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Technology, Cloud

How is Cloud Computing revolutionising aerospace and defense

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:03

How cloud computing helped several industries was a recurring theme on my blog.

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Technology, Applications

Unlock the Secret to Driving High-Performance Distribution and Manufacturing Teams with an Integrated CRM

Blog-post by Kevin Beasley, Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:43
Kevin Beasley

When we talk about distribution and manufacturing, terms like ERP and CRM are often thrown into the mix, since both Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are designed to help streamline business processes and improve customer management. However, many believe that ERP and CRM are mutually exclusive. Both are integral to a company’s IT infrastructure and overall sales processes, yet often many opt not to integrate the two systems in real-time for one reason or another.

CIO Leadership, Cloud, Services

Federal government "ripe for for shared services"

Has the cloud initiative stalled? Turf battles rage.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 09/16/2013 - 18:54

I have been wondering how much progress has been made in the federal government's bold cloud computing intiative announced just around the the Enterprise CIO Forum launched in early 2011. The first federal CIO Vivek Kindra announced data center consolidation and a massive migration to cloud computing with great fanfare and his predecessor Steven VanRoekel vowed to continue it.

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Business Issues, Applications

Top 5 Project Management Articles Worth Reading This Week

Blog-post by Adam Bluemner, Mon, 09/16/2013 - 17:09
Adam Bluemner

There's no shortage of project management articles popping up on the web and via social media. But it can be tough to find the really critical reads that provide truly useful insights. Without further ado, here's 5 fantastic, recently published articles that deserve your attention.

1. "Do You Have a Strong Project Management Culture"


CIO Leadership, Security

It's time to have some fun compromising BYOD security

Applying gamification techniques to identify vulnerabilities on mobile devices

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 09/16/2013 - 16:35

John Dodge’s blog on making personal devices a professional asset exposes the disconnect between IT and users, and points us to the results of a CDW survey of 1,200 workers who use personal devices for work and 1,200 IT professionals across eight industries.

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Technology, Cloud, Services

Recent research indicates that complexity inherent in existing systems is inhibiting widespread cloud adoption

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 09/16/2013 - 15:35

DaVinci said simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Such an observation couldn't be truer when it comes to cloud.

NTT conducted research in Europe that says complexity is the biggest obstacle to cloud adoption. The attached and lengthy article (second link  below) blames the inability to integrate applications in the cloud to misaligned expectations between vendor and customer.

Technology, Applications

iOS 7, what does it mean for mobile apps developers?

Blog-post by Ken OHagan, Mon, 09/16/2013 - 08:59
Ken OHagan

Well, it is that time of the year again isn’t it? Whether you are an “Apple Fanboy” or a “Google Fandroid”, you are likely watching the tech news and keeping tabs on the endless stream of debate and teasers regarding the latest release from Team iOS. Similarly, we have just seen the release of the new Google Nexus 7—the first device to ship with Android 4.3 out of the box.

Technology, Applications

5 ERP Articles Every CIO Should Read This Week

Blog-post by Adam Bluemner, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:39

Looking to keep up with ERP conversation, but wish it were easier to sift through to the insights that matter?  The five articles listed below each offer something unique and useful to the ERP discussion and are worth your attention.  

1. "Cloud ERP Helps Company Track Inventory"

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

For CIOs, it's not business as usual

Leadership Video by Bill Laberis, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 18:11

IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg discusses how CIOs have to expand from their traditional operating role to a transformation agent driving "strategic value." As examples, Friedenberg cites IT transformations at UPS and NASCAR. ECF content director Bill Laberis conducts the interview. 

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CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Performance

If I Only Had the Nerve: Helping Insurance CIOs Manage Expectations

Brave New World for insurance CIOs

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 17:19

CIOs in the insurance industry do not sound like a happy lot, according to the attached column by insurance CIO consultant Frank Petersmark. They've been in "maintenance" mode (read: cost control) for years, but given the changing technology landscape, they can no longer afford to be, argues Petersmark.

They need to take risks and exploit new technology that is commonplace in other industries.     

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