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What is the digital enterprise: July 17th Twitter chat

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The media, analysts and some CIOs are obsessed with the digital enterprise. So what is it exactly?

That's our central question in the Twitter chat on July 17th from 2-3 p.m. EDT. The hashtag is #CIOchat 


CIO Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility

The digital enterprise: what's in a myriad of names?

New and Third Platforms, the latest

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What is a digital enterprise?

Quite simply, it is one whose IT foundation is based on cloud, Big Data/analytics, Mobile and social/collaboration - all in support of business goals. That is the digital enterprise and to get there you must pass through something called digital transformation. When you actually arrive is anyone's guess, but the CIO should know when he or she sees or feels it.

This is one of those posts that basically wrote itself as the result of an internal e-mail discussion. My nonsense detector was loudly going off.


Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility

What emerging technologies are most important?

#CIOchat wants you!

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jdodge

Our Twitter chat this Thursday asks what emerging technologies you think are the most important. And which ones will be a bust?

Our chat is 2-3 p.m. EDT on Thursday. If you want to elaborate beyond the 140 character Twitter limit, our CIO Question poses the same question. 

So far, analytics and Big Data are coming up as the most important technology. Internet of Things seems to draw the most skepticism.

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

How to recover after a cloud computing misstep

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jdodge

Computerworld's feature about cloud missteps gives inplementers a good look into the unforseen pitfalls one can encounter in deploying clouds. Dreamworks CTO Lincoln recounts two significant downsides in deploying Google apps.

One is the customer is not in control of the user experience. When Google wants to roll out new features, everyone gets them "ready or not." The other is when there are several cloud suppliers, the customer is "hindered" setting up apps workflows across the many environments. While Wallen cites many benefits, these are two serious downsides.


Business Issues, Applications, Mobility

BYOD backlash: "Employees can choose, but CIOs controls"

Fewer than half the companies surveyed practice BYOD

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jdodge

I've always wondered why CIOs can't just say "NO" to BYOD. Well, CIO.com reporter Tom Kanshige wrote about one who did.

In fact, he cites a survery where just over half of companies do not allow BYOD at all. Have we in the media drunk the BYOD KoolAid that flies in the face of what is really happening? Quite possibly. 

I would posit that some if not many companies are not as obssessed with technology as we in the vendor, analyst and media communities. After all, someone have to forge car axles.

Tags: ByoD CIO IT Mobile

Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Private cloud, analytics top strategic initiatives

Strong CIO-CMO relationships key for top performers: PwC

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jdodge

Across a broad swath of 11 industries, "data mining and analysis" and "private cloud" are in a dead heat as the top two strategic initiatives, according to PwC's 6th annual Digital IQ survey. Data mining is not a top initiative in technology (seems odd) and private cloud was absent from the retail & consumer sector.

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

Five Key Characteristics to Look for When Selecting a Managed Hosting Service Provider

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Chris Patterson

Managed hosting providers are increasingly assuming a vital role in all aspects of business operations. As cloud-based technologies and applications continue to evolve, businesses are eager to leverage virtual technologies to drive growth. Organizations have developed new business models, services and products built around cloud technology. Businesses are differentiating themselves by leveraging the operational intelligence extracted from the massive volume of data generated, stored and analyzed through managed hosting, virtual infrastructures and cloud technology.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The emergence of the strategic CFO

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Traditionally, CIOs have tended to work with what one CIO called a “1975 Controller CFO”. For this reason, the relationship between CIOs and CFOs was expressed well in a single word “contentious”. But a new type of CFO is emerging that offers the potential of different type of relationship. These so called “strategic CFOs” can be an effective ally for CIOs. The question is which type of CFO do you have?


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

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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