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CIO Leadership, Applications

Remote deposit symbolizes New Style of IT

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 02/27/2015 - 21:04

Remote deposit via smart phone might at first blush seem like a small thing, but it's a big deal for consumers, businesses and the banks that deploy it. Call it a win, win, win.

The feature symbolizes IT innovation. When JPMorgan Chase & Co. introduced it in 2010, other banks quickly followed suit. It is the product of a New Style of IT which is agile, flexible and in lockstep with the business. Let's review why remote deposit is so powerful.

-- Consumers: It draws in customers who see it as a time and gas saver. I wouldn't use a bank that didn't have it.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, SDx

DevOps and the Death of ITIL

(or ITIL as we know it)

Blog-post by Jim Haar,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:36

Over 11 years ago in 2003 Nicholas Carr published his infamous article IT Doesn’t Matter in the Harvard Business Review. Carr argued that Enterprise IT had seen its ascendancy and that its cost basis as a factor in sustained competitive advantage was past. Of IT vendors Carr argued that “They are adapting themselves to compete in a world where IT hardware and software are largely commodities.” Given the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, you could say Carr was clearly and obviously wrong both then and now.

Tags: devops ITIL SDI

CIO Leadership, Applications

Is innovation under the CIO worth funding?

#CIOchat this week explores why IT innovation under aegis of the CIO is so anemically funded.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:59

The post started out asking why doesn't the CIO enjoy a bigger innovation budget? The question implies that it should, but in researching the issue, now I am not so sure. Budgets rise to their own level, right?

The question in the headline almost answers itself. If CIO innovation was worth it, it would get an ample budget. 


CIO Leadership, Applications

Five reason CIOs should start giving Windows 10 a serious look

"Universal" apps, integration and a "Spartan" feel make it more than a little interesting.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:55

Windows 10 will not appear until late this year, but it's not too early to start pondering what this new platform will mean in the enterprise. 

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CIO Leadership, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Security

ECF's top ten blog posts for 2014

IT project management, converged infrastructure and security top the list.

Blog-post by John Dodge, Mon, 12/22/2014 - 18:42

Here's the most popular Enterprise CIO Forum blog posts as measured in page views for 2014. Note that one is from 2013 and another from 2012. However, they made the top ten list in page view popularity for 2014 (Jan. -Dec. 21 when this was being written).

To all our ECF members, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Here's the list:

1) Three mistakes that will get you fired

July 18, Terence Ngai, 82,928 page views

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Services

Software-defined data centers take on critical importance

What is SDx and why do we need it? #CIOchat 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday

Blog-post by John Dodge, Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:42

Call it software-defined anything (SDx): infrastructure, servers, storage, data center and networks. Why do we need them? That's what we will explore in our #CIOchat this week from 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday.

Software-defined data centers (SDDC) promise to simplify their namesake and make them more agile and automated. The idea is to move away from an emphasis on hardware to a world based on software and open standards. SDDC and more broadly, SDx, trade inflexibility for agility and speed.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Security

Critical Application Resiliency

Building cyber security into apps from the start.

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Sat, 12/06/2014 - 21:57

by Stan Wisseman


As threat actors grow in sophistication and effectiveness (as we’ve seen with Sony Pictures this week), organizations must enhance their understanding of failure states and their potential impacts. While infrastructure and systems also need to be resilient, applications are taking the brunt of successful attacks. We need to take more proactive steps to ensure that applications can resist attack.

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Technology, Applications, Cloud

Clearing up the confusion between IaaS and Paas

"It's all about PaaS."

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 11/12/2014 - 20:54

It’s all about “Platform as a Service” these days. But juxtaposed to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), what does PaaS mean, and how do you make the right choice for a given application? I see at least two different kind of PaaS environments addressing different scenarios and needs. It’s important, when embarking on the development and/or migration of an application to a cloud environment, to thoroughly think through which PaaS environment to use.

PaaS, a definition

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