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  • Ten Tips to Secure the Data Center

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    29 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Securing the data center can be a daunting task, and these 10 tips can help you keep your data center safe and secure.
  • How to Use the IoT to Boost Business Revenue

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    31 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Early Internet of things leaders are more likely to digitally reimagine their businesses and produce substantial value for customers, not just value for themselves.
  • Why It’s Time for an Integration Revolution

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    Chris Curran
    11 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Guest post by Glen Hobbs Today’s enterprises are distributed ecosystems. Employees, customers, partners and suppliers with different processes and systems need to connect. But the proliferation of endpoints (apps, systems, processes, data, mobile devices, etc.) coupled with the influx of third-party cloud services has made current traditional and piecemeal integration approaches obsolete. An Abbreviated History of Enterprise Integration Integration arose along side networked computing in the 80s and continues today. Businesses wired applications via “point-to-point” connections and…
  • Smart Home Activities Will Align With Existing Markets, Rather Than Create A New One

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    Frank Gillett
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Consumers are implementing connected home activities one gadget at a time - Forrester surveys show that about 13% of US online adults use one or more smart home device. But unlike mobile, where a brand new technology established a new category, smart home products will transform existing home markets, such as insurance, energy, health, water, and food, rather than create a new one. Sure, Apple and Google will battle to be the dominant app interface and software platform - but they won't be controlling or taking over those markets. Instead, individual companies will soon be experimenting with…
  • When the Healthcare System Works

    Life as a Healthcare CIO
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I was recently at a meeting where a colleague described a recent interaction with BIDMC.She had a traumatic injury on a weekend afternoon and suspected a fracture.   Rather than visit an emergency department filled with high acuity patients, she visited the BIDMC Urgent Care center, knowing they could do imaging and place a cast if necessary.The facility is within a few minutes of her home and the parking is free.  She was seen within a few minutes and x-rayed.   The emergency physician on shift apply a cast, and arranged a followup appointment with a specialty orthopedist at…
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  • When the IT Lights Go Out

    Chris Curran
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Guest post by Gerard Verweij This week the IT lights went out for a trio of prominent companies. Was this connectivity crisis a coincidence? Regardless of what causes connectivity chaos in circumstances such as these, companies need a plan to mitigate risks and where possible prevent them. The dire downtime these companies suffered is a troubling reminder that IT complexity and risk have hit historic heights. Never before have IT systems been so fragile and stressed. Threats are coming from every direction, every day. Whether it’s a hacker or a software update, today’s IT systems are…
  • The War for Fast Tech Skills Starts Here

    Chris Curran
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Internapalooza, a gathering of more than 3,000 highly sought after technology interns. Chomping at the bit to change the world, these Silicon Valley technologists are in the trenches of the technology titans. But as the summer draws to a close, most of them will chase their dreams of startup stardom and won’t even consider large enterprises as a possible landing point. Why? And, what should CIOs do to improve the next generation’s negative perceptions about enterprise technology so they can benefit from this top tier talent? Today’s up and…
  • Integration Intervention: The Moment Unmovable Was Unacceptable

    Chris Curran
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    Guest post by Glen Hobbs Setbacks often inspire soul searching. For one of my clients, the disappointment was losing first mover advantage in an emerging Asian market. They needed to rapidly roll out new product configurations and pricing models. But, the IT department projected the company would miss the window of opportunity by months. The blow prompted my client to pose provocative questions they wanted my help to answer. What is holding us back? Is it our people or our systems or a combination of both? How long can we afford to innovate at the cadence of crawl? We evaluated the client’s…
  • Understanding IT Complexity

    Chris Curran
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:20 am
    In all the years I’ve spent in and around the IT function, I’ve never seen tech complexity so high. IT is stressing under the weight of applications, emerging tech, vendors and systems and sans the support of a seamless, flexible and sturdy integrated infrastructure. This complexity is happening as the CIO and the IT function face immense pressure to spend more time on “change-the-business” versus “run-the-business.” IT is being pulled in two different directions as its resources are stretched thin. Almost 50% of the IT budget is outside of the CIO’s control, according to our…
  • Why It’s Time for an Integration Revolution

