Yesterday, we held our Sunday #CIOChat regarding the importance of teams and engagement to business transformation. A lead into this chat was a previous discussion about how IT people could be made into effective change agents. Participating in this week’s chat were Paul Ritchie (Practice Director at PM College), David Bray (CIO of the FCC), Vala Afshar (Chief Marketing Officer, Extreme Networks), and several others. To listen into some of the conversation thread, please click this link.
Several months ago, I was talking to some CIOs about their business problems. During these conversations, I asked them about their interest in Big Data. One sophisticated CIO recoiled almost immediately saying that he believes most vendors are really having a problem discussing “Big Data” with customers like him. It would just be so much easier if you guys would talk to me about helping my company with our structured data and unstructured data. At the same time, Gartner has found that 64% of enterprises surveyed say they’re deploying or planning to deploy a Big Data project.
CIO has a spot-on commentary describing how cyber criminals are closely watching how the U.S. will respond to the Sony hack. Indeed, I wrote a couple of days ago about the President and Congress promising to come together on cyber security legislation that, among other things, aims to forge a stronger relationship between government and the private sector for exchanging threat information.
Enterprise CIO Forum senior editor Bill Laberis analyzes a recent CIO/HP Quick Pulse survey which found enterprises are looking to third parties to help craft and implement a mobile strategy. Check it out.
"Cyber threats pose one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces," President Obama said in a statement last February. And now the topic will be further elevated in our collective psyche as part of his State of the Union message next week.
It’s no secret that big data offers big value. But enterprises know that to exploit it, they must capture a tremendous volume of data, in myriad forms, and contain it in a database capable of running complex and comprehensive analyses.
Today, costs of scaling traditional systems have grown prohibitive. So the pressure is on to find a new solution. Enter: Hadoop.
Technology has profoundly transformed the world in recent years. In the last decade alone, mobility, cloud, social media and big data have changed the landscape of IT dramatically. One group affected perhaps the most by the ever-changing landscape is the CIO.
There’s a lot of noise out there about DevOps right now—and with good reason. With its goals of removing IT bottlenecks and putting the business back in charge of innovation speed, DevOps focuses on putting new ideas and tools into action faster and more efficiently. The idea of extending “agility” from conception to delivery improves IT’s ability to respond to business needs.
Think about how its principles can yield meaningful results for your business.
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.