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  • The Rise of the Connected Advisor

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    Chris Curran
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Guest post by C. Steven Crosby Due to their central role in client relationships, advisors are at the heart of traditional wealth management models. However, the need for advisors to guide clients through options in an opaque market is increasingly being called into question. As information proliferates and technology expands, potentially disruptive new competitors are coming online and forcing wealth managers to reconsider the role of the advisor. New channels for obtaining investment advice and selecting and evaluating advisors are emerging—all with the backdrop of a rapidly changing…
  • Apple Shores Up Its Enterprise Position In Asia With IBM Partnership

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    Tim Sheedy
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    You've probably already seen the announcement of the partnership between IBM and Apple; Forrester clients can read more about it here, along with our deeper analysis. While I can't comment on the trends in North America and Europe, I know that there are some interesting dynamics in the enterprise mobility space in Asia Pacific at the moment. The penetration of technologies like BYOD, customer mobility, and employee-facing mobile apps has been relatively low in many Asian countries, putting the region's companies behind their North American peers for the most part. I still speak with CIOs and…
  • Limitations of e-Prescribing Standards

    Life as a Healthcare CIO
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    The following is an important guest post from Dr. Marvin Harper, CMIO at Boston Children's Hospital, identifying a gap in e-prescribing standards:Why am I guest writing a blog post here?   As a practicing pediatrician and CMIO at Boston Children’s Hospital I am particularly sensitive to specific limitations of current e-prescribing standards.Being able to write and route prescriptions electronically provides many advantages over the handwritten paper prescription process that inherently uses families as couriers.  Nonetheless the current standards for e-prescribing have created a…
  • Navy says farewell to the C-9 Skytrain II aircraft

    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - CHIPS Magazine
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • An Important Lesson Most IT Leaders Have Forgotten

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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    To be a digital leader, you must be well versed in a wide range of constantly changing subject areas, which will require that you exist in a constant state of learning and exploration.
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  • The Rise of the Connected Advisor

    Chris Curran
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Guest post by C. Steven Crosby Due to their central role in client relationships, advisors are at the heart of traditional wealth management models. However, the need for advisors to guide clients through options in an opaque market is increasingly being called into question. As information proliferates and technology expands, potentially disruptive new competitors are coming online and forcing wealth managers to reconsider the role of the advisor. New channels for obtaining investment advice and selecting and evaluating advisors are emerging—all with the backdrop of a rapidly changing…
  • 6 Technology Innovation Sources for Outside-In Learning

    Chris Curran
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:25 am
    The speed and variety of new ideas makes technology innovation harder than ever before. For most of the last 30 years, those of us in the field of information technology only really concerned ourselves with one major new technology trend at a time – distributed computing, GUIs, OOAD or data warehousing. Now we have not one, but a flood of technologies: mobile, social media, big data and analytics, cloud, the Internet of Things and 3D printing, to name a few, rushing toward us all at once. The reassuring news is that there are as many sources of learning and opportunity to fuel…
  • One Simple Solution to Unite the CIO and CMO

    Chris Curran
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:25 am
    Why can’t CIOs and CMOs just get along? Based on my experience, there is one primary reason why their relationship is adversarial: the CIO and CMO can’t agree on who is responsible for what, so they are perpetually trampling on each other’s toes. Our 2014 Digital IQ study identified a strong CIO-CMO partnership as one of the five critical behaviors to maximizing the value from digital technology investments. The majority (70%) of top performers in our study, those companies in the top quartile for revenue growth, profitability, and innovation, had strong relationships between the CIO…
  • Winning Over Choosey Multichannel Customers

    Chris Curran
    12 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    Guest post by Ian Kahn When you think about a multichannel consumer, you probably envision a customer who is running from store to store and bouncing from web site to web site in search of the best deal. In reality, multichannel consumers have a limited list of retailers among their favorites, according to PwC’s 2014 Global Total Retail Survey of nearly 15,000 consumers. PwC defines multichannel customers as those who purchase from at least two of the following channels: physical store, online via tablet/PC, or online via mobile/smartphone. When asked how many retailers they frequent, 46%…
  • Finding a Home for the Chief Data Science Officer

