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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Can CIOs avoid hiring mistakes?

The answer is no, but here are several things that can improve your success rate.

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If you have been in management very long I’ll bet you have a story. The story will likely begin with interviewing and hiring a promising person who seemed perfect for the job opening in your department.  It ends with you scratching your head and wondering where you went wrong.

Most of us have made hiring mistakes.  Hire enough people and some will turn out to be duds.  Here are a couple of my stories.

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Technology, Big Data

Five Things Big Data Isn't

Understanding Big Data in the Negative

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A few months ago, I wrote a blog about defining cloud computing.  Although I didn’t get any death threats, there was a bit of consternation associated with how I delineated the somewhat ubiquitous and pervasive industry buzzword.  People were unhappy.  But whatever; I put a stake in the ground and I’m okay with that. 

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Technology, IT Performance

Chinese food & IT: homemade or takeaway…or both?

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HP Blogger
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Fil Zanasi

I love Chinese food. Who doesn’t? And we’re lucky because we’ve got all the options in and around our village. We have a lovely, elegant restaurant in a grade II listed building. We have a nice “eat as much as you like” Chinese buffet restaurant. We have a great takeaway that will also deliver. Which do I prefer? It depends on my requirements.

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Technology, Cloud

3 roadblocks to avoid in your cloud journey

Use cloud to transform your business. Sounds simple, right? But it’s not that easy. You need to think about more than technical issues. Culture, processes, skill sets, and change management all play a strategic role in smoothing your path to the cloud. What happens when you neglect these factors?

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HP Blogger
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Use cloud to transform your business. Sounds simple, right? But it’s not that easy. You need to think about more than technical issues. Culture, processes, skill sets, and change management all play a strategic role in smoothing your path to the cloud.  What happens when you neglect these factors? Consider this cautionary tale of a large enterprise customer, who turned to my HP colleagues to sort out their private cloud missteps and transform IT into an internal service provider.

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Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance

Introducing the PADS Framework

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Gabriel_Lowy

The PADS Framework, for Performance Analytics and Decision Support, represents a more holistic approach to adaptive, proactive and predictive operational data management and analysis.  The framework links advanced performance management and big data analytics technologies to enable organizations to gain deep and real-time visibility into, and predictive intelligence from, increasingly complex virtualized and mobile systems across the entire application delivery chain.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Computers can never be Data Scientists

Data Scientists need to be good Data Artists too!

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HP Blogger
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They say it is the sexiest job in the 21st century in the world of Big Data – the Data Scientist. Emergence of new tools and techniques are empowering them to effectively glean the gold mine of information. Given the volume of data to be processed, it would almost seem like a job tailor-made for computers only. True, computers can certainly perform these computations … but can they think? Not as effectively as the human brain.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance

Lack of urgency and speed hamstring digital transformation

MIT CIO Symposium to focus on digital organizations.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

The appearance of a new CEO often signals a subsequent reorganization with a cadre of new lieutenants. After all, any leader wants loyal underlings who share the same vision and its leaders.

The same is true for CIOs who want to take the next step toward helping their organizations become a digital enterprise. Chief among the obstacles are a lack of urgency and the slow pace of change. 

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

What does it take to be successful with IT Projects?

IT Project Guiding Principles

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Over 70% of IT projects fail to deliver their promised value. What can you do to avoid some of the pitfalls along the way?


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO to CEO: Charting your course to the corner office

Tech recruiter says IT leaders looking to leap ahead should focus on fostering innovation, adding value to the business

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Alec Wagner

When Deloitte released its CIO Survey 2013, nearly half of the respondents indicated a desire to further their careers in roles beyond IT. Moving to a career outside of IT—and into the COO or CEO role— “may have been unlikely in the past,” the report concluded, “but … attitudes and aspirations on this are starting to change.”

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Business Issues, Cloud

The Internet of Things creates business opportunities like never before

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In terms of business models, the Internet of Things (IoT) shift is generating unprecedented opportunities that can be seized by companies to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems, and develop new and innovative user experiences.

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