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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Big Data

Why Business Intelligence is Key for Competitive Advantage Infographic

An overview of the use of business intelligence to gain an edge.

Blog-post by,
kirkkerr

In today's ultra-competitive market, it is more important than ever to differentiate your offering from the competition. Knowing what your competitors are doing and how to make your offering unique, is vital to a business' long-term success. 

This infographic by Boston University’s online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program outlines the importance of competitive intelligence in today's crowded market. 


Business Issues, Services

How to get SaaS benefits in a more complex software environment

Here are 3 signs that your enterprise has outgrown basic SaaS

Blog-post by,
Michael Garrett

I’ve written before about new developments we’re seeing in the software as a service (SaaS) market (“2 things IT must do to take advantage of SaaS”). In talking with customers, we’re finding that their needs are often going beyond basic SaaS.


Technology, Applications, Big Data, IT Performance, Mobility

The Future of Mobile Application Infographic

As the use of smart phones and devices increases, as does the demand for mobile apps and mobile developers.

Blog-post by,
kirkkerr

Part of being an effective CIO is harnessing innovation and leveraging technology to reach consumers. In today's day and age, this means mobile technology. As smart phone usage grows and consumers are increasingly innundated with live data and advertisements, the importance of using mobile technology effectively has grown.


CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Security

Launching a Software Security Assurance Program - What does it take?

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It continues to surprise me when speaking to firms that have otherwise mature information security programs but haven’t stood up a software security assurance function within their organizations. This is especially surprising given the prevalence of attacks exploiting application security weaknesses. Granted, funding is required and establishing a capability is not easy to do.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications

Accounting Tools for the Digital Age Infographic

An overview of the digital tools that have grown to be invaluable to today’s accountants and business leaders

Blog-post by,
kirkkerr

This infographic from the University of Alabama Birmingham's online accounting program covers digital accounting tools to bring your books into the digital age. With smarter technology and accounting practices, you can cut down on costs, time, and make smarter financial decisions for your company. 

 


Technology, Big Data

Maybe Big Data is really Dark Data

Dark Data that's finally coming into daylight..

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Community Manager
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Our #CIOchat yesterday argued the merits of #BigData and how much traction it is getting. No one doubted its importance, but a few went back to square one by asking for a crisper definition of the term. Therein lies part of the problem: there's no universal definition for #Big Data (to me, it's analytics that looks at more data).


Business Issues, Big Data

Enterprises turn to Big Data to safeguard their brands, boost customer confidence

More accurate operational, supply chain, and marketplace insights bolster your bottom line

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At the summit of Big Data analytics lies a truly holistic view of your products. Enterprises that can see how their products are performing in both the supply chain and in the marketplace can get a more realistic sense of performance while protecting brand integrity. To achieve this, supply chain and operations must be able to measure against performance goals and gain a level of visibility into supply chain integrity that ensures counterfeit goods aren’t being sold on the black market or funneled into gray markets.

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Technology, Applications, Mobility

How to Put Smart Advertising on Smartwatches

Blog-post by,
shekhardeo

Media hype about the pending release of the Apple Watch has created a new conundrum for advertisers – namely, how to advertise effectively on the miniature face of a smartwatch. This is no simple challenge.

A smartwatch is a highly personal device that gets displayed on one’s wrist throughout the day. This is critical because the Apple Watch is worn on a consumer’s body, not carried in a pocket or purse. Therefore, it will require a more personalized approach to advertising.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The most common reasons that prevent IT to reach full potential – 1st: Do you know your process?

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In this series of posts I’m going to share with you what are the most common reasons (from my point of view) that prevent IT departments in most companies to reach their full potential and to become an integral part of the company’s value chain. I’m also going to do it in a way that it will be helpful for others (at least I believe so) and to explain non IT managers those reasons.

 

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Technology, IT Performance

Living IT in the modern digital economy

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I recently had a discussion with Chris Keene from BMC.  Chris is president of the Data Center Automation and Cloud Management product line.  We shared common thoughts around the challenges enterprise businesses have with compliance and managing infrastructure.