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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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CIO Leadership, Big Data

CIOs: Do you have a business oriented, strategic CFO?

Quick Post by Myles Suer, Mon, 12/29/2014 - 20:09

Please join us on January 7th for a free Webinar on the the analytics and data needs of CFOs.

CIO Leadership, Big Data

Should analytics be focused on small questions versus big questions?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:17

Should the analytic resources of your company be focused upon small questions or big questions? For many, answering this question is not an easy one. Some find key managers preferring to make decisions from personal intuition or experience. When I worked for a large computer peripheral company, I remember executives making major decisions about product direction from their gut even when there was clear evidence that a major technology shift was about to happen. This company went from being a multi-billion dollar company to a $50 million dollar company in the matter of a few years.

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Business Issues, Big Data

LOB has biggest stake in data, analytics: #CIOchat

But the right questions and hypotheses are key.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/24/2014 - 19:09

Last Thursday's chat explored who owns data and analytics and typifies #CIOchat: there's no black and white answers. What fun would Twitter chatting be no fun if there were only easy answers.

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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.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:16

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. 


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Who owns enterprise analytics and data?

Is it the CFO? What do you think?

Blog-post by Myles Suer, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:52

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”.


CIO Leadership, Big Data

The real dilemma of IoT and Ethics

Can devices ever think like humans?

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:53

"Discuss how you dealt with an ethical dilemma" goes the essay topic for a college application.  A question commonly posed to comprehend the dynamics that force us to make those oh-so-difficult judgment calls.  These are dilemmas for which there is no "right" answer varying from scenario to scenario, falling into the "gray area" – with no black-and-white answer.  Humans are wired to make tough decisions bringing all the context and principles to bear.  Similarly, can devices apply the available information to make the right judgment calls?  To some extent, I would s

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

A big city major embraces realtime analytics and Big Data

Boston mayor Walsh wants to patch potholes faster, keep finger on pulse of citizen needs.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/10/2014 - 18:15

It's not often you pick up the morning newspaper assuming you still read one and see a Big Data story leading the front page. That's what happned this morning in The Boston Globe about newly elected mayor Marty Walsh's vision for the city. 

Here's the Globe story citing Walsh:


Technology, IT Performance

Have You Outgrown Your ERP System?

Blog-post by Kevin Beasley, Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:26
Kevin Beasley

Most mid-market organizations – those with $25M to $500M in annual revenues – have outgrown their existing ERP systems, but many are not aware of this dilemma and the additional challenges it will present down the road. These fast-moving organizations are often too focused on the business at hand to make sweeping IT changes every year. Moreover, they find they can make do with what they already have in place, even if they are relying on home grown systems or a disparate collection of third-tier solutions that are barely held together.

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