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Private cloud, analytics top strategic initiatives

Strong CIO-CMO relationships key for top performers: PwC

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jdodge

Across a broad swath of 11 industries, "data mining and analysis" and "private cloud" are in a dead heat as the top two strategic initiatives, according to PwC's 6th annual Digital IQ survey. Data mining is not a top initiative in technology (seems odd) and private cloud was absent from the retail & consumer sector.

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

Five Key Characteristics to Look for When Selecting a Managed Hosting Service Provider

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Chris Patterson

Managed hosting providers are increasingly assuming a vital role in all aspects of business operations. As cloud-based technologies and applications continue to evolve, businesses are eager to leverage virtual technologies to drive growth. Organizations have developed new business models, services and products built around cloud technology. Businesses are differentiating themselves by leveraging the operational intelligence extracted from the massive volume of data generated, stored and analyzed through managed hosting, virtual infrastructures and cloud technology.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The emergence of the strategic CFO

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HP Blogger
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Traditionally, CIOs have tended to work with what one CIO called a “1975 Controller CFO”. For this reason, the relationship between CIOs and CFOs was expressed well in a single word “contentious”. But a new type of CFO is emerging that offers the potential of different type of relationship. These so called “strategic CFOs” can be an effective ally for CIOs. The question is which type of CFO do you have?


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

Rogue clouds need to identified and managed:

Many insights into rogue clouds in this week's Twitter chat

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Community Manager
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jdodge

In yesterday's Twitter chat about what CIOs can do to blunt the spread of rogue clouds, there was no consensus, really, but plenty of informed opinion.

Here's the numbers on the chat: 28 participants and 188 Tweets. Now for the insights.

Rogue clouds are going to happen even if the CIO offers alternatives. All the same, protection of corporate assets is paramount and that is aided by employee communication and education.

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

Building a Secure Cloud Environment

A secure IT strategy often emerges as a key concern

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Chris Patterson

Cloud computing is fundamentally revolutionizing how businesses deliver and operate the services and products they bring to market. The ability to leverage virtual infrastructure in a public cloud context enables compelling and strategic benefits including increased agility, improved scalability, reduced costs and capital expenses, and more efficient deployment of IT resources, all of which allow an organization to focus on growing their core business.

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Tags: CIO Cloud

Technology, Cloud

Moving Towards a Cloud Is a Very Wise Move for the Enterprises

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Every enterprise be its global or national is trying to get maximum out of their infrastructure. Every company is trying to get more out of less and trying hard to increase the ROI of the running operation as well as total initial investment.

IT department is also under lots of pressure to maximize their output and hence every department is trying to find an effective way to reduce the cost of the operation without influencing the ongoing performance. Rather, every enterprise want to enhance the performance of their employees and machinery.


Technology, Mobility

7 Ways Real-Time Bidding is Following in the Footsteps of High Frequency Trading

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ajitpal_pannu

In the same way that high-frequency trading (HFT) has transformed Wall Street, Real-Time Bidding (RTB) is changing the equation for mobile advertising.

Here is a breakdown of how RTB and HFT are making the difference in their respective frontiers in much the same ways and largely offering the same benefits:


CIO Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility

The third platform: another wrapper for digital transformation

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Community Manager
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Platform. Now that's a word IT can understand. They've been dealing with technology platforms forever.

This time, though, take "platform" to a higher level for we are in the age of The Third Platform, according to IDC chief research officer Crawford Del Prete. IDC is the research arm of IDG, which also owns the Enterprise CIO Forum.

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

Cloud Security for Rational Leaders: A Practical Approach for the C-Suite

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Chris Patterson

News headlines are filled with enough stories about compromised data security to drive executives away from networked and cloud solutions and back to the proverbial days of stuffing cash in a mattress. However, effective leaders recognize that threats to a computing environment are always present, and believe a more fruitful approach to operate a secure organization is to direct their IT teams to manage against real – not simply perceived – threats.

Rational vs. Irrational Fears

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure

The Internet of Thingys

IoT is Ready to Fail

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If there is anything that has generated more noise than “Big Data,” it would be “The Internet of Things,” Cisco’s much-vaunted ideation of a world interconnected through the intelligence buried into the technology components that make up our lives.  From cars to coffeemakers, one day everything will be connected to the internet in order to participate in a weird version of the Vulcan mind-meld; cars will tell air conditioners to turn on later than usual because the freeway has indicated a twenty minute delay due to congestion from a car accident.

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