    Chris Curran
    11 May 2015 | 11:01 am
    Guest post by Glen Hobbs Today’s enterprises are distributed ecosystems. Employees, customers, partners and suppliers with different processes and systems need to connect. But the proliferation of endpoints (apps, systems, processes, data, mobile devices, etc.) coupled with the influx of third-party cloud services has made current traditional and piecemeal integration approaches obsolete. An Abbreviated History of Enterprise Integration Integration arose along side networked computing in the 80s and continues today. Businesses wired applications via “point-to-point” connections and…
 
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  • Smart Home Activities Will Align With Existing Markets, Rather Than Create A New One

    Frank Gillett
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Consumers are implementing connected home activities one gadget at a time - Forrester surveys show that about 13% of US online adults use one or more smart home device. But unlike mobile, where a brand new technology established a new category, smart home products will transform existing home markets, such as insurance, energy, health, water, and food, rather than create a new one. Sure, Apple and Google will battle to be the dominant app interface and software platform - but they won't be controlling or taking over those markets. Instead, individual companies will soon be experimenting with…
  • Data Digest: Partner With Business Leaders To Lead The Business Technology Transformation

    Tyler McDaniel
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    For CIOs, finding a clear path forward in the Business Technology (BT) Agenda can seem daunting, as you work to balance critical operational requirements with new initiatives designed to help your organization win, serve, and retain customers. But there are trailblazers in your organization. Forrester continues to see spending on technology spread and move out of the CIO's organization and into the business. In North America companies of more than 250 employees, 70% of technology spending is either business led or heavily influenced by business. That part is not new, but it is increasing.
  • Beyond Light: Smart Lighting Illuminates More Than Streets

    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    Gone are the days when the only signal a streetlight sent out was that it was time to go home on a summer evening. Many kids grew up with that rule. My mom had a cowbell, which was infinitely more embarrassing but likely more effective in calling us home. But times have changed. We now text our kids to get them home for dinner. And, street lights themselves would no longer deign to serve just that purpose. Streetlights these days do provide light (and do that much more efficiently), but they just might be your source of Wi-Fi or of information on the weather, air quality, traffic, and parking…
  • Data Today Keeps The Doctor Away

    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    In scanning through my O'Reilly Data Newsletter today, I noticed A Healthy Dose of Data, an MIT Sloan case study on the data and analytics culture at Intermountain, a healthcare network that runs 22 hospitals and 185 clinics. The study is definitely worth the read. It reviews the history of data use at Intermountain, which began way before the "big data" craze of recent years. In fact, it was back in the 1950s that one of the Intermountain cardiologists, Homer Warner, began to explore clinical data to understand why some heart patients experienced better outcomes than others. He went on to…
  • What's Your Perspective On Digital Business?

    Nigel Fenwick
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    We're launching our quantitative research into digital business for 2015, and I'd like to capture your perspectives in this year's study. Last year we started a detailed research study into digital business and published numerous reports on our findings and insights for business executives. This year we have partnered with Odgers Berndtson to help field our digital business survey to business executives. And as we did last year, we're also extending the survey to our clients and social media followers. The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete … the perfect accompaniment to a…
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    Life as a Healthcare CIO

  • Unity Farm Journal - Fourth Week of July 2015

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Kathy and I have been hard at work with our University of Massachusetts coursework on farming and sustainability.  Our first course, Post-harvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables,  has been a rigorous combination of science and practical experience.    The online learning content is complemented by real world assignments.   Last weekend, we were to acquire the fruits/vegetables  we eat in a week and then sort them according their genetic, metabolic, and storage characteristics.   When you live on a farm, there’s no need to drive to Whole Foods, you just…
  • When the Healthcare System Works

