Big Pharma CIOs are more likely to have a background in the business of pharma where drug discovery depends on sifting through massive amounts of data. We are not talking Big Data. Our own ECF council member Joel H. Dobbs (former CIO of Eisai) is a good example of that. He holds a Ph.D in pharmacy.
Pharma has been about super Big Data for more than two decades. R&D spending is much higher than other industries as a percentage of revenues.
This post recognizes that the demands, imperatives and needs of CIOs varies from industry to industry. We who cover the CIO space often fail to recognize that so many of the things we say come off as actionless platitudes.
Inside threats have always been identified as a top source of threats in the many infosec surveys I've seen. Who better than employees to know where real damage can be done? However, attacks are getting more varied. The 2014 Data Breach report from Verizon lists nine different types of attacks. It's a must read for an CISO.
Every 5 years or so, the IT industry comes up with a new term to represent the industry/technology evolution. Do you remember mainframe, mini, client/server, DCE, object orientation, SOA, web services, cloud ….
Let’s continue our journey discussing the 5 use cases helping you embark on the journey to cloud. Use case 4 is probably one of the most interesting ones and directly responds to the pressure put on the CIO to try keeping IT under control.
First, yesterday the day started with keynotes from Dave Donatelli, George Kadifa and Mike Nefkins. Dave discussed new products in the server, storage and network area, focusing mainly on the software defined ones, describing how HP addresses software defined data centers. George and his team walked us through the HAVEn announcement and showed through three new products how HAVEn can be used to gain better understanding of our IT environments.
As you probably know by now, I have the opportunity to talk to many CIOs about cloud and how to take some of their activities to the cloud. As long as we discuss options, concepts, offerings etc. the discussion is animated. But at one moment, THE question pops up. How can we go after this? How do we start?