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Technology, Applications

5 ERP Articles Every CIO Should Read This Week

Blog-post by Adam Bluemner, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 21:39

Looking to keep up with ERP conversation, but wish it were easier to sift through to the insights that matter?  The five articles listed below each offer something unique and useful to the ERP discussion and are worth your attention.  

1. "Cloud ERP Helps Company Track Inventory"

Published at: CIO.com

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

For CIOs, it's not business as usual

Leadership Video by Bill Laberis, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 18:11

IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg discusses how CIOs have to expand from their traditional operating role to a transformation agent driving "strategic value." As examples, Friedenberg cites IT transformations at UPS and NASCAR. ECF content director Bill Laberis conducts the interview. 

For more information, please visit www.hp.com/build.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Performance

If I Only Had the Nerve: Helping Insurance CIOs Manage Expectations

Brave New World for insurance CIOs

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 17:19
jdodge

CIOs in the insurance industry do not sound like a happy lot, according to the attached column by insurance CIO consultant Frank Petersmark. They've been in "maintenance" mode (read: cost control) for years, but given the changing technology landscape, they can no longer afford to be, argues Petersmark.

They need to take risks and exploit new technology that is commonplace in other industries.     

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Technology, Big Data

The Future of Digital Marketing Is Here, Thanks to Integrated Real-Time API Sharing

Blog-post by Jay Henderson, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 15:00
jay.henderson

Digital marketing is changing faster than ever – and providing a personalized, yet consistent, customer experience should be a priority for all marketers. The IBM 2013 State of Marketing Survey cites $83 billion in sales is lost each year due to poor, inconsistent customer experiences.   It’s not just important to reach customers wherever they are, but to make sure each customer’s experience is tailored and unique to their needs.

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Technology, Cloud, Services

How to lose the cloud chasm between executives and IT

"Think of IT as a service." Involve IT.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 14:19
jdodge

There's several things in the attached CIO.com column (second link below) about how to close the gap between cloud users and IT are to promote (my word) IT as a service. I'll get to those in a moment. The problem is the column only alludes to the "chasm" between cloud user and IT.


Technology, Mobility

11 tips for securing BYOD within workspace

Wireless and mobile devices a huge target

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 09/13/2013 - 13:37
jdodge

The attached InformationWeek column by Sajan Paul, director of system engineering for Juniper Networks in India, has some nitty gritty tips for securing mobile devices and data in the enterprise.

You obviously know you should care, but if you had any doubts, consider this from Sajan:

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Real-world case studies reveal the secret to better IT management

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Thu, 09/12/2013 - 19:36
myles.suer

When I teach management to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Phoenix, I tell them during our first class that managers do four things: They plan, they organize, they lead and they control. When we cover controlling, I explain that this function includes the efforts managers make to course-correct their organizing and leading so they deliver against their plan.  IT leaders must do the same job.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Where is the Most Difficult Place in the World to be a CIO?

Mexican, Hungarian and Belgian CIOs squeezed the most for funds

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 09/12/2013 - 18:07
jdodge

I would have thought Detroit. CIOs in Mexico, Belgium and Hungary are hamstrung by all manner of financial regulations. 

Check out the story.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CMOs are elbowing out CIOs: But do they know their back ends from their front ends?

Tech vendors licking their chops selling to rookie buyers?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 09/12/2013 - 16:27
jdodge

This headline is a grabber and rasies a subtle point about the dangers of letting the CMO or anyone but the CIO oversee IT investments.

After all, the CIO has been seeing through the hype for decades. Years of caution when it comes to embracing new technology has paid off in the ability to quickly spot gee whiz technology and reject it. What's more CIOs are pros when it comes to hammering out the best deals for their employers.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs say mentoring works, classes don’t

Leadership mentors for CIOs wanted....needed

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 09/12/2013 - 15:58
jdodge

I am trying to think the last time I had a mentor. Journalism is famous for the sink or swim approach to career development, but there is one: the late Bill Coltin at the Newburyport (Mass.) Daily News in 1976 (yes, I am old.). Bill was an institution at the newspaper and in the communities he covered. On top of that, he was a helluva nice guy.

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