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  • A New Year, A New CIO

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    Chris Curran
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    As we ring in a new year, enterprises are reaching a technology tipping point. According to our Digital IQ survey, almost 50% of technology spending is outside of the CIO’s budget. This data begs the question: is it possible for CIOs to continue to influence how the enterprise is leveraging technology? The short answer is yes, but CIOs need to transform their approach to leadership. The New Year calls for a new CIO. The top-down days of leadership are over. Budgets, standards, procurement and governance…these concepts of control are central to the CIO’s playbook, but they are…
  • European Telco Merger Momentum Gains Strength As Hong Kong’s Hutchison Buys O2 UK

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    Dan Bieler
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Telefónica entered into an exclusivity agreement with Hutchison Whampoa regarding Hutchison's potential acquisition of the Telefónica subsidiary O2 UK for £10.25 billion in cash, valuing the deal at an estimated 7.5 times 2014 EV/EBITDA. The Hutchison-O2 UK deal -- should it complete -- will entirely redraw the telco landscape in the UK in terms of market shares. The acquisition of O2 UK will transform Hutchison from the smallest mobile operator with 7.5 million customers to the largest with 31.5 million customers and reduce the number of mobile operators in the UK from…
  • Digital Advantage Comes from Responsive IT

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    abbielundberg
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In a digital age, business survival depends on responsive IT. That is one of three key findings from a recent global survey of 750 business and technology leaders that I led for HBR Analytic Services (“The Leadership Edge in Digital Transformation”). Almost half of respondents (47%) said their organization had missed opportunities because IT was […]
  • Getting Better at Getting Better

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    Mark Brewer
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Wonderful article over in the New Yorker called, Better All The Time. I saw it in the context of getting better at running which someone had referenced in that regard. However, it applies to work, to running, to most things. We need to think about getting better at getting better. I’ve started running and I’m planning to run a marathon in a few months which is something inconceivable to me just a few years or even months ago. Now I’m running several times a week and recently did a 15 mile run with my running partner which is the longest run I’ve ever done. Now…
  • Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of January 2015

    Life as a Healthcare CIO
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The cold of late January has been hard on our living things and we’ve sorted all our produce to eliminate cold damaged fruits/vegetables in the hoop house, root cellar, and forest.  The apples from this year’s harvest are still fairing well.   Empire, Macoun, Winesap, RedSpy, and Rome are still crisp.   The Spencer apples have softened and are beginning to mold.  We composted about half a bushel. The root vegetables - beets, daikon radish, and turnips were kept in soil until late December.   At the moment, they are still crisp and fresh, ready to be turned into…
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    CIO Dashboard

  • A New Year, A New CIO

    Chris Curran
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    As we ring in a new year, enterprises are reaching a technology tipping point. According to our Digital IQ survey, almost 50% of technology spending is outside of the CIO’s budget. This data begs the question: is it possible for CIOs to continue to influence how the enterprise is leveraging technology? The short answer is yes, but CIOs need to transform their approach to leadership. The New Year calls for a new CIO. The top-down days of leadership are over. Budgets, standards, procurement and governance…these concepts of control are central to the CIO’s playbook, but they are…
  • Six Ways to Define Your Internet of Things Strategy

    Chris Curran
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    Guest post by Frank Burkitt By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices around the globe will be connected to the Internet. Perhaps a third of them will be computers, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. The remaining two-thirds will be other kinds of “things”: sensors, actuators, and newly invented intelligent devices that monitor, control, analyze, and optimize our world. This seemingly sudden trend has been decades in the making, but is just now hitting a tipping point. The arrival of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) represents a transformative shift for the economy, similar to the…
  • Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

    Chris Curran
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Guest Post by Ray Hearrell The #NoEstimates debate has struck a nerve with the software development community. It’s all about exploring alternatives to estimates (including cost, time, and effort) for making decisions in the software development life cycle. Should your team say “yes” to #NoEstimates? Let’s explore the pros and cons. The traditional approach of software development estimating focuses on: Taking the highest priority planned work Slicing work into risk-neutral stories Committing specific scope to sprints based on various estimation methods These methods may include…
  • To Liberate Healthcare Data, Dip into Data Lakes

