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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Collaborating CIOs are the top performers

PWC survey identifies link between collaboration and high performing CIOs

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How strong are your relationships with other members in the C-suite?

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Business Issues

Finding the Balance Between Clicks and Bricks

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Not every business is made for the internet, but every business can find ways to use new technologies to their own advantage.  This can range from simply being listed on internet directories to having no physical presence and offering your products or services through the web only.  For some entrepreneurs, the very idea of moving their business into the digital world can be terrifying and confusing.  These few guidelines may help you to determine where on that spectrum your company belongs based on your specific needs, and ways you can utilize this amazing resource.


Technology, Cloud

Cloud-Computing Tools for Doctors and Physicians

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RickBlaisdell

As we discussed in an older article, cloud computing technologies are on the rise in the healthcare industry. From large hospitals to physicians and administrators to small medical services providers, all have seen cost savings from implementing and utilizing cloud-based solutions.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Keeping the fizz in your IT services

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Fil Zanasi

New Year has only just passed and then along comes Valentine’s Day. Another cracking excuse……not that we need much of one......to open a bottle of Champagne. Unfortunately, it all went a bit wrong this year and the cork flew out violently leaving a real mess. It really took me by surprise because I followed my usual rigorous champagne opening process. Yes. I have a process. Sad, I know.


Business Issues, IT Performance

IT Department Reorgs Are on the Horizon

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Centralized IT is giving way to federated, says this article based on an IDG Enterprise survey. As for IT being reorged, it just about always the case....for past decade anyway.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Do Chief Digital Officers Spell Trouble for CIOs?

CDOs focus more on the business, customers and e-commerce: IT seems a detail

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jdodge

First it was the CFO who usurped the CIO's authority. Then came along the chief marketing officer (CMO) threat. Now, it's the chief digital officer (CDO), which is some respects is like the CMO.

This article defines what a CDO does and describes in detail the conflicts between two hotshot CDOs and a CIO at the struggling electronics retailer, Best Buy. Make sure you read the day in the life of a CDO. It sounds very un-IT like and heavily-focused on merchandising and marketing.


Business Issues, Cloud

Avoid Vendor Lock-In; 5 rules for a real world

Key are APIs, heterogeneous environments, template designs, customization and external environments.

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Christian

In my last blog post I pointed out you can never actually avoid vendor or technology lock-in. This is particularly applicable to the main orchestration tool you use. You have to choose one orchestrator and will want to stay with that choice for quite some time. So, making the right choice is key.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Making telework work.

Telecommuting is more than just working from home.

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jdobbs

Like many of you, I was surprised to see Yahoo’s recent announcement that employees will no longer be allowed to work from home.  The responses in the media have been predictably varied and, at times, harsh.  Yahoo’s rationale, at least the explanation I have seen, is that collaboration and innovation work better when people are physically together.  Fair enough, although one could make the argument that everyone doesn’t need to be together all of the time. That, however, is another discussion entirely.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud-Based Business Intelligence Solutions – Which Are the Benefits

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RickBlaisdell

Business intelligence solutions support better decision-making by providing historical, current and predictive views of all business operations. Business Intelligence (BI) technologies can process large amounts of information to provide useful functionalities such as reporting, analytics, data and process mining, business performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive and prescriptive analytics. BI solutions help companies gain competitive advantages by identifying and developing new business opportunities.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Could CIOs benefit more from business-style management tools?

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I recently re-read a 2011 post from Pearl Zhu in this forum about Ten Evergreen CIO Wisdoms.