    Chris Curran
    29 May 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Guest post by Anand S. Rao Where should the Chief Data Science Officer (CDSO) reside inside the enterprise? The short answer: it depends. Companies that are deadly serious about using analytics to transform their industry draw a direct line from the CDSO to the CEO. This is the ideal arrangement, but it’s rare. We predict the CDSO will rise up the ranks as businesses gain a greater appreciation for the CDSO’s power. For now, most companies follow one of two reporting paradigms, which have their benefits and drawbacks: 1. CDSO as a Leader of a Center of Excellence or Shared Service The CEO…
 
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  • Apple Shores Up Its Enterprise Position In Asia With IBM Partnership

    Tim Sheedy
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    You've probably already seen the announcement of the partnership between IBM and Apple; Forrester clients can read more about it here, along with our deeper analysis. While I can't comment on the trends in North America and Europe, I know that there are some interesting dynamics in the enterprise mobility space in Asia Pacific at the moment. The penetration of technologies like BYOD, customer mobility, and employee-facing mobile apps has been relatively low in many Asian countries, putting the region's companies behind their North American peers for the most part. I still speak with CIOs and…
  • IBM’s Cloud Platform Strategy is Getting Legitimate

    James Staten
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:51 pm
    After a slow and somewhat disjointed start, it looks like IBM is starting to build some serious momentum in the Public Cloud Platform game. Read moreCategories:AWS Apple BI Google IBM MBaaS Rackspace artificial intelligence big data cloud computing iOS public cloud platforms
  • A Vendor Arms Race To Fuel Contextual Mobile Apps

    Michael Yamnitsky
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Vendors across the board are building tools to add context-driven personalization features to mobile apps. Specifically, we see new offerings from vendors in personalization, mobile analytics, API management, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and the digital agencies for product and content recommendations, in-app messages, and voice-driven digital assistance. Marketers and developers are jumping at these solutions because creating more personalized digital experiences will be critical to remaining competitive. And as CIOs rationalize a larger software platform strategy, these…
  • Telcos Badly Need Shock Therapy -- But Politicians And Regulators Are Unlikely To Support This Treatment

    Dan Bieler
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    The other day, I met with the strategy director of a European telco. Let's call him Art. We shared an informal discussion about the future of telcos. Personally, I am fairly skeptical about the prospects of telcos to recover ground - in particular in Europe. Consumers are more concerned about the apps they use and the devices that they have than what connectivity they use, as I outline in the report The Future Of Over-The-Top Services. Forrester's Customer Experience Index, which measures consumer perceptions of telco services, shows telcos near the bottom of all sector readings. On the…
  • European Tech Market Showing Signs Of Life, But Not Yet A Boom

    Andrew Bartels
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Forrester has just published its annual European Tech Market Outlook (see "At Last, A Tech Market Recovery In Europe"), and we are projecting modest growth of 2.3% in euros in 2014 for European business and government purchases of technology goods and services, with an acceleration to 4.9% in 2015. There are some bright spots in the European tech market: Spending on technology that supports customer facing processes (e.g,, customer relationship management, marketing automation, mobile applications, eCommerce solutions, Web content management, etc.) will rise by over 10% as firms put…
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    Life as a Healthcare CIO

  • Limitations of e-Prescribing Standards

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    The following is an important guest post from Dr. Marvin Harper, CMIO at Boston Children's Hospital, identifying a gap in e-prescribing standards:Why am I guest writing a blog post here?   As a practicing pediatrician and CMIO at Boston Children’s Hospital I am particularly sensitive to specific limitations of current e-prescribing standards.Being able to write and route prescriptions electronically provides many advantages over the handwritten paper prescription process that inherently uses families as couriers.  Nonetheless the current standards for e-prescribing have created a…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of July 2014

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Although midsummer is a time of harvest, the focus of the past week has been on the birth of our new baby alpaca, Sunny.   Our philosophy at Unity Farm is “living things first” - maintenance, infrastructure, and new projects must wait until all our living things are cared for.Sunny was born at 5pm on July 15 after an 11 1/2 month gestation.   She weighed 17 pounds at birth and walked in the first 30 minutes.   After an hour she was feeding vigorously and proudly displayed her milk mustache.   Her mother is very attentive and the two spend the day playing, resting, and…
  • The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The July meeting of the HIT Standards Committee included important discussions of certification for post acute care and behavior health applications, review of data segmentation for privacy,  analysis of provider directory standards, an update on the standards/interoperability framework projects, and a first look at the new subcommittee co-chairs of the Standards Committee.We started the meeting with a review of attestation data by Jennifer King. Jacob Reider reminded us not to judge the trajectory of the project based on the those who attested early.    The data indicates that…
  • A New Arrival at Unity Farm

