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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Data analytics is the job of the ---?

#CIOchat to discuss CIO's roles in Big Data, analytics

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:43

Is data analytics a place where the CIO can drive better business and IT alignment? That is the question for our #CIOchat this Thursday from 2-3 p.m. ET.

It comes to us from long time ECF blogger Myles Suer, who has written extensively on the subject. In fact, he's published nine meaty posts on Big Data and analytics just in 2015! 

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

3 Things You MUST Know BEFORE Jumping Into the Cloud

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:22

MarketsandMarkets recently reported that the hybrid cloud market will grow to $84.67 billion by 2019 – and 48% of the companies they surveyed are planning a move to the hybrid cloud soon. But what do you need to know before you jump into the cloud?

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Business Issues, Security

"Threat Horizon 2017" outlines systemic risks and threats

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:11

The Threat Horizon 2017 is out from the Information Security Forum (ISF) and it's not pretty. Of course not. You knew it wouldn't be. 

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

DevOps and the Death of ITIL

By Jim Haar and Lin Nease

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.

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Tags: devops ITIL SDI

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Five CIO resources to increase business relevance

#CIOchat to discuss Thursday 2-3 p.m ET.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:39

The following question comes from longtime ECF blogger and retired HP Fellow Charlies Bess: "What resources should CIOs be using to increase their relevance and impact to the business?'

To be sure, it's an open-ended question, but also a relevant one that should make you sit down and think about how to better sync up IT strategy with the business. To prime the pump for our #CIOchat Thursday (2-3 p.m. ET), here's a short list of resources in rough order of importance. Keeping the lights on, of course, is presumed.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Three concerns about the cloud

Many C-level execs still have qualms about taking the plunge. Might their worries be enough to derail the broader move to the cloud?

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:41

Even as many of its neighbors and trading partners stumbled through a prolonged financial crisis, Germany’s economy remained surprisingly strong these last few years. So you have to credit  the Germans for forward-looking thinking when the rest of us were seemingly bereft of good ideas about how to navigate past the shoals.

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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

IT Trends: 8 ways to stay ahead of the IT evolution

There is no proven business case for Unified Communications. There are more important things to focus on than networking. There is no point in worrying about implementing IPv6. True or False? Misinformation is a mind killer. Don’t be fooled. This white paper sponsored by HP and Intel® reveals the truths behind the myths that surround some of the current Big IT Trends such as Cloud Computing, Unified Communications and BYOD.

Intel® and the Intel® logo are trademarks of Intel® Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

An insider's top 2015 storage technology predictions, part I

Part II looks at implications of Big Data, object storage and flat backup on storage.

Blog-post by Craig Nunes, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:35

1. The Death of 10K RPM Drives. Why? The cost per usable GB of flash will match 10K rpm SAS drives this year.

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Tags: CIO IT storage

Technology, IT Infrastructure, Security

Four steps: The CIO’s guide to infrastructure cyber security

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Sun, 03/15/2015 - 00:27

Cybersecurity is the number one concern for CIOs in state security for 2015 – and no wonder. State security systems house an enormous amount of data on any number of people, organizations, and even infrastructures – but keeping your organization’s data safe is just as important.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Innovation is a contact sport

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. -Frederick Douglass

Blog-post by Joel Dobbs, , Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:44

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the head of innovation for a well-known investment bank (yes, you read that right, an investment bank!).  I asked him how his organization measured their effectiveness as innovators.  One of his answers in particular resonated with me.  He said that if you are not encountering opposition, you are not innovating.  My own experience certainly bears this out.

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