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Technology, IT Performance

Have You Outgrown Your ERP System?

Blog-post by,
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.


Technology, Big Data

Maybe Big Data is really Dark Data

Dark Data that's finally coming into daylight..

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Community Manager
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Our #CIOchat yesterday argued the merits of #BigData and how much traction it is getting. No one doubted its importance, but a few went back to square one by asking for a crisper definition of the term. Therein lies part of the problem: there's no universal definition for #Big Data (to me, it's analytics that looks at more data).

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CIO Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Security

Big Data critical to remaining competitive

We chat about analytics and Big Data 2-3 p.m. ET Thursday.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

Is Big Data catching on or does confusion and entropy remain its biggest challenges? Could it be both in that companies recognize the "urgency" to fully exploit analytics and Big Data, but have yet to get their acts together.

That will be our #CIOchat question this week: Is Big Data catching on or is it moving too slow? We chat 2-3 pm ET Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .

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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Why Most Global Businesses Won’t Realize the Promise of Enterprise Comms

By John Curtis, VP of Business Transformation, Vodafone Global Enterprise

Blog-post by,
JCVodafone

Many CIOs today can’t keep pace with the communications needs of the enterprise. The volume of information and devices that need to be managed is growing and the costs can be unpredictable. The roster of vendors servicing the wired, wireless and cloud needs of an organization is creating a patchwork solution with many seams.


Technology, Applications, IT Performance, Mobility

Apple Drives the PADS Framework

PADS is a higher-level strategic framework that establishes best practices for assuring user experience, reducing risk and improving operational decision making in a more efficient, secure and timely fashion.

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Once again, Apple has shown its product and marketing prowess with the launch of the iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch.  Cool as they may be, ApplePay could be the most significant illustration of how Apple necessitates the PADS Framework.


CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Competing on Analytics

Fixing data management

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If you ask a CIO today about the importance of data to their enterprises, they will likely tell you about the need to “compete on analytics” and to enable faster business decisions. At the same time, CIOs believe they “need to provide the intelligence to make better business decisions”. One CIO said it was in fact their personal goal to get the business to a new place faster, to enable them to derive new business insights, and to get to the gold at the end of the rainbow”.

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Technology, Big Data, IT Performance

7 Bad Data Habits That Hamper Sales Operation Success

Blog-post by,
Dpicco

It’s all too easy to fall into bad habits at the office: browsing social media, online shopping during business hours, or maybe even sneaking glimpses of World Cup matches when you should be finishing that critical report. But what about the habits we don’t even realize we’re repeating day in and day out? These commonplace behaviors can seriously damage your chances of success, especially if you’re a member of the sales team working with large amounts of customer and prospect data.

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Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

Emerging technology Twitter chat talks up Big Data, analytics

Wearables and IoT not so much, but....

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

We had a very robust Twitter chat about which emerging technologies and which ones aren't. Such an open ended question always sparks debate, but the answers are pretty obvious - Big Data and then cloud and are most important while the value of wearables and Internet of Things are less well understood. There was almost no mention of mobile and we had at least four CIO types in the chat!

We also danced around the issue with many Tweets talking about what would make an emerging technology important - supporting the business strategy and end users, good governance and so forth.


Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility

What emerging technologies are most important?

#CIOchat wants you!

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

Our Twitter chat this Thursday asks what emerging technologies you think are the most important. And which ones will be a bust?

Our chat is 2-3 p.m. EDT on Thursday. If you want to elaborate beyond the 140 character Twitter limit, our CIO Question poses the same question. 

So far, analytics and Big Data are coming up as the most important technology. Internet of Things seems to draw the most skepticism.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Private cloud, analytics top strategic initiatives

Strong CIO-CMO relationships key for top performers: PwC

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

Across a broad swath of 11 industries, "data mining and analysis" and "private cloud" are in a dead heat as the top two strategic initiatives, according to PwC's 6th annual Digital IQ survey. Data mining is not a top initiative in technology (seems odd) and private cloud was absent from the retail & consumer sector.

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