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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Two distinctly different consumers have emerged - "Traditionalists" and "NEOs"

CIOs: which is your customer? What tools do you provide so consumers can "connect?"

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 08/14/2013 - 12:44

Take 10 minutes and watch the video below if your company sells to consumers. Actually, watch it no matter what you do.

The video breaks consumers into two radically different groups, aka "planets," based on studying 2,000 measures across 800,000 consumers in the U.K., U.S., and Australia. One groups searches tirelessly for deals based on price, features and status. These are "Traditionalists."

NEOs, on the other hand, want the "real deal." "They need to feel a connection" to the product or service.

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Global HR Outsourcing Industry Trends in 2013

HR outsourcing has changed drastically over the years, especially after the recent recession.

Blog-post by Kaushal Shah, Tue, 08/13/2013 - 13:56

With the change in the global scenario of the human resource function, outsourcing HR functions has now become a trend for organization. Here are HR outsourcing trends 2013 for your reference.

Organizations today are set to completely revise their HR model, by moving towards creating a virtual HR team for their employees. The entire HR model has been refined and reworked upon over time. This article will take you through the trends that the global HR outsourcing industry witnessed by the year 2013.

HR outsourcing trends 2013

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Technology, Security

Weakest links are greatest opportunities to enforce application security

Application security must be addressed across all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 08/12/2013 - 18:02

“By and large, most successful attacks today, approximately greater than 70 percent, are targeted at applications where inherently, most vulnerabilities reside,” says HP Distinguished Technologist, John Diamant in his interview on

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Technology, Big Data, Services

Definition of Big Data depends on who you ask

Structured data, unstructured data or both? Is big data everything or something? For sure, it's big!

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 08/12/2013 - 15:21

I saw this headline today: "Is big data delivering on its promise?"

That is THE question, but before you can answer it, you have to know big data is and I sense a lot of confusion around the term. 

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Outsource Product Development – So, do these guys do exactly as what is needed?

With the idea of building a new software product, comes a number of questions on building it the right way. One of the major questions that pop up in the minds of a core product development team is about Outsourced Product Development.

Blog-post by Sukumar Jena, Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:38

With the idea of building a new software product, comes a number of questions on building it the right way. One of the major questions that pop up in the minds of a core product development team is about Outsourced Product Development. What is expected out of these outsourced product development companies and how to select the best outsourced product development vendor? Come, let’s have a closer look at this phenomenon.

While we decide to outsource the software product development to an OPD company, we need to keep in mind the key considerations related to market demands such as,

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Technology, IT Performance

Control Panel Options with a Windows Server

Blog-post by Name Withheld, Fri, 08/09/2013 - 21:34

Your business can get by running everything from the command line, but life is made easier by using control panels for your Windows servers. Whether you're using Windows VPS hosting, a dedicated Windows server or a personal hosting box with Windows 2012 R2, you have a pretty wide range of control panels to choose from. Here are a few of the most popular web hosting control panel options compatible with Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2 server environments.


CIO Leadership, Cloud

New style of IT requires new services and cloud skills

It's up to IT to find them, but where?

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Thu, 08/08/2013 - 19:13

Our world is increasingly becoming digital, I’ve already discussed this often on this blog. Mobility, social, big data and cloud are coming together to form a new style of IT and disrupt the status quo. The way technology is consumed, delivered and paid for is changing fundamentally. Some call this a “tectonic shift”.

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Business Issues, Applications

How IT Pros Can Use Pinterest for Career Growth

Good reminders, but Pinterest is not unique

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 08/08/2013 - 15:52

I am not quite sure why I am curating this post because most of the tips apply to just about any social media medium such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and yes, communities like the Enterprise CIO Forum. But they are good reminders about networking and finding useful content.