    15 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Today at 5pm,  our first baby alpaca was born at Unity Farm.   She's 17 pounds and her name is Sunny.    She's eating well and running around the paddock.   The herd is caring for her attentively.My only role was caring for mom and ensuring the placenta was delivered intact.  Here's a photo of her first steps.
  • Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of July 2014

    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I returned from Japan to find that 9 baby guineas (keets) raised by ducks had hatched.   We have one adult white guinea and its genetics seem recessive - of the 100+ keets we’ve hatched there have been no whites.   In this batch, we finally got a white.   Since our one adult white is sitting on a batch of 40 eggs, it’s possible that more whites are on the way.   During the Summer, our guineas build nests and spend the night outside the coop.    At the moment we have 21 guineas roosting in the coop, six sitting on nests, four babies in the mini-coop, and nine…
 
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  • An Important Lesson Most IT Leaders Have Forgotten

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    To be a digital leader, you must be well versed in a wide range of constantly changing subject areas, which will require that you exist in a constant state of learning and exploration.
  • What You Need Know About the Apple-IBM Partnership

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Apple and IBM have teamed up to sell iPhones and iPads to the enterprise and collaborate on exclusive iOS apps utilizing IBM's big data analytics and cloud services.
  • Hirers Increase Social Media Scrutiny of Recruits

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Companies are turning to social media to research job candidates. Find out about some of the more unseemly—and downright bizarre—discoveries that led to the lack of a job offer.
  • Five Ways to Make Flextime a Win-Win

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Flextime has matured into a mainstream concept for business and IT, but making it work effectively in your enterprise can prove tricky.
  • Location, Location, Location

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    When considering new IT tools and systems, CIO need to keep in mind that geolocation data will become play increasingly important business role in the near future.
 
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    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - News

  • No Loss of PII Reported in OPM Network Breach

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Recent media accounts have reported a breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) network. At this time, neither OPM nor the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has identified any loss of personally identifiable information for any users of OPM's internal or external systems. There is no need for additional action from employees and customers related to this incident.
  • DON Information Management Study

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In today's rapidly evolving environment, the information technology, management processes, and administrative functions of the Department of the Navy are becoming increasingly integrated. All major indicators portend that reliance upon data systems and access to information will be even more critical in the future than it is today. To ensure the DON is properly organized to thrive in this complex environment, we are in the process of conducting a 30 day strategic assessment of DON information management processes and an organizational assessment of Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy…
  • NGEN: The DON's Path To The Joint Information Environment

    29 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    NGEN enables the logical evolution of the DON's Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) to the mature, comprehensive enterprise network that will be required by the Joint Information Environment (JIE).
  • DON IT Conference Presentations Available

    29 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Presentations given during the DON IT conference sessions held in Baltimore June 24-25, are now available by request. Please submit your request by using the "Contact Us" link located in the DON CIO Information section.
  • Keep Kids Safe Online This Summer

    11 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With kids out of school for the summer, it's easy for parents and kids to shift their focus from education to fun. Parents want to make sure their kids are having fun and staying safe at the same time, and this should apply to all activities, from riding bikes, to swimming, to being online. Summer means kids will have more free time, which may mean more time on the computer. June is National Internet Safety Month, a time to reflect on our current online behavior and commit to being more responsible and safe online.
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  • Getting Started with Go

    Steve Francia
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    This presentation was given as a Workshop at OSCON 2014. Description New to Go? This tutorial will give developers an introduction and practical experience in building applications with the Go language. Gopher Steve Francia, Author of Hugo, Cobra, and many other popular Go packages breaks it down step by step as you build your own full featured Go application. Starting with an introduction to the Go language. He then reviews the fantastic go tools available. With our environment ready we will learn by doing. The remainder of the time will be dedicated to building a working go web and cli…
  • Pointers vs References

    Steve Francia
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Some languages including C, C++ support pointers. Other languages including C++, Java, Python, Ruby, Perl and PHP all support references. On the surface both references and pointers are very similar, both are used to have one variable provide access to another. With both providing a lot of the same capabilities, it’s often unclear what is different between these different mechanisms. In this article I will illustrate the difference between pointers and references. Why does this matter Pointers are at the very core of effective Go. Most programmers are learning Go with a foundation in one of…
  • Is Go an Object Oriented language?

