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Technology, Cloud

Cloud: All Things Equal

How cloud computing will change the face of small business and entrepreneurship

Blog-post by,
jkhawaja

Change the world?  Reshape business and industry?  Free users from the tether of data locality and compute resources?  I can’t tell if I’m trying to contextualize cloud computing or if I’m describing the overthrow of humanity by self-willed machines.  I know there are some of you out there who think that one is as likely as the other.  Well, I hope to disabuse you of that notion over the coming weeks, and I plan on starting with the lifeblood of business and industry around the world; the much-celebrated and rarely-seen entrepreneur.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Closing the IT skills gap

Quick Poll Presentation by,
Community Manager

Some 69 per cent of IT executives surveyed said finding qualified IT help is "extremely challenging," according to a survey conducted in September by IDG Research Services. The good news is that two thirds said they plan to invest in training and certifications. Click on the attached PDF to download the survey.      


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Certify your way out of the IT skills gap

Research Brief by,
Community Manager

The skills gap is widening especially as it relates to cloud certifications, according to the attached Research Brief entitled "Note to CIOs: Train and certify your way out of the skills gap." Indeed, a survey by CIO Custom Solutions Group found that the skills gap is adversely affecting innovation, speed to market and productivity. The brief advises to CIOs to embark on a "consistent" program of training and certifying.


Technology, Applications

SOA Reference Architecture and Framework

If you have Oracle SOA in your IT infrastructure or planning to adopt SOA model, you must see this video.

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Service Oriented Architecture is a key technology stragegy that almost every enterprises adopted.... However various reports show that many did not realize the full benefit of SOA model. The reason could be inefficient architecture approach and lack of reusability. In order to get entire business and IT benefits out of SOA requires well defined reference architecture and governance approach. It is not about buy commercial product and using that for integrations. It is about defining the right architecture approach and executing that using commerical / open source product. 


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

CIOs, Take the Chance to Demonstrate You’re Savvy

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I recently stumbled upon Rachael King’s article for the CIO Journal – How Smart CIOs Can Communicate with Luddite Boards. According to a new PwC report she cites, many board members don’t have a good enough grasp of technology to effectively oversee their company’s information technology.


Technology, IT Performance

Limiting change failure + revenue loss during the holday season

The importance of managing IT change

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
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myles.suer

A few years ago, I got to work with a major financial institution. . They told me they were interested  to see their data in our product (we were using an early version of what would become the HP Executive Scorecard) and assured me they were particularly good at incident management.   But when we loaded their incident data into the scorecard I was shocked. This customer had given us four months of data—October through January. There were 20,000 incidents a month in October. But in the months that followed this number grew to 65,000 incidents a month.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Enter the chief marketing technology officer

Community Video by,
Community Manager
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The notion of a marketing technology office and chief marketing technology officer is being floated as the impact of marketing on IT is being more deeply felt. 

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Technology, Cloud

How NGO's can benefit from the cloud

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Without a doubt, cloud computing is changing the way we work and the way we communicate through technology networks. Nowadays, almost every business is using cloud computing services, so it is no wonder the fact that many schools, charities, nonprofit and non-governmental organizations are using it as well.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Enterprise architecture, program management key at GE unit

CIO embraces, cloud, BYOD, big data and collaboration

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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In a wide-ranging interview, General Electric Intelligent Platforms (GEIP) CIO and "Lean Leader" ("Lean" grew out Six Sigma to squeeze out defects except it focuses more on efficiency) Vince Campisi describes what life is like in a huge industrial giant like GE. How does the unit collaborate with other units when substantial business is generated internally? He also describe views on BYOD, big data, cloud and social media. GEIP is the industrial controls and automation arm of General Electric.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications

Simplification, commonality the goals of GE unit's application modernization

CIO Vince Campisi drives down number of ERP, G/L systems

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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My recent wide-ranging discussion with General Electric Intelligent Platforms (GEIP) CIO and "Lean Leader" Vince Campisi touched on a dramatic application modernization, which calls for  reducing the number of ERP and general ledger systems to essentially, one each. GEIP is a $1B industrial controls concern - embedded technology and automation -  that heavily focuses on software. It also serves other GE units, thus deriving substantial internal business. The interview was by phone on Nov. 2. Part II of II.

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