A lot has been written about turning IT into a strategic asset. One particularly interesting article about it is based on interviews with the outgoing and incoming CIOs at Accenture. In HuffPo no less...
Agility, standardization, collaboration, open culture, understanding the business, all businesses are digital, and partnerships are the key maxims.
This is not exactly a Big Data project, but it's a very important data project. Case tracking data is becoming a bigger priority in the battle against Ebola. Indeed, it has been difficult given the undeveloped countries where the battle is being fought, according to a Sept. 8 an InformationWeek story.
We've long talked about IT as a service and the deepening role of the CIO as service broker. This week in our #CIOchat where we regularly get 4-6 CIOs, we'll be discussing this well-worn topic. The chat is 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, hashtag #CIOchat .
A spate of ECF service broker posts were published in 2012 when debate raged about the CIO becoming obsolete in the enterprise. The notion that the end was near for CIOs seems to have subsided a bit as many have adapted and embraced forward looking technology services such cloud computing.
The use of cloud computing for custom-built, mission-critical enterprise applications is just beginning, but both the technology and mind-set are already influencing enterprise application architectures and delivery.
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.