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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Three concerns about the cloud

Many C-level execs still have qualms about taking the plunge. Might their worries be enough to derail the broader move to the cloud?

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:41

Even as many of its neighbors and trading partners stumbled through a prolonged financial crisis, Germany’s economy remained surprisingly strong these last few years. So you have to credit  the Germans for forward-looking thinking when the rest of us were seemingly bereft of good ideas about how to navigate past the shoals.

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Business Issues, Services

What To Look For In An SEO Company

An SEO campaign is only as good as the agency managing it. There are good SEO agencies and bad ones, but many clients can’t tell the difference.

Blog-post by Brad Shorr, Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:13
Straightnorth

An SEO campaign is only as good as the agency managing it. There are good SEO agencies and bad ones, but many clients can’t tell the difference. Some SEOs obscure their sales pitches with technical jargon the average client can’t understand; others promise the moon and are more interested in collecting fees than improving search engine visibility. This article will provide a checklist of components to look for in an SEO company to help you select one that will make your business grow.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Security

Endpoint and Network Security Are Becoming Intricately Linked

Blog-post by Paul Lipman, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:20
PaulLipman

Just a few months ago a senior executive at one of the world’s largest security companies let it slip in an interview that “anti-virus is dead”. This was a rather embarrassing admission from a company that makes the bulk of its revenue from legacy anti-virus technology! Nevertheless, the point is actually valid: today’s cyber threats have outstripped the capabilities of old-school signature-based anti-virus.


Business Issues, Cloud

Don’t go to the cloud for the wrong reason

Blog-post by Joel Shore, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:39

Why, exactly are you considering a migration to cloud-based computing and what is your vision for the future of your data center's architecture? Is your move to the cloud primarily about cutting costs? We all recognize that the financial benefits of shutting down an onsite data center and moving apps, services, and data to a cloud infrastructure – managed by your own IT personnel or by third-party providers – is alluring and often irresistible.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Five CIO resources to increase business relevance

#CIOchat to discuss Thursday 2-3 p.m ET.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:39

The following question comes from longtime ECF blogger and retired HP Fellow Charlies Bess: "What resources should CIOs be using to increase their relevance and impact to the business?'

To be sure, it's an open-ended question, but also a relevant one that should make you sit down and think about how to better sync up IT strategy with the business. To prime the pump for our #CIOchat Thursday (2-3 p.m. ET), here's a short list of resources in rough order of importance. Keeping the lights on, of course, is presumed.

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Business Issues, Services

Useful Social Media Marketing Techniques

SMM techniques for business analysts

Blog-post by MARK JONSON, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:37

Brand Management
 
This is maybe the foremost famed strategy that almost all specialists arrange and promise to try and do. whole management includes composing and maintaining a web log and accounts on social sites, tantalizing individuals have an interest to grasp vital things concerning the happenings in your business, and afterward establish trust and smart rapport with them.
 


Business Issues, Applications, Security

Windows 10 targets enterprises and CIOs

But will they bite?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:44

An IDG News Service story at CIO.com offers a good if not rosy assessment of how Windows 10 will impact CIOs. Microsoft Windows is still important in the enterprise. How important? Here's the numbers.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Why Project Managers should care about Change Management and Change Leadership?

Do you want your project to deliver the right business results?

Blog-post by Martin Davis, Mon, 03/16/2015 - 14:21

Technology, IT Infrastructure, Security

Four steps: The CIO’s guide to infrastructure cyber security

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:27

Cybersecurity is the number one concern for CIOs in state security for 2015 – and no wonder. State security systems house an enormous amount of data on any number of people, organizations, and even infrastructures – but keeping your organization’s data safe is just as important.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs surviving new CEOs

What they do to enhance chances of survival.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 03/13/2015 - 19:16

On average, about 80-130 U.S. CEOs vacate their position every month, according to human resources firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. CEO turnover can't be good for CIOs.

Guess what? It isn't, writes Kim Nash in the WSJ CIO Journal.