    Chris Curran
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    Guest post by Randy Delgado The other day I was talking to a healthcare CIO about the trend of data liberation or what I like to call Open Data. Open Data is combining the abundance of external data with data from your own corporate systems to glean insights that will enable your company to grow, enhance operations and deflect disruption. I didn’t need to remind the healthcare executive how behind the trend she was. She knew. Nor, did I need to convince her to move forward. She’s facing plenty of pressure from senior management, customers and partners to break down barriers to big data…
  • Bridging Technology and Innovation: The CIO’s Role in Driving New Growth

    Chris Curran
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    co-authored with Rob Shelton Savvy chief information and technology officers have always known that IT capabilities could deliver more than efficient, repeatable business practices. Many CIOs and CTOs understand that a well-designed and fully leveraged technology strategy can usher in breakthroughs and competitively disruptive capabilities. With this in mind, CIOs can focus on an important question: How can technology become an enabler for innovation? This is a particularly sensitive point in today’s changing business world. Easy-access to technology is toppling the barriers of entry to…
 
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  • European Telco Merger Momentum Gains Strength As Hong Kong’s Hutchison Buys O2 UK

    Dan Bieler
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Telefónica entered into an exclusivity agreement with Hutchison Whampoa regarding Hutchison's potential acquisition of the Telefónica subsidiary O2 UK for £10.25 billion in cash, valuing the deal at an estimated 7.5 times 2014 EV/EBITDA. The Hutchison-O2 UK deal -- should it complete -- will entirely redraw the telco landscape in the UK in terms of market shares. The acquisition of O2 UK will transform Hutchison from the smallest mobile operator with 7.5 million customers to the largest with 31.5 million customers and reduce the number of mobile operators in the UK from…
  • Is Microsoft’s Surface Hub A New Device Category?

    Philipp Karcher
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    with Frank Gillett One of Microsoft's announcements today is the overhaul of its digital whiteboard formerly called PPI -- now rebranded as Surface Hub. Surface Hub is an 84" 4K resolution (or 55" without 4K) all-in-one touchscreen computer with collaboration features for conference rooms. The market for this device is primarily industries with requirements for large screen visualization, which there are many: Manufacturing, healthcare, higher education, publishing, architecture, engineering, and oil & gas being prime examples. However, digital whiteboards are increasingly…
  • Microsoft’s Windows 10 & HoloLens Will Return Microsoft To Innovation Leadership; Challenge Will Be Drawing New Mobile Customers

    Frank Gillett
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    Microsoft's event, Windows 10: The Next Chapter, showcased an impressive vision and plan for: 1) transforming Windows, including free upgrades; 2) gaining relevance in mobile; 3) launching a new computing experience with HoloLens; and 4) reinventing group collaboration with Surface Hub. Based on what we saw today and on background conversations, Forrester believes that Microsoft's Windows 10 will persuade enterprises and consumers to upgrade from Windows 7 (something Windows 8 didn't do) and be an easy upgrade from Windows 8. Getting the world's 1.5 billion Windows PCs on this new software…
  • The DATA Act Just Might Fulfill Jeffersonian Hopes For Transparency

    Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D.
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    "[W]e might hope to see the finances of the Union as clear and intelligible as a merchant's books, so that every member of Congress, and every man of any mind in the Union, should be able to comprehend them, to investigate abuses, and consequently to control them." Thomas Jefferson to Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin, 1 April 1802 Governments have made enormous progress in improving their transparency - thus increasing accountability. While the "union" is not quite there, implementation of the DATA Act with new standards for financial reporting and data publication will move the bar…
  • Four Lessons In Digital Business

    Nigel Fenwick
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Last September I introduced the first in a series of short perspectives on the Federal Digital Services Playbook. Now that all five perspectives are published … Applying The US Digital Services Playbook The Four Digital Customer Experience Plays Signify A Big Step In The Right Direction Three Digital Leadership Plays Challenge CIOs To Drive Change In Tech Management Four DevOps Plays Focus On Digital Agility Drive Digital Service Transparency And Efficiency With Data And Analytics … I thought I'd take the opportunity to suggest four key takeaways for all CIOs, CMOs and all…
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    Lundberg Media