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I was recently at a meeting where a colleague described a recent interaction with BIDMC.She had a traumatic injury on a weekend afternoon and suspected a fracture.   Rather than visit an emergency department filled with high acuity patients, she visited the BIDMC Urgent Care center, knowing they could do imaging and place a cast if necessary.The facility is within a few minutes of her home and the parking is free.  She was seen within a few minutes and x-rayed.   The emergency physician on shift apply a cast, and arranged a followup appointment with a specialty orthopedist at…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of July 2015

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    In yesterday’s blog post, I wrote about mobile devices and my own blood pressure variability.  The one time that my blood pressure is normal is during a day of farm work.   After hauling wood, planting/harvesting, caring for animals, maintaining trails, and repairing infrastructure, I’ll walk down our farm road through the orchard on the way back to the house.   All the tension of the week fades away with walk along the road.Last week we moved 10,000 pounds of manure from the barnyard compost area to wind rows near the orchard.   We use “llama beans” to amend the…
  • Patient Generated Healthcare Data

    22 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’ve often written about the IT strategies of Accountable Care Organizations and the need for a Care Management Medical Record which incorporates EHR data, patient generated data, customer relationship management features, protocols/guidelines and a workflow engine.Although I have yet to see mature products in the marketplace, components are evolving that will fundamentally change the way we deliver care.People know that I have been very transparent about my own medical history, as described in this Politico editorial.Here’s how I’m using Patient Generated Healthcare Data in my own care…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of July 2015

    16 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Living on the farm means that every day is an adventure.   As Forrest Gump said, “you never know what you’re going to get”.Last Thursday evening, at midnight, the Great Pyrenees began to bark with a cadence and volume that indicated a serious problem.   The llama began to trumpet.   The guinea fowl began to "buckwheat" inside their coop.    The ducks and geese quacked and honked.I grabbed a flashlight and ran out to the barnyard.   A pack of 12 coyotes was circling the alpaca paddock, howling at the top of their lungs.  There were old, adolescent and…
 
 
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    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - News

  • Shaping the Path for Future Success

    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I am very pleased and honored to address you as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer. Much of my first month has been spent meeting key stakeholders in order to understand their roles and gain an appreciation of their interests and concerns for the DON Information Technology Enterprise. Over the next few months, I plan to further explore stakeholder goals and objectives as I establish priorities and align the DON CIO’s resources where most beneficial. I intend to use this information to formulate a DON IT Strategic Plan that helps enable and deliver the outcomes outlined in…
  • OPM Data Breach Information

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the spring of 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became aware of unprecedented compromises to government employee personal data. While the full scope of the data breaches is unknown, at a minimum they impact current and former federal employees including Department of the Navy personnel. OPM, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are continuing to investigate the extent of these intrusions. As the investigation moves forward, it is likely that the list of those affected individuals could grow to include a significant number of…
  • Customize Your Email to Make Signing/Encrypting Messages Easier

    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The most commonly reported PII breach in the Department of the Navy is also one of the easiest breaches to prevent: failure to encrypt an email message containing personally identifiable information (PII). In August 2014, failure to encrypt email resulted in almost half of all PII breaches reported, impacting a significant number of DON personnel.
  • Robert Foster Named New DON CIO

    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Rob Foster was selected to serve as the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer effective June 15, 2015. Mr. Foster brings with him more than 30 years of leadership service to the United States, both as a civilian leader and as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy. He joined the Department of the Navy team after serving as Deputy CIO for the Department of Health and Human Services, and before that, as Deputy CIO with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • DON IT Conference Presentations Available

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Baltimore June 17-18, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.
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    The Cutter Blog

  • Computer/Social Science, Part 1: The Agile Book Club

    Tom Grant
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Software innovation has reached a level of necessary sophistication where purely technical skills are necessary, but not sufficient. “Computer science” now significantly overlaps social science, incorporating the insights and methods of psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology. This evolution of the profession has profound implications for skills, roles, organizational structures, product and project decisions, innovation timelines, and a whole host of other considerations that go to the heart of how software professionals work. This topic is far too large to encompass…
  • Brain Design-Inspired Computing Is Here

