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Technology, Big Data

2015 storage predictions: Big Data, object storage, flat backup

Part II of II.

Blog-post by Craig Nunes, Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:27

1. Big Data Continues to Challenge Storage System Vendors. Why? Data-aware storage combined with an integrated, big data-like search function can address the pain of unstructured data growth and management.

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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure, IT Performance

CIOs should focus on value, users and emerging tech

IT landscape has changed dramatically.

Blog-post by Ralph Loura, ,
HP Blogger
, Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:17

So you want to be a Chief Information Officer? Then “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride”. The job of CIO is considerably different today than it was just a few years ago; and with today’s rapidly shifting global business trends and emerging technologies, the CIO role is likely to continue evolving in the coming years. What skills and experiences will equip you for success as a CIO, and how will today’s opportunities shape your career?

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Business Issues, Security

Is sharing cyber security information with the Feds a good idea?

#CIOchat explores this explosive issue Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:41

President Obama made an impassioned plea at the Feb. 13 Cyber Security Summit for the private sector and the federal government to exchange cyber threat information. The idea is simple: teaming up is better than separately waging the war against cyber terrorism, spying and crime.

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Technology, Cloud

Post-NSA: Can tech firms reclaim confidence in the cloud?

The adoption of a new standard for protecting data in the cloud follows in the aftermath of revelations about NSA's surveillance capabilities.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:32

In the aftermath of the revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, privacy advocates criticized technology companies for failing to more aggressively protect user information stored on their cloud services.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

A frightening lack of IoT Security

With 50 microprocessors or more, cars could be targeted by bad actors.

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Fri, 02/20/2015 - 17:24

By HP Security Strategist Stan Wisseman

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CIO Leadership, Services

A "resounding no" to funding CIO innovation

Why is innovation within an organization to be limited solely to the span of control of the CIO? Or for that matter, any single business unit?

Blog-post by David Hinson, Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:55

Why is innovation within an organization to be limited solely to the span of control of the CIO? Or for that matter, any single business unit?

I have the same problem with the funding of a single area of an enterprise tasked with the purpose of innovation, that I have with having a single Chief Innovation Officer, that’s somehow supposed to magically transform an entire organization.

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Tags: CIO Innovation

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

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

McKinsey report: "fading confidence in IT’s ability to support key business activities."

#CIOchat asks if CIOs have made jump to business strategy partner.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 02/18/2015 - 13:12

A McKinsey survey of 363 IT executives and 350 non-IT executives reveals faith in IT is slipping fast.

Indeed, a 2012 McKinsey survey found that 57% of the survey respondents said IT could help facilitate entry into new markets. That figure has since declined to 35%, the latest survey shows.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Best Practices on Developing a Successful Cloud Strategy

Blog-post by Terence Ngai,
HP Blogger
, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 17:13

I have been fortunate in having many opportunities to work with different types of clients in various vertical industries.  While not every organization has the same challenges when moving to the cloud, I do see one common theme that, while many of them understand the benefits of cloud, they don’t know how to get there. Many of them believe that if they virtualize everything, they will be in the cloud. And that is simply not the case.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

IT concerns show up around the private cloud

Gartner survey turns up widespread disappointment, problems with private cloud deployments

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:04

It’s too soon to describe this as the proverbial canary in the coal mine but a Gartner analyst’s back-of-the-envelope survey can’t bode well for the future of private cloud computing.

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