  • Digital Advantage Comes from Responsive IT

    abbielundberg
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In a digital age, business survival depends on responsive IT. That is one of three key findings from a recent global survey of 750 business and technology leaders that I led for HBR Analytic Services (“The Leadership Edge in Digital Transformation”). Almost half of respondents (47%) said their organization had missed opportunities because IT was […]
  • Digital Innovation and the CIO

    abbielundberg
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    Business leaders anticipate dramatic change in all aspects of their operations over the next three years, according to recent research from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services (you can download a copy of the report I authored, Business Transformation and the CIO Role, at the HBR website). Some companies are accelerating this change by committing to […]
  • New Content Coming Soon!

    abbielundberg
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    I have been completely MIA from my blog the past year, but that will change soon. Starting in January I will start posting updates more or less weekly, with new articles for business and technology leaders; highlights from my research with HBR Analytic Services and MIT CISR, and observations from my travels speaking at conferences […]
  • Talking about digital innovation in St. Louis

    abbielundberg
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Here’s a Skype interview I did with McGraw Milhaven on KTRS in St. Louis before speaking at the Gateway to Innovation Conference.    Filed under: Innovation Tagged: business transformation, innovation
  • The Influential CIO Workshop

    abbielundberg
    19 Jul 2012 | 6:43 am
    Influence: the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command. For most CIOs and their teams, this is the only way to get things done. Here’s an excerpt from my Persuasive Communication and Influence workshop. Read my article based on this workshop here. Do you need to increase […]
 
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    An IT View

  • Getting Better at Getting Better

    Mark Brewer
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Wonderful article over in the New Yorker called, Better All The Time. I saw it in the context of getting better at running which someone had referenced in that regard. However, it applies to work, to running, to most things. We need to think about getting better at getting better. I’ve started running and I’m planning to run a marathon in a few months which is something inconceivable to me just a few years or even months ago. Now I’m running several times a week and recently did a 15 mile run with my running partner which is the longest run I’ve ever done. Now…
  • Celebrate Those Who Get Things Done

    Mark Brewer
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Read something a few days ago that I can no longer find to reference. It got me thinking that we should celebrate those who get things done, not the ones who cast a vision or who are the appointed leaders. The ones who get things done are the ones we go to when we need help, when we have problems, when there are hard problems to solve. We don’t need a vision in those situations, we just need to get something done. We need to be better at identifying these people in our organizations and honoring them in whatever fashion is appropriate. And we need to develop a sense of think about…
  • Collaboration Thinking

    Mark Brewer
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:27 pm
    I’ve recently being doing some work with friends on a personal project and during the course of our work, notes were shared via mailing a ms word file to all the team members asking for input and additional ideas. I have to say that I can’t work this way anymore. I don’t think this way anymore. I’ve become used to working collaboratively on the same document at the same time. Mailing around files to share is the past. Sharing a link and jointly and simultaneously working on the same document is the present. I’ve also noticed that this is hard to explain to…
  • An Integrated Health Database

    Mark Brewer
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    It is interesting to note that the Apple Health application isn’t taking off very quickly. Several of the related apps that I use do not share data with the Health database, but they are willing to take data from the database. The program Lose It! connects but only draw nutrient data from the database and doesn’t share its own data. Fitbit has not expressed much interest and is not sharing. It is even surprising that Nike doesn’t share data yet, but I suspect they will soon. This database will not be valuable unless various apps are willing to share their data which many…
  • Cloud Platforms and M&A Work

    Mark Brewer
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    So I’ve been wondering if having a system in a cloud platform makes it easier to do M&A work, i.e. integrate an acquisition into your company’s environment. Is it easier to merge them into a cloud platform than to an on premise platform? I know of what case where an acquired company and the acquiring company were both using the same cloud service. One might think it would be easy to merge them together, i.e. the provide could flip a switch or run a script or press a button and the domains would be merged. Not so fast, doesn’t work that way, actually very hard to do. In…
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    Life as a Healthcare CIO