    Vince Kellen, Ph.D.
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Computing inspired by the design of brains is rapidly progressing. Very rapidly. Companies like IBM and Qualcomm are financing neurochip projects, and in the case of IBM’s Cognitive Computing push, it may be betting its own future on neuromorphic technology. Europe is investing US $1.3 billion in the Human Brain Project, which sets out to simulate the human brain. Not to be left behind, the US announced in 2013 it is investing $300 million in its own Brain Initiative with similar objectives. Researchers in the UK, Canada, at Stanford University, and at DARPA are all working…
  • Call for Papers: Infrastructure as a Service — Ready for Liftoff?

    Christine Generali
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The uncertain future of cloud computing seems to have stabilized among IT leaders with the acceptance of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). IaaS is here to stay in many organizations, especially smaller firms and startups, and will be the dominant form of corporate IT infrastructure in the coming years. With the breaking of Moore’s Law (at least for the foreseeable future and with regard to silicon-based computing), IaaS may provide everyday computing cost benefits thanks to the efficiencies large scale dedicated vendors can provide. But many organizations, most notably the larger and…
  • Welcome to Nine (!) New Cutter Experts

    Kim Leonard
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    The old adage “When it rains, it pours” certainly applies to the past couple of months at Cutter Consortium. We’ve added a cadre of really impressive experts to our roster. Cutter clients will have the opportunity to work with these folks, access their research, bring them in house for consulting/training, and interact with them live through Cutter events. And readers of this blog will see their latest thinking right here. (First among them is James Mitchell, with his post on some myths of IT commoditization.) Join us in welcoming: Edgar Barroso Gerhard Friedrich Kent…
  • ALM: Reliable Flow, Not Maximum Utilization

    Tom Grant
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    If you’ve been following my series of posts about ALM, you know that the Lean concept of flow is one of ALM’s two central pillars. (The other is alignment, an indicator of the likelihood that the software organization is delivering value.) Whenever I talk about anything related to Lean, I’m always a little nervous. People misinterpret Lean frequently, with highly destructive consequences, so putting a Lean frame around ALM is almost asking for trouble. The most frequent distortion of Lean that I’ve seen in software development is the following syllogism: Lean tells us…
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    IT Management and Strategy

  • Best Gamification Practices for Small Businesses

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    NBC. Nike. Walgreens. It seems like everybody who’s anybody is using game elements to transform their business these days. But even though enterprise gamification gets the most headlines, it’s a tactic that companies of all sizes can use.   What is Gamification?  Gamificatio...
  • Are Mercenary Employees Good Teammates?

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    2 posts ago, I broached the topic of Mercenary Employees.  In short, employees who are always looking out for themselves.  Looking around for the next thing that will be best for them.  Definitely not people who are loyal to the employer.   Today I want to turn the lens a bit. ...
  • Full 360 takes big data analysis cloud services to new business heights

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Learn how Full 360 uses HP Vertica in the Amazon cloud to provide data warehouse and BI applications and services to its customers from Wall Street to the local airport.
  • How ERP can improve Internal Communication

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Learn how a fully integrated ERP software solution can bring the entire organization together and improve internal communication.
  • The Moral Responsibility of our Technology

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Today I wanted to write something pithy and a bit irreverant.  I wanted to continue my thread on Mercenary Employees.  I thought about  writing about whether Apple has peaked or Microsoft is heading for a trough.   But I can't.   I've been sitting her grappling with what...
 