    Steve Francia
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:18 pm
    To truly understand what it means to be ‘object-oriented’ you need to look back at the origination of the concept. The first object oriented language, simula, emerged in the 1960s. It introduced objects, classes, inheritance and subclasses, virtual methods, coroutines, and a lot more. Perhaps most importantly, it introduced a paradigm shift of thinking of data and logic as completely independent. While you many not be familiar with Simula, you are no doubt familiar with languages that refer to it as their inspiration including Java, C++, C# & Smalltalk, which in turn have been the…
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  • 9 MongoDB 2.6 Drivers Released

    Steve Francia
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I’m pleased to announce the coordinated release of drivers in 9 languages in preparation for the release of MongoDB 2.6. This is the largest driver release in the history of MongoDB, both in terms of code changes as well as in terms of drivers released. Official Drivers for C, C++, C# (.net), Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala were all released with Perl following shortly. In the upcoming weeks community drivers will be updated to take advantage of the new features present in MongoDB 2.6. With both community and official drivers MongoDB is supported in over two dozen languages and…
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    The Cutter Blog

  • Calling All Renaissance Kids

    Vince Kellen, Ph.D.
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    In research and in economic innovation, great insight and great value are frequently created by individuals with stocks of knowledge in two or more domains and by teams of people where the individuals might be experts in one domain but have the facility to grasp enough of another domain to connect the dots. In universities across the globe, more and more research is being done by multidisciplinary teams. While deep expertise in one domain is needed to perform well on these teams, facility with — if not some significant expertise in — another domain is also needed. Tomorrow’s…
  • Who Is the Product Owner?

    Brian Dooley
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    For a rapidly evolving role, the basic requirements of product ownership are somewhat ill-defined. The role was developed initially in Scrum, which has become the most widely used and recognized component of Agile development. But the concept is close to the chief engineer in Lean engineering as well as similar roles in other Agile philosophies. Product owner is a critical role, but one that has sprung from software development rather than the business side. We must bring today’s product owner into the organizational structure. The product owner role is crucial because it represents the…
  • What’s happening with IT budgets?

    Kim Leonard
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    IT budgeting is the topic of Cutter’s longest-running research — we’ve just opened our ninth annual survey on the topic, and we hope you’ll participate. Not so surprisingly, last year’s survey found that security drove the largest increase in IT budgets, led by increases from large companies. According to author Dennis Adams, “This may be a response to the idea that large companies are bigger ‘targets’ to hackers.” On the other end of the spectrum, Adams pointed out that “Although some consultants have predicted that energy costs…
  • Lessons from Target’s Security Breach

    Ken Orr
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:23 am
    There are times when major trends intersect. Sometimes they reinforce each other; other times they cancel each other out. In the case of Target’s security problems, there seems to have been a fair amount of interference (to read my earlier Advisor on the Target security breach, see “Cyber Security: Inside and Out“). The FireEye software that was supposed to warn of the kind of exposure that did Target in reacted as it was supposed to: the basic problem was flagged and diagnosed immediately, and a warning message was included in one of the security logs and highlighted by…
  • Call for Papers: Decision Making: Art, Science, or Alchemy?

