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Business Issues, Applications

Cloud app dev saves developers 1 hour of every 8

Evans Data Cloud Development Survey finds developers split on benefits and concerns about building in the cloud

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jdodge

This Infoworld article citing a Evans Data Corp. cloud survey survey of 400 developers reveals the cloud cuts an average 11.6 per cent in development time.

"While about 10 percent of developers cited no time savings in using cloud environments, an almost equal amount said they had experienced more than 30 percent time savings. About 38 percent cited savings in the 11 to 20 percent range," according to the article.

Does this match up with your experience?


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Dear Mr CIO, How Is 2013 Strategy Going So Far?

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AdrianB

Dear Mr CIO, how is the year ahead planning programme going so far?  I know, sorry, it's a tough one.  The deployment and integration of devices, mobile connectivity points, virtual cloud-based desktop services, security, big data, tablets, mini-tablets and micro-mini-tablets (don’t worry, we made that last one up) all present a multiplicity of challenges.


Technology, Big Data

Data is up, data is down, data is on the move

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AdrianB

Data is going up and data is going down.  Its endless upward spiral to the cloud is being lauded as the platform and paradigm that we must now adhere to for future IT efficiency.  At the same time, data is going down.  It is being processed and (crucially here) it is being ‘analysed’ at an in-memory level, where new speed efficiencies outstrip the power of disk-based alternative options.


Business Issues, IT Performance

CIO Role to Strengthen in 2013

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CIOs will rule in 2013 just like the cloud, BYOD, big data and all the other hot stuff in 2012, says Enterprise CIO Forum community manager John Dodge. But how will 2013 be different from 2012? Follow John Dodge on Twitter.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, IT Performance

Five ways federal IT can increase innovation while cutting costs

How to develop a 21st-century IT foundation when budgets are tight

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HP Blogger
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David_Wray

Federal IT is in the midst of a huge transformation, driven by initiatives ranging from IT Reform and Federal Data Center Consolidation to CloudFirst, CyberFirst and FutureFirst. In May 2012, President Obama released a memo detailing new directions for Federal IT as part of the Digital Government Strategy.


Technology, Cloud

Major Cloud Outages of 2012 to Learn From

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RickBlaisdell

According to a recent report by the International Working Group on Cloud Computing Resiliency, each year a cloud computing service is usually down for an average of 7.5 hours.  Companies who use the cloud for running their operations totally or partially were severely affected this year. So, let’s see some of the biggest outages suffered by cloud users in 2012:

Microsoft Windows Azure


CIO Leadership, Big Data

Effective strategies highlighted by Bob Evans to guide the CIO for the upcoming year

The article gives an insight into the strategies that needs to be adopted by the CIO.

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In today’s economy, the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) has changed. The leadership

quality compels the modern CIO to focus on operation rather than only on technology. Generally,


Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Vendor Management Issues In Era of Cloud Service Providers (SAAS)

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At a recent CIO conference, CIOs shared that vendor management is a focus area with cloud providers (SAAS). IDC research shows worldwide spending on public IT cloud services will be more than $40B in 2012 and will approach $100B in 2016. Over the 2012–2016 forecast period, public IT cloud services will enjoy a CAGR of 26.4%. IDC predicts that in the long haul public cloud will win the war with private clouds. 


Business Issues, Cloud

Forrester Outlines How IT Organizations Will Control the Cloud

Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

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jdodge

This article summarizes the Forrester report, which examines what the cloud means to two constituencies: app and software engineers and IT operations (aka infrastructure). The cloud makes life easier for the former and they are "never going back", but there are deeper implications for IT operations. A worthy read....

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

Marketing Technology Office, really? Here’s four key functions of the new IT office

As Business and IT merge, does IT needs to be split by business unit?

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HP Blogger
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I just read an article advocating the creation of a marketing technology office. The suggestion is that channel and customer-facing technologies would be owned by the MTO, the Marketing Technology Office. Frankly this brings me to two conclusions. Let me share those:

IT = Business and Business = IT

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