We talk a lot of about IT hiring plans at the ECF, but rarely mention IT forecasts for hardware and software acquisition. So this small Boston Globe story this morning about Oracle missing its earnings jumped out at me.
Actually, the line about hardware and software purchases declining 8% in Q1 jumped out at me. Is the decline from Q4 of 2011 or it against Q1 in 2011? I tried to track down the source, a Wells Fargo Securities report, but, alas, no luck.
I have been a long term supporter of what the cloud can do for your business, but I did not hold back from presenting what issues need to be overcome when performing a cloud computing implementation. Today, I would like to discuss the challenges of cloud computing integrations.
What was the fastest rising search in 2011? It was for Rebecca Black, who wrote and crooned that inane song "Friday." Apple took three of the top spots. And the top retailers IDed, according to Klout. Enterprisecioforum.com Week-in-Review...
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"Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" in the enterprise is sweeping the nation.
The number of enterprises supporting tablets and smart phones grew from 60% to 72% in 2011, according to a survey by Good Technology, a vendor of enterprise mobile management systems. The findings are from a recent update to a survey Good conducted in January. A mere 9% said they had no plans to support BYOD.
SSAE No. 16 officially replaced SAS70 this summer as the audit standard for service companies. CIO’s must understand how to use the SSAE 16 standard with their IT service providers. That would include understanding the important differences of the SSAE 16 vs. SAS70.
Efficiency and effectiveness are the lexicons of improvement. Combined with productivity the three terms are used perhaps more than any others in setting targets in strategic plans, defining metrics for dashboards and balanced scorecards, and setting boundaries for acceptable operational performance.
Developing an IT strategic plan is a one of the principal duties of a CIO, yet paradoxically it is the one activity that creates the most trouble for them. The real shame of it is creating an IT strategic plan can be a very straightforward and simple thing to do. Simple in that it is not a complex activity. Since I prefer to keep things both simple and easy what follows is a very straightforward, linear, strategic planning process.
Regardless of the virtual desktop solution you are using VMware VDI, Citrix VDI, or Ubuntu VDI, or even if you decided to just use a VDI in a box solution, helping your users update their business continuity plans (BCP) for VDI is an absolute must for every CIO. Just to be clear, I am not talking about the IT department creating a VDI disaster recovery plan or adding VDI to an existing DR program. No, this post is aimed at ensuring the users depending on VDI have a contingency plan in place to continue their operations when VDI fails – and it will.
Achieving a work life balance has growing popularity for several years now. It is widely viewed as being one of the critical strategies for organizations looking to attract and retain top talent. That strategy includes flexible working hours and a commitment to supporting employee participation in activities that improve their quality of life and overall balance in life. The ultimate goal of course is to increase the work life balance as part of increasing job satisfaction for men and for women.