    Christine Generali
    11 Jun 2014 | 12:37 am
    It should come as no surprise that decision making in some flavor or another is at the heart of nearly every business book, method, conference, and article. After all, especially in business, what are we trying to learn from the past if not the answer to “why” or “how did they do that?” Looking at any project or process technique, any analysis, any case study in nearly any topic, ultimately what we’re after is making sense of the means and the ends. Any metric, measure, and indicator is — when used properly — merely a trigger, tripwire, forecast or…
 
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    IT Management and Strategy

  • From the Department of 'Duh': If They HAVE to Shop, Men Prefer to Do It Online

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    When I need to buy clothes, I put it off for as long as possible. When I finally have to go and “do it,” I make sure I have a coupon, block out a certain amount of time, know where I’m going, and have a plan to get in, get it and get out. End of story. I gotta get back to the game ...
  • Protecting Sensitive Business Data on Smartphones

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    Attacks on mobile devices are maturing, and in the next few years they'll become the main target of hackers. Yet 34 percent of Americans don't even take basic steps to secure their smartphones, Consumer Reports found in a survey released this May.   Since many companies now allow employees to...
  • Securing Business Information: Technology Trends

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    Connected, mobile devices enable more business flexibility and nimbleness, but also put business information at more risk than ever before.   Threats keep evolving, driven by mobile devices and cloud apps/services providing more entry-points for hacking ever-more-valuable assets. Solutions ab...
  • EDI: What is it and why is it fast becoming a must-have in businesses?

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Learn the basics of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and why enterprises are quickly implementing EDI solutions to comply with large retailers.
  • IT Management Daily News Digest for July 22, 2014

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    FCC Gets 1 Million Comments on Net Neutrality In a highly visible and contentious debate, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received over one million comments and opinions about net neutrality. The comments came from citizens, companies, and advocacy groups. The commission will continue t...
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    Enterprise CIO Forum - Thriving in a technology-enabled world

  • Converged Infrastructure: what is it and why it's important

    jdodge
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    That's what we Twitter chat about Thursday, 2-3 p.m. EDT Converged Infrastructure is one of those fuzzy but self-defining technology terms. Let's dissect the term.Converge: "come from different directions and meet at (a place)" or "gradually change so as to become similar or develop something in common." (source: The Internet, unnamed)Infrastructure: "The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise." (source: The Internet, unnamed)I think the most significant definition is the…
  • Dynamic Data Integration Part I

    Gabriel_Lowy
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Distributed architectures with more fragmented data sets beget the need for a dynamic data integration platform that is flexible and scalable to bridge existing enterprise infrastructure to newer apps developed for cloud and mobility.  Data quality and master data management (MDM) are vital components of data integration to ensure consistency and reliability for upstream analytics. But in order to succeed, firms need to first establish and commit to an ongoing data governance program with clear objectives endorsed by senior management.  Line of business users must be involved…
  • What is converged infrastructure and where does it rank in your 2014 priorities?

    jdodge
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
  • Our Cloud reference model and projects road map

    Friedkin Companies CIO
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
  • Are we heading to glocal cloud?

    RickBlaisdell
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    “What a small world!” – How many times did you hear or said this phrase? Well, I for sure say it often. The truth is the world isn’t small, but the way we communicate and do business at a global scale sure makes it look that way.In IT, the development goes fast and the last couple of years the technology of virtualization has been transforming the way we build the IT infrastructure. We now have the possibility to launch new services fast, without exhausting implementation projects, huge investments and the overwhelming risks. The cloud offered us the potential to make our companies…
 
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    Eric D. Brown

  • Foto Friday – Nuthatch

    Eric Brown
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Captured this Nuthatch on our deck feeder. Captured with Canon 1D Mark IV and Sigma 500 mm 4.5 DG handheld. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images). If you like my photography, feel free to support my addiction habit by visiting Adorama (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…
  • Don’t Let Your Data Drive You

    Eric Brown
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    I just read Jim Harris’ recent blog post titled “Data isn’t everything“. In the post, Jim provides some quotes from an article titled “Why Quants Don’t Know Everything“. One of the passages from Jim’s post that I wanted to share was the following: Quants have risen to prominence in fields as diverse as sports, politics, stock trading, and dating. However, after a field has become quantified, it doesn’t become a data-driven paradise, Salmon cautioned. “The more a field is run by a system, the more that system creates incentives for everyone…
  • Links for July 13 2014

    Eric Brown
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Innovators overcome the can’ts Quote: Merely recognizing the can’ts and addressing them in advance can help, but that’s not enough.  Doubt and prior experience always creep back in, so even if you can stymie the can’ts early on, you’ll need to constantly fight the same battles throughout an innovation activity.  Because while the innovation team may be on board to resist the can’ts, often others that they need data, information or assistance from haven’t been inoculated, and their doubts can infect the team again. Why Healthcare IT Spending Needs to…
  • Big Data – It’s not just for revenue

