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Technology, IT Performance

What is the CIO's single biggest challenge?

#CIOchat Thursday will explore 2-3 p.m. EDT

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 06/30/2015 - 19:36

What is the single biggest challenge facing CIOs? In last week's #CIOchat preview, some IT pros cited keeping up with technology and workloads as the most stress producing parts of their jobs. That #CIOchat, by the way, had 44 contributors who cranked out 364 Tweets.

Note in the chart that there is only slight variance between mid-level and senior IT professionals in what they think are their most stressful challenges.

Tags: CIO stress IT

CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Evolving Storage Strategies in Capital Markets

Capital markets firms must evolve storage strategies in terms of speed, scalability, efficiency, and the sophistication of analytics output to accommodate rising data performance requirements.

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:46

Harvesting intelligence from data—and converting that intelligence into productive financial risk-transfer decisions—is a key element of how capital markets firms both provide value to their clients and protect their own interests.  To date, however, few firms are optimizing the conversion of raw data into actionable analytics to satisfy competitive and regulatory forces.

Technology, Security

Endpoint Security Lessons from the IRS Breach

Blog-post by Dan Ross, Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:33

In the latest national security breach, identity thieves breached the IRS and gained access to the financial information of over 100,000 taxpayers. The cyber criminals also tried to gain access to 100,000 more taxpayer accounts, but were unsuccessful in their attempts. Security experts suspect that they had access to previously stolen information, including Social Security numbers.

Technology, IT Infrastructure

A DevOps Story

Blog-post by Fil Zanasi,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 06/16/2015 - 16:18
Fil Zanasi

When I go for a meal in a nice restaurant, I expect a good customer experience. The ingredients that constitute this (pardon the pun) are quite obvious. For example; I expect good food and service from the waiting staff.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

Ops Monitoring and Continuous Delivery

What are the benefits – and challenges – of “shifting left” to introduce monitoring earlier in the software release process?

Blog-post by Gabriel Lowy, Tue, 06/09/2015 - 21:55

Last Tuesday, I participated in an online panel on the subject of Ops Monitoring and Continuous Delivery as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about Agile, Continuous Delivery and Devops.

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Business Issues, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Speaking the “System Management language” will reduce cost

part 2 of the Operational Challenge blog series

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:37

Several technologies come into consideration when discussing server management.  As new standards emerge, the industry in general rallies to support the standard.  As software developers / OEMs (ie: HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM) embrace the standard, it becomes “publicly available” as an “Open Standard”.  Some vendors to provide enhanced functionality will “lock down” a standard for their equipment only.  While vendor specific technology may be advantageous to the functional requirements, an “Open Standard” approach typically renders a more integrated management infrastructure,

CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

Containers, and cloud, and security – oh my!

Blog-post by Edward Featherston, Tue, 04/28/2015 - 20:01

Dorothy the CIO was walking the yellow brick road of planning. She was on her way to the Emerald City to ask the great wizard of the agile data center for advice. Along the way she met two other CIO’s who joined her on the journey, nicknamed Tin Man and Scarecrow. Their travels brought them to the edge of the dark forest of datacenter hype and fear.

‘‘Do you think we’ll meet any wild technologies and fears in there?’’ she asked her companions.

‘‘We might.’’ responded Tin Man.

‘One’s that devour IT projects?’’ whispered Scarecrow.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

IT infrastructure discussion starts with the hybrid cloud

Looking up, one builds on the other.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:15

In the world of enterprise technology, there's a lot of overlapping or should I say connective terms.

Two terms where the circles deeply intersect are hybrid cloud and IT infrastructure. They both overlap and connect.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, IT Infrastructure

Digital transformation and its effect on IT infrastructure

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:02

If you’re in the IT world, you’re well aware that the need for digital transformation is vital and will only continue.

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