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How CIOs Can Become Business Heroes

It's pay as you go IT services from now on..

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This post by former CIO Mike Hugos, who blogged early on at the ECF, describes how you can gain the attention and respect of upper management during the sliver of time they give you in the annual senior management retreat.  

Here's a snippet:


Business Issues, Cloud

Reconciling IT budgets and the cloud

It boils down to whether business management trusts IT?

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HP Blogger
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Christian

Over the last couple months, the same discussion keeps popping up over and over again. It started last August at a cloud introduction workshop I ran for an insurance company. I talked about the need to manage the service portfolio and highlighted the importance of a proper governance between business and IT. One of the attendees complained that the business had no understanding of the cost associated with the development of new services.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

The co-evolution of HR, Big Data and Social Enterprise

The growing field of "Talent Analytics"

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The often-contentious relationship between marketing and IT has made for great organizational spectator sport, but perhaps the more interesting game in town is the revolution in HR’s deepening relationship with Big Data.

The growing field of Talent Analytics adds a very interesting dimension to Big Data and converged HR infrastructures. Most of the consulting engagements I’ve worked on in this area are driven by four intermeshed HR and IT needs: 

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Mobility, Security, Services

Has Marketing Clouded the Cloud for CIO’s?

Does Marketing Cloud adoption raise the ante for developing new “Social BRM” skills in central IT ?

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Check the visitor sign-in sheet in the main lobby and chances are you’ll see that vendor account reps that had been calling on you in IT are now instead calling on your buddies on the marketing floor. There is probably no greater example of this shift than in the proliferation of what are generically called “Marketing Clouds”.

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Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Applications, Cloud, IT Performance, Mobility, Services

ERP for Agility, Business Insight, Mobility and Growth

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Kevin Beasley

It is critical for today’s midmarket organizations to ensure top productivity while also providing customers with advanced, multi-functional business applications. In particular, companies are looking for platforms that allow for easy and immediate access to the tools and information they need within their browser. It’s crucial for decision-makers to understand the importance of implementing ERP solutions, as they have the ability to combine deep industry processes and analytics with social, mobile and cloud collaboration tools.

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Business Issues, Big Data

How CIOs can steer the big data discussion

"Tempering enthusiasm with realism"

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This blog post at TechRepublic offers good perspective about what you as CIO might be trying to convey to your colleagues about Big Data...or just data as blogger Patrick Gray suggests ("Forget the "big".").

He also asks "Is "big data" code for "better reporting"?

Good read.

 


Technology, Cloud, Services

Why CIOs should encourage rogue clouds

Rogue cloud use "broad and rampant"

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I take issue with a couple of things Infoworld blogger David Linthicum says in the attached post, but agree with his overall premise in the headline that CIO's should let end users experiement with rogue clouds.  

He writes:  


Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud, Services

Do you believe the CMOs will spend more on tech than CIOs by 2017?

Gartner's prediction has gotten attention during 2013

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If there's an IT prediction that's gotten traction in 2013, it's probably from this Gartner headline: "By 2017 the CMO will spend more on IT than the CIO."

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Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, Services

4 Ways CIOs Can to Respond to a Service Outage

Setting up mock cloud failures as a calendar item...

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Community Manager
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jdodge

This CIO.com article has lots of practical to protect against cloud service outages. You can't avoid them entirely, but you can prepare for a response that eases the loss and suffering.

I love articles with pragmatic advice, especially when the author - Jonathan Hassell in this case - has endured the pain and suffering.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure

Aligning Converged Infrastructure with Converged Skills

Does your IT organization have SMAC ?

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In a recent conversation with a government technology official the topic of conducting a converged infrastructure asset audit arose.  As you know, these audits are typically designed to determine the hardware and software inventory in governmental agencies in much the same way that clerks would do inventory in grocery stores after hours.


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