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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

People should get CIO's attention as much as tech, processes

Community Video by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:03

"We don't start or lead with technology. We lead with "what is the business outcome that we are trying to drive towards"," says HP Software CIO Paul Chapman. With that, Chapman and CIO  strategic advisor Tim Crawford riff on why IT leaders need to focus on people as much as they do on process and technology.

Business Issues, Big Data

Effective Apartment Movers Methods Clarified

Blog-post by Mike McAlroy, Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:32
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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Updates On Critical Elements Of Kids Parkour Classes

Blog-post by Theron Blaze, Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:32
Parkour, or free running, is really loosely looked as alcohol moving. Parkour entails using your body and objects inside environment to acquire around bodily hurdles. Essentially, the specialist of Parkour (a traceur), may run, leap, ascend or perform additional gymnastic type actions to get in one point to the other. 1.

Business Issues, Big Data

Is it the CDO or CAO or someone else?

What do you think?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:07

A month ago, I shared that Frank Friedman believes CFOs are “the logical choice to own analytics and put them to work to serve the organization’s needs”. Even though many CFOs are increasingly taking on what could be considered an internal CEO or COO role, many readers protested my post which focused on reviewing Frank Friedman’s argument.

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Fraud at United and American Airlines Highlights Security Problems with Loyalty Reward Programs

Blog-post by Thu Pham, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 17:31

Ten thousand American Airlines, and three dozen United Airlines, accounts were targets of fraud, with criminals reusing credentials to access customer loyalty reward points and use them to book or upgrade flights late last month, according to recent reports.


CIO Leadership, Applications

Five reason CIOs should start giving Windows 10 a serious look

"Universal" apps, integration and a "Spartan" feel make it more than a little interesting.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:55

Windows 10 will not appear until late this year, but it's not too early to start pondering what this new platform will mean in the enterprise. 

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Big Data

3 Ways Companies Can Improve Their Customer Service with Big Data

Blog-post by Sameer Bhatia, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 04:44

It doesn’t matter what company you work for or what industry you are in, chances are the way you do business is being affected at least in some small part by big data. Big data has been cutting edge for quite a while now. Its initial splash was mainly theoretical—the idea of using big data was appealing, but most companies had no clue how to actually do it.


CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Converged Infrastructure

Infrastructure matters when we are looking at Data Analytics

Elephants do not float on Clouds - Infrastructure, Part 3 of 4.

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Thu, 01/22/2015 - 23:10
Elephants do not float in the clouds nor do big data solutions function without a solid foundation.  The first two blogs of this series really talked about the definition of big data as well as some of those key attributes we need to have in place to have performance with in our big data solution. Just as the subtitle says; "Elephants do not float in Clouds" nor do big data solutions run by themselves. They are absolutely dependent upon infrastructure.

CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data

Financial Firms Embrace Predictive Analytics

Financial firms are diving deeper into predictive analytics as use cases expand.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Thu, 01/22/2015 - 18:13

For financial markets firms, efficiency is becoming as important a differentiator as speed and scale.  As a result, firms are delving deeper into predictive analytics to realize faster time to value and improve operational performance and decision outcomes.

Technology, Cloud

What is a hybrid cloud and why do we care?

Beware "hybrid washing." Selected readings.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:27

Study after study shows that hybrid clouds are the way enterprises are going. What is a hybrid cloud? Or what are hybrid clouds?

Hybrid cloud is one IT buzz term that's self-defining and reasonably clear. In fact, hybrid is just another word for the long-standing concept of systems integration in IT - one system working with a different system. From this also sprung the notion of incompatibility. Systems incompatiblies were just accepted. Perish the thought a PC app would work on the Mac. Compatibility (a first cousin of hybrid and integration) can be granular and on many levels.

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