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    Enterprise CIO Forum - Thriving in a technology-enabled world

  • Mobile Relay Networks Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 - 2021

    glenhare28
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    The major driver for this mobile relay networks is the increase network scalability by the addition of extra relay to the network structure with increasing the routing complexity. A relay network is a wide set of network topology usually used in mobile or wireless networks. In such networks the destination and source are interconnected by the help of few nodes. In such a design of network the destination and source are unable to communicate directly with each other as the distance between the destination and source is larger than their transmission range, hence the requirement for…
  • Using Smartphone Apps for Marketing and Building Your Brand

    bcetindra
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Marketing Using Mobile App Marketing is the process of telling customers why they should choose your service whereas so many competitors are there. The important thing in marketing is finding the right way and passing the right message to influence your customers. Marketing helps you to attract new customers, focus on satisfying their needs and build strong relationship.There are a lot of channels through which we can do marketing. But nowadays, mobile apps are largely used for marketing because consumers spend more time on mobile apps than computer applications. Today, everyone is investing…
  • Manage the Surge In Unstructured Data

    johngrady
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    XO Communications has created an infographic that details managing the expected surge of unstructured data.  
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Managing File Sharing Apps

    rehanjalilelastica
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Elastica has created an infographic about what's in your file sharing app. To view the infographic, please click on the image to check it out.
  • Microsoft Dynamics Increases Mobile Functionality - Do you agree?

    chiragshivalker
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    Increased Mobile Functionalities are often on priority for businesses using several enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management software platforms. Increased Mobile Functionalities are often on priority for businesses using several enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management software platforms. Increased usage of mobile devices in professional world, may it be through the tablets issued by businesses to their employees or the usage of smartphones under a BYOD – bring your own device arrangement, has actively changed the way companies in several…
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    Eric D. Brown

  • Data is only as good as you make it

    Eric D. Brown
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    I’m currently working with a client who is very immature when it comes to data analysis.  This particular client has no history of analyzing data and barely any history of reporting. Their idea of analysis is looking at a few finance reports to see how the business is doing. Now, if this particular client was a small business, I’d have no problem with this approach….but they aren’t. They are a multi-million dollar business with multiple departments spread across multiple states. They really should no better – and their CEO said as much to me during our first…
  • Foto Friday – Titmouse Bathing

    Eric D. Brown
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    I captured this Titmouse bathing in the local bird bath at the Palo Duro Canyon. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II handheld See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio. If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Amazon (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear. Or, if you are interested in renting gear before buying, try out my favorite camera, lens and gear rental site – Borrowlenses.com (affiliate link) – the folks at Borrowlenses are awesome. All proceeds from clicking the above…
  • The Dichotomy of Data Access and Data Privacy

    Eric D. Brown
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    In order to use data within your business, you must first collect that data. Seems simple enough right?  You capture some data, store it somewhere and the use that data at a later time in your analysis. What about data privacy concerns? Where are you collecting your data? How are you protecting that data?  Are you collecting/using social network data or other user-generated data from public sources?   If you are using data from ‘users’, do they know their data is being collected, stored and used for something other than the system it was generated in? These types of questions are the…
  • Foto Friday – Sunrise on Isle of Palms

    Eric D. Brown
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This is a sunrise from our trip to Isle of Palms last year.  Tons of color. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40 L. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my 500px portfolio. If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Amazon (affiliate link) to purchase new or used photographic gear. Or, if you are interested in renting gear before buying, try out my favorite camera, lens and gear rental site – Borrowlenses.com (affiliate link) – the folks at Borrowlenses are awesome. All proceeds from clicking the above affiliate links go to more…
  • Big Data + Big Analytics = Big Insights

    Eric D. Brown
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    In “Big Data, Big Analytics and You”, I wrote: “Big data is obviously important to most organizations. There’s plenty of data out there and even more data being generated every day. But big analytics is just as important. Without the ability to analyze the data you have at the speed and scale it is being generated, your organization will never really be able to fully take advantage of big data.” I wanted to follow up that post with another that talks a bit more about the importance of analytics and converting data into actionable insight. If you ask business executives if they’d…
 
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  • The First Step to Successful Innovation?

