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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

Data Center Transformation from a Public Sector CIO’s Point of View

How HP helped County of San Diego with its Data Consolidation

Blog-post by Harold Tuck, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 19:18

A state government chief information officer: is there a more challenging state government job these days?

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Business Issues, Big Data, IT Performance, Services

How long should e-mail, social media be kept?

Does Big Data put a new spin on retention? Big data pack rats

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:41

How long to retain e-mail used to be largely a legal and cost issue. Last time I checked, companies were advised to keep e-mail for 90-180 days and they'd usually be ok on the legel front.

Some legal eagles say substantive e-mails should be kept longer lest they be accused of destroying evidence should it come that. Spoiliation, they call it.

Business Issues, Big Data, IT Infrastructure, Services

Who owns Big Data?

As the CIO and CMO bicker about who owns marketing technology budgets and strategy, a new C-level player adds additional drama to who owns the data generated by the businesses

Blog-post by Frank Cutitta, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:56

There is much debate over whether Big Data will ever bring an ROI in proportion to the incredible hype curve related to these technologies.  As this debate continues, one of the bigger questions that arises is who actually owns Big Data in the enterprise. 

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Technology, Mobility

Innovation and Mobility Create the New Style of IT

Blog-post by Cara Shockley, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:05
Cara Shockley

How has your organization changed to meet the demands of increased digital content?

Enterprise businesses generate staggering amounts of data each day.

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Technology, Services

Global e-commerce Industry Growth Forecast

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:24

The global e-commerce market size is growing at a fast pace. This article discusses how businesses can cash-in on the global e-commerce growth.

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Technology, Cloud

Identifying workloads that are a good fit for a new cloud environment

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:26

Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be challenging. I personally believe that every company has the ability to migrate most of their existing business to the cloud, but before doing so, it’s necessary to complete a proper assessment of your applications and the requirements needed to support them.

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Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Services

Eye-popping forecasts for cloud, Big Data and smart phones

Should CIOs believe them?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 09/30/2013 - 19:33

If you want to know what technologies are rocking IT's foundations, look no further than cloud, Big Data and smart phones. Here's IDC's latest predictions (IDC and the ECF are both part of International Data Group):  

-- More than one billion smart phones will be sold or twice as many as two years ago. That number is forecast to hit 1.7 billion by 2017.

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Technology, Cloud, Services

Does Cloud computing still exist?

Has the growing ubiquity of cloud computing reached a tipping point for IT and line of business?

Blog-post by Michael Krieger, Sat, 09/28/2013 - 00:18

I ask not because I doubt what most people refer to as cloud – XaaS where X is anything from infrastructure, platform, software or who-knows-what – certainly that exists and is growing rapidly.  I’m delighted to see the recent research – highlighted by John Dodge in this blog just a couple of days ago – pointing to “broad and rampant” cloud use in enterprises.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

IT value chain: The roles of cloud and automation in business differentiation

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Fri, 09/27/2013 - 16:19









Cloud and automation impact the delivery of three elements of the IT value chain:

  • “Requirement to deploy” value stream: An important function of this stream involves creating and delivering against standardized release packages.

Business Issues, Applications, IT Performance, Services

CIOs paying vendors based on how much the customer saves

Next step beyond pay as you go....a win win

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 09/27/2013 - 14:19

BVEX LogoHere's some sage advice for service-brokering CIOs: base vendor compensation on how much money they save you.  

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