat, March 5, 2-3 p.m.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:16

Should CIOs have a say in corporate strategy? Do they have the chops to make a difference?


Technology, Applications

How You Can Realize Increased ROI With Accounts Payable Software Solutions

Blog-post by Warren Glick, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:32
ACOM Solutions

There are many tech tools that equip your business with a greater capacity to serve customers, however, opportunities to gain a nearly instant return on such technology-related investments (ROI) are much harder to attain — unless your business is still using manual accounts payable (AP) systems. Here’s how transitioning to automated accounts payable software solutions can improve your business in ways that impact your operational efficiency and bottom line:


CIO Leadership, Big Data

V Tech Toys

Blog-post by Name Withheld, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:11
V Tech toys provide educational fun at its best. Whether your child is just starting out crawling, maybe taking their first steps, wanting their own camera or laptop or whatever stage they are at then there is a V Tech toy to suit. The V Tech toys to suit all ages. All kids want to pinch their Mom and Dad's camera at some point. The V Tech camera is extremely durable and is designed with little ones in mind. It also has games included on there which are great for long car journeys.

Business Issues, IT Infrastructure

Explaining Products Of Austin Tree Service

Blog-post by Candida Tullipan, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:50
longerAlthough it is not typically looked at as such, fall can be one of the better seasons for planting trees.

Business Issues, IT Performance

Reading CIO profiles

2015 Computerworld IT100 best of the best.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 02/24/2015 - 23:49

We write a lot of pessimistic things about the CIO role so it's gratifying when the ones who are thriving are celebrated. With that I give you the just out Premier IT100 Class of 2015 from Computerworld.

As you might imagine, many of them are from companies whose primary business is technology - Paypal, Verizon, Intel and Microsoft. But enterprises such as Proctor & Gamble, Johnson Controls, Lockheed Martin and the City of Las Vegas give the Class of 2015 some organizational diversity.

Technology, Big Data

Data Quality Determines Decision Outcomes

Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes. It underscores it.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:54

Big data does not change the relationship between data quality and decision outcomes.  It underscores it.

The elegance of analytics systems and processes lies not in the gathering, storing and processing of data.  Today’s technology has made this relatively easy and common.  Rather it is in the integration and management to provide the highest quality data in the timeliest fashion at the point of decision – regardless of whether the decision maker is an employee or a customer. 

Technology, Applications, Big Data, Mobility

The Internet of Things and The Principle of Great Expectations

Blog-post by GH Rao, Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:20

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to touch every aspect of our lives - from our bodies to our communities to our work places to a fully connected world. It also promises to improve our well-being, raise our quality of life, increase productivity, and foster better cooperation and collaboration. In 2020, there will be $8.9 trillion in IoT-related revenues, IDC estimates.


Business Issues, Big Data

The state of predictive analytics

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 02/24/2015 - 18:20

Recently, I got to attend the Predictive Analytics Summit in San Diego. It felt great to be in a room full of data scientists from around the world—all my hidden statistics, operations research, and even modeling background came back to me instantly. I was most interested to learn what this vanguard was doing as well as any lessons learned that could be shared with the broader analytics audience. Presenters ranged from Internet leaders to more traditional companies like Scotts Miracle Gro.

Technology, Cloud

Cloud customers never should have to settle

Blog-post by Chris Nerney, Tue, 02/24/2015 - 14:53

Enterprise IT pros are increasingly eager to rely on the cloud for data storage and computing power, but few are willing to settle for a cloud environment that doesn’t specifically suit their needs.

Which makes perfect sense. While generic cloud services may be attractive in terms of price, users come in many sizes, have different computing and storage requirements, and compete in many different industries. Why pay for a service that won’t get the job done for your business?