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Business Issues, Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Gartner's Magic Qudrant on converged infrastructure

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Community Manager
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jdodge

CRN's slideshow about Gartner's new "Magic Quadrant" on converged infrastructure does a nice job indentifying the leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. The vertical axis is ability to execute and the horizontal axis is completeness of vision.


CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

A decade of change led us to infrastructure convergence. Do you really understand it?

Sift through the confusion and gain some clarity

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Duncan Campbell

Based on some of the comments I’ve read in my last few blog posts where there is still some confusion about infrastructure convergence, so I thought it was time to level-set. Like many of you, I’ve been in IT since the 1980s, and it seems to me the focus of computing infrastructure changes about every decade. This type of shift happens once every 10 to 15 years – like the shift from the mainframe to the client server… from the client server to Web 1.0… from Web 1.0 to mobile and web services. And now we’re deeply rooted in the era of convergence.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

3 mistakes that will get you fired

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Many enterprises know they need to move to the cloud, but they don’t have a sense of how to get there. While you hear a lot about the advantages of cloud, there’s risk associated with doing it wrong or going in without a plan.

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Business Issues, Services

Know your Customers, Illuminate your Products, Build Trust

Author: Jean-Michel Franco, Product Marketing Director - Talend

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Turning Enterprise Information Management - such as Master Data Management, Data Governance or Data Quality - into a value proposition for lines of business is not an easy game. But, the reward may be huge.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The four stages of an IT turnaround

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford

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Last month I wrote about the first steps a new CIO should take when assuming the role.  In this post I want to expand on the “new CIO” theme and discuss the four stages of an IT turnaround.

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Technology, Big Data

Big Data: If and Only If

4 Rules for Knowing When to Invest in Big Data

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There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t read about the CIO of some billion dollar company claiming that Big Data has saved his company untold sums of money.  A one percent efficiency increase identified by Big Data resulted in some few million in savings.  Segmentation of transactional sales mapped to a unified customer database revealed a 10% increase in alternate channel sales of related products.   Well, at least we know they’re not liars; a recent Bain and Company stud

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Technology, Cloud

Files, Files, Everywhere Files!

Innovation for the Next Phase of File Management

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Matt Karash

The arrival and rapid expansion of public cloud and other new file storage options offers many potential benefits for CIOs and the workers that they support.  Achievable gains include cost savings, better support for BYOD and mobile work models and automatic sync/backup capabilities to name a few.  But with the expanding set of possibilities comes complexity.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

You’re the new CIO-Now what?

“There's nothing scarier than getting what you want, because that's when you really have something to lose.” – Anonymous

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A couple of years ago on a beautiful autumn afternoon I received a call from a young man I had coached for about six months earlier in the year.  He anxiously asked if I had a few minutes to talk, which fortunately, I did.  He was a member of the senior IT leadership team in a division of a large organization where he reported to the CIO.  He told me that the divisional president had asked to talk with him that afternoon.  When he arrived the president quickly got to the point telling him that the CIO had been dismissed and he asked him to assume the role.  He had l

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

Rogue clouds need to identified and managed:

Many insights into rogue clouds in this week's Twitter chat

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Community Manager
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jdodge

In yesterday's Twitter chat about what CIOs can do to blunt the spread of rogue clouds, there was no consensus, really, but plenty of informed opinion.

Here's the numbers on the chat: 28 participants and 188 Tweets. Now for the insights.

Rogue clouds are going to happen even if the CIO offers alternatives. All the same, protection of corporate assets is paramount and that is aided by employee communication and education.

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Technology, Cloud

Will Desktop as a Service disappear in 10 years?

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Service providers today offer a variety of cloud services, from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to Hosted VoIP (or UCaaS). However, the area that has been getting a lot of interest in the past few years is Desktop as a Service (DaaS). And I personally believe over time this will change.

What is Desktop as a Service?

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