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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Managing peaks and troughs in demand for IT capacity

Chocolate-bursting at Easter

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HP Blogger
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Fil Zanasi

As usual, my son got a huge amount of Easter eggs from family and friends this year. The volume of chocolate, variety of eggs, and velocity of eating them always amazes me. I think my son probably eats more chocolate over the Easter weekend than during the rest of the year put together. I’m sure many other children must be the same. Easter and Xmas (with those lovely selection boxes) must obviously create spikes in demand for chocolate.


CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

Return on Innovation – Fourth definition of ROI

Applying the Art of Innovation to the Science of the Enterprise

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HP Blogger
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Hiring motivational speakers, performers and artists to inspire corporate cube-dwellers is a time-honored tradition at big companies. Researchers admit that tracking the ROI on such ventures is tricky.

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Technology, IT Performance

The Death of Custom Software

Join our upcoming webinar presented by OFS’ Rich Napoli and guest speaker, Forrester Research Inc’s Michael Facemire on a informative free webinar on 9th May 2013

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CIOs now demand that internal IT software be designed like software products

 By Rich Napoli, COO, OFS


Technology, Cloud

SMBs outpace enterprises in cloud "heavy use"

But more enterprises experiment and run several cloud apps

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Ok, so three quarters of enterprises regardless of size are adopting the cloud. There are cloud beginners, cloud pros and everyone in between. That comes as no surprise in a recent survey by cloud management firm Rightscale.

What was surprising is that "heavy use" cloud adoption was cited by small and medium sized businesses (SMB) more often than by enterprises....like 41% to 17%, according to a Rightscale survey of 625 tech execs and practitioners. I attribute this to several factors:


Technology, Applications

The Wonders of Augmented Reality

Mobile technology to "help humans"

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HP Blogger
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While I was at Mobile World Congress this year, I spent quite a bit of time looking at augmented reality solutions.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Built (or hired) in America means something to auto CIOs

CIO trio suggests the IT talent shortage can be solved domestically.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

It was quite a gathering of CIOs in Plymouth, Michigan Monday. Not only did the Big Three (do we call them that anymore?) CIOs participate in a panel, CIOs from Boeing, Walmart and the State of Michigan spoke as well, according to coverage of the event by CBS Detroit.

GM's Randy Mott, Ford's Nick Smither and Chrysler's Scott Sandschafer all seem to believe in homegrown talent, despite a shortage of IT skills and the comparative disadvantage of Michigan's colder climes.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Experienced IT personnel biggest obstacle to cloud adoption?

Author says that includes him...set up the IT old folks home. An oversimplification?

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HP Blogger
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Christian

Last week, I participated in a discussion on LinkedIN titled “Public Cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die”. The discussion was triggered by an article with the same title written by Jack Clark in The Register.

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Technology, Cloud

Cloud communication tools - Part I

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RickBlaisdell

Cloud based social and communication tools help companies improve their performance in terms of efficient communication, reducing budget and increased collaboration. Businesses are not obligated any longer to pay separately for business tools, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but they now have the flexibility to leverage cloud communication tools and apps that offer them more availability, flexibility and scalability.

 

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Technology, IT Performance

Why All Software Must Be Built Like A Product Now

Free Webinar: Join OFS’ Rich Napoli and guest speaker, Forrester Research Inc’s Michael Facemire on this informative webinar on 9th May 2013

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sukumarofs

Life used to be much simpler for IT folks when there were two distinct types of software—custom software you wrote for your own corporation’s use and product software that you bought from a software vendor. The custom software you wrote for your own firm had only to meet your company’s unique requirements. That is no longer so.

Large IT customers are facing new challenges today: