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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Own our own data center? Why would anyone do that, CIOs ask

CIOs in the UK vote 11-1 against IT running data centers.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Is this the Bizarro World of DC comic books and Jerry Seinfeld where everything is in opposite? No, according to 12 CIOs who were asked if it was better to "own" the data center. 

The answer in the U.K. where the survey was conducted is no, according tio ZDNet blogger Steve Ranger. At least, that's the politic answer.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

IT operations running well? 6 activities will let you know.

IT value chains: detect to correct

Blog-post by,
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
  • data to information

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Technology, Cloud

Implementing IBM cloud BI solutions

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

I started the discussion around cloud-based Business Intelligence solutions a while ago, and I already presented you the best technologies available on the market and explained you their benefits. Today, I would like to take a closer look at IBM’s solutions.

 

IBM Cognos

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Unlock technology’s potential by giving federal CIOs line-of-sight authority

Government CIOs remain unempowered

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This is a compelling column arguing for "consolidated control of the IT budget" under departmental CIOs. It appears in the Washington Post where you don't see much about CIOs that often.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Is CMO versus CIO rivalry nonsense?

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Community Manager
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Some long time IT observers and CIOs see the chief marketing officer as a threat to the CIO as nonsense. But is he or she? We've seen this clash before, observes Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge.

Follow John Dodge on Twitter.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Mobile Vulnerabilities: Weighing the Risk Factors Appropriately

In response to the iPhone being more vulnerable than Android, BB, and WP combined

Blog-post by,
netsecrex

I am a recovering Apple addict. I am also in the business of mobile security. So when I found a recent report issued by SourceFire, I found myself reading with great interest and a touch of skepticism. The report looked at vulnerabilities within mobile operating systems and claimed the iPhone is more vulnerable to compromise than Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phones combined. I believe these findings to be misleading.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Grand schemes and practical realities in IT

Is your organization (and CIO) inward facing or outward looking?

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“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch

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Business Issues, IT Performance

Mobile device virtualization holds keys to successful BYOD

IT will leave your personal smart phone apps alone.

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Community Manager
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An expanding chorus of pundits and vendors are saying that device virtualization could be the foundation for a practical BYOD policy. Indeed, a CIO.com story out today cites a new Forrester Research report predicting that mobile virtualization will replace MDM (Mobile Device Management) technology that has long dominated the mobile PCs.