  • Unity Farm Journal - 4th week of January 2015

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The cold of late January has been hard on our living things and we’ve sorted all our produce to eliminate cold damaged fruits/vegetables in the hoop house, root cellar, and forest.  The apples from this year’s harvest are still fairing well.   Empire, Macoun, Winesap, RedSpy, and Rome are still crisp.   The Spencer apples have softened and are beginning to mold.  We composted about half a bushel. The root vegetables - beets, daikon radish, and turnips were kept in soil until late December.   At the moment, they are still crisp and fresh, ready to be turned into…
  • The Experience of Interoperability Thus Far

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    As I travel across the country and listen to CIOs struggling with mandates from Meaningful Use to ICD-10 to the HIPAA Omnibus rule to the Affordable Care Act, I'm always looking for ways to reduce the burden on IT leaders.All have expressed frustration with the health information exchange (HIE) policies and technologies for care coordination. quality measurement, and patient engagement.As a country, what can we do to reduce this anxiety?Meaningful Use Stage 1 brought some interoperability especially around public health reporting. Stage 2 brought additional interoperability, with well defined…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Third Week of January 2015

    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The third week of January is generally the coldest, most bitter time in the New England winter season.  Temperatures dip to the single digits, snow/ice/winter mix cover the barnyard, and shoveling manure requires an ice chipper.   Eggs laid overnight in the chicken or duck pen crack when they freeze solid.   Every creature gets extra food to keep their internal furnaces stoked.The ground is frozen and all the outbuildings are below freezing inside.  Even the plants in the hoop house are need to be protected by row cover blankets.   Nothing will germinate at below…
  • Unity Farm Journal - Second Week of January 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s -6F this morning on the farm.   We expect negative temperatures during the second and third week of January every year, so we have to prepare the animals, infrastructure, and equipment.The alpacas and dogs have the benefit of a small oil-filled space heater in the barn which raises the internal temperature of the building about 10 degrees.    Protected from the wind, rain, sleet, snow, and ice, the animals curl up together in hay covered stalls, sharing bodily warmth while minimizing heat loss due to convection, conduction, and radiation.   See my previous post on…
  • Looking Forward in 2015

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    As an eternal optimist, I always look forward to the year ahead and forget the bruises of the year that has passed.What innovations can we expect in 2015?In previous posts, I’ve discussed the emergence of FHIR to support standardized query/response APIs for EHRs.  I’ve discussed the “post EHR era”  and the rise of new workflow tools.  I’ve emphasized the importance of social, mobile, analytics and cloud.How is all of this going to come together in 2015?  Let me illustrate three examples from recent discussions with industry leaders.1.  Radiology Clinical…
 
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    Department of Navy Chief Information Officer - News

  • DON IT Conference Schedule Now Available

    14 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The DON IT Conference, West Coast 2015 schedule is now available. The conference will be held Feb. 10-12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Ca. No conference fee will be assessed, but registration is required. ...
  • Updated Guidance on Use of Commercial Cloud Computing Services Released

    4 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A Department of Defense Chief Information Officer memo published Dec. 15, 2014, significantly changed DoD CIO guidance on the acquisition and use of commercial cloud computing services. Per the memo, Components may now acquire cloud services directly, without going through DISA, if a business case analysis demonstrates that doing so results in better value. The Components remain responsible for determining what data and missions are appropriate for hosting in commercial cloud services.
  • Navy Plans for Android and iOS Devices

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Currently, the Navy's 28,000 smartphone users are limited to using older BlackBerry devices, but that will begin to change this month and continuing through Dec. 2015. The Navy Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Office is making progress on plans to transition to more modern mobile devices. ...
  • CNO's 2014 Position Report Released

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert has issued his 2014 Position Report. The Position Report is used to assess the progress that's been made toward the vision and plans outlined in the CNO Sailing Directions and Navigation Plan: 2015-2019. The report also highlights both achievements, and areas which need improvement, and discusses the progress yet to be made while focusing on three tenets: Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready.
  • Streamlining Processes to Reduce Administrative Burden

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I am pleased to address you as Acting DON CIO after having been appointed to serve in that capacity on 24 Oct. Though the office has been aligned with the DUSN (M) organization, the DON CIO will continue to maintain a direct reporting relationship to the Secretary of the Navy on matters required by law, regulation, and policy. In addition to serving as Acting DON CIO, I will remain the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space (DASN C4I/IO and Space).
 
