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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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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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Technology, Cloud

6 Cloud Computing Free Services in Vogue

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RickBlaisdell

People and businesses are increasingly using cloud computing today. When your documents, photos, music or other files need to be shared across more than one device, cloud computing is the easiest available and lately, everyone seems to agree with this fact.

This post is dedicated to some of the best free cloud computing services providers. However, most of these tools are not completely free or forever free. Have a look at each of the 6 cloud-based services I consider in vogue:

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Technology, Cloud

How Wireless Technology is Improving our Work and Play

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RickBlaisdell

Technology has had a tremendous impact on all aspects of our life in the past ten years. Wireless technologies play a major role in this transformation. New technologies have begun to transform little by little all aspects of wireless communications and in the process, the way we work and play.


Business Issues, Security

Over Half Of CIOs Fail To Test Cloud Vendors’ Security Systems

Are fears over cloud security abating?

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jdodge

While 84% of CIOs claim they are concerned about cloud security, only 45% of them test it out before they take the leap, according to a report from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF).  But 50% of the 84% of the 250 IT directors responding to the CIF study said they are only "somewhat concerned" about cloud security.

What do you think? Would you take a cloud vendor's word about security at face value?

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