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Business Issues, Security

Is sharing cyber security information with the Feds a good idea?

#CIOchat explores this explosive issue Thursday, 2-3 p.m. ET.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:41

President Obama made an impassioned plea at the Feb. 13 Cyber Security Summit for the private sector and the federal government to exchange cyber threat information. The idea is simple: teaming up is better than separately waging the war against cyber terrorism, spying and crime.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Big Data implementations growing but slower that anticipated

Lack of Big Data skills and compliance/security are the biggest obstacles.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 02/20/2015 - 19:13

While CIOs and enterprises are "excited" about Big Data analytics and supporting technologies such as Hadoop, they lack the "skills and resources" and to pull them off, according to a new survey results from SnapLogic and TechValidate.

Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Security

A frightening lack of IoT Security

With 50 microprocessors or more, cars could be targeted by bad actors.

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Fri, 02/20/2015 - 17:24

By HP Security Strategist Stan Wisseman


CIO Leadership, Services

A "resounding no" to funding CIO innovation

Why is innovation within an organization to be limited solely to the span of control of the CIO? Or for that matter, any single business unit?

Blog-post by David J. Hinson, Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:55

Why is innovation within an organization to be limited solely to the span of control of the CIO? Or for that matter, any single business unit?

I have the same problem with the funding of a single area of an enterprise tasked with the purpose of innovation, that I have with having a single Chief Innovation Officer, that’s somehow supposed to magically transform an entire organization.

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Tags: CIO Innovation

Technology, Big Data, IT Infrastructure

2015 storage predictions: Big Data, object storage, flat backup

Part II of II.

Blog-post by Craig Nunes, Wed, 02/18/2015 - 20:27

1. Big Data Continues to Challenge Storage System Vendors. Why? Data-aware storage combined with an integrated, big data-like search function can address the pain of unstructured data growth and management.

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CIO Leadership, IT Infrastructure

An insider's top 2015 storage technology predictions, part I

Part II looks at implications of Big Data, object storage and flat backup on storage.

Blog-post by Craig Nunes, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:35

1. The Death of 10K RPM Drives. Why? The cost per usable GB of flash will match 10K rpm SAS drives this year.

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Tags: CIO IT storage

Technology, Cloud

Post-NSA: Can tech firms reclaim confidence in the cloud?

The adoption of a new standard for protecting data in the cloud follows in the aftermath of revelations about NSA's surveillance capabilities.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 02/17/2015 - 19:32

In the aftermath of the revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, privacy advocates criticized technology companies for failing to more aggressively protect user information stored on their cloud services.


Technology, Cloud

Fitting into the Cloud, Hybrid Style

Eight questions to ask.

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Wed, 02/11/2015 - 02:45

Hybrid cloud is a good choice for most enterprises, but choosing the right fit for your particular organization is paramount to a successful launch.

First, assess your current infrastructure by asking specific questions of where you stand right now. These include:

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CIO's spend less than half their time on IT

New Gartner survey says relationship building with customers, LOB heads and customers a bigger priority.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:12

A sentence I read about how CIOs spend less than half their time on IT struck me as significant. From a Gartner press release today about its 2015 global survey of CIOs.

"In 2015, leading CIOs will spend less than 40 percent of their time running the IT organization, choosing instead to spend time with other CxOs (27 percent of their time), business unit leaders (18 percent of their time) and external customers (16 percent of their time)."

CIO Leadership, Applications

Is innovation under the CIO worth funding?

#CIOchat this week explores why IT innovation under aegis of the CIO is so anemically funded.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 02/09/2015 - 16:59

The post started out asking why doesn't the CIO enjoy a bigger innovation budget? The question implies that it should, but in researching the issue, now I am not so sure. Budgets rise to their own level, right?

The question in the headline almost answers itself. If CIO innovation was worth it, it would get an ample budget. 


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