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Rogue clouds need to identified and managed:

Many insights into rogue clouds in this week's Twitter chat

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jdodge

In yesterday's Twitter chat about what CIOs can do to blunt the spread of rogue clouds, there was no consensus, really, but plenty of informed opinion.

Here's the numbers on the chat: 28 participants and 188 Tweets. Now for the insights.

Rogue clouds are going to happen even if the CIO offers alternatives. All the same, protection of corporate assets is paramount and that is aided by employee communication and education.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Building a Secure Cloud Environment

A secure IT strategy often emerges as a key concern

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Chris Patterson

Cloud computing is fundamentally revolutionizing how businesses deliver and operate the services and products they bring to market. The ability to leverage virtual infrastructure in a public cloud context enables compelling and strategic benefits including increased agility, improved scalability, reduced costs and capital expenses, and more efficient deployment of IT resources, all of which allow an organization to focus on growing their core business.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility

The third platform: another wrapper for digital transformation

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Platform. Now that's a word IT can understand. They've been dealing with technology platforms forever.

This time, though, take "platform" to a higher level for we are in the age of The Third Platform, according to IDC chief research officer Crawford Del Prete. IDC is the research arm of IDG, which also owns the Enterprise CIO Forum.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Cloud Security for Rational Leaders: A Practical Approach for the C-Suite

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Chris Patterson

News headlines are filled with enough stories about compromised data security to drive executives away from networked and cloud solutions and back to the proverbial days of stuffing cash in a mattress. However, effective leaders recognize that threats to a computing environment are always present, and believe a more fruitful approach to operate a secure organization is to direct their IT teams to manage against real – not simply perceived – threats.

Rational vs. Irrational Fears

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud, Security

This week's chat: What can the CIO offer in place of rogue clouds?

Continuing on the cloud theme, our chat will be 2-3 p.m. EDT...use #CIOchat hashtag

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This chat week's question follows on last week's chat theme and asks "What can IT and the CIO offer in place of rogue clouds?" 

On Thursday, we asked what CIOs should do about rogue clouds and shadow IT. The recap bore the headline "Shadow IT and rogue clouds: Let the sun shine in." The consensus was rogue clouds are here to stay, BUT... We're following up this week on the qualifiers to the consensus. 


CIO Leadership, Applications, Cloud, Mobility

Shadow IT and rogue clouds: Let the sun shine in

"I work in a hospital and then I go home to the 21st century."

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Community Manager
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jdodge

To one degree or another, shadow IT has to be allowed by CIOs and IT departments. That's because no matter what, employees are going use whatever they can to help them perform better.

So offering safer alternatives are the best bets for CIOs although they cannot possibly keep up with all Shadow IT not to mention know about all of it and where it resides.

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud, Security

Shadow IT yea or nay? Get answers in our chat today.

#CIOchat is from 2-3 p.m. EDT.

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jdodge

The CEB (Corporate Executive Board) just advised clients to "encourage" shadow IT, arguing that's where enterprises get the biggest bang for their technology buck. Indeed, fully three quarters of LOB technology spending is on innovation versus a mere quarter when it's IT doling out the money, according to the CEB.


Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

A data center 609 square miles times six

By 2030, that's the size of the data center you'd need to store thw world's data

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HP Blogger
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Christian

By 2030, the amount of data is forecast to have grown to 1 Yottabyte (a lotta bytes, for sure...think 1 followed by 24 zeroes). That was the prediction of Martin Saddler from HPLabs, who I heard make a presentatation in London a few weeks ago.

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud

Should CIOs should encourage shadow IT spending?

CEB thinks so.

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Community Manager
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jdodge

The headline that CIOs should "encourage" Shadow IT spending caught my eye. Should they?

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

Constantly monitoring third party providers is critical

AT&T April breach is why you should insist cloud providers track their employees.

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jdodge

On the surface, your cloud providers could appear to have the best logical and physical security in the world, but it's all for naught if they have untrustworthy employees. AT&T and its customers just learned that the hard way in an April records breach.

AT&T, dinged for delaying the public disclosure of the breach until last Friday, issued the following statement to reporters, according to coverage of the incident at CIO.com.

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