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Looking for innovative, daring and successful cloud implementations

That's our #CIOchat topic, Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.

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Our chat topic this week will explore innovative, daring and/or successful cloud implementations. It's time to talk about actual examples.

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CIO Leadership, Applications, IT Performance

Few IT departments viewed as innovators, first movers

Two surveys uncover legions of followers, laggards.

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Colleague Abbie Lundberg sent me a couple of Harvard Business Review surveys that explore how IT can become a leadership organization and the importance of being a "digital first mover" in the enterprise. The findings are not especially pretty. Both survey reports are attached. 

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Technology, Applications, Mobility, Security

Wearables fashion v. function: depends on who's buying.

#CIOchat reveals substantial interest from CIO in wearables.

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Our Twitter #CIOchat this week tackled wearable devices: fashion versus function? The consensus was it depends on the market, but that fashion is very important in most cases. 

We also explored IT and security implications of smart watches and more broadly, wearable devices. But first the numbers: 28 participants (a half dozen CIOs) cranked out 282 Tweets in our hour long #CIOchat.

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Technology, Applications, Mobility, Security

Fashion first, function second in smart watches, wearables

We #CIOchat about this at 2-3 p.m. ET, Thursday.

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It's simple. Most people won't don a smart watch or wearble device that's ugly. Consumers will not buy the new Apple Watch or forthcoming HP Luxury Smartwatch unless they are sharp and fashionable.

Our weekly #CIOchat will center on this fun question: Is fashion as important as function with smart watches and wearable devices? We chat 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .

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Business Issues, Applications, Mobility, Security

Imperfect Security: something will always get through

The weak link is employees.

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Our #CIOchat yesterday looked at security through the lens of recent credit card hacks via payment systems.

First the numbers: 23 participants spewing out 333 Tweets! We chat every Thursday 2-3 p.m. p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat . 

All agreed that no security is foolproof and that something is going to get through. Several did not envy being a retail CIO given these high profile hacks at Target, Home Depot and most assuredly others.

What's more, employees are the point of the most vulnerability to cyber attacks.

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud

Will public cloud market just be served by big vendors?

I don't think so although some do.

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I don't agree with David Linthicum's post in InfoWorld that contends the IaaS and PaaS markets will no longer support smaller providers. He also argues that the little guys will have to exit those markets and find something else to do. 

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CFOs discuss their technology priorities

CIOs this your opportunity to build a better relationship

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myles.suer

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to a number of CFOs about their technology priorities. These discussions represent an opportunity for CIOs to hear what their most critical stakeholder considers important. The CFOs did not hesitate or need to think much about this question. They said three things make their priority list. They are better financial system reliability, better application integration, and better data security and governance.


Technology, Applications, Security

Credit card hacks abound. What's going on?

We chat about this 2-3 p.m. ET today... #CIOchat

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This week, it Home Depot's credit cards. A few weeks ago, it's Target's. Is any of your financial information safe? 

That's what we are discussing in today's Twitter chat. Our main question is "What does the recent spate of credit cards hacks say about the state of cybersecurity?"

The chat is from 2-3 p.m. ET, hashtag #CIOchat

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Business Issues, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Pinning down a definition for converged infrastructure

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I have seen studies that forecast the coverged infrastructure (CI) market to be between $17.2 billion and $402 billion over roughly the same time frame (by 2016 or 2017).

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Business Issues, Mobility, Security

Mobile access to the enterprise essential

CIO must evaluate security implications.

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Yesterday's Twitter chat focused on the balancing act between mobile access and security. Most agree that mobile workers must be given acccess to perform their jobs. Others weighed mobile access in terms of business value: if there's value in access, it must be given. 

With that in mind, the Tweets of the week came from CIO Wilfredo Lasalle (@wlassalle). There's two: 

"The attention to BYOD mattered when it was wanted by the users/business. Now the CIO needs to manage its security implications."

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