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    GetVoIP: Communications Solutions Guide

  • The Incredible Environmental Impact of Cloud Technology

    Reuben Yonatan
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Last year, Greenpeace published Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet. The report took a wide-ranging view of how tech companies are addressing issues of energy, environmental impact, future regulatory pressures, and more. The energy footprint of technology in general and the internet specifically is boggling. For example, let’s just take three common... Read More
  • Why Are IVR Systems Still So Dumb?

    Justin Stoltzfus
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    The kinds of automated phone service we are now used to, have been around for a while - as soon as automated voice messaging became available, Interactive Voice Response or IVR became a popular way for businesses to bring down their labor costs. Nowadays, when you call any large or more established business, it's not unusual for you to get an automated voice “robot”... Read More
  • 3 Effortless Ways Android Users Can Cut Roaming Costs When Traveling

    Patrick Nelson
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Its darkest winter, and many of us are beginning to think about vacations and other travel. If you’ve traveled globally anytime since the modern smartphone was invented in 2007, you’ll know that you can get stung by roaming fees from carriers—in particular by data fees. Sprint, as an example, charges $19.45 a MB in many overseas locations. A single smartphone... Read More
  • The 9 Most Innovative People in VoIP in 2014

    Reuben Yonatan
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    In a field as exciting and dynamic as VoIP, developments and innovations come thick and fast. Every year brings new breakthroughs, and 2014 was no exception. This is an industry filled with creative and driven people who are constantly pushing the limits of what’s possible in the young but powerful technology. We've spent the last twelve months bringing you the most relevant... Read More
  • The 10 Best Cloud Computing Books of 2014

    Reuben Yonatan
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    The internet is packed with information about cloud computing. In fact, here at GetVoIP we like to think we have a valuable contribution to make in that arena. When it comes to getting a coherent, big-picture, start-to-finish view of a subject, however, sometimes it’s hard to beat a good old book. We’ve taken a look at some of the hundreds of titles on the subject that were... Read More
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    The Cutter Blog

  • Cutter IT Journal Call for Papers: Next Generation Production Management

    Christine Generali
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    The production and ramp-up of complex and highly customized products are planning and control challenges, especially in small lot sizes. Daily challenges like late change requests, and immature high technology products and processes introduce significant risks in the production process. Using ICT-based approaches can help one develop mitigation strategies to respond quicker to unexpected events, implement and support early warning systems and introduce real-time decision support mechanisms that feature accelerated learning. Using state-of-the-art technologies and tools such as service-based…
  • Where Are Wearable Devices?

    Curt Hall
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has generated considerable hype over the past few years. Probably nowhere has this hype been greater than when it comes to wearable devices like smart watches (Apple Watch), smart glasses (Google Glass), activity/fitness trackers (Misfit), and smart badges (for location tracking, security, etc.). This includes the use of wearables as general consumer electronic devices, as well as for their possible application in business scenarios designed to help workers perform their jobs. Of course, all this focus on wearables raises the key question: what role do such…
  • Talking About Value Instead Of Requirements

    Tom Grant
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    Words shape thoughts. The word “requirements” has limited software professionals to a very narrow set of information about the value they produce. In the end, we’re supposed to be delivering software value, which is a much broader, more ongoing conversation than the content you create just before working on the code. While a switch to user stories helps start this transition away from traditional requirements, that’s only a step. How do we understand what capabilities will help the customer? Do we understand the customer at all? What hypotheses are we posing about the…
  • 2015: Align Organizational Structures with Agile Practices

    Hillel Glazer
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    The appetite for risk is all but gone. Enterprises aren’t allowing the luxury of “seeing where the chips fall”. The need for predictability will dominate over some of the agile idealism of allowing things to emerge. Balancing this insatiable need for predictability with the agile culture will require enterprises to become much more self-critical about how they operate.  2015 will be about alignment. Users of agile practices are maturing. Enterprises are learning more and more that agile practices aren’t just for development teams alone. In 2014 we saw a broader shift…
  • The Apprentice: An American Reality Game Show Or The Ultimate Job Interview For Entry-Level Software Professionals?

