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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Breaking Down Barriers on the Path to the New Style of Business

Thriving in today’s turbulent digital economy takes a flexible, hyper-efficient IT infrastructure. Here’s how to clear the hurdles you’re likely to encounter while building one

Article by Michael Friedenberg, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:55
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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

Making the Journey to DevOps

Embracing proven best practices is the key to implementing a speed-, quality-, and efficiency-boosting DevOps IT methodology successfully

Article by Michael Friedenberg, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:43
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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Building a More Agile IT Infrastructure

Inflexible legacy architectures are no match for the rapid-response demands of business today

Article by Michael Friedenberg, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:10

Recently a CIO from a major bank appeared on a conference panel discussion. The talk turned to IT complexity, and the moderator asked the panelists what hardware they supported in their data centers.

The bank CIO thought for a moment, leaned forward and then said slowly, “Everything that’s ever been invented.”

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Cloud

Selected cloud Tweeps accounts for CIOs

A review of influential cloud Twitterati

Article by Colin Browning, Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:21

Using Twitter to keep up-to-date on the latest in cloud computing? Finding it difficult to quickly sort through all the #cloud and #cloudcomputing posts to find information that’s relevant for you? Yes? Well, you’re in luck!

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Technology, Cloud

Top Cloud Computing Bloggers for CIOs

A Review of Cloud-based Blog’s for CIOs:

Article by Colin Browning, Tue, 08/28/2012 - 20:06

While the true impact of the cloud on the enterprise is still not well understood, the cloud ranks at the top of most CIO's priority list. So I have compiled a list of bloggers who can help you sift through the endless torrent of cloud information and filter the hype.  

To compile the list, I focused on cloud blogs that are:

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance


A Comprehensive Review of the Transforming CIO's roles, demands, and best practices.

Article , Mon, 08/20/2012 - 17:16

The role of the CIO is changing on a day-to-day basis with rapidly evolving technologies that are transforming IT’s role and the role of every worker.  CIO’s are now critically important to the success of the organization and not just looked to for reducing costs, but finding innovative solutions.  The list of articles below are our best references to help new CIOs ramp or to help keep the experienced CIO’s skills sharp.


What are the CIO best practices for success?

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud

Demand For Standards—Interoperability To Fuel Converged Cloud Growth

According to cloud computing experts at IEEE, the biggest barrier to cloud services adoption is not cloud security or privacy fears, but concerns about service interoperability.

Article , Mon, 05/07/2012 - 14:39

By Joseph Walker

According to Dr. Alexander Pasik, CIO at IEEE and a former Gartner analyst:

Security is certainly a very important consideration, but it’s not what will inhibit further adoption. To achieve the economies of scale that will make cloud computing successful, common platforms are needed to ensure users can easily navigate between services and applications, regardless of where they’re coming from.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications

Why one CIO nixed a new data server in favor of cloud computing

Article by John Dodge, Thu, 04/14/2011 - 14:09

Jerry Bishop, CIO of Technology Managed Services at Sungard Higher Education, prepared a terrific slide presentation that in detail walks through his (and presumably others') decision to move to cloud services instead of building a new data center.

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Technology, Applications

Social media front ends plug into enterprise apps

Article by Michael Hugos, Thu, 03/10/2011 - 18:31

The nature of the relationship between a company and its customers and suppliers is changing. That relationship used to be composed primarily of a series of one-time buy and sell transactions (batch processing). Now those relationships are becoming continuous conversations and ongoing interactions (real-time processing) - much like what Hewlett Packard envisions in its Instant-On Enterprise business solutions.

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