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Business Issues, Security

Ten security mistakes that will get you fired

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A recent Infoworld article explores the ten biggest "colossal security mistakes." See if you can guess what they are.

I'll give you the first one: "Killing critical business functionality." The second is "killing the CEO's access to anything.


Technology, Security

Dropbox Software Glitch

Lost Files May be Restored, but What About Lost Confidence?

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Mr. Murphy (of Murphy’s Law fame) has a way of seeing to it that data is lost when you need it most, and he is apparently undeterred by the Cloud Computing Revolution.

Still reeling from the iCloud breach, the Cloud Computing industry faces another PR hit – lost files due to a software glitch in the popular Dropbox application.

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Technology, Cloud

Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

The Difference And When It Matters

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A decision maker at an SMB is trying to keep things simple (or at least no more complicated than they have to be). Saving money for outsourced services gets everyone’s attention, and the promise of Cloud Computing undoubtedly gets yours.

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Technology, Converged Infrastructure, Services

Healthcare Interoperability

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Interoperability refers to the ability to share and manage information between devices and information systems within and across organizational boundaries.

 According Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) defines Interoperability as-

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Big Data

Who has the largest claim on data, analytics?

LOB? CIO? CFO? Who owns them? Come #CIOchat 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday.

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Who owns data and analytics? LOB? CIO? CFO? Probably all of them and sometimes none of them. That is our #CIOchat topic for this Thursday - 2-3 p.m. ET. 


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobility, Security

Can Your Security Protection Keep Up with Roaming Mobile Workers?

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As 2014 comes to a close, many of us in the security industry cringe as we look back at a year full of massive, high profile security breaches. In spite of major investments of capital and time by large corporations, attackers are still getting through their defensive perimeters, and dwelling undetected long enough to do extensive damage. It’s become painfully clear that enterprises today are so interconnected, any gap in their widely dispersed infrastructures or ecosystems can provide an entry point for sophisticated cybercriminals.

Business Issues, Cloud

Selected hybrid cloud reads

Linthicum, Verstraete and McKendrick on hybrid cloud

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Hybrid clouds this year are forecast grow 48% in organizations with more than 1,000 employees, according a study by cloud consulting firm Rightscale. What's more, companies with multiple clouds will grow 78%.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Keep the infrastructure team away from cloud strategies? Yup!

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Ultimately cloud computing in most all its iterations is about infrastructure, right? Whether you are trying to minimize Capex or save your existing infrastructure for ‘Sunday best’ applications or trying to quickly scale to meet shifting business conditions. It comes down to infrastructure.

Therefore it is only logical that the infrastructure team at your organization should be front and center when it comes to planning cloud migrations. Right? Wrong! Because most infrastructure teams are inherently shortsighted, focusing on near-term goals instead of long term strategies.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Who owns enterprise analytics and data?

Is it the CFO? What do you think?

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With the increasing importance of analytics to the enterprise, the question becomes who should own the analytics and data agenda. This question really matters today because, according to Thomas Davenport, “business processes are among the last remaining points of differentiation.” For this reason, Davenport even suggests that businesses that create a sustainable right to win use analytics to “wring every last drop of value from their processes”.