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Fashion first, function second in smart watches, wearables

We #CIOchat about this at 2-3 p.m. ET, Thursday.

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Community Manager
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It's simple. Most people won't don a smart watch or wearble device that's ugly. Consumers will not buy the new Apple Watch or forthcoming HP Luxury Smartwatch unless they are sharp and fashionable.

Our weekly #CIOchat will center on this fun question: Is fashion as important as function with smart watches and wearable devices? We chat 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

Imperfect Security: something will always get through

The weak link is employees.

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Community Manager
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Our #CIOchat yesterday looked at security through the lens of recent credit card hacks via payment systems.

First the numbers: 23 participants spewing out 333 Tweets! We chat every Thursday 2-3 p.m. p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat . 

All agreed that no security is foolproof and that something is going to get through. Several did not envy being a retail CIO given these high profile hacks at Target, Home Depot and most assuredly others.

What's more, employees are the point of the most vulnerability to cyber attacks.

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud

Will public cloud market just be served by big vendors?

I don't think so although some do.

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HP Blogger
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I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do. 

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications, Mobility

BYOD fading, IT regaining control?

Wishful thinking or reality?

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Community Manager
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BYOD is an easy subject to have strong opinions about and that resulted in a very robust Twitter chat hour yesterday. The Tweets were flying: 279 of them from 38 rowdy participants.

The main question asked if BYOD is on the wane or plateauing based on a couple of CIO.com stories from senior online writer Tom Kaneshige. One cited a California court ruling that employees must be reimbursed for business calls made from personal phones.

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud

Moving the right apps to cloud to make the business run better

How to reap cloud benefits....

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HP Blogger
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Companies are adopting the cloud as they realize more and more benefits. Few jump in whole hog based on the cloud hype and there's been plenty of that. Still, as the cloud becomes more mainstream, new terms crop up.

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Six Things Every CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

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SteveDurbin

The importance of cyber security is no secret to anyone who watches the nightly news or, in this day and age, has attended a board meeting. Senior executives at businesses of all sizes understand that the global economy is still not adequately protected against cyber-attacks, despite years of effort and annual spending in the multi-billion dollar range.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications, Converged Infrastructure, Security

Do you have an internet management policy?

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ajaludi

Regardless of whether your organization is using cloud based or in-house solutions, your organization should have an internet management policy. This is especially true for new startups that interact with customers via the internet in one form or another.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Private cloud, analytics top strategic initiatives

Strong CIO-CMO relationships key for top performers: PwC

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Across a broad swath of 11 industries, "data mining and analysis" and "private cloud" are in a dead heat as the top two strategic initiatives, according to PwC's 6th annual Digital IQ survey. Data mining is not a top initiative in technology (seems odd) and private cloud was absent from the retail & consumer sector.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Cloud, Mobility

Shadow IT and rogue clouds: Let the sun shine in

"I work in a hospital and then I go home to the 21st century."

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Community Manager
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jdodge

To one degree or another, shadow IT has to be allowed by CIOs and IT departments. That's because no matter what, employees are going use whatever they can to help them perform better.

So offering safer alternatives are the best bets for CIOs although they cannot possibly keep up with all Shadow IT not to mention know about all of it and where it resides.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

Discover new avenues for business on The Strip at Las Vegas

Modernizing Vegas with the New Style of IT

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HP Blogger
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“The New Style of IT will drive new avenues for you to do business,” reads the abstract for the HP Discover DT3564 session. That sentence rings true to me – like a persistent musical jingle. Enjoying the glorious view of the fascinating island of colorful lights in an otherwise barren landscape from my window seat, I am mesmerized by what Las Vegas is today – labyrinth of casinos and architectural marvels with no breathing space.

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