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CIO Leadership, Cloud

No company is immune to IT disasters

It’s clear that now more companies revolve around using IT services in order to make their daily tasks more efficient. We all know that these services help us make tasks such as long distance communication, information search, research, data processing and storage much easier, thus making are lives a little bit more comfortable.

Blog-post by,
RickBlaisdell

By using IT services on a daily basis it also makes companies a lot more dependent on them; so what could happen if they stop functioning properly or just stopped working? And yes, sometimes these services will from time to time misbehave…

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobility

Chat zeroes in converged infrastructure tipping point

CIOs offer sound advice on IT infrastructure.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Our #CIOchat yesterday asked what the tipping point is for investing in converged infrastructure (CI). The consensus was that there are multiple triggers to consolidate and streamline data centers using CI machinery.

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance

Is it time for IBM to say 'Goodbye to the Machine'?

I would wager that IBM is not actually exiting the server business, it is just shifting positions.

Blog-post by,
ChrisPurcell

I pulled this title off a recent 451 Group research paper, published July 10, 2014, and although I have written previous blogs on IBM departing the server business, I don’t believe that IBM is anywhere close to saying “Goodbye to the Machine”. The 451 Group article notes that for the past several quarters, IBM’s systems and technology revenue has been in a steep decline and ended at -23% year-over-year last quarter.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Top cloud skills employers are looking for

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When the statistic for tech employment has been constant for the last 15 years, and suddenly the numbers change, it’s impossible not to take notice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the month of July 2013, 3,600 jobs were created in data processing, hosting and related services, and that’s the single best month of job growth in this category since June 1998.

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Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure: how much does it cost?

We #CIOchat Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET. What's converged infrastructure ROI?

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Community Manager
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What is the tipping point to invest in converged infrastructure? And when should you stand pat in your data centers?

We're going to try and figure that out in our Thursday Twitter chat this week. We chat 2-3 p.m. ET and the hashtag is #CIOchat .

Much has been written about the benefits of converged infrastructure - reduced complexity, faster deployments, ease of management, greater capacity and how it's more geared for cloud, Big Data and mobile.

But how much does it cost and how can you figure out the ROI?

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Business Issues, Technology, Mobility, Security

5 Ways Employees Create Security Risks for Businesses

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The Target, Inc. data hack, the Heartbleed Bug---these and other security breaches serve as stark reminders for businesses of the very real risks of doing business in a web-connected world. On the upside, these high-profile hacks reinforce the dangers of cyber-attacks from without. But on the downside, they tend to distract organizations from focusing on mounting security risks caused by their own employees from within.

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Technology, Big Data, Converged Infrastructure

Is your data big enough for Big Data?

In all likelihood, it’s plenty big enough for many use cases. Here’s what the discussions about lack of data volume overlook.

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
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dlivengood

There’s been plenty of positive spin and hype – perhaps too much – around Big Data. Recently, however, there have been numerous articles and discussions around the accuracy of “perceived truths” of Big Data as well as challenges with implementing solutions.

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud, Security

5 keys to a secure cloud—but no guarantees

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HP Blogger
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A lot of ink has been spilled about cloud security. Rather than talking about the fear factor—should you trust your mission-critical apps and data to the cloud?—I'd like to share some concrete advice on how to achieve a more secure cloud in a hybrid IT environment. By looking at five key areas when choosing a cloud provider, you can improve the odds that your cloud won't fall prey to a malicious attack or an infrastructure failure. I use the phrase "improve the odds" deliberately, because no cloud solution is failsafe.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

How good, bad or in-between is cloud security?

We chat about it at 2-3 ET Thursday, #CIOchat

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Community Manager
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This week's Twitter chat (Aug. 7) will examine cloud security. The main question is "How good or bad is cloud security?"

Below are the other questions that will be posed during the hour long chat from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Hashtag is #CIOchat 

-- Are cloud security fears overblown?

-- Can private or public cloud security match or exceed inhouse data center security?

-- How much does security hinder cloud adoption? Where does security rank on the list of cloud hurdles?

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Security

Six Things Every CEO Should Know About Cybersecurity

Blog-post by,
SteveDurbin

The importance of cyber security is no secret to anyone who watches the nightly news or, in this day and age, has attended a board meeting. Senior executives at businesses of all sizes understand that the global economy is still not adequately protected against cyber-attacks, despite years of effort and annual spending in the multi-billion dollar range.

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