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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Measuring and communicating the value of IT

How does your organization measure and communicate the value of IT’s contribution?

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This question is one I frequently pose to CIOs and other IT executives I consult with or coach as part of my executive coaching business.  Their responses vary from silence to confusing responses filled with jargon.  It is rare that I receive a clear and coherent response.  This tells me that few of us really do a good job of measuring and clearly communicating the value we provide in the language and context that our colleagues can understand and relate to.  Albert Einstein once said, “If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”  Too many o

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Technology, Big Data

2013 - Shaping Up to be Battle of the Eco-Systems

The consumerization of IT is in 2013 to the point where businesses need to seriously explore short and long term eco-systems. The challenge is to build an eco-system that not only is agile but does not create an artifical cost of change.

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HP Blogger
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The 2013 megatrends in the marketplace includes the consumerization of IT, mobility, ubiquitous networking, social media among other trends. To many businesses, the consumerization of IT is a code word for BYOD (bring your own device). However, focusing on the product today alone might very well result in a distraction from a larger, more strategic discussion of readiness.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Performance

Federal IT is poised to take a huge step into the future

Shared services strategy has the potential to transform next-generation e-gov.

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HP Blogger
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David_Wray

A couple of developments in federal IT have me excited. The Federal IT Shared Services Strategy spells out a way that helps federal agencies to innovate without raising cost by adopting a shared approach to IT service delivery.

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Technology, Cloud

Desktop as a Service – The new trend of 2013

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RickBlaisdell

As some voices in the industry recognize, it appears that Desktop as a Service will be one of the hot topics of 2013. DaaS is considered the ideal platform for cloud computing in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). DaaS allows the outsourcing of the entire desktop environment to a third party service provider. The service can be purchased on a subscription basis.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO embrace business strategy and improve people skills

State of CIO survey says two thirds show business value of IT

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Community Manager
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jdodge

The Enterprise CIO Forum will celebrate its second birthday on Feb. 1 and it is with great pleasure that I can report the CIO is thriving despite all those posts questionning the validity of their role. How do I know?

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Business Issues, Applications

Cloud app dev saves developers 1 hour of every 8

Evans Data Cloud Development Survey finds developers split on benefits and concerns about building in the cloud

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This Infoworld article citing a Evans Data Corp. cloud survey survey of 400 developers reveals the cloud cuts an average 11.6 per cent in development time.

"While about 10 percent of developers cited no time savings in using cloud environments, an almost equal amount said they had experienced more than 30 percent time savings. About 38 percent cited savings in the 11 to 20 percent range," according to the article.

Does this match up with your experience?


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Establishing fundamental control over your IT environment

2 goals for optimizing your asset management

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HP Blogger
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myles.suer

In recent posts, I have discussed several aspects of IT Service Management. This post looks at another element, Asset Management. If you’re not familiar with this topic, the asset management process is about managing IT assets through their life cycle to make sure that their use delivers value at an optimal cost.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Why CIOs are not enterprises' green crusaders yet

CIOs are well-positioned to lead the green enterprise

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Cost pressures have kept CIOs from wholeheartedly embracing green technology, according to Gartner Research VP Ramesh Kumar, but there's "basic" things they can do now to save the enterprise money. This eight-minute video has a lot of good suggestions how IT can lead in green technology - and why it should lead. Newer desktops and greater energy efficiency, for instance, are intiatives that should be  driven by IT technology. And many have fast ROI, says Kumar.


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Dear Mr CIO, How Is 2013 Strategy Going So Far?

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AdrianB

Dear Mr CIO, how is the year ahead planning programme going so far?  I know, sorry, it's a tough one.  The deployment and integration of devices, mobile connectivity points, virtual cloud-based desktop services, security, big data, tablets, mini-tablets and micro-mini-tablets (don’t worry, we made that last one up) all present a multiplicity of challenges.