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CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Performance

Explaining cloud computing benefits and the declining role of outsourcing

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When I need to explain to non technical audience what the cloud is all about and what are the main business benefits that cloud provides, I prefer to use the following figure from Simon Wardley’s article “A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing“. Well actually I’m using the life cycle diagram from his brilliant paper as a base and have augmented it with my vision of the cloud :

 


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Four reasons why we are implementing DevOps – 4th reason: Insourcing

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Any IT change (cultural, structural or technological) should be driven by business needs. Our industry is about to go through dramatic and fundamental changes and our business needs maximum agility to adapt and keep on flourishing in this changing industry. This business change is driving us to implement private and public cloud as well as continuous delivery.

http://friedkincompaniescio.com/2014/09/12/four-reasons-why-we-are-imple...

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

Imperfect Security: something will always get through

The weak link is employees.

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Community Manager
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Our #CIOchat yesterday looked at security through the lens of recent credit card hacks via payment systems.

First the numbers: 23 participants spewing out 333 Tweets! We chat every Thursday 2-3 p.m. p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat . 

All agreed that no security is foolproof and that something is going to get through. Several did not envy being a retail CIO given these high profile hacks at Target, Home Depot and most assuredly others.

What's more, employees are the point of the most vulnerability to cyber attacks.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data, IT Performance, Security

The Best Information Governance Conference Yet: InfoGovCon14

Learning, Life Lessons - and Laughter - at Information Governance Conference '14

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RobertSmallwood

This past week I attended and spoke at #InfoGovCon 14, the inaugural conference focusing solely on information governance (IG) held in Hartford, CT. I’ll have to say, not only was I impressed with the speakers, but I was just as impressed with the attendees.  Quality all the way around in a casual, collegial atmosphere.  No agendas, cliques, or sniping politics.  A clean slate. And although we were discussing serious IG issues, one thing stood out in every session I attended: laughter and a light-hearted atmosphere.


Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud

Will public cloud market just be served by big vendors?

I don't think so although some do.

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HP Blogger
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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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Technology, Applications, IT Performance, Mobility

Apple Drives the PADS Framework

PADS is a higher-level strategic framework that establishes best practices for assuring user experience, reducing risk and improving operational decision making in a more efficient, secure and timely fashion.

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Once again, Apple has shown its product and marketing prowess with the launch of the iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch.  Cool as they may be, ApplePay could be the most significant illustration of how Apple necessitates the PADS Framework.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Shadow IT—the good, the bad, and the ugly. How to deal with it?

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HP Blogger
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The debate over shadow IT is like a three-man standoff in a spaghetti Western. On one side you have the business leaders and developers, who view external cloud resources as a quick and inexpensive way to get a project up and running. On the other you have IT, who feels it’s losing control when the business turns to external service providers. And in the middle you have the CIO, who faces pressure to meet the needs of the business, but who also has to weigh the risks involved with using an external service provider.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CFOs discuss their technology priorities

CIOs this your opportunity to build a better relationship

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myles.suer

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to a number of CFOs about their technology priorities. These discussions represent an opportunity for CIOs to hear what their most critical stakeholder considers important. The CFOs did not hesitate or need to think much about this question. They said three things make their priority list. They are better financial system reliability, better application integration, and better data security and governance.


Technology, Applications, Security

Credit card hacks abound. What's going on?

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

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Community Manager
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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