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Business Issues, Cloud

How SaaS services should work

The volatility of business processes and "Service-as-a-Service"

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HP Blogger
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Christian

In my last blog entry I promised you I was going to come back to service orientation. So, let me keep my promise. Let me actually start with a story.

More than 10 years ago some colleagues and I worked with two financial institutions on projects to combine workflow management and object orientation. How did we get there? In discussions with the customer we came to the conclusion that a typical financial services process consists of multiple steps. The actual steps do not change typically, but which steps are used do.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

To change or not to change? That is the question for IT.

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HP Blogger
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Fil Zanasi

I’ve been thinking about IT change recently. Last week, I ate out at one of my favourite village pubs. They do an awesome mixed grill and it goes really well with a couple of pints of Guinness on a Saturday lunchtime. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as usual. Everybody has a bad day but, that aside, what could have happened? I found out afterwards from a friend that they had recently changed the chef. This obviously had a really negative impact on the quality of the food they served.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Great CIOs Are Politically Savvy

Social skills and objective metrics count...does that mean social media?

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This Computerworld column is the second piece I've seen in recent days about the sharp political acumen of CIOs. The first was by former CIO magazine editor-in-chief Abbie Lundberg who said are "adept" at politics. Click here for that. I will have a video up on the topic shortly.


Technology, Cloud

Top 5 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud

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Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports – Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO as Chief Inspiration Officer: Ten “I”s Elevator Pitches

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 Too often the perception is that the CIO is a glorified geek. The reality is that the CIO is one of the most important executive roles in the organization. The person in that role must be business savvy and not only understand the vision of the company but also be able to help formulate it. Here are ten highlights on the “I” in CIO’s title:


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Business Issues, IT Performance

How good is your IT organization at responding to your requests?

IT value chains: request to fulfill

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myles.suer

In “What every business leader should know about IT management,” I shared that it was possible for business leaders to understand “what’s going on” in IT by understanding the five value chains of IT:

  • strategy to portfolio
  • require to deploy
  • request to fulfill
  • detect to correct

Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Smart devices market topped a billion in 2012. Will continue explosive growth rate

378 million shipped in Q4. Apple and Samsung neck and neck.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

IDC just released some staggering numbers about smart devices sales (IDC is owned by IDG, the same parent as for the Enterprise CIO Forum).

Tablet sales grew 78.4% last year while overall smart devices grew at 29.1%. The value of those billion smart devices was $576.9 billion. Q4 sales were $378 million devices rang in at $168 billion.

And there's no sign the market will cool off:


Technology, Cloud

Who do you trust with your data?

According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider.

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According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider. But when it comes to sharing sensitive data, particularly with your cloud provider, one word comes to mind – Accountability. Your organization needs to be accountable for what data gets moved to the cloud and the state it’s in when it gets there (firewalls, encryption, policies, etc.).


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The Most Talented IT Executives are Advancing Beyond CIO

COO is one path. Ultimate is CEO

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Community Manager
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jdodge

There's hope and future for the CIO! Quite a bit, actually...

Tags: Careers CEO CIO COO IT

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Sears spin-out Metascale focus on Big Data firm from what it's learned in analytics

Beyond the hype, CIOs can generate business value from big data tools

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Community Manager
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Metascale is one of many Sears subsidiaries except that it focuses on Big Data born out of running just about "every distributed system...every flavor of data warehouse...and enterprise system you can think of," says Sears CTO and Metascale Phil Shelley.