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Business Issues, Applications

How IT must transform to meet the challenge of today’s software-defined enterprise

Blog-post by,
Alec Wagner

Gone are the days when IT was a supporting infrastructure, managed separately from the actual work of the business. More and more, customers make travel arrangements through a browser; manage finances with mobile apps; shop for books, music, electronic devices and insurance, primarily online. Today, IT has moved to the core of what an enterprise does, making every business into a software business. Customer experience and product development are no longer just supported by software, software is now the face—and often the heart—of your business.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Mobility

The 100 CIO Top Guns of Twitter

Small and medium size orgs rule.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

When it comes to Twitter and CIOs, take the Fortune 500 list, crumple it up and throw it in the waste basket.

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Business Issues, Big Data

Twitter chat yields Big Data insights, links to related posts

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
,
jdodge

Our Twitter chat this week asking whether Big Data is an enterprise survival pre-requisite yielded great insights from a variety of observers. Of course it is: data driven companies have been shown to be the most profitable.

Below are my eight favorite tweets, 2-4 of which speak to specificity, business processes and knowing what you're looking for. 

In a new twist this week, I found Enterprise CIO Forum blog posts related to each of the eight highlighted tweets. Simply click on the bolded text. Number 6 has two links.

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Business Issues, Applications

Learning agile development the hard way

Focusing on continual software improvement

Blog-post by,
HP Blogger
,
Christian

For several months now, I’m involved in a project. The objective, do something we never did before.

Loving innovation, that’s something for me, isn’t it? So, I embarked with very little description and started thinking at how we could build what we were looking for. I have to explain you that my piece is part of a larger project, an expansion of something that has been done a while ago, a new version. 

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility

Internet of things: business value, which industries, security

#CIOchat Twitter chat reveals unbridled enthusiasm for IoT.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

There's no stopping the Internet of Things (IoT), not that anyone really knows what it is, exactly. That's according to a Twitter chat yesterday asking "Should CIOs care about the Internet of Things?"

Four questions were posed: Q. 1 What is IoT? Q. 2 Where's the business value? Q. 3 Which industries best for IoT? Q. 4 What about security? There were hundreds of Tweets. Below are some notable examples matched to the questions. 

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CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data

Twitter chat: Should CIOs care about the Internet of Things?

Come join for lively us at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday. Use hashtag #CIOchat

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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The Enterprise CIO Forum will hold a Twitter chat Thursday to discuss the Internet of Things and its impact on IT and CIOs. ECF community manager John Dodge will moderate the chat from 1-2 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 20. #CIOchat is the hashtag.

Some of the questions that will be raised include:

-- What is the Internet of Things?

-- Can the Internet of Things generate business value? How?

-- Which industries could benefit most from the Internet of Things?

-- What are the security risks with the Internet of Things?


CIO Leadership, Applications, IT Performance, Mobility

U.K. government agency publicly abolishes CIO role

Dept. of Work and Pensions goes with a chief technology officer and chief digital officer.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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jdodge

HP blogger extraordinaire Christian Verstraete wrote an insightful post about about the evolution of the CIO role into no more CIO.

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Technology, Cloud, Services

Blueprint of a cloud model for a hybrid environment

With its scalable and elastic technology, cloud has been among the most impactful catalysts of change to both business and IT. Cloud has redefined “time to value,” which in turn has revolutionized customer and client expectations and pressed data centers to deliver more services at a faster rate than ever before. Cloud has, in effect, fostered and encouraged the on-demand convenience required by today’s consumer.

Click on the link below to read more.

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

CIOs frustrated by mainframe app conversion expense

IT mainframe skills shortage getting worse.

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
,
jdodge

Ready to put those antiquated mainframes apps into the cloud or on smart phones? Not so fast. It just got a whole lot more expensive.

According to a survey of 590 CIOs in nine countries, an average of $11 million is needed to modernize core mainframe applications. More significantly, that represents a 29% rise in the past 18 months. In May, 2012, the average moderization figure cost was $8.5 million.

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Technology, Applications, Mobility

Workers who lose mobile phones just don't give a damn

Blog-post by,
Community Manager
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A study of 750 adults who have a mobile phone for work shows many are cavalier about corporate data and the device itself.

Not even a third think they should be on the hook for the phone if it was lost or stolen, according to a study from Absolute Software, which provides technology solutions for lost or stolen devices.

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