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Technology, Cloud

Top 5 Business Intelligence Solutions in the Cloud

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Despite the buzz around cloud computing, the adoption rate of cloud Business Intelligence solutions is relatively low, according to recent reports – Wisdom of Crowds Cloud Business Intelligence Market Study.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO as Chief Inspiration Officer: Ten “I”s Elevator Pitches

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 Too often the perception is that the CIO is a glorified geek. The reality is that the CIO is one of the most important executive roles in the organization. The person in that role must be business savvy and not only understand the vision of the company but also be able to help formulate it. Here are ten highlights on the “I” in CIO’s title:


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Business Issues, IT Performance

How good is your IT organization at responding to your requests?

IT value chains: request to fulfill

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myles.suer

In “What every business leader should know about IT management,” I shared that it was possible for business leaders to understand “what’s going on” in IT by understanding the five value chains of IT:

  • strategy to portfolio
  • require to deploy
  • request to fulfill
  • detect to correct

Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Smart devices market topped a billion in 2012. Will continue explosive growth rate

378 million shipped in Q4. Apple and Samsung neck and neck.

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jdodge

IDC just released some staggering numbers about smart devices sales (IDC is owned by IDG, the same parent as for the Enterprise CIO Forum).

Tablet sales grew 78.4% last year while overall smart devices grew at 29.1%. The value of those billion smart devices was $576.9 billion. Q4 sales were $378 million devices rang in at $168 billion.

And there's no sign the market will cool off:


Technology, Cloud

Who do you trust with your data?

According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider.

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According to Gartner, organizations are more likely to have a policy against sharing sensitive data with their business partners than with their cloud provider. But when it comes to sharing sensitive data, particularly with your cloud provider, one word comes to mind – Accountability. Your organization needs to be accountable for what data gets moved to the cloud and the state it’s in when it gets there (firewalls, encryption, policies, etc.).


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The Most Talented IT Executives are Advancing Beyond CIO

COO is one path. Ultimate is CEO

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jdodge

There's hope and future for the CIO! Quite a bit, actually...

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Sears spin-out Metascale focus on Big Data firm from what it's learned in analytics

Beyond the hype, CIOs can generate business value from big data tools

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Metascale is one of many Sears subsidiaries except that it focuses on Big Data born out of running just about "every distributed system...every flavor of data warehouse...and enterprise system you can think of," says Sears CTO and Metascale Phil Shelley.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Why Servant Leadership Fails to Work for CIOs

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VanessaJames

CIO’s are often seen as an outside resource instead of part of the leadership team despite their title and their role within a company. If you are one of those CIO’s, it can be extremely frustrating trying to complete your job and feel like you are making a positive difference for your team and ultimately your company. Unfortunately, it’s not at the forefront of most businesses to change that issue despite the fact that it can greatly hinder the overall growth and productivity of a company.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Office of the Cloud CIO

Framework for the New IT Organization

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sm5000

Joseph Campbell (Mythologist, Scholar and inspiration for Star Wars) described disruption as, forces that will break your ego.  At first the forced change can feel like hell.  Its hell because everything we have perceived to be the understanding of our existence and our value within it, is getting destroyed.  These changes only feel like hell because we cling to our egos.  But if we allow our egos to be opened up and accept the change, we can have a peak-experience.


Business Issues, IT Performance

How not to hire the right person.

An IT pro offers perspective as prospective employee

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For the last few months, I’ve been between contracts.  I’ve wandered that lonely road of unemployment; looking over my shoulder at past opportunities, wondering what the future will bring, and talking to anyone I meet along the way in the hopes of finding my next engagement.  It’s a hard place to be, even to a battle-scarred independent consultant like me.  You’re always on the hustle, looking to connect with the right people.  Interview-mode is an always-on switch, and everyone you meet gets the impression that you’re a politician.

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