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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Rogue analytics and big data: real or imagined?

#CIOchat tackles this topic on Thursday.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:31

Does big data have a rogue side just like the cloud? That's what we aim to find out with our #CIOchat question this week: "Do organizations need formal policies with respect to handling Big Data?"

The question which comes from ECF editorial director Bill Laberis implies it does. Of course, it's nowhere as big a problem as posed by rogue clouds. And will "formal policies" snuff out innovation? I admit the term makes me shudder and is reminiscent of the days when IT puts the clamps on everything digital. 

CIO Leadership, Big Data

NHL checks in with big league analytics

Sticking it to fantasy sites

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 03/26/2015 - 19:37

The NHL's Stanley Cup playoff will begin soon. Bodies will fly and bang into each other with the extra intensity only playoff hockey can provide. 

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Data analytics is the job of the ---?

#CIOchat to discuss CIO's roles in Big Data, analytics

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:43

Is data analytics a place where the CIO can drive better business and IT alignment? That is the question for our #CIOchat this Thursday from 2-3 p.m. ET.

It comes to us from long time ECF blogger Myles Suer, who has written extensively on the subject. In fact, he's published nine meaty posts on Big Data and analytics just in 2015! 


Business Issues, Big Data

The emergence of the analytical CEO

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:22

I remember being an A’s fan during the Moneyball era. When my wife and I saw the movie, we kept asking each other do you remember going to this game or that game. Prior to the movie, neither of us knew what was taking place in the A’s back office. All we knew was it was hard not to want to be part of this team with such a low payroll, kids drumming at every game, and irrepressible will to win even though the odds were stacked against them.

Business Issues, Services

The road to the self-driving business

Blog-post by Charles Bess, Thu, 03/05/2015 - 16:17

Recently, I saw an IEEE Spectrum article that asked the question Will You Need a New License to Operate a Self-Driving Car? It made me wonder about the CIO’s role in setting up a business so it can have an autopilot as well.

Business Issues, Big Data

Deriving an Analytics Maturity Model

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:57

When I have talked to CIOs and CFOs about their hot button information management issues, the CIOs focus much of the discussion on the need to pull gold out of the masses of data or to “competing on analytics” while the CFOs focus on the need for better data for better decisions, for making better sense out of data, and for trustworthy and timely data. While the two viewpoints can clearly be reconciled as the views from the data manager and dare I say data steward (CIOs told me they did not want to be the data steward) and from the data consumer.

Business Issues, IT Performance

IT skills in 2020 and before

Digital artisans? Tinkerers?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:52

"Future proof your IT career: 8 tech area that will still be hot in 2020" at is an article containing non-obvious gems that can spur 'ahah!' moments.

Business Issues, Big Data

Analytics as Business Strategy

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Wed, 02/11/2015 - 20:19

As I have been reading books and posts recently regarding analytics, I have noticed one thing from just about everyone including myself that has published on the topic. We assume that the reader has a working knowledge of business strategy and its implications to analytics. Given this, I have decided to remedy this within this post.

Business Issues, Big Data

Is it the CDO or CAO or someone else?

What do you think?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Sat, 01/24/2015 - 00:07

A month ago, I shared that Frank Friedman believes CFOs are “the logical choice to own analytics and put them to work to serve the organization’s needs”. Even though many CFOs are increasingly taking on what could be considered an internal CEO or COO role, many readers protested my post which focused on reviewing Frank Friedman’s argument.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

2015 State of the CIO is must reading

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 01/08/2015 - 17:03

The annual 2015 State of CIO executive summary focuses on IT's relationship with the business, skills shortages, IT investments, security and salaries to name a few key topics.

Before I say a word about each, I want to say why I like this survey more than others. One reason is obvious: I work for the same company as CIO.

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