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.
What is the tipping point to invest in converged infrastructure? And when should you stand pat in your data centers?
We're going to try and figure that out in our Thursday Twitter chat this week. We chat 2-3 p.m. ET and the hashtag is #CIOchat .
Much has been written about the benefits of converged infrastructure - reduced complexity, faster deployments, ease of management, greater capacity and how it's more geared for cloud, Big Data and mobile.
But how much does it cost and how can you figure out the ROI?
This alarming advice was about two thirds of the way down in a post Aug. 5 from Hold Security, the Milwaukee firm which disclosed that a Russian group of hackers had stolen on the order of 1.2 billion email addresses and passwords. Being told not to panic gives most mortals a very panicky feeling.
How do you transform your organization into a digital enterprise? First, you have to check off four activities and technologies: cloud, mobility, social media and Big Data. Once you've tangibly embraced those, you're on the path to digital enterprise-hood.
Cloud computing is growing up, according to my 2014 outlook forecasts. It has reached the point where the cloud is commonplace, but that doesn't mean companies have maxed out of their cloud potential. Quite the opposite.
It's that time again when I make my forecasts for the new year. Sometimes, my predictions work out, sometimes not. Here's 10 topics that will be front and center for CIOs in 2014. What do you think I overlooked? Anyway, here goes.
While legal and technical aspects of the cloud journey are important, the first consideration is what will run on that cloud.
Recently, I was presenting to the IT strategy team of a large enterprise. I talked about the journey to cloud, what are the things you should review and what decisions should you take. Very quickly, the discussion boiled down to technology and legal aspects.