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Business Issues, Big Data

Analytics Require Continuous Improvement Too?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 04/20/2015 - 18:27

In a recent Inc. Magazine article, Ilan Mochari claims that “the use of analytics is commonplace—to the point where it’s no longer easy to sustain an advantage by using them”. Given this, Ilan asserts that analytics do not necessarily create a long term advantage. Ilan’s article is based upon the scholarly research by Peter C. Bell, a professor of management science at the Ivey Business School.

Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance, SDx

Favorable Outlook Ahead for M&E Despite The Advancing Web-Scale Data Storm

Blog-post by Chris Gladwin, Thu, 04/16/2015 - 01:19

Preparing for data storage in the future can feel like the onset of a heavy rainstorm – what starts as a slow sprinkling quickly becomes a steady downpour. Before you know it, there’s more water than can be collected, leaks start to appear and your methods for staying dry are no longer functional. Showers that escalate into consistent streams of heavy volume precipitation can easily create damage, if the water can’t be captured in a reservoir to properly store it.

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Information Governance in the Federal Sector: The Needle Just Moved

Some Progress on the Federal Records Management Issue

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Sun, 04/12/2015 - 17:14

Last week in my post titled, "A Call to Arms: The Records Management Revolt of 2015," I cited the egregious rate at which records are being deleted in federal government agencies.

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

Webinar Series on Recipe for Successful SaaS Company

SaaS has almost become the defacto standard of delivering products. ISVs selling on-premise products have started realizing that SaaS is the key to stay in the competition

Blog-post by Karthikeyan Vazhavandan, Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:08

SaaS has almost become the defacto standard of delivering products. ISVs selling on-premise products have started realizing that SaaS is the key to stay in the competition. But, whether you migrate your product to SaaS or build a new one, it’s important for an ISV to understand the best practices that can help them avoid the mistakes/learnings that have already been made. 

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Past Time to Move Beyond Passwords

Blog-post by Steve Durbin, Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:17

Password-based authentication is one of the fundamental building blocks of cyber security. But in the face of pervasive, sophisticated hacker attacks, it is a crumbling practice, one that needs to be fortified or replaced entirely. As with many other security basics, the importance of creating and maintaining secure passwords is often overlooked, leaving organizations of all sizes vulnerable.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

The Value of Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS)

Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) represents a new approach to integration and data management to harness the value of data assets.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:27

Data Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) represents a new approach to efficiently blend people, processes and technologies.  A customizable dPaaS with unified integration and data management enables organizations to harness the value of their data assets to improve decision outcomes and operating performance.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Analytics and the CIO

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 04/06/2015 - 16:07

Last week, I participated in a CIO Chat sponsored by the CIO Magazine’s Enterprise CIO Forum. I thought that questions asked were worthy of broader consideration. So here are the answers that I provided to the questions from John Dodge. John, by the way, should get all the credit for coming up with such good questions.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

CIOs: Being an effective data custodian

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Thu, 04/02/2015 - 21:28

Data and Information becoming a key corporate asset

According to Barbara Wixom at MIT CISR, “In a digital economy, data and the information it produces is one of a company’s most important assets”. (“Recognizing data as an enterprise asset”, Barbara Wixom, MIT CISR, 3 March 2015). Barbara goes onto suggest that businesses increasingly “need to take an enterprise view of data. They should understand and govern data as a corporate asset, even when data management remains distributed”.

Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud, Security

Wanted: Permanent and empowered CIO to clean up Library of Congress IT

World's largest library adds 12,000 new items every day.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:57

Weaknesses in security, strategic planning, its IT investments, service management and perhaps most critically, leadership, has prompted the General Account Office to urge to Library of Congress to appoint permanent CIO pronto.

The stinging 133-page report from the GAO was released two days ago. So what's the problem?

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