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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

Aligning Converged Infrastructure with Converged Skills

Does your IT organization have SMAC ?

Blog-post by Frank Cutitta, Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:13

In a recent conversation with a government technology official the topic of conducting a converged infrastructure asset audit arose.  As you know, these audits are typically designed to determine the hardware and software inventory in governmental agencies in much the same way that clerks would do inventory in grocery stores after hours.


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

Ten points of DoD's data center consolidation and IT modernization

Data.gov vanishes amid shutdown

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:52

Now this is a rude reminder of the government shutdown.

"Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available. 
We sincerely regret this inconvenience.

For information about available government services, visit USA.gov."


Business Issues, Big Data, Services

Digital marketers confess they are doing a lousy job

A crisis of confidence in digital marketing. Where does this leave Big Data?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 10/02/2013 - 20:31

Here's a startling statistic: only 48% of digital marketers feel they are highly proficient at digital marketing.

Come again? That suggests more than half of digital marketers think they're not very good at what they do.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

7 ways to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the IT value chain

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 10/02/2013 - 17:33

At most events for HP managers, participants have the chance to stretch their world views. Several years ago, I went to an event for HP managers that featured a presentation from HP customers.


CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

Data Center Transformation from a Public Sector CIO’s Point of View

How HP helped County of San Diego with its Data Consolidation

Blog-post by Harold Tuck, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 19:18

A state government chief information officer: is there a more challenging state government job these days?

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Business Issues, Big Data, IT Performance, Services

How long should e-mail, social media be kept?

Does Big Data put a new spin on retention? Big data pack rats

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:41

How long to retain e-mail used to be largely a legal and cost issue. Last time I checked, companies were advised to keep e-mail for 90-180 days and they'd usually be ok on the legel front.

Some legal eagles say substantive e-mails should be kept longer lest they be accused of destroying evidence should it come that. Spoiliation, they call it.


Business Issues, Big Data, IT Infrastructure, Services

Who owns Big Data?

As the CIO and CMO bicker about who owns marketing technology budgets and strategy, a new C-level player adds additional drama to who owns the data generated by the businesses

Blog-post by Frank Cutitta, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:56

There is much debate over whether Big Data will ever bring an ROI in proportion to the incredible hype curve related to these technologies.  As this debate continues, one of the bigger questions that arises is who actually owns Big Data in the enterprise. 

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Technology, Mobility

Innovation and Mobility Create the New Style of IT

Blog-post by Cara Shockley, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:05
Cara Shockley

How has your organization changed to meet the demands of increased digital content?

Enterprise businesses generate staggering amounts of data each day.

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Technology, Services

Global e-commerce Industry Growth Forecast

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:24

The global e-commerce market size is growing at a fast pace. This article discusses how businesses can cash-in on the global e-commerce growth.

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Technology, Cloud

Identifying workloads that are a good fit for a new cloud environment

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Tue, 10/01/2013 - 10:26
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Identifying workloads to move to the cloud can be challenging. I personally believe that every company has the ability to migrate most of their existing business to the cloud, but before doing so, it’s necessary to complete a proper assessment of your applications and the requirements needed to support them.

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