    Scott Stribrny
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    I predict that more software companies will adapt and adopt the vocational training model that’s used successfully in Germany. The idea is to directly connect software education to a job. German companies hire students right out of high school for work-study programs. Those apprenticeships often lead to full-time positions with the company once the student graduates. In the U.S., carpenters and a number of other important craftsman trades have used an apprenticeship system to teach and build expertise for hundreds of years. So far, few U.S. companies are even familiar with such a system…
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    IT Management and Strategy

  • You can build software faster than credibility

    24 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    Like fine wine, some software takes time to become a money maker.  I think that often we are spoiled by the amazing stories of smart phone apps generating millions of dollars per month.  That's not normal.  The more likely story is one of years.   Today I stopped in at another ...
  • Take your career 1 degree of abstraction farther

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    If building a Product is the foundation of our careers, then our greatest moments of career growth and transformation come as we transition to increasingly abstract perspectives.   This thought came to me as I was exchanging comments with @wossname on the post Sometimes Career Growth Mea...
  • adMarketplace solves search intent challenge with HP Vertica big data warehouse

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    adMarketplace captures and analyzes massive data to allow for efficient real-time bidding for traffic sources for online advertising. Learn how the data-analysis infrastructure also delivers rapid cost-per-click insights to advertisers.
  • Google's New Unifying Design Standard and Its Implications

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    What do you get when you build one product at a time, with different engineers and different design teams that don’t communicate with each other? An aesthetic mess. This is an area that has plagued Google for many years—until recently. As Google developed new products and released them f...
  • The Return of the Top 10 Weekly Discussions!

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    What to Do When a Manager Asks for Admin Passwords? I work for a company of 200-people with a 3-man IT department. Out of nowhere, one of the upper manager’s of the company asked for all the admin passwords... Read More More discussions in Security - General Discussions Windows 7 Not...
 
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    Enterprise CIO Forum - Thriving in a technology-enabled world

  • Trouble-Free Home Health Care Services Plans - The Options

    janelle28g
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    Home healthcare is exactly what the name suggests - health care services that may be cared for at your residence. There are quite a number of these possible home health marketing careers Bryan Texas (mouse click the up coming webpage)-based services, and they also can be cheaper, as useful, and much more convenient as opposed to services you have access to in a very hospital or another nursing facility. In an attempt to serve people like you who're pushed on time and can't manage their elders, several nursing agencies have made themselves available on the net 24X7. They focus on providing…
  • Introducing Products Of Health Careers

    beckydowdl
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Once you choose to pursue a nursing career there are lots of jobs it is possible to go after. They all require a different amount of work to acquire and also have different pay scales. Each one has its rewards and downfalls with the job. Not each type of nursing is good for everyone. So it is important to read about kinds of nurses along with the demands of those differing types in education as well as on the work. Once you know the proper type or nursing for you personally then you will be more confident when obtaining that degree you are in the proper field. Now the search begins. The…
  • Simplifying Essential Elements For Windshield Repair

    dawnanarel
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    In the existing times, the windscreens are thought about amid essential safety attributes or sections of automobiles. While prices are most likely going to be different relying on location you call home, getting your windshield fixed is most definitely visiting set you back much less compared to a total windshield replacement for your auto. These sleek windshield repair kits are great for specific applications however, if you're having to carry out about a single crack repair I would suggest exploring whether you should buy an expert glass renovation set. A stone break which can be celebrity,…
  • News On Fast Methods In Senior Moving Companies

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    25 Jan 2015 | 4:32 am
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    25 Jan 2015 | 4:16 am
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    Eric D. Brown

  • Foto Friday – Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron

    Eric D. Brown
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I captured this Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron (I think…ID check?) at the Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 400 mm 5.6 L 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…
  • Perceptions Matter – CIO’s Take Note

