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CIO Leadership, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

3 Practical Steps to Surviving the Cloud Storm

Managing technology and organization changes without going crazy

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The days of putting in a service request and waiting three weeks to get what you want are over. For the business to keep its competitive edge, IT has to deliver resources to employees and customers in a matter of days if not hours. Take HP: to interact more nimbly with customers and release products and services faster, we’ve transformed the company, for ourselves and our customers. “Today, IT is poised to shake up even more industries,” says HP CEO Meg Whitman.

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Business Issues, Mobility

How To Protect Your Company From Your Employees

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Does your increasingly data-reliant firm face an insidious danger? While you spend plenty of time and money preventing external security breaches and maintaining separation between your mission-critical hardware and the outside world, your employees may nonetheless be putting you at risk.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

The 5 stages of app performance maturity

At what stage is your company — and how do you get to the top level?

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Gerben Verstraete

IT operations has never had an easy time evaluating how business applications are performing end-to-end. If this sounds like a familiar conversation from years gone by, you are correct. But now the growing complexity of mobile apps and composite apps is fueling the challenge anew. Most of my customers are moving to a level of maturity with their application monitoring processes, as app visibility is critical to business revenues.


Business Issues, IT Performance

Optimized resource management maximizes internal and external staff

Gaining better insight allows you to make the most of project resources

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Jason Waugh

Of all my enterprise clients, I can’t recall any who rely solely on internal resources for a major project. Chances are, your business is the same: You’re working with global teams of IT staff and developers, and you’re using some internal resources mixed with external contractors for certain tasks.

This mix complicates the staffing process. Underscoring that complexity is the fact that most staffing models don’t provide the information needed to make the most efficient use of resources — especially external contractors. The end result: project delays and wasted money.


Business Issues, Security

Security Concerns For EMV Smartcards

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bluepay

Retailers and financial institutions have until October 2015 to meet the credit card network-imposed deadline to adopt an EMV payment system (which uses a chip-based card reader instead of a magnetic stripe on the back of a card) in order to receive fraud liability protection, but some experts and industry groups remain critical over promises that EMV will deliver more security — particularly given the existing state of credit card and debit card use in the United States.


Business Issues, Services

Managerial Actions That Can Induce Conflict in an Organization

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Up until now, conflicts is one of the inevitable problems that an organization has to face. Conflicts is something that can happen within or outside an organization, in which a set or a group of individuals who are working together are placed in a state of discord. There are many factors that can cause conflict in an organization, it can be from a simple disagreements, debates, disputes, differing organizational values or interest.

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CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure, Security

Hacking

How do you know whether your firm is likely to be next in line and even worse, how well your firm’s IT will handle the breach?

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Is your firm ready?

Over the last year, a number of high profile data security breaches have taken place at major US corporations. However, as a business person, how do you know the answers to the above two questions.  Do you know what is at risk? And as well with big data gathering so much attention these days, isn’t it kind of like putting all the eggs into one basket? According to the management scholar, Theodore Levitt, part of being a manager is the ability to ask questions.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

What does it take to deploy software quickly?

The directed design approach drives IT transformation

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Michael Garrett

I’ve written before about why many software customers are looking to adopt software out of the box. When you adopt software with a minimum of customisation, you’re saving on the cost of implementation as well as on the through-life ownership. You also improve where you are as an organisation. Because HP (like many enterprise software vendors) builds best practices into our products, if you’re adopting out-of-the-box you’re adopting those best practices.


Business Issues, Services

Why SEO is Important for Online Business

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SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is one of the most popular terms in the world of business promotion and online marketing. In the era of technology, strong online presence and brand reputation is mandatory for every business organization to succeed in the competitive market. Most of the business owners think that just having a website will drive potential customer base towards their business. However, search engine rankings will determine the success of a business organization.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Cloud computing is the future model of IT

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The guys from Evolve IP, a cloud services company, recently conducted a survey of over 1,200 IT professionals to learn how their businesses are adopting cloud services in 2014. After reviewing the study, I decided there are some very interesting findings that help predict the future of cloud adoption, and it would be interesting to share it here.