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CIO Leadership, Big Data, IT Performance, Services

Are CIOs and CMOs on a collision or collaboration course?

CMO and CIOs get along ok, but the relationship could be strengthened

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 09/10/2013 - 14:16

Do CIOs and CMO like each other? While they could not be more different - stereotypically, the CIO is analytical, cautious, compliance-oriented and cost conscious while the CMO is action-oriented, outgoing, customer-facing and opportunistic - they actually do.

A survey in May found that most CIOs rate their relationship with CMOs as good to excellent, which makes me think that they are wary about each other, not hostile. After all, both are adults. It should be noted that 4% more CMO's rated their CIO relationships as "excellent" than the other way around (see chart).

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CIO Leadership, Big Data, Services

Glass' Law gets more relevant as data volumes grow

Strive for simplicity, the ultimate IT challenge.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 09/09/2013 - 15:46

Glass' Law of complexity has never been more relevant. It holds that for every 25% rise in functionality, there a four fold increase in software complexity. The overall  suggestion is that new stuff complicates our lives instead of making them easier. 

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Technology, Cloud

The IT Department in the Cloud Era - Rise and Shine?

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 09/05/2013 - 13:46

A great amount of companies have outsourced their IT services and infrastructure to the cloud providers in the past few years. And the trend is just at the beginning - many IT teams will have their responsibilities diminished or even eliminated in the following years.


Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

Hosted Desktop Market (DaaS)

Blog-post by Rick Blaisdell, Thu, 08/29/2013 - 11:25

As I stated a few months ago in one of the articles on my blog, DaaS would have been one of the hot topics in 2013. And the main reason for that is owed to the fact that Desktop as a Service is considered to be the ideal platform for cloud computing in small and medium-sized businesses.

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Technology, Cloud

Security of devices and data with remotely working employees

Quick Post by Richa Pokhriyal, Thu, 08/29/2013 - 08:47
Richa Pokhriyal

Remotely working ability is a boon for businesses as well employees. Computing infrastructures are not centralized but scattered over various locations to ensure the continuous accessibility. However there are few concerns about keeping the data secure. 

Technology, Cloud

The hybrid cloud movement gathers steam

Survey concludes 60% of "IT decision makers" are looking at hybrid clouds.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 08/28/2013 - 17:41

A survey by cloud provider Rackspace Hosting says 60% of respondents are considering moving some apps or workloads from the public cloud to a hybrid environment (converged cloud in HP parlance) that involves a combination of private and public cloud and some in-house resources. Almost a fifth said they are considering moving all public cloud apps and workloads into a hybrid cloud. 

Technology, Cloud, Security

Cloud Computing Becomes Clouded

How the NSA is undermining cloud computing in the US

Blog-post by jamal khawaja, Mon, 08/26/2013 - 14:20

Imagine that you are an executive of a large company in the US.  You’ve come to the conclusion that building out an infrastructure to support your users of is no longer cost effective; you’ve discovered that your company will save millions over the years if you move off of your in-house servers and into a hosted cloud solution. 

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Business Issues, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Performance

Lets Talk Salesforce

Why change is vital and how do we go about implementing it

Blog-post by Anand Raghavan, Fri, 08/23/2013 - 21:20

Today is not yesterday: we our self change:how can our work and thoughts if they are always to be the fittest, continue always same.  

The cloud is rapidly changing global business models. Its is moving from back office to the boardroom. It is about moving rapidly but not traditionally.It about innovation and technologies that enable the transition.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

How the Cloud Benefits CIOs and Business Advancement in 2013

Blog-post by Adam Kinsey, Thu, 08/22/2013 - 16:51

Certain businesses can benefit greatly from the cloud, and that belief isn’t a secret here in 2013. However, the multidimensional impact of cloud use can be viewed at a deeper level.

While it’s a given that there are certain advantages and disadvantages to a business utilizing the cloud, there are specific areas and roles within a company that can be vastly improved by this decision.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

CFO just as positioned to lead transformation as the CIO

Technology lays foundation for "finance transformation."

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 08/21/2013 - 19:03

The CIO is not the only C level executive bearing the burden of transforming the business. The CFO, according to a survey of 930 CFOs conducted by Longitude Research and commissioned by Accenture and Oracle, must lead the "finance transformation." And technology will be key to making that happen.

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