    Eric D. Brown
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    CIO Magazine has released their “2015 State of the CIO” report.  I look forward to this report every year as it provides some great insight into the minds of CIO’s and the roles they are playing within their businesses. This year’s report has some great content but I wanted to point out one particular aspect of the report related to ‘perceptions’ of the CIO and IT group.  In the slide below – taken from the2015 State of the CIO report – results of questions related to how business leaders perceive the IT group within their organization are…
  • The New CIO Revisited

    Eric D. Brown
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Over on The CIO Leader, Ian Cox asks “Are CIO’s running out of time?”  In the article, Ian provides an excellent analysis of the current state of the CIO and argues that CIO’s are definitely not running out of time especially if the CIO realizes that the role today is different than it was in years past. Ian writes that CIO’s need to better understand the New role of the CIO and follow a new model. He writes: In this new model, rather than being the gatekeeper of the technology budget and the provider of all technology used by the business, the new type of CIO and IT function act…
  • Foto Friday – Egret Resting

    Eric D. Brown
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I captured this Egret in Murrells Inlet SC. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II with Canon 400mm 5.6 L 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…
  • Are you looking at all aspects of your business to identify cost savings?

    Eric D. Brown
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I just read “Businesses prefer to cut in-house costs than challenge providers of outsourced services, survey finds” and just had to write a bit about the article. The article, which reports on a survey by Alsbridge, claims that many businesses today are focused on cutting internal costs rather than looking at outsourced providers and services for cost savings. According to the article, “managers are reluctant to question service providers because the multi-vendor ecosystems they have built are too delicate to tamper with and too big to fail. Instead, businesses looking to…
 
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  • Bringing out the best in people

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Providing good service has never been easy. Meeting rising customer expectations requires companies focus on building the capabilities their people need to make full use of their talents.
  • Transforming the business through social tools

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The effect of social technologies in customer-facing processes is already significant. Our survey finds that while overall adoption of these tools has plateaued, companies can do more to measure and then capture social’s benefits.
  • A Sprinter’s Guide to Project Management

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Jeff Sutherland, codeveloper of scrum, explains how to raise the success rate of your company’s initiatives using the software development method.
  • 7 Surprising Disruptions

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Are you ready for what’s coming in your industry this year?
  • The Small Steps That Have a Big Impact on Achieving Goals

    19 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When people set out to begin a major work project or adopt a healthier lifestyle, it’s easy to become discouraged when picturing the long road ahead. By the same token, even smaller-scale plans like keeping a medical appointment or a standing date to...
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  • Fulfilling the Need for Speed

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
      Guest blog by Terry Bennett, Partner at Fortium Partners. Change is a constant and the pace of change seems to be accelerating. Companies that embrace speed and flexibility gain a natural advantage over slower, less nimble competitors. As the business environment continues to accelerate, those who try to maintain the status quo, or evolve too slowly, will find themselves falling further and further behind.
  • Are You Motivating or Manipulating Your People?

    14 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Guest blog by Jackie Barretta, who has a 25-year history as a big four consultant and Fortune 500 executive, including six years as CIO at Con-way Inc. She is the author of the book, Primal Teams, which helps leaders create elite teams.Back when I was the CIO for a large transportation company, our CEO used to say, “I want everyone in this company, no matter what your job or pay level, to experience the American dream. I want each and every one of you to feel the satisfaction of owning your own home, of sending your children to good colleges, and of retiring with financial security. Let’s…
  • Books CIOs Recommend to Their Peers for 2015

    7 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    At the end of each calendar year, we invite the members of our extensive IT leadership community to recommend their favorite books on leadership, business and technology to their peers. It has become one of our favorite rituals here at Heller Search Associates. Herewith, the fourth annual installment of the CIO Recommended Reading List. Thanks to everyone who made a recommendation!
  • The Four Malfunctions of a CIO

    7 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Guest blog by Joe Scherrer, author of The Leadership Forge: 50 Fire-Tested Insights to Solve Your Toughest Problems, Care for Your People, and Get Great Results, and President of The Leadership Crucible, an executive coaching and leadership development firm. Let’s face it. CIOs have a bit of a reputation: They’re too focused on technology They’re out of touch with the business Maybe they’re even a little geeky and hard to work with But the CIOs that get it understand that the job is much more about leadership than it is technology.
  • CIOs Must Think Like CBMOs (Chief Behavior Modification Officers)

