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.
Digital technologies are enabling enterprises to innovate and exploit new business opportunities, sometimes at no extra cost.
Using digital technologies, IT, for lack of a better name, if you want to call it differently, companies increase the relationship with their eco-systems, their customers, while improving the productivity of their employees and the consistency of their business processes. All benefits improving the image they portray in the market. Now, what thinking brings you there?
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.