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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, Security

Information Governance Success: 10 IG Principles

A Blueprint for IG Success

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 21:40


Information Governance (IG) is a nascent and developing field that is still forming and being defined. So there are varied definitions of IG and some verbose ones but a practical definition our firm uses is that IG is:

Policy-based control of information to maximize value and meet legal, regulatory, risk, and business demands.”

Or, in short, “security, control, and optimization of information.”


CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

An insider's top 2015 storage technology predictions, part I

Part II looks at implications of Big Data, object storage and flat backup on storage.

Blog-post by Craig Nunes, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:35

1. The Death of 10K RPM Drives. Why? The cost per usable GB of flash will match 10K rpm SAS drives this year.

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Tags: CIO IT storage

Technology, Cloud

Post-NSA: Can tech firms reclaim confidence in the cloud?

The adoption of a new standard for protecting data in the cloud follows in the aftermath of revelations about NSA's surveillance capabilities.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:32

In the aftermath of the revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, privacy advocates criticized technology companies for failing to more aggressively protect user information stored on their cloud services.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Best Practices on Developing a Successful Cloud Strategy

Blog-post by Terence Ngai,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:13

I have been fortunate in having many opportunities to work with different types of clients in various vertical industries.  While not every organization has the same challenges when moving to the cloud, I do see one common theme that, while many of them understand the benefits of cloud, they don’t know how to get there. Many of them believe that if they virtualize everything, they will be in the cloud. And that is simply not the case.

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Technology, Big Data, IT Infrastructure

Archiving Big Data to Support GRC Initiatives

Why should a CIO engage with the governance group at the start of an archiving project?

Blog-post by Dr. Werner Hopf, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:43

While many organizations are racing to figure out the best analytical approach to extract business value from Big Data, most are still trying to determine how to deal with very practical concerns related to storing such large volumes of information. Further complicating matters is that much of this data is heavily regulated by numerous outside entities, each with a say in how long it must be retained and in what format it must be saved.


Technology, Cloud

More Bang for Your Buck: The ROI of Hybrid Cloud

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Mon, 02/16/2015 - 23:27
@genedelibero

The hybrid cloud is an investment, of course, but for the long haul (and I mean long haul), hybrid is easily the smartest investment you’ll make for your organization. Its flexibility and endless space is a boundless asset to your organization.


Technology, IT Infrastructure

Internet of Things Demands Software Defined Storage

Blog-post by Sophina Dillard, Mon, 02/16/2015 - 07:14

In our previous post we had discussed about How Internet of Things is Reshaping the World which gave us a better insight into the advantages of going for Internet of Things and its growing demands in near future. This time we have come up with other aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT) as how it can help in storing large data.


Technology, Cloud

It’s Not Necessarily All About Cloud-Jumping

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:54
@genedelibero

Sometimes, there’s a misconception that utilizing a hybrid cloud model means vaulting grandly from private cloud to public cloud, back and forth, constantly.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

IT concerns show up around the private cloud

Gartner survey turns up widespread disappointment, problems with private cloud deployments

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:04

It’s too soon to describe this as the proverbial canary in the coal mine but a Gartner analyst’s back-of-the-envelope survey can’t bode well for the future of private cloud computing.

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