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    In today’s globalized business environment, firms are no longer developing innovations in a vacuum. Instead, companies often work with partners from all over the world to develop innovative strategies and products.
  • Enabling Versus Controlling

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    This paper studies a firm's choice between two modes of organization—a traditional mode versus a platform mode—where the key difference between the two modes is that professionals hold more control rights over service provision in the platform mode t...
  • When Financial Incentives Don’t Work

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Performance incentives may encourage employees to deliver but when it comes to innovation it’s by no means certain they trigger the best results.
  • Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    We’d craft an intricate presentation, perfecting it right up until minutes or hours before a client meeting, and then we’d triumphantly enter the room with a thick stack of hard copy PowerPoint slides, often still warm from the printer.
  • The ‘Promotion’ That Makes You Feel Bad

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Receiving an unexpected professional status bump doesn't always feel good, especially if it wasn't really earned. Companies need to be aware of potential problems with unearned status gain, and be ready with solutions, says Tsedal Neeley.
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    Social, Agile, and Transformation

  • Why Business Leaders are Clueless about Data Integration

    20 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    When someone says that the data integration process is automated, I suggest asking questions to clarify what they mean by automated. You'll probably conclude that the process is anything but automated let alone reliable, scalable, secure, or configurable. To some, automation implies efficient and reliable but still including manual steps so long as they are performed quickly and easily.
  • Fixing your IT Legacy Before the Next Bridge Collapse

    14 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Last week we saw two significant, public system outages, one belonging to NYSE because of a "configuration issue" and the other to United Airlines because of a "router issue". This week, the news is on OPM's  data breach of 21 million users and their lack of investment and follow through on resolving security issues identified by auditors. My first thought on seeing these failures is that
  • DevQOps - Giving QA a Seat at the DevOps and Digital Transformation Table

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I was surprised over the lackluster response to my last post, Why a QA Practice Is Critical to Long Term Success. After all, if more organizations are looking to achieve continuous delivery, why are we not talking about the critical role QA plays in a DevOps transformation? If more organizations are investing in self-service BI programs, how are these new dashboards being tested before they
  • The Most Important and Often Underinvested IT Function

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    If you're practicing agile development without QA team members, a reasonably defined testing process, and sufficient criteria to help define "done", then at some point your development process will go off the cliff of complexity. That's right. No QA, off the cliff you go without a parachute. The size of your development team, the number of technologies used in the development stack, and the
  • 5 Key Practices - What IT Takes to be a Citizen Developer on Low Code Platforms?

    14 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Does the IT department and the applications development team have to own and lead all application development efforts? Over my last couple of posts, I've been exploring how Citizen Developers - developers using light weight, often low code development platforms can help their business functions automate tasks, analyze data, develop knowledge repositories, and connect data across applications.
 
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    The Enterprisers Project - A CIO Community

  • Significant data, real-world use cases for analytics, and more news for IT pros

    crudder
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
     In this week's edition of news for CIOs and IT pros, we look at the transformational power of data and follow up on security. Read on for more.
  • The growing appeal of open source in the enterprise

    Jay Ferro
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Today’s CIOs absolutely must be considering open source software in their enterprises. Even if the Wild West still comes to mind when you hear the term, it honestly has been changing the way I think about technology and how CIOs run their organizations. Like many of you, I would not have looked at open source only a few years ago. I would have struggled with three typical hot buttons:
  • HBR article: Making the consensus sale

    Nano Serwich
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    If you are still a sales rep focused on finding the one person who can single-handedly make a decision on a major purchase within a company, you are wasting your time.
  • 12 must-attend IT conferences in fall 2015

    crudder
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Just as summer vacation season starts to wind down, conference season heats up. We've identified 12 events taking place in the second half of 2015 that have something to offer all IT leaders. Whether you are focused on the big-picture opportunities presented by digital transformation, your personal career or IT talent development, or have a specific technical challenge you are trying to resolve, you'll find answers and insights at these events. Mark your calendars, and get ready – it's going to be a busy fall!
  • In today's C-Suite, who owns digital?

    Pete Bartolik
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The C-Suite is becoming a crowded place, with CIOs competing for budget and authority in the midst of chief marketing officers, chief technology officers, chief digital officers and chief data officers, among others. With many IT operations falling short of business expectations, it’s not inconceivable that many CIOs will be pushed out of that elite environment as the current digital transformation progresses.
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