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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
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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, Technology, Security

Cyber security: Attacking from the Inside

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Mon, 11/24/2014 - 14:16

Blog post by HP security strategist Dan Schulte

Attacking from the Inside

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Business Issues, Security

Ten security mistakes that will get you fired

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:10

A recent Infoworld article explores the ten biggest "colossal security mistakes." See if you can guess what they are.

I'll give you the first one: "Killing critical business functionality." The second is "killing the CEO's access to anything.

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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. 

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Business Issues, Cloud

Selected hybrid cloud reads

Linthicum, Verstraete and McKendrick on hybrid cloud

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 21:51

Hybrid clouds this year are forecast grow 48% in organizations with more than 1,000 employees, according a study by cloud consulting firm Rightscale. What's more, companies with multiple clouds will grow 78%.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Keep the infrastructure team away from cloud strategies? Yup!

Blog-post by Bill Laberis, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:52
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Ultimately cloud computing in most all its iterations is about infrastructure, right? Whether you are trying to minimize Capex or save your existing infrastructure for ‘Sunday best’ applications or trying to quickly scale to meet shifting business conditions. It comes down to infrastructure.

Therefore it is only logical that the infrastructure team at your organization should be front and center when it comes to planning cloud migrations. Right? Wrong! Because most infrastructure teams are inherently shortsighted, focusing on near-term goals instead of long term strategies.

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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”.

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Business Issues, Security

CIOs Must Learn to Talk to the Board About Cybersecurity

”You can’t paint a rosy picture… but you don’t want to scare the crap out of them either.” WSJ CIO Journal

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 11/17/2014 - 16:35

This Wall Street Journal CIO Journal post is quite instructive about how CIOs should approach the topic of security with boards. Indeed, it is a critical, frank and ongoing discussion.


Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

So many security concerns and topics, so little time

"Fake cell towers!?" See conversation 2.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:42

Our #CIOchat yesterday about security nightmares touched on human error, penetration testing, privacy, Point of Sale vulnerabilities, training, education, layered security, 7x24 threat monitoring and who should be charge of enterprise cyber security. The sheer number of topics expresses the complex and never ending task of keeping enterprise data secure.


Technology, Security

‘Data Breach’ - Top Concern for CIOs in 2015

EiQ Networks' recent survey of CIOs and top IT professionals across industries found that security breaches are the top concern in 2014 and moving into 2015.

Blog-post by Vijay Basani, Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:31

EiQ Networks recently surveyed CIOs and top IT pros across industries, and found, not surprisingly, that security breaches are the top concern in 2014 and moving into 2015.

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