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What is the digital enterprise: July 17th Twitter chat

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:17
jdodge

The media, analysts and some CIOs are obsessed with the digital enterprise. So what is it exactly?

That's our central question in the Twitter chat on July 17th from 2-3 p.m. EDT. The hashtag is #CIOchat 


CIO Leadership, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility

The digital enterprise: what's in a myriad of names?

New and Third Platforms, the latest

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:54

What is a digital enterprise?

Quite simply, it is one whose IT foundation is based on cloud, Big Data/analytics, Mobile and social/collaboration - all in support of business goals. That is the digital enterprise and to get there you must pass through something called digital transformation. When you actually arrive is anyone's guess, but the CIO should know when he or she sees or feels it.

This is one of those posts that basically wrote itself as the result of an internal e-mail discussion. My nonsense detector was loudly going off.


Business Issues, Technology, Cloud, IT Infrastructure

How to recover after a cloud computing misstep

Quick Post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:57
jdodge

Computerworld's feature about cloud missteps gives inplementers a good look into the unforseen pitfalls one can encounter in deploying clouds. Dreamworks CTO Lincoln recounts two significant downsides in deploying Google apps.

One is the customer is not in control of the user experience. When Google wants to roll out new features, everyone gets them "ready or not." The other is when there are several cloud suppliers, the customer is "hindered" setting up apps workflows across the many environments. While Wallen cites many benefits, these are two serious downsides.


Business Issues, CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, IT Performance

Private cloud, analytics top strategic initiatives

Strong CIO-CMO relationships key for top performers: PwC

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Tue, 07/01/2014 - 16:07
jdodge

Across a broad swath of 11 industries, "data mining and analysis" and "private cloud" are in a dead heat as the top two strategic initiatives, according to PwC's 6th annual Digital IQ survey. Data mining is not a top initiative in technology (seems odd) and private cloud was absent from the retail & consumer sector.

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

Building a Secure Cloud Environment

A secure IT strategy often emerges as a key concern

Blog-post by Chris Patterson, Thu, 06/26/2014 - 20:49
Chris Patterson

Cloud computing is fundamentally revolutionizing how businesses deliver and operate the services and products they bring to market. The ability to leverage virtual infrastructure in a public cloud context enables compelling and strategic benefits including increased agility, improved scalability, reduced costs and capital expenses, and more efficient deployment of IT resources, all of which allow an organization to focus on growing their core business.

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Tags: CIO Cloud

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

Cloud Security for Rational Leaders: A Practical Approach for the C-Suite

Blog-post by Chris Patterson, Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:48
Chris Patterson

News headlines are filled with enough stories about compromised data security to drive executives away from networked and cloud solutions and back to the proverbial days of stuffing cash in a mattress. However, effective leaders recognize that threats to a computing environment are always present, and believe a more fruitful approach to operate a secure organization is to direct their IT teams to manage against real – not simply perceived – threats.

Rational vs. Irrational Fears

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Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

A data center 609 square miles times six

By 2030, that's the size of the data center you'd need to store thw world's data

Blog-post by Christian Verstraete,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:52
Christian

By 2030, the amount of data is forecast to have grown to 1 Yottabyte (a lotta bytes, for sure...think 1 followed by 24 zeroes). That was the prediction of Martin Saddler from HPLabs, who I heard make a presentatation in London a few weeks ago.

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Business Issues, Applications, Cloud

Should CIOs should encourage shadow IT spending?

CEB thinks so.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:42
jdodge

The headline that CIOs should "encourage" Shadow IT spending caught my eye. Should they?

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Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Cloud

Cloud chat recap: Security, app integration remain main barriers

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Fri, 06/13/2014 - 16:01
jdodge

Our chat yesterday about today's biggest cloud challenges 3-4 years into explosive cloud growth largely focused on two mainstay barriers: security and app integration. Those hurdles, it seems, will be around for a long time, the chatterers indicated.

The further up enterprises go in the app pyramid, the tougher deployment gets. Click here for a candid PC World interview with HP CIO Ramon Baez that discusses examines what it takes to move to the cloud. 

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CIO Leadership, Applications

Driving your enterprise to the New Style of IT

Checkout the latest game in town at HP Discover

Blog-post by E.G. Nadhan,
HP Blogger
, Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:29

This is not the first time auto-racing has played an integral part of HP Discover. Remember NASCAR’s Fan and Media Center from past conferences? So I wasn’t surprised to see a huge monitor with cars racing down the track when I walked into the Discover Zone here in Las Vegas—a city that is going through a transformation of its own, driven by the New Style of IT.


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