In the attached video, Ernesto Pellegrino, co-founder of the 1CloudRoad.com community, discusses some use cases and challenges small and medium-sized companies face adopting hybrid clouds. He was interviewed by HP software evangelist Paul Muller at HP Discover this week in Barcelona.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been highly discussed recently, especially as the capabilities of smart technologies continue to evolve. Essentially, IoT is about connecting anything to the internet using sensors. It is part of our business smartphones, as well as devices, and this is only the start.
I wonder whether security is finally getting some respect, that it could become the technology that gets, no, requires, the most dollars in coming years. Hacking has emerged as the new geo political weapon of choice and with wars and hatred going global, cyber destruction are the new bombs of choice. It's also cheap and clandestine....no $200 million airplanes or $3 billion ships are required.
The threats are so persistent and numerous. Stealing money as a motivation is easy to understand. Religious, tribal, economic and political aggression is nothing new, but state-sponsored hacking as the new weapon of choice is. Security is no longer a bolt-on either figuratively or literally. I can't emphasize enough that security is essential to any digital technology, new or old. Hopefully, those who squeezed security budgets over the years are finally waking up to the seriousness of the threat.
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.