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Business Issues, Cloud, IT Performance, Security

Cloud uptime: do you know yours?

Does cloud up time get overlooked?

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I just read where Microsoft's Azure cloud was reported to be suffering a series of disruptions and and outages. Many Amazon Web Services customers have suffered through outages as well, although no major ones recently.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, Mobility

Chat zeroes in converged infrastructure tipping point

CIOs offer sound advice on IT infrastructure.

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jdodge

Our #CIOchat yesterday asked what the tipping point is for investing in converged infrastructure (CI). The consensus was that there are multiple triggers to consolidate and streamline data centers using CI machinery.

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Technology, Cloud

ERP Adoption Gets into the cloud

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Kevin Beasley

The adoption of cloud-based software is growing in all industries, and for the most part, the benefits are clear—cost savings and improved infrastructure management. But over the past few years, we’re seeing a significant shift to the cloud in one technology industry sector—ERP.

According to recent industry data, more and more organizations plan to move their core ERP systems to the cloud within the next few years. This increased adoption clearly indicates that the cloud has moved into the mainstream.

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Business Issues, Security

Data breaches more varied in 2013

"The year of retail data breach." Espionage on the rise, money crimes declining?

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When it comes to the sheer volume of stats and information, Verizon's 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) is hard to beat. It's chock full of them -- a must read for anyone in computer security.

A few things jumped out at me. Among them:

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Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Converged infrastructure: how much does it cost?

We #CIOchat Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET. What's converged infrastructure ROI?

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What is the tipping point to invest in converged infrastructure? And when should you stand pat in your data centers?

We're going to try and figure that out in our Thursday Twitter chat this week. We chat 2-3 p.m. ET and the hashtag is #CIOchat .

Much has been written about the benefits of converged infrastructure - reduced complexity, faster deployments, ease of management, greater capacity and how it's more geared for cloud, Big Data and mobile.

But how much does it cost and how can you figure out the ROI?

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIOs share on their key challenges

How well do you think they have captured their go forward challenges?

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If you ask a CIO today about their challenges, several things would clearly make the list. CIOs that I know personally are feeling a bit of Future Shock. They say that things are changing a lot faster these days than they did in the past. One CIO said to me in exasperation, “things are changing every 18 months”.

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Business Issues, Technology, Mobility, Security

5 Ways Employees Create Security Risks for Businesses

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The Target, Inc. data hack, the Heartbleed Bug---these and other security breaches serve as stark reminders for businesses of the very real risks of doing business in a web-connected world. On the upside, these high-profile hacks reinforce the dangers of cyber-attacks from without. But on the downside, they tend to distract organizations from focusing on mounting security risks caused by their own employees from within.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CFO CIO relationship a case of misaligned expectations

CIOs need to know what CFOs want.

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jdodge

The relationship between CFO and CIO is a study in misaligned expectations and metrics. 


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

How good, bad or in-between is cloud security?

We chat about it at 2-3 ET Thursday, #CIOchat

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This week's Twitter chat (Aug. 7) will examine cloud security. The main question is "How good or bad is cloud security?"

Below are the other questions that will be posed during the hour long chat from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday. Hashtag is #CIOchat 

-- Are cloud security fears overblown?

-- Can private or public cloud security match or exceed inhouse data center security?

-- How much does security hinder cloud adoption? Where does security rank on the list of cloud hurdles?

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The changing face of the CIO

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When you talk to CIOs today, it is clear that the face of the CIO is beginning to change in significant ways. To understand the depth of this change, I recently asked CIOs four questions.

Is today’s CIO a man or a woman?

What is the average age of a CIO?

What experiences would be valuable to a future CIO?

How will the CIO role change over the next years?

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