The business intelligence insights your organization has in all the data it stores can lead to game-changing opportunities--if your analytics system has the power to uncover them. Traditional data analytics are often maxed out by big data, unable to return results in a timely fashion, resulting in missed business opportunities. Business and marketing leaders can’t execute on new ideas to generate more revenue because IT can’t support their requests to add new data sources to existing queries.
I had the opportunity to sit in on an extemporaneous roundtable discussion at the CIO Perspectives conference in Boston yesterday and listen to some CIOs from small to medium size companies discuss how they could get to the next level.
enjoy the blog, with enriched resources to dig deeper into EA, SOA, CLoud conregence and more specific industry solutions, SOCCI standard via open group is also timely to help both standardize and push cloud architecture forward As far as the Five As list here: architecture, application, availability, alignment and adpotion, I think the last may also be the first -adoption, recognize users first, to understand the business value via EA, and high adoption rate may indicate project's value propostion. thanks
HI, Rick, comprehensive blog about cloud migration, business prepare and walk through consolidation, virtualization, then ready to move to the cloud, here you put into one of four segments: on-ramping, automation, repurposing or migration, either way, it means cloud journey touches data, application, infrastructure, integration, synchronoization, automation., etc are all need be considered accordingly. thanks.
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.