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Technology, Applications, Security

Credit card hacks abound. What's going on?

We chat about this 2-3 p.m. ET today... #CIOchat

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:41

This week, it Home Depot's credit cards. A few weeks ago, it's Target's. Is any of your financial information safe? 

That's what we are discussing in today's Twitter chat. Our main question is "What does the recent spate of credit cards hacks say about the state of cybersecurity?"

The chat is from 2-3 p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications

Are IT strategies obsolete? It's all about agility

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:59

Which is more important: agility or strategy?

You can't have both because strategy is typically a carefully mapped out course which unfolds in stages. Agility is a series of quick, opportunistic and effective responses to the market (your strategy could be agility but that's splitting semantical hairs). Agility is not necessarily burdened by connected steps, either as would be be case with a strategy.  

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Six ways CIOs or anyone can be a positive force in office politics

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Wed, 04/18/2012 - 21:45
jdobbs

pol·i·tics noun

1. the complex or aggregate of relationships of people in society, esp those relationships involving authority or power.

2. any activity concerned with the acquisition of power, gaining one's own ends, etc: company politics are frequently vicious.

- World English Dictionary

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Technology, IT Performance

IT investments have greater impact on profitability than R&D or advertising, MIT reports

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 03/30/2012 - 15:40

A new study reported in the MIT Sloan Management Review just found that IT investments return more to the bottom line than both advertsing and R&D. The study also discovered that IT projects deployed since 1995 have enjoyed a signficant and positive effect on profitability.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

McKinsey report: "fading confidence in IT’s ability to support key business activities."

#CIOchat asks if CIOs have made jump to business strategy partner.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:12

A McKinsey survey of 363 IT executives and 350 non-IT executives reveals faith in IT is slipping fast.

Indeed, a 2012 McKinsey survey found that 57% of the survey respondents said IT could help facilitate entry into new markets. That figure has since declined to 35%, the latest survey shows.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

3 practical steps to reigning in costs with cloud and DevOps

Blog-post by Terence Ngai,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 01/07/2015 - 06:04

I recently spoke with the CIO of a major Asian manufacturer, who relayed a familiar tale of woe: his developers aren’t able to release applications quickly enough to meet the demands of the business. After finishing an application, rather than moving on to the next project, the developers have to spend time in production fixing bugs and other problems. At the same time, business leaders are pressuring IT and the app dev team to release applications faster. To remedy the situation, the CIO planned to hire more staff, even though the extra resources would strain his budget. 

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud

Will public cloud market just be served by big vendors?

I don't think so although some do.

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 09/12/2014 - 15:13

I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do. 

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