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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

8 ways to master change management

One of the toughest challenges facing CIOs.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:30

Former colleague and Computerworld writer Howard Baldwin writes about the topic that ranks among the CIO's biggest and most costly challenges, change management. See the attached article with eight ways to deal with change management.


CIO Leadership, Technology, Security

Fending off targeted cyberattacks with ATA

Blog-post by HP Security Strategists, Tue, 02/03/2015 - 21:41

By HP security strategist Stan Wisseman

Unlike computer worms and viruses that usually attack indiscriminately, targeted cyberattacks involve intelligent planning with respect to the chosen target or class of targets. Also evident in these attacks, is a difference in attitude: the threat agent wants to attack the victim and is willing to expend the extra effort to target them as an individual (or group).

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

This CIO is throwing out the playbook

UPenn's Tom Murphy charges for everything.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:22

I read a Forbes interview with University of Pennsylvania CIO Tom Murphy and it loaded with gems for a new model of IT.

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Business Issues, Cloud

Do you believe that signing on with a cloud provider means vendor lock in at some level?

Polls by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Sun, 02/01/2015 - 17:19
Do you believe that signing on with a cloud provider means vendor lock in at some level?

CIO Leadership, Security

Are CIOs losing control?

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:42

The top three things that keep CIOs awake at night are security breaches, downtime and talent acquisition in that order, according to a survey by Sungard Availability Services.

Are CIOs losing control of IT?

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Business Issues, Security

Technology risk assessment #CIOchat this week

They do it for blizzards and the Super Bowl.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:44

How do you assess technology risk? When do you assess it? There's plenty of methodologies that do this and I've linked to a several documents below, one a risk assessment toolkit authored by the State of California CIO Michele Robinson and another NIST guidelines for assessing technology risk.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

People should get CIO's attention as much as tech, processes

Community Video by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 01/26/2015 - 19:03

"We don't start or lead with technology. We lead with "what is the business outcome that we are trying to drive towards"," says HP Software CIO Paul Chapman. With that, Chapman and CIO  strategic advisor Tim Crawford riff on why IT leaders need to focus on people as much as they do on process and technology.

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CIO Leadership, Applications

Five reason CIOs should start giving Windows 10 a serious look

"Universal" apps, integration and a "Spartan" feel make it more than a little interesting.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:55

Windows 10 will not appear until late this year, but it's not too early to start pondering what this new platform will mean in the enterprise. 

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Technology, Cloud

What is a hybrid cloud and why do we care?

Beware "hybrid washing." Selected readings.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/21/2015 - 20:27

Study after study shows that hybrid clouds are the way enterprises are going. What is a hybrid cloud? Or what are hybrid clouds?

Hybrid cloud is one IT buzz term that's self-defining and reasonably clear. In fact, hybrid is just another word for the long-standing concept of systems integration in IT - one system working with a different system. From this also sprung the notion of incompatibility. Systems incompatiblies were just accepted. Perish the thought a PC app would work on the Mac. Compatibility (a first cousin of hybrid and integration) can be granular and on many levels.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Internet of Things seen as catalyst for 2015 cloud computing boom

At CES, big expectations for more connected devices augurs well for more cloud computing solutions to handle all that new data

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Wed, 01/21/2015 - 17:31

Here’s an important takeaway for cloud computing users from the recently-concluded Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas: The mushrooming number of devices getting connected to the Internet is going to drive new demand for cloud computing solutions that can handle all this new data coming online.

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