CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance, Security, Services


SaaS has come a long way from “hype” to “norm”.

Blog-post by Karthikeyan Vazhavandan, Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:44

Gartner has predicted 18-20% growth in SaaS market, and expects it to hit US $22.1 billion by the year 2015. They have also measured that SaaS adoption rate has increased many fold in the last few years (almost 71% of enterprises use SaaS solutions).

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Cloud

Choose the Right Cloud Computing Solution through an Investor Perspective

By Jeff Baker, Vice President of IT, Avendus & Puneet Shivam, U.S. Head and Co-head of Outsourcing Vertical, Avendus

Blog-post by Puneet Shivam, Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:26

When looking at cloud services, enterprises often look at service offerings and how they align to their business goals, but adding an investor’s eye on ROI and analytics can be a powerful tool to build a good cloud computing strategy.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

What is FITARA?

Ford Fitara rolls nicely off the tongue, but, no, it's not that.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:07

FITARA is an acronym only a bureaucrat could love. It stands for the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. Say THAT 10 times really fast.

Business Issues, Mobility

Top Four BYOD Security Risk Prevention Tips

By Gerald Hetrick, Chief Operations Officer, Vox Mobile (

Blog-post by Name Withheld, Thu, 02/26/2015 - 17:11

The BYOD trend is here to stay, with employers increasingly embracing its benefits, such as lower hardware costs, extended customer access to employees and staff satisfaction. According to industry analyst Gartner, by 2017 over half of all employers will require employees to use their own devices for work purposes.


Tags: #BYOD

CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Information Security: Quantifying Cyber Threats

Blog-post by Jean-Christophe Gaillard, Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:45

In line with the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in Davos, Switzerland in January, the Partnership for Cyber Resilience published its latest report “Towards the Quantification of Cyber Threats” – in collaboration with Deloitte.

The report summarises the activities of the Partnership across 2014, which have been focused on the modelling of “cyber value-at-risk” - in an attempt to build a common cyber security framework amongst stakeholders.

Business Issues, Cloud

Why the businesses think they should go Cloud alone

You could be talking about a completely different Cloud than they are

Blog-post by Frank Cutitta, Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:02

Could a critical element of building The Brand Called IT be that it actually needs to stop talking to the business about the Cloud theory that CIO’s enjoy so much in technology blogs such as this?

Business Issues, Big Data

Financial Transformation is really about fixing the business

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:21

According to Strategy and Business, the “CFO role is expanding to include being the company’s premier champion of strategic discipline.” It is no wonder that financial transformations are so much in vogue these days. According to The Conference Board, 81% of the companies that it surveyed are involved in a major financial transformation initiative.

CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Should CIOs have a say in corporate strategy?

That is the question for #CIOchat, March 5, 2-3 p.m.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 18:16

Should CIOs have a say in corporate strategy? Do they have the chops to make a difference?


Technology, Applications

How You Can Realize Increased ROI With Accounts Payable Software Solutions

Blog-post by Warren Glick, Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:32
ACOM Solutions

There are many tech tools that equip your business with a greater capacity to serve customers, however, opportunities to gain a nearly instant return on such technology-related investments (ROI) are much harder to attain — unless your business is still using manual accounts payable (AP) systems. Here’s how transitioning to automated accounts payable software solutions can improve your business in ways that impact your operational efficiency and bottom line:


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