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    Guest blog by Niel Nickolaisen, CTO of OC Tanner, and co-author of the book, The Agile Culture: Leading Through Trust and Ownership My current title is CTO. In previous jobs, it has been CIO. But years ago, as I reflected on the many technology implementations I had led, I realized that the key to success was for me to think like a CBMO, or Chief Behavior Modification Officer. It's quite logical, after all. It is rare today that a new technology solution does not alter how people do their work, interact with others and transact business.
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  • The What, Why, and How of DevOps

    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I learned much about what I know today about systems operations from Bill, a head of network engineering that I hired for my SaaS company about fifteen years ago. We already built separate systems for managing dev and test from production, matured source code controls, and implemented some automation around testing and deployment. What Bill taught me is that we needed to separate developers
  • Best Data Visualization and Dashboard Management Practices in Self Service BI Programs

    12 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I've seen many organizations run into difficulty defining governance and best practices managing the lifecycle of BI dashboards. Perhaps you have deployed a self service BI program - data scientists have access to tools, IT has deployed severs to publish completed dashboards, and employees are anxious to leverage visualizations and become more data driven. Job done right? Not so fast.
  • CIO's Five Predictions for 2015

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It's that time of year when the analysts and media predict the year to come in technology. If you missed some of these prediction, see Gil Press' recap of Forrester's, Gartner's and IDC's predictions. This year, I thought I would take a stab at some predictions and what may be important to CIOs in 2015. I'm not talking IoT everywhere, even bigger Big Data, and other big or bold predictions -
  • Top 2014 Posts - On IoT, Big Data, CIO / CMO Relationships and Agile Data Orgs

    1 Jan 2015 | 6:47 am
    Thanks to all my readers, tweeters, and other supporters of Social, Agile and Transformation!  Here are my top posts of 2014 based on page views. My top posts on the Internet of Things, Big Data, Self Service BI, and CIO/CRM relationships made the list. You can also dive into some of my other posts on 2014 Big Data Posts - Self Service BI, Agile Data Management Practices, and Killing Data
  • 2014 - The Year the CIO and CMO Partnership Became Mission Critical

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    I started 2014 with several posts on the CIO / CMO relationship and where IT departments can help with digital marketing initiatives. The main touch point is around data and the technologies that enable CMOs to be more data driven. With so many technology vendors trying to tap into marketing budgets and when most of the key marketing data is is enterprise systems, SaaS products, and other data
 
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  • Five secrets to attracting and retaining top technology talent

    Minda Zetlin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiring and retaining top technology talent has always been a challenge, and it's only getting more difficult as the demand for technology workers grows. How can a smaller company compete with Google and Facebook for talented engineers? Paying attention to the things that really matter to engineers will help you compete with the big boys, according to Greg Arnette, CTO and founder of Sonian, a cloud-based email archiving company. Here's his strategy for hiring and keeping top talent:
  • When it comes to encouraging innovation, culture is key

    Scott Koegler
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Innovation is a much sought after commodity in today's enterprise. Executive management looks for it, investors demand it, and customers buy it. The difficulty is that while innovation has become a common term, it's still difficult to cultivate without a few critical pieces in place. Two executives weigh in on their organizations' methods.
  • How the New York Times uses open source

    Nano Serwich
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Marc Frons, senior vice president and chief information officer of the New York Times, discusses how The Times actively contributes to open source communities. Watch the video or read the transcript below.
  • Covanta CIO: Three new rules for IT leadership

    Stuart Kippelman
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    As we settle into a new year, here are three rules I think IT should be following:
  • When going mobile, listen to customers and be agile

    Tim Elkins
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    If you’ve ever purchased a home, chances are the mortgage process wasn’t your favorite part of the experience. Mortgage lending is a painful, highly-regulated system involving a lot of paperwork, a lot of back-and-forth exchanges between the buyer and lender, and a lot of other requests. The good news for home buyers is that the future of mortgage transactions looks a lot different than it does today. Our ultimate goal is to let people buy a home with a phone. And although it may be a while before we get there, we’re on our way.
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