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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, Cloud

Managing the wine cloud

Blog-post by Fil Zanasi,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:20
Fil Zanasi

You can’t write a blog in January without reference to Xmas. And, as usual, my blog is about eating and drinking. Like many of you, my family did a lot of hosting over the holidays. And guests arrived with all sorts of wine. Red, white, rose, sparkling, French, Italian, New World. But interestingly a few people bought boxes of wine. I don’t know what the current wine connoisseur’s thinking is about boxes of wine. But the convenience, flexibility and ease of use intrigued me. The big strong box on the kitchen table ensured that wine was always easily accessible (literally on tap).

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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.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

How CIOs can practice “compassionate accountability”

“It doesn’t cost any more to be nice.” – My Mother

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Sun, 06/28/2015 - 18:45

I recently had a conversation with a guy I have known for years.  He has become, in middle age, what is known in the business as a “serial CIO.”  These are CIOs who quickly move from job to job, frequently for the wrong reasons.  I hear from him several times a year.  Right now he is, as is frequently the case, out of a job.  In fact, he has landed and lost three CIO positions over the past five years.  He has now been unemployed for over a year and is finding that his past has rapidly caught up with him.


Technology, Security

Endpoint Security Lessons from the IRS Breach

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

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.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Breaking Down Barriers on the Path to the New Style of Business

Thriving in today’s turbulent digital economy takes a flexible, hyper-efficient IT infrastructure. Here’s how to clear the hurdles you’re likely to encounter while building one

Article by Michael Friedenberg, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:55
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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

Making the Journey to DevOps

Embracing proven best practices is the key to implementing a speed-, quality-, and efficiency-boosting DevOps IT methodology successfully

Article by Michael Friedenberg, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:43
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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Building a More Agile IT Infrastructure

Inflexible legacy architectures are no match for the rapid-response demands of business today

Article by Michael Friedenberg, Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:10

Recently a CIO from a major bank appeared on a conference panel discussion. The talk turned to IT complexity, and the moderator asked the panelists what hardware they supported in their data centers.

The bank CIO thought for a moment, leaned forward and then said slowly, “Everything that’s ever been invented.”

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO salaries rise sharply

Organizations fight over CISOs, earning them a 30% increase!

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 06/08/2015 - 18:47

CIO salaries are rising faster than any time in the past several years, according to the just out IT Salary Survey 201 from Computerworld.

"Average total compensation (salary plus bonus) increased 3.6% in 2015, compared to 2.0% in 2014, according to the survey of more than 4,800 IT professionals," according to the survey.

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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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