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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Time for the National Archives to Have a National Email Archive

Required to Keep a True Record of Public Servants' Work on Our Behalf

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:57

In my last post I floated the idea of the U.S. federal government creating a new cabinet-level "Department of Information Governance" headed by a Chief IG Officer who would report to the president. Key considerations in my rationale included:

1) There are 15 cabinet-level departments in the Executive Branch which all rely heavily on information yet Information is not represented at the cabinet level;

2) Information is so valuable today it has been called "the new oil" and our government structure should recognize and reflect this fact;

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Data analytics is the job of the ---?

#CIOchat to discuss CIO's roles in Big Data, analytics

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:43

Is data analytics a place where the CIO can drive better business and IT alignment? That is the question for our #CIOchat this Thursday from 2-3 p.m. ET.

It comes to us from long time ECF blogger Myles Suer, who has written extensively on the subject. In fact, he's published nine meaty posts on Big Data and analytics just in 2015! 


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Performance, Security, Services

SMART (SaaS Maturity Assessment and Reporting Tool)

The tool helps you identify the maturity of your SaaS solution that you already have or plan to build

Blog-post by Karthikeyan Vazhavandan, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:29

SMART helps you identify the maturity of your current SaaS solution that you already have or plan to build. There are several ways to deliver a product on SaaS model, but the critical question one should ask is, how stable and sustainable is the solution? Given the very fact that SaaS is a volume game, scalability is the key for a successful SaaS business. Use our SMART calculator to identify the gaps and move towards a successful/scalable SaaS business.

Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

Will the evolution of ‘cloud’ spark a crowdsourcing riot?

Blog-post by Hayes Drumwright, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:11

CIOs today are increasingly finding themselves in the position to adapt social tools in order to harness information and quickly put it into action. As a new generation of IT leaders and management begin to rely on the latest crowdsourcing tools, entirely new corporate structures will emerge and technology-enabled communication will spark a crowdsourcing riot.

Technology, Security

Legitimate Surveys Explained

The Mayans

Blog-post by Eloy Stephens, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:33
Get Paid For Completing Studies Correct on this text's start it needs to become recognized that not all online study websites are ripoffs. You should not walk away from every prospect that comes your way and also this article does not advocate that you simply do.

Business Issues, Security

"Threat Horizon 2017" outlines systemic risks and threats

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:11

The Threat Horizon 2017 is out from the Information Security Forum (ISF) and it's not pretty. Of course not. You knew it wouldn't be. 


Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Services

Five Measurements That Every Good E-Commerce Business Should Track

Blog-post by Ron Mouw, Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:46

Anyone who’s paying attention knows that the recent influx of cheap and readily available data has changed the business world for good. This data revolution certainly extends to the e-commerce sector. Oftentimes, there is so much data available to e-commerce companies, the biggest problem is knowing what data to focus on to drive better results.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

17th Century Pirates and Cloud Computing

The context may change, but the priorities are constant

Blog-post by Bryan Campbell,
HP Blogger
, Sun, 03/22/2015 - 04:00

The information technology community continues to debate the nature and benefits of cloud computing.  This debate has now stretched past the decade mark, and sees no end in sight.  Being a 17th Century Caribbean pirate was also quite controversial, leaving the world t

Business Issues, Cloud

Making Sense of Private Cloud Deployment Options

Blog-post by Patrick Verhoeven, Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:20

While the cloud computing industry has largely come to terms with the basic concepts of public cloud vs private cloud vs hybrid cloud, what’s less clear are the large number of private cloud deployment options that exist for Infrastructure as a Service.  Before you engage with vendors, make sure you understand your options.