    Eric Brown
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    If you spend any time reading about big data, you’ll find that most articles, blogs and stories refer to big data as a way to generate revenue.  Now, most times you won’t see the word “revenue” used but you’ll see plenty of references to ‘clients’, ‘customers’, ‘new products’ and the like.   I’m guilty of the doing this myself. I’ve said many times that big data is a great way to generate new revenue streams, new products/services and find new clients. All of this is true too. Big data can be used for all these…
  • The Gap between the CIO and CMO – is it narrowing?

    Eric Brown
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    I recently ran across a survey titled “Big Data’s Biggest Role – Aligning the CMO & CIO” that was put together by the CMO Council and SAS. The survey, which contained responses from 237 marketing and 211 IT executives, has some very interesting results. A few of the highlights from the survey: 85% of respondents believe the relationship between the CMO and the CIO is critical to the execution of customer focused strategies 51% of IT executives and 40% of marketing executives agree that big data is critical to executing customer focused strategies Marketing (52%)…
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  • Take a Chance, IT. How to Be Less Afraid of Failure

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Many CIOs recognize that failure is part of successful innovation, but there's still work to be done to change IT staff attitudes toward risk and uncertainty.
  • When Fighting with Your Boss, Protect Yourself First

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever felt like your boss is out to get you? Maybe you’re paranoid. But then again, maybe not. There are a lot of bad bosses out there, leaders who aren’t stupid but lack emotional intelligence. Their self-awareness is strikingly low, they’re...
  • Over 30 financial institutions defrauded by phone apps used to intercept passwords

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    More than 30 financial institutions in six countries have been defrauded by sophisticated criminal software that convinces bank customers to install rogue smartphone programs, a major security company reported on Tuesday.
  • The Future of Enterprise Architecture Tools

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This in-depth (150 pages) report details the future of enterprise architecture tools. It synthesizes key industry, business and technology trends and evaluates the key enterprise architecture tools' ability to meet the requirements set by them. Where is the business world headed? What challenges does that pose for the IT organization? How will IT use enterprise architecture management tools to meet these challenges? Are current enterprise architecture tools up to this challenge? What future enhancements will bridge the gaps in EA tool capability and functionality? What gaps will remain? An…
  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This presentation (50+ pages) provides a business context for enterprise architecture. The purpose of enterprise architecture cannot be understood in isolation - one must understand the emerging business/industry trends, how IT is being used to leverage them to create shareholder value, and how enterprise architecture enables/empowers IT to serve its purpose effectively and efficiently. This excellent enterprise architecture presentation is a MUST READ.
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    Heller Search Blog

  • Keep Your Team Motivated Through Multiyear Implementations

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Guest blog by Dennis Hodges, CIO at Inteva Products. Start an ERP implementation. Complete fourteen sites in twelve months. Spend one year understanding what you implemented. Buy another company. Spend four years implementing at twenty-five new sites. Then revisit all the sites for optimization and leverage. Ever had one of those decades?
  • Is a Private Equity CIO Gig Right for You?

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    Interview with Joe Eng, CIO of TravelClick, a software and technology provider to the travel and hospitality industry. You’ve been the CIO at SWIFT, a banking software company, you were CIO at JetBlue, an airline, and now you are back at a technology firm, TravelClick, which is owned by a private equity firm. Those sound like three distinctly different environments. I think there's a difference between being a CIO for a company where technology is the business, and being CIO at a company for whom technology is not its business, but a very important part of it – more of an enabler.
  • CIO Strategy for the “Age of the Customer,” Part Two

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Guest blog by Joe Topinka, CIO, Red Wing Shoe Co. Part Two: Partner like a Business Unit In Part One of our two-part series, we talked about the digital heat wave driving the need for companies and their IT organizations to become hyper-focused on customers and systems of engagement. IT organizations that adopt an external customer focus see firsthand the moments of truth that shape customer engagement and brand image.
  • Abbie Lundberg on Digital Transformation and the CIO

