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Business Issues, Big Data

Discovering direction in a data deluge

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Humans have an insatiable demand for information, and we want to explore, learn and unravel our surroundings by searching and finding our more. We are beginning to utilize our devices as our search agents predominantly, and at same time leaving a treasure trove of data behind.

As was aptly shown in an analysis by ComScore: - Search engine still dominates the market with web traffic, and apps are catching up.

Mobile commerce statistics 2014 research


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

2015 CIO and CISO Priorities: Cybersecurity, the Cloud and IT Budget

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ThuPham

What are some of the top concerns of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) today? According to a 2014 TechAmerica Federal CIO and CISO Survey – it’s improving cyber security. As new threats increase, risk management involves both educating users about security risks such as phishing attempts as well as building up network protection with continuous monitoring.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Security in 2015: The Enterprise Begins to Favor Integrated Cloud Services vs. On-Premise Point Solutions

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PaulLipman

Today’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is faced with an over-load of point products (NAC, IDS, IPS, Endpoint Security, Web Gateway, Next Generation Firewall and APT to name just a few) provided by a plethora of vendors. These products are typically deployed in some on-premise configuration and tend to be difficult, if not impossible, to integrate together – resulting in severe visibility limitations across the organization’s security posture.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Making business sense out of the Internet of Things

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Recently, I got to speak to a CIO at a Global 500 Company about the challenges of running his IT organization. He said that one of his biggest challenges is getting business leaders to understand technology better. “I want my business leaders to be asking for digital services that support and build upon their product and service offerings”. I think that his perspective provides real insight to how businesses should be thinking about the so called Internet of Things (IoT), but let me get you there first.

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Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Security finally getting it due: #CIOchat

But will it get the dollars it deserves next year?

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Security may not get the dollars it deserves in 2015, but with a few costly and very public hacks his year, it's gaining mindshare. That was the conclusion from our #CIOchat last Thursday on digital technology spending in the new year.

Just ask Target where the cost of the 40 million strong credit card hack was estimated at $200 million. A disaster like that will get the attention of any CEO or board right quick.    

As an aside, I got dinged for using the term "digital" because as one Tweep said, it's "so 90s." I only used it to distinguish the type of technology.


Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

SMB hybrid cloud adoption progressing, but slow

Education about the advantages is key.

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In the attached video, Ernesto Pellegrino, co-founder of the 1CloudRoad.com community, discusses some use cases and challenges small and medium-sized companies face adopting hybrid clouds. He was interviewed by HP software evangelist Paul Muller at HP Discover this week in Barcelona.


Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

#CIOchat looks at 2015 IT and tech spending

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jdodge

After a week off for Thanksgiving, we are resuming our #CIOchat on tomorrow. The topic is technology budgets for 2015. Will they are down or sideways and who holds sway over them?


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13 Hours To Go Till The Upcoming OFS Webinar : Understanding Your Digital Transformation Agenda:

How Do You Meet Customers' Real-Time Expectations?

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OFS is hosting a Digital Transformation Webinar featuring Forrester Research, Inc. Analyst John C. McCarthy. 
Dec. 4, 2014, 1:00-1:30 PM EST 


CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Top Cloud Applications: Enterprise Edition

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deisner

According to Forbes, 2015 is “the year of cloud applications” for enterprise. Thanks to a combination of maturing cloud technology and evolving IT mandates, many companies are turning to more sophisticated platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solutions, then buying or building their own custom-fit applications. The sheer volume of apps, however, makes it difficult to know what's a priority and what can wait: here are five of the top cloud applications for enterprise.


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Should analytics be focused on small questions versus big questions?

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Should the analytic resources of your company be focused upon small questions or big questions? For many, answering this question is not an easy one. Some find key managers preferring to make decisions from personal intuition or experience. When I worked for a large computer peripheral company, I remember executives making major decisions about product direction from their gut even when there was clear evidence that a major technology shift was about to happen. This company went from being a multi-billion dollar company to a $50 million dollar company in the matter of a few years.

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