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Technology, Cloud

Cloud Computing is changing application release operations

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

The use of cloud computing for custom-built, mission-critical enterprise applications is just beginning, but both the technology and mind-set are already influencing enterprise application architectures and delivery.

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Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Mobility, Security

A new style of CIO at the helm of the National Football League

The Super Bowl of Enterprise IT at the NFL

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HP Blogger
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A video rolls during the luncheon on the first day of the Tech Data Channel Link conference, and I see little Sam Gordon narrating her experiences playing football, a male dominated sport.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Upgrade your IT skills or you will be left behind

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
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As businesses respond to the growing pressures of global demand and increased competition, the skills required for IT staff are changing. Don’t think that change is only for the CIO. Whether you’re the VP of applications, a database administrator, or a help desk expert, your role is shifting whether you like it or not. Each IT role needs to broaden its focus to include business goals. Perhaps there is a need for newly created IT roles in the new world. IT staff now need to act as providers of hybrid IT services, including cloud and legacy applications.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, Security

Looking for innovative, daring and successful cloud implementations

That's our #CIOchat topic, Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Community Manager
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Our chat topic this week will explore innovative, daring and/or successful cloud implementations. It's time to talk about actual examples.

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Technology, Applications, Big Data

Mastering Data Management

MDM, SOA, ESB, and Other Three Letter Words

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I met with a client last week that was trying to determine what and how to deal with one of the most common and complex problems that organizations both small and large have to deal with – data management.  This oil and gas company had data coming out of its ears – production data, seismic data, HSE data, down-hole sensor data, well log data, financial data… you get the picture.  Each department was its own silo; a vast, sprawling archipelago of data islands completely disconnected from each other.

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Technology, Applications, Mobility, Security

Wearables fashion v. function: depends on who's buying.

#CIOchat reveals substantial interest from CIO in wearables.

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Community Manager
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Our Twitter #CIOchat this week tackled wearable devices: fashion versus function? The consensus was it depends on the market, but that fashion is very important in most cases. 

We also explored IT and security implications of smart watches and more broadly, wearable devices. But first the numbers: 28 participants (a half dozen CIOs) cranked out 282 Tweets in our hour long #CIOchat.

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CIO Leadership, Security

The paradox of secured access to data that matters

Balancing the security posture for your enterprise

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
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Recently, I encrypted my device based upon a recommended precautionary procedure.  However, I later learned that this was only meant for a select set of devices.  Of course, my device was not one of them!

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Technology, Cloud

Application development – when it’s time to “GO Cloud”

Software experts and business analysts estimate that approximately 85% of IT budgets go to maintaining, updating and fixing business applications, and only 15% of their resources are dedicated to creating new applications that drive business value. So if you need a new mobile application built quickly to support a sales requirement, you’d better get in line and hope for the best, or better yet, “GO Cloud”!

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

Before examining the benefits of cloud-based application development, it’s important to understand the core features needed in a strong application development and delivery platform. And by that I mean platforms that can be used to build applications ranging from internally focused web and mobile-based portals for human resources to powerful, customized business-critical apps that represent corporate systems of record.

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Technology, Applications, Mobility, Security

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.

Blog-post by,
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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