    16 Jun 2014 | 8:51 am
    Guest blog by Abbie Lundberg, president of Lundberg Media, a communication services and advisory company. Abbie served as editor-in-chief of CIO magazine for 13 years. Follow her on twitter: @abbielundberg. Business leaders anticipate dramatic change in all aspects of their operations over the next three years, according to new research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (you can download a copy of the report, Business Transformation and the CIO Role, at the HBR website). Some companies are accelerating this change by committing to IT-enabled business innovation as a core…
  • CIO Strategy for the “Age of the Customer,” Part One

    11 Jun 2014 | 6:49 am
    Guest blog by Joe Topinka, CIO, Red Wing Shoe Co. A digital heat wave is hitting companies today, making c-suite and IT leaders sweat about their marketplace response. Much is being written about how companies are becoming hyper-focused on customers and systems of engagement. The premise is simple: Today’s customers have a lot more to say about their satisfaction with a company’s products and services. People depend on social media and on-line ratings and reviews, product Twitter feeds, and company Facebook pages to guide their engagement and buying decisions. The buzz-word title…
 
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    Social, Agile, and Transformation

  • The Best Line of Code is the One You Didn't Have to Write!

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This post isn't about code reuse or developing web services. Surely, you and your development organization understand the benefits of developing modular code, packing it in libraries, developing APIs and web services, insuring that test cases are automated, and hopefully starting to enable continuous delivery. Hopefully you have the architectural practices that recognize build once, leverage
  • Breakthrough Innovation: From Senseless Sensors to the Internet of Things and Everything

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    It's hard to escape the media hype on the Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything, or the Industrial Internet. Whether its valuation on the size of the industry ($7.1 trillion by 2020 according to IDC), estimates on the number of sensors(50 billion by 2020 according to Cisco), or futurists predicting the disruption and opportunities coming from IoT technologies that connect the physical
  • Friend or Foe? How Microsoft Excel 2013 Creates New Data Governance Challenges

    28 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
    How important is data quality to your Big Data strategy? I suspect that once you have business leaders asking good data driven questions and have the beginnings of big data tools implemented, data quality and governance will become a bigger business priority. Microsoft has the most successful Big Data tool - it's called Excel. Most business users will jump into Excel first to do any kind of
  • Five Tips on How To Manage Disruptive Projects in an Agile Organization without going Crazy!

    2 Jun 2014 | 4:50 am
    Don't Panic, Posted by J Linwood Agile teams are best organized when team responsibilities are clearly defined and separated from other teams, when business deliverables can be accomplished with a minimal number of teams, and when there is clear process to handle the communication and dependency between teams. Anyone who has led or participated in an agile organization knows that the easiest
  • Succeeding in Big Data Transformation - It is a Journey, Not a Destination!

    19 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Charting the Big Data Journey Last week I participated in an Executive Boardroom with other CIOs discussing their challenges formulating, partnering and executing their Big Data and next-generation analytic strategies. There were some common themes challenging the CIOs - so if you're a CIO then you're not alone. Big Data can be transformational if you focus on the right questions, develop the
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  • The uses (and abuses) of influence

    Nano Serwich
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    In this article, the Harvard Business Review interviews Robert Cialdini, considered the leading social scientist in the field of influence, about how to apply the good and bad types of influence in every day situations at the office.
  • CIOs: Add value by providing big data to your clients

    Minda Zetlin
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Providing customers with detailed data adds value and helps win contracts, according to Anthony Bosco, SVP and CIO of construction company Day & Zimmermann
  • CIO: The end of 3, 5 and 10 year decisions

    Nano Serwich
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The time to try new technology as a CIO is constantly. There aren't any three, five, or ten-year technology decisions. So at all levels of the organization you need to continuously be looking at new solutions. Lee Congdon, CIO of Red Hat shares his approach.
  • Tapping the Power of Reverse-Mentoring in I.T.

    Venki Rao
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Reverse mentoring is an easy way for our C-Suite to get their problems solved by an eager-to-help IT professional.
  • CIOs: Build an airplane while in flight

    Minda Zetlin
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Replacing a system that already has users is "like building an airplane on top of another airplane while in flight," according to TalkPoint CTO, Mike Vitale.
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